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  
3 Dec 16 Hradec Opens Winter 2016 Czech Republic Hradec Kralove Other   - -
4 Dec 16 Silesia Cup 1km (50m p.. Poland Swietochlowice Other - -
10 Dec 16 Weltcup Burghausen pow.. Germany Burghausen IISA Event   SOON view


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Aug 2016

Loch Lomond Ice swim

The IISA Great Britain Ice Swimming Championships 2017 will be held in Scotland on Saturday February 11th at The Cruin on the Loch Lomond Castle Estates. The swimming events will be an open water course in Loch Lomond with shorter distances as well as the Championship 1000 metres.

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25
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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Partners

INTRODUCING ICE SWIMMERS

Magda Okurková
Magda Okurková
Czech Republic
Brno
Czech Republic
Gender: Female
Age: 24
Ice Miles: 1

Hywel Davies
Hywel Davies
Wales
Surbiton
Wales
Gender: Male
Age: 47
Ice Miles: 1

Petr Mihola
Petr Mihola
Czech Republic
Brno
Czech Republic
Gender: Male
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 Association2 days ago
IISA Great Britain Ice Swimming Championships 2017
Loch Lomond Ice swim
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International Ice Swimming Association2 weeks ago
Interesting about the one add breathing style. Great article.
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International Ice Swimming Association shared a link.3 weeks ago
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International Ice Swimming Association shared a link.3 weeks ago
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International Ice Swimming Association shared Ram Barkai's post.3 weeks ago
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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.
Ram Barkai
Ram Barkai shared International Ice Swimming Association's post to the group: Ice Mile.2 days ago
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Campbell Watt
Campbell Watt6 days ago
I would like to do the ice mile this year.
I live in North Yorkshire and more than happy to travel.
Please consider me if you are taking part or organising an ice mile challenge this year
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Elina Mäkinen
Elina Mäkinen6 days ago
Hello fellow ice swimmers. Waters are getting colder and winter season is coming. I am looking for events to finally swim my first ice mile. Please send me by PM if you have any suggestions or upcoming events where I could join you (anytime from november to february). Too excited to wait! frozen kisses from Finland:)
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Ram Barkai
Ram Barkai2 weeks ago
Interesting about the one add breathing style. Great article.
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Ram Barkai
Ram Barkai3 weeks ago
Fascinating. The size of ice pool changes all the time.
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