2020 -2021 Polar Bear Challenge

December 21, 2020 through March 21, 2021 This year’s Polar Bear Challenge was more challenging than usual: DC only partially open – all indoors facilities closed (including showers and saunas); reservations for limited number of slots per week; and if one couldn’t get a slot, their swims were off the …

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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 …

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2020 Walt Schneebeli Over 60 Cove results

August 15, 2020 Due to conditions beyond anyone’s control, Dolphin Club group swims have not been swum this year.  However, some members wanted to commemorate our older swimmers by doing some form of the yearly Walt Schneebeli Over 60 swim, so the instructions were: ‘Homage to Walt and Charlie and …

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2020 Pier 39 Swim Results

March 1, 2020 Despite wind warnings, both the swim itself and the test swim were performed with little difficulty, since the wind did not pick up until the swim and test swim were nearly finished.  On the whole, a beautiful morning on the Bay, enough ebb current to quicken times …

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Gashouse Cove Swim cancelled

February 8, 2020 This year’s Gashouse Cove swim was cancelled due to high winds and choppy water.  The swim was cancelled only after 15 swimmers had checked in and some of the pilots.   No swim qualifications were awarded, although many who showed up to swim did venture into the …

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2020 Pier 41 results

January 18, 2020 The first Dolphin Club swim of the year: a chilly but fun and easy one mile swim (4 squares).  No peculiar weather conditions or tidal conditions. Pilots: Jean Allan, Marcus Auerbuch, Jon Bielinski, Laura Burtch-Zovickian, Scott Cauchois, Duke Dahlin, James Dilworth, Paul DuBois, Tim Dumm, Jim Frew, …

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