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


UPCOMING EVENTS

Date Event Name   Event Venue Type Entries  
5 Feb 21 CANCELLED French Champ.. France Lac des Bois aux Dames.. IISA Event   Closed view
6 Feb 21 Green Heart Ice Mile C.. Netherlands Bodegraven-Reeuwijk IISA Event ENTER view
20 Feb 21 IISA Polish Championsh.. Poland Katowice, lake Szlomio.. IISA Event SOON view


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Dec 2020

IISA Polars are defined as below 60S or above 70N

IISA Polar Ice Swims

 

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Jul 2020

Well done to new ice milers from Australia

Well done to Michael Pranckl  from down under Australia. 

The two have just become the lastest members of the elite frozen mad club of Ice Milers.

The feat was overseen by Wyatt Song, our man down under,  a seasoned extreme swimmer. 

The swim...

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Partners

INTRODUCING ICE SWIMMERS

Denisa Haltmarová
Denisa Haltmarová
Czech Republic
Zábřeh
Czech Republic
Gender: Female
Age: 27
Ice Miles: 1

Ines Hahn
Ines Hahn
Germany
Baldham
Germany
Gender: Female
Age: 29
Ice Miles: 1

Goody Tyler IV
Goody Tyler IV
United States
United States
Gender: Male
Ice Miles: 1
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International Ice Swimming Association2 months ago
Many have asked about the definition of a Medical Officer.
It has been revised earlier this year, in case you have missed it:

1.9. “Medical Officer” – a designated medical personal experienced in cold and ice water immersion, hypothermia risks and had some trauma cases training. The Medical Officer will oversee the recovery of the swimmers’ post Event, and has the responsibility to watch swimmers’ recovery, decide on emergency or evacuation protocol, and discharge swimmers from the Recovery Facility. The Medical Officer will supervise the other medical staff in attendance. The Medical Officer may also be asked to supervise the actual Swim or Event to ensure no participant is in danger.
International Ice Swimming Association
International Ice Swimming Association shared a video from the playlist Beat Yesterday.2 months ago
"Per chi nuota in acque gelide il freddo non è la sensazione peggiore". Inizia così il #BeatYesterday di Paolo Chiarino. Ci sono limiti più estremi di altri, oltre i quali in pochi penserebbero di spingersi, come nuotare in acque gelide, sotto lo zero. Ma, in fondo, anche questo è lo spirito Beat Yesterday. E Paolo lo incarna alla perfezione.

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"Per chi nuota in acque gelide il freddo non è la sensazione peggiore". Inizia così il #BeatYesterday di Paolo Chiarino. Ci sono limiti più estremi di altri, oltre i quali in pochi penserebbero di spingersi, come nuotare in acque gelide, sotto lo zero. Ma, in fondo, anche questo è lo spirito Beat Yesterday. E Paolo lo incarna alla perfezione.

Leggi tutte le storie di Garmin Beat Yesterday:
https://www.garmin.com/it-IT/blog/tag/beat-yesterday/

Raccontaci la tua storia:
https://www.garmin.com/it-IT/forms/beatyesterday/

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