Since 1953, our club has been one of the most successful winter swimming clubs in the country.

Our club has proudly won:

  • 24 of 26 South Metropolitan Titles.

  • Australian Winter Swimming Championship Titles of;

    • 1976 Newcastle, NSW

    • 1977 Manly, NSW

    • 1981 Newcastle, NSW

    • 1982 Port Maquarie, NSW

    • 1983 Southport, QLD

    • 1994 Wollongong, NSW

    • 1996 Sutherland, NSW

    • 1997 Port Macquarie, NSW

    • 1998 Maroubra, NSW

    • 2000 Banora Point, NSW

    • 2002 Maroubra, NSW

    • 2015 Wagga, NSW

The Australian Winter Swimming Championships is and always has been our biggest and most treasured competition of the year.

With 12 flags under our belt since 1976 and our most recent win in 2015, The Bears competitive spirit is thriving now more than ever.

Only recently has our successes been out shadowed by an equally talented club, the Harbord Frigid Frogs.  

Life Member, Dennis Ford (Fordy) making a speech on behalf of the bears Australian Title win in Newcastle, 1981.

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All information provided by Cronulla Polar Bear Member's and ex-members.


Collated by Nicole Freer.