Ice Flash Archive

01Jan 2015

WOWSA Awards Ice Flash

Well done to all IISA members and supporters in the WOWSA 2014 Awards

To read more : WOWSA News


Henri Kaarma - our own Ice Machine and IISA Board Member

Bering Straits Islands Solo Swim

Brylin - IISA Ambassador to Russia


The Doctors who watch over us in icy conditions and make sure we are fit to go and survive our icy ordeals

step out of the ordinary

Our Irish Ice Swimmer and team superb initiative - Padraig Mallon

23Dec 2014

Festive update – World Champ

Dear frozen ones:

We are still looking at the list of competitors and we may be able to add few more swimmers. It is subject to Murmansk ability to increase their medical support to allow for more swimmers. We will publish any additions soon.


Please liaise with Irina / Dmitri (3 minutes) with regard to your arrival times in Murmansk and pick up from Airport.


All international swimmers will be staying at the AZIMUT hotel in the city Centre, a beautifully renovated hotel. The organizers will cover the accommodations for international participants in the 1km IISA World Champ. If you have friends, family or other participants in the Russian Winter Swimming event who wish to stay with you, we have received very attractive rates. Please liaise with Irina / Dmitri (3 minutes) with regard extra accommodations.

Room Rates:

  1. 1. Single (4500 RUB/1 night/1 person)  - approx. $81 pp
  2. 2. Double with two beds (2500 RUB/1 night/1 person) - approx. $45pp
  3. 3. Three-bed rooms (1500 RUB/1 night/1 person) - approx. $27
  4. 4. Breakfast is included in room rates
  5. 5. Lunch - 450 RUB/1 person - $8, Dinner - 750 RUB/1 person – $13.5
  6. 6. Reception/Banquet 20.03.2015 (official dinner) - 1900/2500 RUB/1 person - $34/$45

For bookings:

    1. a. First, Last names
    2. b. Dates and time of arrival/departure of the groups/persons
    3. c. Method of payment-Cash/credit cards

Information needed to arrange Visa support:

    1. 1. Name, Family name
    2. 2. Citizenship
    3. 3. Country of staying
    4. 4. Date of birth
    5. 5. Place of birth
    6. 6. Nr of passport, validity until date
    7. 7. Place of work/name of the company /organization
    8. 8. Position in the company
    9. 9. Address of work/tel. work/fax work
    10. 10. Address personal/
    11. 11. Copy of the passport
    12. 12. Confirmation that you registered on the site
    13. 13. Copy of the photo (face) for the PASSes to entry the Event

Dmitri: [email protected]

18Dec 2014

Breaking Ice Flash – IISA 1st World Championship

Announcement of IISA 1st World Championship Participating Athletes

The 1st IISA Championship will be held in Murmansk March 2015

We have received many applications and the organizing committee had to consider various factors in selecting the participating athletes.

The first factor was time, Cutoff time is set at 24minutes for safety reasons. Other factors considered were country and gender. Some countries are new to the sport and had one or two applicants where others had over 10 applicants per country. We have allowed for few swimmers on standby in case a selected athlete pulls out by end of January 2015. After that, the list will be closed.

We would like to welcome all swimmers who haven’t been selected to join us in Murmansk to support the swimmers and participate in the Russian Winter Swimming Champ. We also welcome all Winter Swimmers around the world to support IISA champ and participate in the Russian Winter Swimming Champ in Murmansk.

Congratulation to all you frozen ones that have been selected to represent your country in the 1st IISA World Champ.

Time to get cold and ready. Although this is a race and a world Champ, safety will be on the top of our agenda. When you train for the Champ, make sure your 50m splits don’t exceed 80sec.

We wish you all a great festive season, snow or beach, family and friends.

See you all in Murmansk March 2015

 PDF file: Entries Murmansk



17Nov 2014

Ice Flash – Have you Entered?

Entries to IISA events are closing soon

There are several IISA events this winter.

Ireland Eastern Bay with Fergal, IISA 1st World Champ in  Russia | Murmansk, The BigChill Swim England | Lakes with Colin Hill, Ireland with Padraig and Nuala Moore, South Africa | Snowy desert.

We have decided to close entries to international Swimmer for Murmansk end of Nov-14. We will announce International Participant first week of Dec-14 to allow everyone to plan, tickets and Visa. We aim to send invitation in Dec so you can proceed with your visa applications as soon as possible, however, we don't see it as a problem, just a process.

If you still keen to participate in any of the events - Please engage the above person responsible. Some events are already closed.



11Nov 2014

Ice Flash 3rd Eastern Bay Invitation International Ice Mile Swim

Swim Ireland to support the 3rd Eastern Bay Invitation International Ice Mile Swim on 14 February 2015

Delighted to confirm the much awaited announcement that Eastern Bay will again host the International Ice Mile Swim in Lough Dan on Saturday, 14 February, 2015. This annual event has produced more International Ice Milers than any other in Europe. The event, by invitation only, is run under the rules of the International Ice Swimming Association and overseen by independent adjudicators and marshalled by experienced officials. To be invited participants need to be swimming regularly (at least weekly) in conditions to acclimatise to the required temperture of 5 degrees or less. Last year's swim by 7 accomplished marathon swimmers produced a new women's world record (Sabrina Wiedmer in 25:51) and Ireland's only two-time International Ice Milers in Patrick Corkery, Finbarr Hedderman and Fergal Somerville.If you are looking for an International Ice Mile Swim contact Fergal Somerville by FB or email for further details.

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