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Jaimie Monahan
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Jaimie Monahan
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United States
New York
United States
United States
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United States
IISA ID: 178
Gender: Female
Age: 39
Ice Miles: 9
ICE 7s: 7
About Jaimie Monahan
Jaimie Monahan is an American ice swimmer and ultra-marathon swimmer from New York City and has enjoyed cold water swimming everywhere from Antarctica to the Arctic Circle. In July 2017, Jaimie was the first person in history to complete the Ice Sevens Challenge, swimming an ice mile on each continent. During this quest she also became the first female to complete the “Ice Zero Mile” under the International Ice Swimming Association in zero degree water and -30C air temperatures. She is a seven-time US National Champion in Winter Swimming.

In addition to her extreme cold swims Jaimie has completed solo non-stop ultra-marathon endurance swims up to 92 km (57 miles) and 33 hours in duration. She is a three time member of the 24 Hour Club, holds speed records and has completed unprecedented swims in the world\'s most beautiful and iconic locations.

Jaimie is a 2018 Inductee of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame, the 2017 and 2016 World Open Water Swimming Association Woman of the Year and won the 2017 Yudovin Award for Most Adventurous Swim and 2016 Barra Award for Best Overall Year by the Global Marathon Swimmers Federation.

Ice Miles

  Swim
Date
Swim
Location
Water
Temp
Wind
Chill
Swim
Dist.
Swim
Time
Water
Conditions
Air
Temp
Wind
Speed
Support  
1 2 Apr 2016 Reykjavík, Iceland 3.70°C 3.00°C 1.00mi 0:35:00 Sea (Open Sea) 5.60°C 12 km/h - view
2 18 Dec 2016 Tyumen, Russia -0.03°C -31.00°C 1.03mi 0:30:20 Lake (Ice Pool in Freshwater Lake) -31.00°C 4 km/h - view
3 13 Feb 2017 Aguelmame Sidi Ali Lake. Mo... 4.90°C -0.50°C 1.02mi 0:32:18 Lake (Freshwater Mountain Lake) 3.00°C 14 km/h - view
4 4 Mar 2017 Mikkelvik Brygge, Karlsøy,... 2.37°C -3.50°C 1.11mi 0:32:09 Sea (Open Sea) -3.50°C 4 km/h - view
5 9 Mar 2017 M Street Beach, Boston, Mas... 4.63°C 6.10°C 1.01mi 0:26:16 Sea (Open Sea ) 9.00°C 20 km/h - view
6 15 May 2017 Tasman Lake, Aoraki Mt. Coo... 2.37°C 14.00°C 1.14mi 0:26:44 Lake (Freshwater Glacier Lake) 14.00°C - - view
7 2 Jul 2017 Los Cauquenes Resort Beach,... 4.77°C 5.90°C 1.13mi 0:29:05 Sea (Private Beach on Beagle Channel, Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina) 5.90°C 4 km/h - view
8 6 Mar 2018 Paradise Harbour, Antarctica 0.57°C 1.00°C 1.01mi 0:30:49 Sea (Open Harbour with Saltwater and Icebergs/Glaciers) 1.00°C 1 km/h - view
9 10 Jun 2018 Ilulissat Harbour, Greenland 2.43°C 4.00°C 1.10mi 0:29:40 Sea (Harbour) 4.00°C 2 km/h - view

IISA 1km Swims

  Swim
Date
Event Name Country
Association
Event Venue Swim
Time
Stroke Water
Temp
Wind
Chill
AR ER WR WC  
1 20 Mar 2015 IISA 1st World Champio... Russian Federation Lake Semenovskoye, Mur... 18:23:00 Crawl 0.08°C -5.00°C         view
2 26 Feb 2016 Estonian 1km Ice Swimm... Estonia Tallinn 18:16:00 Crawl 0.00°C 0.00°C   ER     view
3 6 Jan 2017 2nd Ice Swimming Aqua ... Germany Burghausen, Bavaria 16:51:38 Crawl 3.40°C -11.10°C         view
AR = Age-Group Record
ER = Swim Event Record
WR = World Record
WC = World Championship Record

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