Drakies dive in at Polar Bear Challenge

Jordyn Fraser - if you had any doubt that the water was cold, look at the expression on that face!

A swim not for the faint hearted, is how the annual Polar Bear Challenge is described! The swim takes place in water measured at 11° Celsius, with a swimming distance of 100 meters.

READ MORE HERE: Chilly swim for charity in the Drakensberg

It is a community-based fundraising drive for the Estcourt Animal Shelter and Khetani Dog Rescue in Winterton.
This year’s swim was held June 23 at the Dragon Peaks Dam in the Drakensberg.

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Learners from the Drakensberg Boys Choir School were among the entrants and spectators.

Tristan Hellberg feeling the cold.

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43 Drakies participated, some of them only nine-years-old. Well done, your school is proud of you!

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