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  
25 Feb 17 IISA IRELAND ICE MILE Ireland Wild Water Armagh IISA Event SOON view
11 Mar 17 IISA USA 1k/ Boston MA United States Curley Community Cente.. IISA Event ENTER view
13 Aug 17 IISA SA ICE CUP - Leso.. South Africa Lesotho, afriski resort IISA Event     SOON view


18
Feb 2017

We are getting wiser and better

A marathon Course

Friday night, ended at midnight and attended by Frozen IISA Members from Yorkshire and more...

Well done to all for your and thank you for your patience, contribution and enthusiasm.

 

Be Safe and See you all in the ICE 

 

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17
Feb 2017

and 2 more in Scotland

IISA Official courses are happening 

First in Germany and Now in Paris with three more courses scheduled for GB and Ireland this weekend.

Welcome to new officials Dr Ruth Williamson and Chris Sifleet from IISA GB.

And welcome to the French Team who were accredited in Paris on 15-Feb-2017.

Sophie Larivet, Laure Latham, Alexandre Voyet,...

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INTRODUCING ICE SWIMMERS

Campbell Watt
Campbell Watt
England
Selby
England
Gender: Male
Age: 52
Ice Miles: 1

Noel Browne
Noel Browne
Ireland
Skibbereen
Ireland
Gender: Male
Age: 42
Ice Miles: 1

Debbie Wayman
Debbie Wayman
England
Swindon
England
Gender: Female
Age: 54
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
International Ice Swimming Association
International Ice Swimming Association7 hours ago
This what Ice Swimming is all about.
Exploring the body and the mind in stunning places. No better way to bond with the elements.
International Ice Swimming Association
International Ice Swimming Association3 days ago
And... the last officials course in this round. Ireland team. Well done.
International Ice Swimming Association
International Ice Swimming Association3 days ago
IISA 4th officials course in Bristol
Well done to all.

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.
Ram Barkai
Ram Barkai shared International Ice Swimming Association's photo to the group: Ice Mile.6 hours ago
Alistair Beattie
Alistair Beattie shared a link to the group: Ice Mile.3 days ago
Ally Brisby is a superhero - here's her Ice Mile story..
Ram Barkai
Ram Barkai shared International Ice Swimming Association's photo to the group: Ice Mile.3 days ago
Ireland officials course.
Ram Barkai
Ram Barkai shared International Ice Swimming Association's photo to the group: Ice Mile.3 days ago
Ram Barkai
Ram Barkai shared International Ice Swimming Association's post to the group: Ice Mile.5 days ago
Dorte Lyager
Dorte Lyager1 week ago
Hi :)
Sometimes in the future, I would like to try an Ice Mile (with a ratified 1K first). I would very much appreciate if you would share your experience regarding safe practice.
Right now I´m training "by the clock" and get out of the water, when the time is up. I´m at 16 minutes and still with easy recovery without much shivering.

How fast to progress the cold acclimatization?
Did you go by time vs temperature - or by feel/ease of recovery?
Distance?

Any thoughts would be nice :)

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