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The 49th Olcott Polar Bear "Swim for Sight"
will be Sunday, March 4, 2018!

registration polar bearSponsored by the Olcott Lions Club, the Swim for Sight has become best known for its fund-raising efforts that aid the blind and visually impaired.

Hundreds of hardy swimmers brave the freezing water of Lake Ontario, each contributing funds they have collected from sponsors, friends, employers and co-workers.

Thousands of spectators gather on the shoreline to watch the zany swimmers frolic in the frigid water. Swimmers and spectators alike join the fun in the day's many activities.

Keep up-to-date by checking out our Facebook Page!

Did the cold keep you away ... You can still contribute the funds you raised ... send your donation to the 'Donate' link below.


Important! Your Swim-for-Sight contribution is a donation and is not refundable.  

Too chicken to swim, but still want to help?

Non-swimmers can donate too!
You can mail donations to:
Olcott Lions Club, P.O. Box 316, Olcott, New York 14126

You can also donate to the Olcott Lions Club safely and securely through PayPal using this link.  

Warm Your Heart!
Your contributions help these Lions Sight Projects:

Children’s Summer Reading Program
Children’s Variety Television
Diabetes treatment and research
Equi-Star Therapeutic Riding
Eye Disease research and treatment
Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind
Guiding Eyes for the Blind
Lions Blind and Charity Fund
Lions Disaster Relief Fund

Local Food and Soup Kitchens
Niagara Frontier Reading Service
Niagara Hospice
Olcott Carousel and Community projects
Olcott Lions Scholarship Fund
Olcott Volunteer Fire Company
Rainbow of Help
Vision Beyond Sight



Olcott Beach is located on Lake Ontario, off Route 18 at Route 78 North. Less than an hour from Buffalo. Just over an hour from Rochester.

Handicapped parking is available on Ontario Street, above the beach.

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For information - swimmers, vendors and advertisers can email swimforsight@hotmail.com

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