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Viki Brice
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Viki Brice
Wales
Crickhowell
Wales
Great Britain
Country Association
Great Britain
IISA ID: 146
Gender: Female
Age: 50
Ice Miles: 4
ICE 7s: 1
About Viki Brice
I grew up in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex but have lived in various parts of Mid-Wales since 1988. As an adventurous child with too much freedom, I would often swim so far out to sea that I could barely see the land. Sometimes, I’d even find a sandbank to rest on and imagine I was on a desert island watching boats pass me by, before heading back towards the pier and then the crowds of holiday-makers on the beach. I once caught a current and finally made it to shore 5 miles further along the coast in St Osyth, and had to walk back in just my costume. It still amazes me that I survived childhood!
I’d always enjoy a dip in the Rivers Wye and Usk but never even considered swimming in really cold waters. Most of my time was spent overheating as a spectator in pools watching my daughter compete in the South Wales region. Then in 2011 I achieved something I never thought I would. I gave up smoking! My biggest achievement to date! And around the same time I started swimming again, pools at first, and then outdoors in the summer. The sea, lakes and rivers. Swimming became my passion again!
I dipped alone through the Winter of 2013/2014/15. Nothing special, except for the first time in 10 years my Diabetes and Thyroid bloods were suddenly within normal range! From insulin injections plus three other medications to just two tablets a day!
Last year, I decided to enter some longer events after doing some sprint events in 2014/2015. The training and motivation was really hard going until I met some like minded Welsh Ladies through a question on South Wales Open Water Swimming Facebook page. We met and swam together for the first time on 1st November 2015 and I have not looked back. We call ourselves the Dippy Dragons, and now swim together at least twice a week, including pre-work lake swims with head torches.

Ice Miles

  Swim
Date
Swim
Location
Water
Temp
Wind
Chill
Swim
Dist.
Swim
Time
Water
Conditions
Air
Temp
Wind
Speed
Support  
1 31 Jan 2016 Keepers Pond, Blaenavon. To... 4.53°C 2.40°C 1.04mi 0:41:37 Lake (Ex Ironworks Feeder Pond) 3.20°C 11.1 km/h - view
2 4 Feb 2017 Lough Dan 4.53°C 9.00°C 1.00mi 0:37:12 Lake (Inland Lough) 9.00°C - - view
3 6 Jan 2018 Hatfield Outdoor Activity C... 4.07°C 2.80°C 1.02mi 0:40:00 Lake (Reservoir) 2.80°C 4.5 km/h - view
4 10 Feb 2018 Bardowie Loch, Milngavnie, ... 3.17°C 3.70°C 1.00mi 0:39:44 Lake (Loch) 5.00°C 6 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 Feb 2016 IISA Great Britain IK ... Great Britain Andark Lake, Southampt... 22:37:00 Crawl 5.00°C 0.00°C         view
2 21 Jan 2017 World Cup, Polish Cham... Poland Katowice 25:24:88 Crawl 1.50°C 0.00°C         view
3 11 Feb 2017 Ice Cup & GB Ice Swimm... Great Britain The Cruin, Loch Lomond... 28:13:00 Crawl 4.20°C 0.90°C Open Water view
4 25 Feb 2018 IISA GB Championships Great Britain Hatfield Outdoor Activ... 21:29:06 Crawl 3.60°C 1.10°C         view
AR = Age-Group Record
ER = Swim Event Record
WR = World Record
WC = World Championship Record

IISA Short Swims

  Swim Date Event Name Event Venue Country
Association
Event Distance Swim Time
(mm:ss:cc)
Water
Temp
Wind
Chill
 
1 11 Feb 2017 Ice Cup & GB Ice Swimm... The Cruin, Loch Lomond... Great Britain 50m Freestyle 01:07:00 4.20°C 0.9°C view
2 25 Feb 2018 IISA GB Championships Hatfield Outdoor Activ... Great Britain 100m Individual Medley 01:55:06 3.60°C 1.1°C view

Qualifying Swims

  Swim
Date
Swim
Location
Swimmer
Condition
Status Swim
Dist.
Water
Temp
Wind
Chill
Swim
Time
Stroke Observer  
1 16 Jan 2016 Talybont Res Good Accepted 1315m 4.90°C 5.00°C 31:00:00 Crawl Andrew Holder view
2 23 Jan 2016 Llanwonno Resefvoir Good Accepted 1400m 4.30°C 0.00°C 32:23:00 Crawl Cath Pendleton view
3 28 Nov 2016 Keepers Pond Blaenavon Excellent Accepted 1006m 3.50°C 4.20°C 25:00:00 Crawl Cath Pendleton view
4 30 Nov 2016 The Usk, Brecon Excellent Accepted 800m 1.40°C -6.00°C 17:30:00 Crawl Cath Pendleton view
5 01 Dec 2016 The Usk, Brecon Good Accepted 750m 1.10°C 1.00°C 17:12:00 Crawl Andrew Holder view
6 24 Nov 2017 Keepers Pond Excellent Accepted 1547m 5.90°C 2.00°C 33:43:00 Crawl Cath Pendleton view
7 01 Dec 2017 Keepers Pond Blaenavon Excellent Accepted 850m 1.30°C 0.00°C 20:00:00 Crawl Cath Pendleton view
8 16 Dec 2017 Portishead Lido Excellent Accepted 1000m 4.30°C 0.00°C 21:05:00 Crawl Cath Pendleton view
9 14 Jan 2018 Keepers Pond Blaenavon Excellent Accepted 1000m 1.30°C 2.00°C 21:00:00 Crawl Cath Pendleton view

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