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  
8 Jun 17 Russia 2017 Baikal Mile Russian Federation lake Baikal. IISA Event   ENTER view
13 Aug 17 IISA SA ICE CUP - Leso.. South Africa Lesotho, afriski resort IISA Event     ENTER view
14 Jan 18 Open Fries Kampioensch.. Netherlands Zwembad it gryn Other   - -


18
Apr 2017

Ice Breaking News

IISA revised Swimming and Event Rules are here

IISA Rules Flash

After lengthy process of consultation with many members around the world, other professionals and doctors we are finally ready to publish our revised set of Swimming Rules as approved by the IISA Board. 

The Constitution itself has been reformatted but no real changes have been implemented.

 The Swimming and Events...

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5
Apr 2017

Not too be missed

There are two landmarks one can see from space with naked eye:

  1. The Wall of China (one day we will have a swim around this wall 🙂
  2. Lake Baikal

     

     

     

    Enter Here

  3. Lake Baikal (Russian: о́зеро Байка́л, tr. Ozero Baykal; IPA: 

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INTRODUCING ICE SWIMMERS

Jacobus Guijt
Jacobus Guijt
Netherlands
Volendam
Netherlands
Gender: Male
Age: 34
Ice Miles: 1

Hazel Killingbeck
Hazel Killingbeck
England
Manchester
England
Gender: Female
Age: 18
Ice Miles: 1

Magda Okurková
Magda Okurková
Czech Republic
Brno
Czech Republic
Gender: Female
Age: 25
Ice Miles: 1
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IISA revised Swimming and Event Rules are here
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Russia 2017 Lake Baikal Icy Festival
Not to be missed
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Welcome Michael
Well done Christof and aqua sphere

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.
Mike Morris
Mike Morris shared Exmoor Open Water Swim's photo to the group: Ice Mile.1 day ago
Pauline Barker
Pauline Barker shared Александр Брылин's post to the group: Ice Mile.2 weeks ago
This looks like a fabulous event :-)
Fergal Somerville
Fergal Somerville shared his post to the group: Ice Mile.1 week ago
Ram Barkai
Ram Barkai shared International Ice Swimming Association's post to the group: Ice Mile.7 days ago
Ram Barkai
Ram Barkai shared International Ice Swimming Association's post to the group: Ice Mile.4 weeks ago

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