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  
3 Dec 16 Weltcup Burghausen pow.. Germany Burghausen IISA Event   SOON 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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Sep 2016

Have you entered ?

Entries are filling top quickly. We are accepting the names put forward to us by IISA country chair. 

Not everyone is accepted immediately, as we working our way through the lists, however, if you don’t enter, you will not be accepted :)

We will close the 1000m entries in three weeks….

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12
Sep 2016

Very important announcement regarding the entry process - please read and share

In order to clarify some questions about the Entry process, please see below:

The competition is split to two events:

  1. IISA 1km World Champ 6-Jan : 2nd Ice Swimming Aqua Sphere World Championships
  2. IISA German Open and national Champ 7-8 Jan : Ice Swimming Aqua Sphere German Open
  • In order to…
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Partners

INTRODUCING ICE SWIMMERS

John Donald
John Donald
England
England
Gender: Male
Ice Miles: 1

Scott Tapley
Scott Tapley
United States
Aptos, Rio Del Mar
United States
Gender: Male
Ice Miles: 1

Amanda Bell
Amanda Bell
England
Stockton-on Tees
England
Gender: Female
Age: 44
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 Association6 days ago
IISA world champ Germany - Update
Have you entered ?
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International Ice Swimming Association
International Ice Swimming Association added 142 new photos to the album: Murmansk Gulf Stream Event — with Ram Barkai - Ice Swimmer and Elina Mäkinen.2 weeks ago
Murmansk Mile
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International Ice Swimming Association
International Ice Swimming Association2 weeks ago
IISA 2nd World Champ - entries process
Very important announcement regarding the entry process - please read and share
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International Ice Swimming Association
International Ice Swimming Association3 weeks ago
IISA 2nd World Champ - entries are open now
Time to book the ICE
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International Ice Swimming Association
International Ice Swimming Association3 weeks ago
Dear all
Entries to 2nd ice swimming world champ will be open today.
You should enter via IISA website event calendar. Once you entered -
There is link to German ice swimming site.
You can enter IISA 1000m world champ and German open ice swimming for shorter distances.

All payments and booking is done via the German site.

Swimmers who bypass IISA site straight to German site will not be able to participate.

Little admin, but all is ready!
See you all in the ice :)
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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.
Kevin Barnes
Kevin Barnes1 week ago
Open Question. What swimming watch do people recommended? Keen if proven in colder swims too
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Ram Barkai
Ram Barkai shared International Ice Swimming Association's post to the group: Ice Mile.2 weeks ago
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Elina Mäkinen
Elina Mäkinen1 month ago
Hello fellow ice swimmers. Waters are getting colder and winter season is coming. I am looking for events to finally swim my first ice mile. Please send me by PM if you have any suggestions or upcoming events where I could join you (anytime from november to february). Too excited to wait! frozen kisses from Finland:)
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Ram Barkai
Ram Barkai shared International Ice Swimming Association's post to the group: Ice Mile.3 weeks ago
Country Chairs - pls share.... its time to get frozen again :)
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Ram Barkai
Ram Barkai shared International Ice Swimming Association's post to the group: Ice Mile.3 weeks ago
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