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 ENTER 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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Partners

INTRODUCING ICE SWIMMERS

Pascale Leijer
Pascale Leijer
Netherlands
Amsterdam
Netherlands
Gender: Female
Age: 43
Ice Miles: 1

Gordon Gridley
Gordon Gridley
United States
Syracuse
United States
Gender: Male
Age: 46
Ice Miles: 1

Pearse Ryan
Pearse Ryan
Ireland
Limerick
Ireland
Gender: Male
Age: 50
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
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 Association2 days ago
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 Association shared Ram Barkai's post.2 weeks ago
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International Ice Swimming Association
International Ice Swimming Association3 weeks ago
Welcome to Ice Cube number 177
Welcome Jessie th new Ice Swimmer from Scotland
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International Ice Swimming Association shared Ram Barkai's post.1 month 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.
Fergal Somerville
Fergal Somerville21 hours ago
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Ram Barkai
Ram Barkai shared International Ice Swimming Association's post to the group: Ice Mile.2 days ago
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Ram Barkai
Ram Barkai shared his post to the group: Ice Mile.4 days ago
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Molina Edith
Molina Edith2 weeks ago
SWIM THE SAHARA #moroccoswimtrek from Nov 29th to Dec 04th 2016!! 60 places left before we close registrations… !! Between sand dunes and lagoon in the Moroccan Desert meet the challenge of a roving race of 30km, divided on 4 stages.
Represented by Jacques Tuset & Nadia Ben Bathane !
Molina Edith
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Fergal Somerville
Fergal Somerville shared Irish Long Distance Swimming Association's post to the group: Ice Mile.2 weeks ago
I am delighted to introduce you to 5 fantastic ladies who yesterday swam a two-way North Channel relay; only the second such relay and now the fastest. The girls have been in training for well over a year and have / continue to raise funds for several charities. One of these days I am going to hook up with them for a dip and a photo. Great credit to Quinton Nelson, crew and observers. Congrats girls, you achievement is immense. Enjoy
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