2020-2021 Penguin Challenge

As a club, we have been presented with many challenges this year and have adapted. Given the additional challenge of swimming through the winter with no sauna or swimming from the bleachers with no hot shower or sauna, I am proposing an adaptation to the Polar Bear Challenge. It will be called the Penguin Challenge. Winter swimming brings about a lot of chatter about time-in-the-water so let’s start tracking it.

This Winter season needs a time challenge as well as a distance challenge and I am willing to keep score for the Penguin Challenge. Yes, you can still fill in and talk about your squares but instead of each square representing ¼ mile, each square represents 15 minutes. And instead of a 40 mile goal, the goal is 20 hours. 

Only cold water swims count. Challenge begins December 21 , 2020 at 12:01am and ends at midnight on March 21, 2021.

Awards will be given to those who swam 10+ hours and those who swam 20+ hours. 

Because the emphasis of this Penguin Challenge is on just getting in the water and meeting your personal goals and not on who had the most time in the water, results are listed alphabetically. To their credit, 59 Dolphins participated in this first Penguin Challenge.

First NameLast NamePenguin SquaresPenguin total time
MichaelBarber9423.5
JoniBeemsterboer14837
PierreBleuse8822
LauraBurtch-Zovickian19548.75
MaryCantini-Norkin102.5
AndrewCassidy348.5
LowenCattolico5313.25
KenCoren5112.75
CynthiaCristilli4812
DukeDahlin16842
MagDonaldson5112.75
LindyEdward4411
NedFluet4411
KenFrank4812
NancyFriedman6817
SusanGarfield6315.75
AlexanderGermanacos12832
AnneGermanacos10827
SuzanneHeim348.5
ClaudetteHeisler71.75
PiaHinckle9624
AnitaHolmquist11829.5
HeidiHowell8220.5
TerryHuwe4611.5
JoeIllick25563.75
BrianJohnson4511.25
TomKuglen32280.5
KieronLeslie9624
BiancaLiederer12230.5
DavidMaloney11127.75
JosephMannion12330.75
KateMatthay41
MichaelMatthay225.5
KarinMcClune4210.5
SarahMcCuskey4010
SunnyMcKee7819.5
RudeenMonte8421
TomNeill21553.75
PeterNeubauer13032.5
DavidNosrati123
RaphaelNoz266.5
HalOffen71.75
MimiOsborne4010
StevePeletz11328.25
DaraghPowers10626.5
NealPowers11929.75
WillPowning8020
DebraRose7017.5
WafaaSabil4711.75
JulianSapirstein5213
EricShackelford5012.5
KingSipp7117.75
JuliaStalker235.75
KristenSteck8120.25
MattStromberg9523.75
EgonTerplan8120.25
MonicaTowers8421
ClaireTrepanier8120.25
DianeWalton235.75