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
2 Dec 17 III Miko?ajkowo-Barbó.. Poland ?wi?toch?owice Other   - -


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May 2017

Lord of the Ring ICE Swim

Jaimie Monahan just completed her 6th Ice Mile in the 6th Ice continent.

The Ice Mile took place in New Zealand, Cook Mountain region at Lake Tasman, in Lord of The Ring area.

Only South America is left for Jaimie. She may be broke by the end of it, but she...

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29
Apr 2017

Well done Pauline and Welcome Kate

IISA GB has rotated its board and Chair person.

Well Done to exiting Chair Pauline Barker for her commitment and work done to grow IISA GB.

Welcome to Kate Steels-Fryatt the new Chair of IISA GB.

Good luck to Kate and her team and keep up the good work IISA GB . 

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INTRODUCING ICE SWIMMERS

Gavin Pitt
Gavin Pitt
England
England
Gender: Male
Ice Miles: 1

Ragnheiður Valgarðsdóttir
Ragnheiður Valgarðsdóttir
Iceland
Seltjarnarnes
Iceland
Gender: Female
Age: 49
Ice Miles: 1

Kathryn Ayre
Kathryn Ayre
England
England
Gender: Female
Ice Miles: 1
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International Ice Swimming Association
International Ice Swimming Association5 days ago
The Unstoppable Jaimie
Lord of the Ring ICE Swim
International Ice Swimming Association
International Ice Swimming Association shared a link.3 weeks ago
International Ice Swimming Association
International Ice Swimming Association1 month ago
Ice Breaking News
IISA revised Swimming and Event Rules are here
IISA Chair around the world - please share

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.5 days ago
Pls share...
Dorte Lyager
Dorte Lyager shared a link to the group: Ice Mile.2 days ago
Anyone else who developed Surfer's Ear after started ice swimming?

Swim cap and earplugs aren't enough for me to stop the growth of the bone :/ My ears still get too cold to prevent further damage... any tips?
Mike Morris
Mike Morris shared Exmoor Open Water Swim's photo to the group: Ice Mile.3 weeks ago
Mike Morris
Mike Morris shared Exmoor Open Water Swim's photo to the group: Ice Mile.4 weeks ago
Pauline Barker
Pauline Barker shared Александр Брылин's post to the group: Ice Mile.1 month ago
This looks like a fabulous event :-)

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