Welcome to the International Ice Swimming Association (IISA)

The International Ice Swimming Association (IISA) was formed in 2009 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.

Founder: Ram Barkai


Date Event Name   Event Venue Type Entries  
5 Dec 20 Silbersee-Ice-Cuo Germany Langenhagen, Silbersee IISA Event   SOON view
19 Dec 20 Amstel Ice Swim Netherlands Amsterdam IISA Event SOON view
30 Jan 21 National Ice Swimming .. Ireland To be Confirmed IISA Event     SOON view

Mar 2020

Well done and welcome back to the recent Antarctica ice swimmers

A group of 14 swimmers led by Ger Kennedy has embarked on another Ice Swimming adventure in Antarctica. 

The group has completed swims from 100m to an Ice Mile.

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Feb 2020

The Frozen World Cup results

IISA World Cup Series 2020 - Results


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IISA Members

Swimmer Country Gender
COOLCool Membership
Shall be acquired by any person that wishes to associate with IISA as a coach, referee, support/medical provider, or as a volunteer. Cool members will receive membership acknowledgment only. IISA membership provides each member with a unique login to the IISA website.
COLDCold Membership
Shall be acquired by anyone who successfully completes a 1km ice swim event and is endorsed by IISA and the particular Event Director. Cold members shall receive an IISA certificate only.
ICEIce Membership (Full Membership)
Shall be acquired by a successful and accredited IISA Ice Mile. Ice Members shall receive a certificate, badge and red jacket.



Jason Malick
Jason Malick
United States
United States
Gender: Male
Ice Miles: 1

Lukasz Tkacz
Lukasz Tkacz
Gender: Male
Age: 41
Ice Miles: 2

kareena parkes
kareena parkes
Gender: Female
Age: 46
Ice Miles: 1

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