IISA Member Bio

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5+
England
Leicester
England
Great Britain
Country Association
Great Britain
IISA ID: 139
Gender: Female
Age: 44
Ice Miles: 7
ICE 7s: 1
About andrea startin
I started winter swimming in 2013 after doing a couple of 10k swims and wondering what other challenges I could try. I did the 450m race in the 2014 Chillswim having done my qualifier on New Years day. I loved it, the atmosphere, the fellow swimmers. It was then that I heard about the Ice mile but thought it sounded too hard for me.

In 2015 I did both the 450m and 1k races at the Chillswim. I was so pleased with how well I did that I wondered if I could do an Ice Mile. In late February 2015 I stood on the side of a lake only for the temperature to turn out to be 5.2. I spent the rest of 2015 obsessing about becoming an Ice miler only for November and December to prove to be the mildest for years.

On 8 January 2016 started an absolutely fantastic week and a bit in which I represented team GB in the German Ice swimming open in Burghausen and finishing with finally swimming my Ice mile. February will hopefully hold even more fun with the Chillswim and the IISA British open………..

Ok - the British Open was fun, I knocked another Ice mile out in the week leading up to it. Some absolutely brilliant swimmers turned out and put in some speedy times. I swam ok but really did not want the season to end there so I did another Ice mile to finish the season off

The Ice came early to Harthill in late 2016 with the water temp dropping below 5 and giving me the chance to check I cold still do an Ice mile.

2017 started in a whirlwind of events - Aquasphere world champs, The Irish champs in Armagh, the 5th Eastern bay invitational Ice mile and the British champs. Must be time for a break !

Ice Miles

  Swim
Date
Swim
Location
Water
Temp
Wind
Chill
Swim
Dist.
Swim
Time
Water
Conditions
Air
Temp
Wind
Speed
Support  
1 16 Jan 2016 HartHill Reservoir 2.37°C 0.00°C 1.07mi 0:34:56 Lake (Reservoir) 2.00°C - - view
2 17 Feb 2016 Harthill Rotherham 3.57°C 0.00°C 1.00mi 0:30:42 Lake (Reservoir) 3.00°C - - view
3 27 Feb 2016 Harthill, Rotherham 4.70°C 4.50°C 1.00mi 0:29:05 Lake (Reservoir) 4.50°C - - view
4 3 Dec 2016 Harthill, Rotherham 4.73°C 6.00°C 1.16mi 0:37:11 Lake (Reservoir) 6.00°C - - view
5 4 Feb 2017 Lough Dan, Ireland 4.53°C 9.00°C 1.00mi 0:32:21 Lake (Lough / lake) 9.00°C - - view
6 13 Jan 2018 Harthill, UK 3.90°C 6.00°C 1.00mi 0:31:29 Lake (Reservoir) 6.00°C - - view
7 19 Jan 2018 Waterdam, Volendam, Netherl... 3.93°C 4.90°C 1.00mi 0:31:32 Pool (Outdoor 50m pool) 4.90°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 10 Jan 2016 2. Aqua Sphere Ice Swi... Germany Burghausen 18:27:00 Crawl 3.90°C 0.00°C         view
2 20 Feb 2016 IISA Great Britain IK ... Great Britain Andark Lake, Southampt... 18:09:00 Crawl 5.00°C 0.00°C         view
3 6 Jan 2017 2nd Ice Swimming Aqua ... Germany Burghausen, Bavaria 18:25:80 Crawl 3.40°C -11.10°C         view
4 28 Jan 2017 World Cup, Ireland Ice... Ireland Wild Water Armagh 17:37:97 Crawl 0.00°C 0.00°C         view
5 11 Feb 2017 Ice Cup & GB Ice Swimm... Great Britain The Cruin, Loch Lomond... 22:52:00 Crawl 4.20°C 0.90°C Open Water view
6 27 Jan 2018 World Cup, Ireland Ice... Ireland Wild Water Armagh 18:19:00 Crawl 4.40°C 10.00°C         view
7 25 Feb 2018 IISA GB Championships Great Britain Hatfield Outdoor Activ... 18:49:41 Crawl 3.60°C 1.10°C         view
AR = Age-Group Record
ER = Swim Event Record
WR = World Record
WC = World Championship Record

Qualifying Swims

  Swim
Date
Swim
Location
Swimmer
Condition
Status Swim
Dist.
Water
Temp
Wind
Chill
Swim
Time
Stroke Observer  
1 01 Feb 2015 Big Chill Swim - Windermere Excellent Accepted 1000m 5.20°C 0.00°C 17:41:00 Crawl Colin Hill view
2 28 Nov 2015 Harthill reservoir Excellent Accepted 1000m 5.70°C 0.00°C 20:00:00:00 Crawl Jonty Warneken view
3 08 Jan 2016 Wohrsee Burghausen Excellent Accepted 500m 3.40°C 0.00°C 09:10:00 Crawl Pauline Barker view
4 24 Nov 2018 Harthill, UK Good Accepted 1500m 7.00°C 0.00°C 31:54:23 Crawl Michelle Millard view

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