Walrus Winter Swimming Challenge 2021/22

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Walrus Winter Swimming Virtual Challenge 2021/22

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Who are the Winter Walruses Winter Swimming Group

Established by a group of friends in 2014 to promote all aspects of winter swimming from competitive to Social and Mental Health benefits.

The Winter walruses have travelled the globe from the Arctic to Antarctica understanding Winter Swimming from its origins.

King Walrus aka Ger Kennedy has concepted this virtual challenge to promote Winter Swimming in groups around Ireland & the World

Ger Kennedy Winter/Ice Swimming CV

We meet EVERY Friday morning at 7am & Sunday at 10am at the 40 foot Sandycove Dublin .

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The Walrus Winter Challenge is a fun way to encourage swimming through the Winter. It simply helps you personally challenge yourself by setting an achievable Goal.

The Challenge runs from 1 November to 31 March and successful walruses will receive a Digital Certificate of completion and Special Embroidered Cloth Badge of Honour for their robe or bag with your chosen Level. (fee inc p&p) .

Levels

  1. Novice Walrus - swim 1000m “each” month and complete 7000m minimum total distance during the challenge period. Note Neoprene Allowed
  2. Beginner Walrus - swim 2000m “each” month and complete 15,000m minimum total distance during the challenge period.
  3. Competent Walrus - swim 3000m “each” month and complete 20,000m minimum total distance during the challenge period.
  4. Proficient Walrus - swim 5000m “each” month and complete 35,000m minimum total distance during the challenge period
  5. Expert Walrus - swim 10,000m “each” month and complete 60,000m minimum total distance during the challenge period
  6. Ice Walrus Under 7c TBC
  7. Extreme Walrus Under 5c TBC
  8. International Walrus Ireland TBC

Logging your meters per Month

Each Walrus will receive an email with an Individual Google Drive Spreadsheet Share Link with Swimming Log Template to be filled in.

Example: Date, Meters, Location, Duration, Water & Air Temp

GPS watches can also be used for distance & water temp reference.

Local knowledge of Swim distances is best.

Rules

Challenges 2-5 must be swum in a standard Swimsuit, Swim Cap and Goggles Note: Chin strap neoprene hat allowed. NO Gloves/Boots/Fins or Hoods.

The Novice Walrus can wear Neoprene, Suit/ Hat/ Gloves /Boots /Fins.

All swims must be swum outdoors. Sea, Rivers, Lake and unheated lidos.

Swim Locations can be anywhere in Europe

Water Temperatures guide

Challenge is based on meters per month not water temperature so if we get a mild winter or harsh winter challenge remains the same . Please be honest with your meters.

Ice/Extreme Walrus : Only challenge where you have to find water under 5c TBC

Payment & Changing Level up or down

No refunds allowed on Payments.

Yoy may Email us to alter level either up or down if you need to make a change during the challenge. This change can only be done once.


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