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 Name Last Name Penguin Squares Penguin total time
Michael Barber 94 23.5
Joni Beemsterboer 148 37
Pierre Bleuse 88 22
Laura Burtch-Zovickian 195 48.75
Mary Cantini-Norkin 10 2.5
Andrew Cassidy 34 8.5
Lowen Cattolico 53 13.25
Ken Coren 51 12.75
Cynthia Cristilli 48 12
Duke Dahlin 168 42
Mag Donaldson 51 12.75
Lindy Edward 44 11
Ned Fluet 44 11
Ken Frank 48 12
Nancy Friedman 68 17
Susan Garfield 63 15.75
Alexander Germanacos 128 32
Anne Germanacos 108 27
Suzanne Heim 34 8.5
Claudette Heisler 7 1.75
Pia Hinckle 96 24
Anita Holmquist 118 29.5
Heidi Howell 82 20.5
Terry Huwe 46 11.5
Joe Illick 255 63.75
Brian Johnson 45 11.25
Tom Kuglen 322 80.5
Kieron Leslie 96 24
Bianca Liederer 122 30.5
David Maloney 111 27.75
Joseph Mannion 123 30.75
Kate Matthay 4 1
Michael Matthay 22 5.5
Karin McClune 42 10.5
Sarah McCuskey 40 10
Sunny McKee 78 19.5
Rudeen Monte 84 21
Tom Neill 215 53.75
Peter Neubauer 130 32.5
David Nosrati 12 3
Raphael Noz 26 6.5
Hal Offen 7 1.75
Mimi Osborne 40 10
Steve Peletz 113 28.25
Daragh Powers 106 26.5
Neal Powers 119 29.75
Will Powning 80 20
Debra Rose 70 17.5
Wafaa Sabil 47 11.75
Julian Sapirstein 52 13
Eric Shackelford 50 12.5
King Sipp 71 17.75
Julia Stalker 23 5.75
Kristen Steck 81 20.25
Matt Stromberg 95 23.75
Egon Terplan 81 20.25
Monica Towers 84 21
Claire Trepanier 81 20.25
Diane Walton 23 5.75

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