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  
28 Jul 19 Africa Lesotho Ice Swi.. South Africa Afriski, Lesotho, africa IISA Event   Closed view
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


6
Jun 2019

Two new Ice Milers from Australia

Welcome and well done to Tara Diversi from Westcourt Australia and Benjamin Freeman from Canberra Australia.

You are Ice Milers. The sport is taking off in Australia after accrediting a school of officials and the attraction of the ICE 7s Mile that draws attention to Oceana. Ice, like...

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4
Jun 2019

Ger completed his 6th swim

Ger Kennedy has just completed his 6th Ice Mile in Australian snowy mountain, with the supervision of our Ausi chair Wyatt Song.

Ger has one more Ice Mile in South America to complete his Ice 7s and take the first man spot. First spot in total has...

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INTRODUCING ICE SWIMMERS

Heinrich Langer
Heinrich Langer
South Africa
Cape Town
South Africa
Gender: Male
Age: 44
Ice Miles: 2

Mark de Klerk
Mark de Klerk
South Africa
Cape Town
South Africa
Gender: Male
Age: 40
Ice Miles: 1

Ger Kennedy
Ger Kennedy
Ireland
Dublin
Ireland
Gender: Male
Age: 49
Ice Miles: 11
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