Welcome to the International Ice Swimming Association (IISA)


The International Ice Swimming Association (IISA) was formed in 2009 by Ram Barkai together with his swimming mates (Andrew Chin, Toks Viviers, Ryan Stramrood and Kieron Palframan) with a vision to formalise swimming in icy water. IISA passion is swimming in icy waters in every location possible around our globe. In order to allow for that IISA has put in place a well considered set of rules to allow for maximum safety measures in this extreme sport and to regulate swim integrity in terms of distance, time, conditions and safety.

IISA introduced the Ice Mile as its ultimate achievement of swimming in ice waters. An Ice Mile is One Mile in water of 5C or less. The swim must be unassisted and with one pair of goggles, cap and standard swimming costume. The Ice Mile is the ultimate personal challenge that should be followed with all the safety and controls in place.

In 2014 IISA introduced the 1km Ice event. The event allows swimmers to compete in icy waters of 5C or less under IISA rules for 1000m. IISA is set out to keep world records with its vision to include Swimming as a category in the Winter Olympic Games and make it globally recognised sport.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Date Event Name   Event Venue Type Entries  
7 Aug 16 IISA SA 2016 Champ South Africa Afriski resort, Lesoth.. IISA Event Closed view
3 Dec 16 Hradec Opens Winter 2016 Czech Republic Hradec Kralove Other   - -
4 Dec 16 Silesia Cup 1km (50m p.. Poland Swietochlowice Other - -


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Jun 2016

Well Done to Marathon Swimmer Jaimie Monahan - you are officially FROZEN!

It only took 35:00min  to swim a mile in the Icy Waters of Iceland and many days to finally get the application in :)

Well done Jaimie Monahan, a well known winter Swimmer and Marathon swimmer – you are an Ice Lady now!

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9
Jun 2016

Welcome Jessie th new Ice Swimmer from Scotland

Jessie completed her first Ice Mile in Iceland in April.

Jessie was part of a small group of Iceland first ice swimmers. 

Beautiful place to break the ICE.

Well done to the 3rd Scotts Ice Swimmer.

 

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INTRODUCING ICE SWIMMERS

Ram Barkai
Ram Barkai
IISA Board Chairman, Founder
Country Ambassador
South Africa
Cape Town
South Africa
Gender: Male
Age: 58
Ice Miles: 9

Jiri Kurina
Jiri Kurina
Country Ambassador
Czech Republic
Hradec Kralove
Czech Republic
Gender: Male
Age: 56
Ice Miles: 1

Cath Pendleton
Cath Pendleton
Wales
Merthyr Tydfil
Wales
Gender: Female
Age: 44
Ice Miles: 1
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International Ice Swimming Association

An Ice swim: At least 1mile under 5C No assistance No wetsuit - speedo brief, cap and goggle Must be officiated with all required info - see constitution
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Take Action, Inspire, Change...and have an Ice Day.
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Marathon Swimmer Freezes up!
Well Done to Marathon Swimmer Jaimie Monahan - you are officially FROZEN!
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International Ice Swimming Association
International Ice Swimming Association1 month ago
Marathon Swimmer Freezes up!
Well Done to Marathon Swimmer Jaimie Monahan - you are officially FROZEN!
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International Ice Swimming Association shared Ram Barkai's post.1 month ago
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Welcome to Ice Cube number 177
Welcome Jessie th new Ice Swimmer from Scotland
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The Ice Mile Group

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Ice Mile

A group set up for Ice Milers and those who wish to complete an Ice Mile under International Ice swimming Association rules to share their knowledge and experiences.
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Ram Barkai shared International Ice Swimming Association's post to the group: Ice Mile.1 month ago
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