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Swim Like a Polar Bear and Join the LAMVAC POLAR BEAR CLUB

What: Come to practice all winter and swim like a polar bear! Earn a patch!

When: Dec. 1 through Feb. 28

Who: Tiger Sharks, Piranhas and Tadpoles at both pools

How: Tiger Sharks and Piranhas should come to practice an average of 3 times a week. Tadpoles should practice an average of 2 times a week. Coaches will be taking attendance. (Don't worry, the weeks of Christmas and New Year's don't count.)


But Be Winter-Smart!

1. Please stay well. Do not swim if you have a fever or cough from a cold or flu. If you take a few days to recover, you will get better faster than if you try to swim through it. Drink lots of fluids and rest!

2. Keep you body warm with a parka or jacket; keep your head warm with a winter hat; and keep your feet warm with shoes.

3. Get enough of sleep, eat healthy foods and wash your hands!

4. Swim more when you are well to save up!

Don’t qualify for a patch? Members may purchase Polar Bear Club patches. Just email [email protected] and either write a check or ask for your account to be billed. Each patch is $5. The patch will be available only in March. Checks should be payable to "LAMVAC," and note "LAMVAC Polar Bear Club patch" and your swimmer's full name on the check.