Ice Flash Archive

01Dec 2015

IISA GB joins the 1km circuit


International Ice Swimming Association Great Britain is very pleased to announce that Andark Lake near Southampton will be the venue for the IISA GB National Championships event on Saturday 20 February 2016.

The Championship event will be 1000 metres swum under IISA rules.

Subject to water temperature this event will be the only GB event offering the opportunity to qualify to go forward to the selection process for the World Championships in Germany next year for swimmers achieving the required swim time of 25 minutes for the 1000 metres.

This will be a 2 day event over Saturday and Sunday and In addition to the 1000 metres premier event on Saturday there will also be shorter distances open to all.

See you all in the ICE

19Nov 2015

Breaking ICE – in Russia

Welcome to the First woman Ice Swimmer from Russia

ELENA SEMENOVA - you are an Ice member

Elena swam in Russia, Ulianovsk, Sviyaga river and completed a 1 mile swim in 4.33C according to IISA Rules.

It was a tough swim and its took 47 min, however, Elena dug deeper and deeper and completed her challenge.

Olga Sokolova swam with her but came out after 1.2km. Great effort and experience. When the ICE says you done! you get out!

Elena is the 3rd Russian Ice Swimmer after two legend Ice Swimmers Brylin and Andre.

Well done Elena and welcome to our mad frozen club!

21Oct 2015

Well done to Roger Taylor from England

First Ice Swim of the Season and Iceland

Well done to Roger Taylor for his Ice Mile in Iceland.

Roger is not the fastest swimmer and the cold has taken its toll on his stroke, however, he was in fine condition the whole way through his swim and he managed to complete a 1.16 mile swim in Icy Lake in beautiful and wild Iceland. The local divers and community provided safety for roger.

Welcome to our Icy Nutter club roger.


20Sep 2015

IRELAND 2016 IISA 1km Champ

Ireland IISA 1km National Championship is announced

The currently leading country in Ice Swimming is announcing its 2nd IISA 1km Championship. Don't MISS it!





30Aug 2015

SEP 2015 Constitution Amendments

Amendments to IISA Constitution SEP-2015
Vision and Mission
The board is satisfied that IISA vision as published on the IISA home page remains accurate, relevant and appropriate.
Olympic Games goal is a prime mission, albeit part of IISA vision – IISA vision is broader, as stated.
IISA mission next winter 2015/2016

read more
07Jul 2015

Championship Date 15-Aug-2015
Venue Matroosberg, Ceres, Western Cape, South Africa
Entry Fees R2,000 (USD 160)

read more
31May 2015

Well done

IISA Ambassador of the year

Ice age 2014/15

From time to time, IISA board elects to highlight swims or individuals that have spread our frozen passion around the world and has selflessly promoted our ICE in every possible way. Nuala, aside from her icy swims has also spent a lot of time and effort researching and pushing the element of safety and health in the ICE. Well done Nuala, keep up your passion to the our shared passion The ICE.

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