Arctic Flappers Winter Challenge 2023/2024
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Are you ready for an Arctic Flappers Winter Challenge like no other? For the first time EVER we have introduced 4 different waves for you to join, so you can set your own goal and ensure your limits are challenged this winter.
Chilly Tit - 25 swims
If you’re just beginning your cold water journey then this is a great number of dips to push you through the colder months.
Frosty Tit - 50 swims
Already completed a challenge last year and looking for something extra? If so, Frosty maybe the one for you.
Snowy Tit - 75 swims
If you’ve got a few cold seasons under your belt and you’re feeling confident in the water, then the ‘Snowy 75’ might be up your street.
Icy Tit - 100 swims
Icy is aimed at experienced swimmers and dippers, accustomed to low temperatures, who are looking to map out their winter in the water.
Whichever wave you choose, you're sure to have an epic winter of dipping with fellow Bluetits. Your tracking chart comes with ideas for group meet ups, to mix things up with your flock!
The challenge will start on November 1st 2023, and will run for just over 21 weeks until March 31st 2024.
Read on for more info!
How does it work?
When you enter, you will have the option to download your tracking chart at checkout, or via an email that will land in your inbox. This has 25, 50, 75 and 100 boxes ready for you to check off according to the wave you have entered. There will also be a list of ideas for group meet ups to keep the fun flowing all winter long with your flock!
Your challenge entry includes:
- A fabric sew on challenge patch and a challenge pin badge (sent out when the challenge has finished)
- A chart to track your swims (emailed to you upon entry)
- Membership of our amazing BRAND NEW Facebook Group - The Arctic Flappers Winter Challenge 23/24.
Once you have paid your entry fee, look out in your inbox for all the info and a link to download your chart! In the meantime, head to the Facebook group by clicking here and answering the questions so we can let you in!
Please note we do not offer any refunds on challenges.
If your question isn't answered here, drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!
When does the challenge run?
The official start date of the challenge is November 1st 2023, and the challenge will run until March 31st 2024.
What if I complete one challenge and want to continue on to another?
Go you! If you find you are sailing through your challenge and you end up completing it quickly, then you can simply go to the website and purchase another. Each challenge bought will start at ‘zero’ dips, so you will start from the beginning each time.
If I complete both the Chilly Tit (25) and the Frosty Tit (50) challenges, will I get a Snowy Tit (75) badge?
No. You will then receive both a Chilly Tit and Frosty Tit badges as two challenges were bought.
What if you double dip / triple dip in one day. Do they all count?
Sadly not. We understanding that we have a lot of keen beans wanting to get the challenge done, but with The Bluetits, it’s always safety first. Therefore only one dip / swim a day will count. We hope that this will encourage members to focus on having fun throughout the winter and not overdoing it in the cold water temperatures.
How often do I have to swim?
Each dip must be on a different day. So for each wave, you would need to average the following:
Chilly Tit - 25 swims (average 1 swim every 6 days)
Frosty Tit - 50 swims (average 1 swim every 3 days)
Snowy Tit - 75 swims (average 1 swim every 2 days)
Icy Tit - 100 swims (average 2 swims every 3 days)
Do I have to complete all of the swims?
Our challenges are all about encouraging you to get out there and enjoy the water in whatever way you can and feel able to. Yes, we're about challenging our limits together, but we are also about having fun! You will receive your patch and badge at the end whatever happens!
Do I need to let you know when I've completed the challenge?
The patches and badges will be sent out automatically towards the end of the challenge, no need to let us know.
I've moved house since I entered, how do I let you know?
Email email@example.com by March 1st, 2024 to notify us of any address change.
I've tried to get into the Facebook group but I've been declined. What's going on?
The only reason we would decline your request is that we can't find an entry under the email address or order number you provided. Double-check and try again!
When will I receive my patch?
The posting process will begin in March and will take us a bit of time, so please allow until April 30th to receive your patch before notifying us of a problem.