march, 2020

01mar11:00 am4:30 pmOlcott Polar Bear "swim for sight"


Event Details

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* Official Polar Bear Swim T-shirt for registering.
* Official Polar Bear Swim Sweatshirt, Ski Hat, and Jacket once certain fundraising levels met. Checkout our ‘Swim for Sight‘ website for qualifying levels.

* ‘Grand Prize’ for most funds raised!
* Price for best adult and kid costume competition in male and female categories.
* Polar Bear Queen & King competition.

Once registered we’ll direct you to where you can easily fundraise by asking friends, family, co-workers and associates using your social media or email. The more funds you raise, the more official merchandise you get. Check out for fundraising levels.

Become a local hero, and Polar Bear by doing what will become a lifetime memory that you can tell your kids about… actually take a selfie doing it, because they’ll never believe how much fun you can have jumping in Lake Ontario in March, all while helping people in need.

The annual Olcott, NY Polar Bear ‘Swim/Plunge for Sight’ is a fundraiser and community ‘fun’ day that is WNY’s oldest charity swim. At 51 years young in 2020, it is where thousands gather in Olcott, NY to watch 100’s of happy, zany souls who swim in the frigid water and enjoy tailgating with family and friends. The event is full of vendors, music, costume competitions, Niagara County Fire Company ‘Tug of War’ championships, and enjoy the restaurants and bars of this beautiful, friendly community that is located on the southern shores of Lake Ontario – all to help continue to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to help those less fortunate.

Check out our websites or to learn more and see where the money raised by participants and supporters goes. If you want to register to participate, simply click on “Get Tickets.” It’s a minimum $25.00 to register in advance online and $30.00 the day of the event.


(Sunday) 11:00 am - 4:30 pm


Krull Park

E Lake Road