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 very 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  
14 Aug 15 South Africa 1st IISA N.. South Africa Matroosberg, Western Cape IISA 1km Closed view


30Aug 2015

SEP 2015 Constitution Amendments

Amendments to IISA Constitution SEP-2015
Vision and Mission
The board is satisfied that IISA vision as published on the IISA home page remains accurate, relevant and appropriate.
Olympic Games goal is a prime mission, albeit part of IISA vision – IISA vision is broader, as stated.
IISA mission next winter 2015/2016

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INTRODUCING ICE SWIMMERS

Wyatt Song
Wyatt Song
Australia
Camperdown
Australia
Gender: Male
Age: 39
Ice Miles: 1

Henko Roukema
Henko Roukema
South Africa
Cape Town
South Africa
Gender: Male
Age: 23
Ice Miles: 2

Zdenek Tlamicha
Zdenek Tlamicha
Czech Republic
Lysa nad Labem
Czech Republic
Gender: Male
Age: 43
Ice Miles: 2
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