News Release: Comox Polar Bear Swim Goes Virtual for 2021

December 21, 2021

Comox Polar Bear Swim Goes Virtual for 2021

The Town of Comox and the Comox Community Centre has made the decision to take the 45th annual Polar Bear Swim virtual for 2021. The decision to cancel the organized, in-person event was difficult, but with community safety being most important, it was best to relaunch it as an individual and family event.

Are you still brrrr-ave enough to take the plunge this winter? It could win you some prizes and bragging rights!

Between December 26th and January 1st, post a photo of your own Polar Bear Swim on the Comox Community Centre Facebook page, tag us on Instagram at @comoxcommunitycentre, or email a photo to, and you’ll be entered to win! Top prize is a one-month pass to the Fitness Studio, along with other fun giveaways.

“The 45th annual Polar Bear Swim is a little different than usual this year,” says Comox recreation programmer Heather Bailey, “but you can still brave the chilly waters around Comox, or wherever you are, with a post-Christmas dip and share it with the world!”

Winners will be drawn at random on January 6, 2022. Good luck to all involved and thank you for taking our wonderful winter tradition virtual this year!

For more information, call the Community Centre at 250-339-2255 or follow us on Facebook at