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  
13 Aug 17 IISA SA ICE CUP - Leso.. South Africa Lesotho, afriski resort IISA Event     ENTER view
14 Jan 18 Open Fries Kampioensch.. Netherlands Zwembad it gryn Other   - -
19 Jan 18 Dutch Open Ice Swimmin.. Netherlands Zwembad De Waterdam, H.. IISA Event   SOON view


13
Mar 2017

28 Ice Miles in February

28 Ice Miles were swam in 3 different continents in February

14 Ice Miles by female swimmers and 14 by Male swimmers - The ICE supports gender equality 🙂

Out of these 28 ICERs 15 are new Ice Milers - welcome to our mad and frozen world, and 13 are already...

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24
Feb 2017

a note from IISA chairman

World Champ

We had an amazing World Champ in Germany. It was professional with high level of competition and participation. 

Thank you Germany, Burghaseun and the Team.

A lot of amazing work is done all over the ICE. Just amazing to see how much we have grown since the last season. 

Website

In the past few...

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Partners

INTRODUCING ICE SWIMMERS

Patrick Corkery
Patrick Corkery
Ireland
Dublin
Ireland
Gender: Male
Age: 43
Ice Miles: 2

David Coleman
David Coleman
New Zealand
Loddington
New Zealand
Gender: Male
Age: 59
Ice Miles: 1

Kieron Palframan
Kieron Palframan
Country Ambassador
South Africa
Cape Town
South Africa
Gender: Male
Age: 43
Ice Miles: 4
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International Ice Swimming Association
International Ice Swimming Association4 days ago
Just stunning and inspiring.
If you watching this and all you can think about is : "I want to swim there!"
You have been bitten! By the ice bug.
International Ice Swimming Association
International Ice Swimming Association2 weeks ago
February was a FULL ICE Month
28 Ice Miles in February

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.4 days ago
Ram Barkai
Ram Barkai shared International Ice Swimming Association's post to the group: Ice Mile.2 weeks ago
Please spears the ICE
Dorte Lyager
Dorte Lyager shared The Icy Dicey - Iceswimmer's album to the group: Ice Mile.3 weeks ago
Thanks for all your help regarding hypotermia and training for an Ice Mile.
I have made some heat packs to bring with me.
If anyone would like some cheap and easy-to-make heat packs, I made a tutorial for you :)
Ram Barkai
Ram Barkai shared Ram Barkai - Ice Swimmer's post to the group: Ice Mile.3 weeks ago
Some frozen thoughts...
Ram Barkai
Ram Barkai shared his post to the group: Ice Mile.3 weeks ago
Ram Barkai
Ram Barkai shared International Ice Swimming Association's post to the group: Ice Mile.1 month ago
Country chairs. Pls share

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