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  
1 Dec 19 River Labe CZ 5th Anni.. Czech Republic Hradec Kralove CZ IISA Event   SOON view
28 Dec 19 Amstel Ice Swim Netherlands Amsterdam, The Amstel IISA Event   SOON view
4 Jan 20 6th Ice Swimming Aqua .. Germany Veitsbronn Germany IISA Event ENTER view

Oct 2019

Well Done GER

Ger Kennedy from Ireland to become the first man to complete the ICE 7s challenge. 

The ICE 7s requires a successful Ice Mile in each continent.

At least one Ice Mile must be in the Polar region which is defined by IISA as north of 70N or South of 60S


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Sep 2019

Kate Steels completed her 6th to of the 7s Ice Mile

Well done to Kate Steels from IISA GB on your 8th Ice Mile and the 6th of the ICE 7s.

Kate swum in the mountains of New Zealand in order to find ice waters in the Oceana Continent.

Kate last of the 7s  Ice Mile should be in South America....

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Kate Steels
Kate Steels
Gender: Female
Age: 50
Ice Miles: 8

Catherine Hartle
Catherine Hartle
Gender: Female
Age: 61
Ice Miles: 3

Berthold Jeitner
Berthold Jeitner
Czech Republic
Nové Město Nad Metují
Czech Republic
Gender: Male
Age: 48
Ice Miles: 1

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