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   ENTER view
1 Dec 19 River Labe CZ 5th Anni.. Czech Republic Hradec Kralove CZ IISA Event   SOON view
29 Dec 19 Amstel Ice Swim Netherlands Amsterdam, The Amstel IISA Event   Closed view


25
Mar 2019

The World Cup Winners are ....

IISA 1ST WORLD CUP SERIES 2019

  • Stage 1 - Veitsbronn, Germany
  • Stage 2 - Murmansk Russia
  • Stage 3 - Tyumen, Russia

CATEGORY - MEN

  1. Fergil Hesterman (Netherlands) - 170 points (2 stages)
  2. Christof Wandratsch (Germany) - 140 points (2 stages)
  3. Sven Elfferich/ Petar Stoychev (Netherlands / Bulgaria) - 100 points (1 stage)
  4. Stefan Runge (Germany) -...
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18
Feb 2019

A young Dutch swimmer to break the 12:00 minutes

Sven Elfferich , a young (almost 18y) manage to be the first Ice Swimmer to break the 12 minutes.

Sven, who unfortunately, will not participate in Murmansk world Champ, due to age restrictions by Russian sport ministry, swum 11:55:40 minutes in the Austrian Ice Swimming National Champ at Altenworth. 

The...

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INTRODUCING ICE SWIMMERS

Ion Lazarenco
Ion Lazarenco
Moldova
Moldova
Gender: Male
Ice Miles: 1

Alice Goodridge
Alice Goodridge
Scotland
Newtonmore
Scotland
Gender: Female
Age: 31
Ice Miles: 1

Steven Walker
Steven Walker
United States
Lafayette
United States
Gender: Male
Age: 51
Ice Miles: 1
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For those interested in the full list of the IISA World Cup series - see IISA Website link under the 1KM Menu - or click here.

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