BADGES

Swim Wild Squamish badges provide an incentive for members to try new things, push their limits, participate in club events, and contribute to the community.

Each year, we will have a badge ceremony where our members can celebrate their achievements and the achievements of their fellow swimmers. You can choose to receive your badge(s) digitally (no charge) or physically (nominal fee).

Badges are renewed each year, so you can complete these challenges over and over again! Additional badges may also be added later, so keep checking back to see what this year has in store.

How to Apply

Badges are awarded based on the honour system, which means you can earn badges both at club swims and on your own time. If you believe you have met the criteria to earn a badge, email info@swimwildsquamish.com with the words "Badge Request" in the subject line. In that email, include your name, which badge(s) you're applying for, and whatever "proof" you feel is appropriate. Examples of acceptable "proof" could be:

  1. Details of the time, date, location and swim partner (e.g., for Skinny Dip)
  2. A link to your Strava (e.g., for distance challenges)
  3. A photo of you completing the swim (e.g., First Ocean Swim)
  4. A list of the dates of the club swims your attended (e.g., for club swim challenges)

Please try to submit your badge request no later than 2 weeks after the swim date. Backdated swims may not be accepted.

  • First Wild Swim

    You swam outside of the pool, in the wild open water, for your first time

  • First Ocean Swim

    You swam in the ocean for your first time

  • 10 Club Swims

    You attended 10 official Swim Wild Squamish group swims. Swims are accumulated year-over-year for as long as you've been a member.

  • 25 Club Swims

    You attended 25 official Swim Wild Squamish group swims. Swims are accumulated year-over-year for as long as you've been a member.

  • Paddle Support

    You supported an official Swim Wild Squamish group swim by paddling alongside the swimmers. Can be done on any non-motorized watercraft.

  • 1 Kilometer Swim

    You swam 1 kilometer continuously and without touching land. Can be done in any wild body of water.

  • 2 Kilometer Swim

    You swam 2 kilometers continuously and without touching land. Can be done in any wild body of water.

  • Iron Distance Swim

    You swam the Ironman distance (3.86km) continuously and without touching land. Can be done in any wild body of water.

  • 5 Kilometer Swim

    You swam 5 kilometers continuously and without touching land. Can be done in any wild body of water.

  • 10 Kilometer Swim

    You swam 10 kilometers continuously and without touching land. Can be done in any wild body of water.

  • Skinny Dip

    You swam completely naked! You can choose where you swim and for how long, but please just be respectful of local bylaws, customs, and the privacy and enjoyment of others. Cap and goggles are permitted.