Clarington Polar Bear Swim

January 1st, 2017 2pm - Newcastle Waterfront - Lake Ontario
The first 100 swimmers to raise at least $30 in pledges will get a fantastic Goody Bag filled with a t-shirt and lots of surprises!

$86,000 raised to date!


This link will take you directly to a secure Autism Ontario donation page where you can make a one-time or recurring donation. 

Note:  Choose Hollylynn Towie Scholarship under Online Gift Type to ensure your donation goes to the right place! 

Thank you for your support!

Visit our new supporter for info on FREE scuba shoe rental for this event-Thank you Brian Pallock!

Support the Hollylynn Towie Scholarship Fund through Autism Ontario Durham Region

What: Also known as the "Dash of Insanity" and the "Plunge for Life", swimmers brave the icy cold waters of Lake Ontario.

When: January 1, 2017

The swimmers will be "swimming" at 2 pm, but come early to register and to enjoy food and music!

Who: Anyone crazy enough to join us!

Where: Newcastle Waterfront, Mill St. S

Why: To raise awareness and acceptance for individuals with autism and to raise funds for the Hollylynn Towie Scholarship Fund which provides financial support to students with autism from the Durham Region who are persuing post-secondary education.

How:  Take the Mill St. exit off the 401 and follow it down to the waterfront. 

All money raised will be donated to Autism Ontario Durham Region who administers the Hollylynn Towie Scholarship Fund.

Contact us by email at:
Or phone:   Hugh & Nancy Towie at 905 259 7291
alternate email:

Good Info and Tips About the Swim....

Use the pledge form to gather pledges for your swim!  Everyone who sponsors you has a chance to win a great prize

Please print and sign the waiver form and bring with you to register on the day of the swim!

Extra waiver forms will be available onsite the day of the swim.

 Check out our Facebook page!


The top fundraisers will receive great prizes!

50/50 draw onsite, the day of the event!