Welcome to the International Ice Swimming Association (IISA)


The International Ice Swimming Association (IISA) was formed in 2009 by Ram Barkai together with his 4 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 very 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. 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 for 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.


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IISA 1st WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

IISA 1st WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

International Ice Swimming Asscoiation presents the 1st World Championship.
20th March 2015 Murmansk, Russia

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17Nov 2014

Ice Flash – Have you Entered?

Entries to IISA events are closing soon

There are several IISA events this winter.

Ireland Eastern Bay with Fergal, IISA 1st World Champ in  Russia | Murmansk, The BigChill Swim England | Lakes with Colin Hill, Ireland with Padraig and Nuala Moore, South Africa | Snowy desert.

We have decided to close entries to international Swimmer for Murmansk end of Nov-14. We will announce International Participant first week of Dec-14 to allow everyone to plan, tickets and Visa. We aim to send invitation in Dec so you can proceed with your visa applications as soon as possible, however, we don’t see it as a problem, just a process.

If you still keen to participate in any of the events – Please engage the above person responsible. Some events are already closed.

 

 

INTRODUCING ICE SWIMMERS

Ray Butcher
Ray Butcher
South Africa
Johannesburg
South Africa
Gender: Male
Ice Miles: 1

Sabrina Wiedmer
Sabrina Wiedmer
Switzerland
Switzerland
Gender: Female
Ice Miles: 1

Craig Lenning
Craig Lenning
United States
United States
Gender: Male
Ice Miles: 1
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