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  
1 Aug 18 IISA RUSSIA. Kunashir.. Russian Federation Kunashir Strait Other     - -
2 Nov 18 JELGAVAS RONI CUP Latvia Jelgava Other   - -
15 Nov 18 RUSSIAN PACIFIC WINTER.. Russian Federation Vladivostock Other   - -


3
Jul 2018

Greenland and Lesotho in Africa

Summer or Winter, North or South - there will be ICE!

Well done to two of our renowned ice breakers:

Jaimie Monahon from USA on her 9th Ice Mile in Ilulisaat in Greenland and

Fergil Hesterman from the Netherland on his 5th Ice Mile in the high altitude of over 3000m (10,000...

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27
Jun 2018

Happy Frozen Ninja Helen

Watch Happy Helen in the American Ninja program 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cCyB5xHmGA&feature=youtu.be

 

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INTRODUCING ICE SWIMMERS

Uli Munz
Uli Munz
Germany
Bad Wurzach
Germany
Gender: Male
Age: 56
Ice Miles: 1

Haydn Welch
Haydn Welch
England
England
Gender: Male
Ice Miles: 1

Carole Laporte
Carole Laporte
 
Douglas
Isle Of Man
Gender: Female
Age: 41
Ice Miles: 1
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Breaking ICE – news flash
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