Welcome to the International Ice Swimming Association (IISA)


The International Ice Swimming Association (IISA) was formed in 2009 by Ram Barkai together with his 4 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. 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 for 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.


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IISA 1st WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

IISA 1st WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

International Ice Swimming Asscoiation presents the 1st World Championship.
20th March 2015 Murmansk, Russia

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18Dec 2014

Breaking Ice Flash – IISA 1st World Championship

Announcement of IISA 1st World Championship Participating Athletes

The 1st IISA Championship will be held in Murmansk March 2015

We have received many applications and the organizing committee had to consider various factors in selecting the participating athletes.

The first factor was time, Cutoff time is set at 24minutes for safety reasons. Other factors considered were country and gender. Some countries are new to the sport and had one or two applicants where others had over 10 applicants per country. We have allowed for few swimmers on standby in case a selected athlete pulls out by end of January 2015. After that, the list will be closed.

We would like to welcome all swimmers who haven’t been selected to join us in Murmansk to support the swimmers and participate in the Russian Winter Swimming Champ. We also welcome all Winter Swimmers around the world to support IISA champ and participate in the Russian Winter Swimming Champ in Murmansk.

Congratulation to all you frozen ones that have been selected to represent your country in the 1st IISA World Champ.

Time to get cold and ready. Although this is a race and a world Champ, safety will be on the top of our agenda. When you train for the Champ, make sure your 50m splits don’t exceed 80sec.

We wish you all a great festive season, snow or beach, family and friends.

See you all in Murmansk March 2015

 PDF file: Entries Murmansk

 

 

INTRODUCING ICE SWIMMERS

James Bridges
James Bridges
England
England
Gender: Male
Ice Miles: 1

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

Henri Kaarma
Henri Kaarma
Country Ambassador
Estonia
Tallinn
Estonia
Gender: Male
Ice Miles: 3
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