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  
8 Jan 16 2. Aqua Sphere Ice Swim.. Germany Burghausen IISA 1km Closed view
23 Jan 16 Polish Championships in.. Poland Katowice Other - -
23 Jan 16 Polish Championships – .. Poland Katowice IISA 1km Closed view
23 Jan 16 LATVIAN WINTER SWIMMIN.. Latvia Latvia Other   - -
29 Jan 16 FINNISH WINTER SWIMMING.. Finland Lohja Other   - -


05Feb 2016

Well done to Viki Brice and Cath Pendleton from Wales

You are now certified Frozen mad ones.

Kiki and Cath are the first women Wales Ice Swimmers. Regardless of false throwing dragons attempting to melt the icy waters, Cath and Viki found a semi frozen pond in Wales and completed their 1st Ice Mile.

Well done again.

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INTRODUCING ICE SWIMMERS

John Dyer
John Dyer
England
Romford
England
Gender: Male
Age: 56
Ice Miles: 1

Bryn Dymott
Bryn Dymott
Wales
Keysoe
Wales
Gender: Male
Age: 53
Ice Miles: 1

Amanda Bell
Amanda Bell
England
Stockton-on Tees
England
Gender: Female
Age: 43
Ice Miles: 1
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