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  
1 Feb 20 Open Dutch Championshi.. Netherlands Reeuwijkse Hout, Bodeg.. IISA Event Closed view
1 Feb 20 III Ice Swim in Morocco Morocco Aguelmam Azegza IISA Event ENTER view
15 Feb 20 International IC Alten.. Austria Altenwörth, Austria IISA Event ENTER view


15
Oct 2019

The first Chilean woman to complete an Ice Mile

Well done Bárbara Hernández from Chile on her first Ice Mile in the mountains of her home country Chile. 

Barbara swam in the scenic lake Inca lagoon, Portillo at an altitude of 2880m in water temperatures of 3.9c.

Her swim took her 26:11 minutes which is a fast swim for...

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14
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

In...

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INTRODUCING ICE SWIMMERS

Catherine Sunley
Catherine Sunley
England
Stockton-on-Tees
England
Gender: Female
Age: 53
Ice Miles: 1

célestine van hoorickx
célestine van hoorickx
Belgium
sint andries
Belgium
Gender: Female
Age: 37
Ice Miles: 1

Erin Hope
Erin Hope
England
Scarborough
England
Gender: Female
Age: 21
Ice Miles: 1
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