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  
23 Feb 18 Lake Memphremagog Swim.. United States Lake Memphremagog, Ver.. Other   - -
24 Feb 18 IISA GB Championships England Hatfield Outdoor Activ.. IISA Event Closed view
24 Feb 18 Winter Swim across the.. Belgium Meuse River Other   - -


15
Feb 2018

Ice in Morocco

Welcome to the ICE -Morocoo

IISA is delighted to welcome Morocco to the ICE.

Aside from great food and beautiful country side, Morocco also has big mountains, yes! covered with snow. Here in North Africa. 

We welcome Hassan Baraka a renowned swimmer and OTHMANE IBNGHAZALA who organises the ICE in Morocco to our frozen team. Both...

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26
Dec 2017

It’s a big country—somebody’s gotta run it

We'll be introducing you to leaders within the International Ice Swimming Association in the coming weeks. Next up is IISA USA Chair Rena Demeo.

rena demeo leads American Ice Swimming from her ocean-side perch in Nahant, Massachusetts. The 48-year old swimmer got into ice swimming about four years ago,...

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INTRODUCING ICE SWIMMERS

Nikolay Petshak
Nikolay Petshak
Russian Federation
Krasnoyarsk
Russian Federation
Gender: Male
Age: 62
Ice Miles: 1

Kellie Latimer
Kellie Latimer
United States
Franklin
United States
Gender: Female
Age: 32
Ice Miles: 1

Penny Felton
Penny Felton
England
Market Harborough
England
Gender: Female
Age: 47
Ice Miles: 1
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Ice in Morocco
Welcome to the ICE -Morocoo
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The Ice Mile Group

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Ice Mile

A group set up for Cold water swimmers from novices to Ice Milers and those who wish to learn about Ice Swimming or take part in events under International Ice Swimming Association rules and share knowledge and experiences.
Rory Fitzgerald
Rory Fitzgerald shared a link to the group: Ice Mile.1 hour ago
Pauline Barker
Pauline Barker1 day ago
Congratulations to Nick Hinde ( GB ) - breaking the Ice for his first Ice Mile :-)
Pauline Barker
Pauline Barker3 hours ago
Congratulations to our three newest first time Ice Milers - Kevin Charlton ( GB ) , Maurice Wheeler ( GB ) and Frank Hallissey ( IRE ) :-)
Leon Fryer
Leon Fryer shared his post to the group: Ice Mile.23 hours ago
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Leon Fryer shared Swimyourswim's post to the group: Ice Mile.23 hours ago

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