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  
8 Jun 17 Russia 2017 Baikal Mile Russian Federation lake Baikal. IISA Event   ENTER view
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   - -


29
Apr 2017

Well done Pauline and Welcome Kate

IISA GB has rotated its board and Chair person.

Well Done to exiting Chair Pauline Barker for her commitment and work done to grow IISA GB.

Welcome to Kate Steels-Fryatt the new Chair of IISA GB.

Good luck to Kate and her team and keep up the good work IISA GB . 

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18
Apr 2017

Ice Breaking News

IISA revised Swimming and Event Rules are here

IISA Rules Flash

After lengthy process of consultation with many members around the world, other professionals and doctors we are finally ready to publish our revised set of Swimming Rules as approved by the IISA Board. 

The Constitution itself has been reformatted but no real changes have been implemented.

 The Swimming and Events...

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INTRODUCING ICE SWIMMERS

Bogusław Ogrodnik
Bogusław Ogrodnik
Poland
Wrocław
Poland
Gender: Male
Age: 52
Ice Miles: 1

Roger Taylor
Roger Taylor
England
Hunton Bridge
England
Gender: Male
Age: 52
Ice Miles: 1

Dezider Pék
Dezider Pék
Slovakia
Horný Bar
Slovakia
Gender: Male
Age: 43
Ice Miles: 1
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Russia 2017 Lake Baikal Icy Festival
Not to be missed

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.
Mike Morris
Mike Morris shared Exmoor Open Water Swim's photo to the group: Ice Mile.7 days ago
Pauline Barker
Pauline Barker shared Александр Брылин's post to the group: Ice Mile.3 weeks ago
This looks like a fabulous event :-)
Fergal Somerville
Fergal Somerville shared his post to the group: Ice Mile.2 weeks ago
Ram Barkai
Ram Barkai shared International Ice Swimming Association's post to the group: Ice Mile.2 weeks ago
Ram Barkai
Ram Barkai shared International Ice Swimming Association's post to the group: Ice Mile.1 month ago

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