IISA Member Bio

Pauline Barker
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Pauline Barker
Country Ambassador
10+
England
Plymouth
England
Great Britain
Country Association
Great Britain
IISA ID: 72
Gender: Female
Age: 54
Ice Miles: 10
ICE 7s: 1
About Pauline Barker
IISA Official.
IISA Ambassador.
IISA GB Chairman 2015 - 2017.
IISA Ice Mile 10

Pauline completed her first Ice Mile in January 2014 and in 2015 she completed a further two Ice Miles becoming the first woman in the world to have swum three Ice Miles.
In November 2016 she completed Ice Mile number 5 – the first ( and still only ) Ice Fly – an Ice Mile swim in Butterfly stroke and has since completed several more Ice Miles to bring the total ( so far ) to 10 - the only woman in the world to have swum so many Ice Miles and a figure only surpassed by Ram Barkai IISA founder and President.

She has competed in many International Ice Swimming events including Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, Netherlands and USA and will be a participant in the first ever Antarctica 1 Kilometre event in November 2018.

She organises several open water swim sessions in and around Plymouth where she lives and likes to provide opportunities for those new to the sport to jump in and give it a try as well as encouraging more established swimmers to extend their swimming boundaries – safely of course!
She is the founder of the Polar Bear Challenge ( UK ) which is an Ice Swimming challenge to encourage swimmers to swim through the winter under IISA rules )

During the summer she becomes a long distance swimmer and has swum in 4 relays of the English Channel, a relay of Loch Ness and a solo 2 Way Windermere 21 miles as well as an English Channel solo in 2015 aborted after more than 13 hours due to string tides and winds. In 2017 she took part in the Lake Geneva Classic 12 swimming across Lake Geneva from Switzerland to France in 6 hours 40 minutes.

She is always happy to speak with anyone keen to take on the challenge of Ice Swimming and can be contacted through Facebook or by email to barkerpab@aol.com or through the links on her website devonandcornwallwildswimming.co.uk

Ice Miles

  Swim
Date
Swim
Location
Water
Temp
Wind
Chill
Swim
Dist.
Swim
Time
Water
Conditions
Air
Temp
Wind
Speed
Support  
1 30 Jan 2014 Kit Hill Quarry, Cornwall, UK 4.30°C 2.20°C 1.00mi 0:47:32 Open Water (Lake) - - Boat view
2 4 Jan 2015 Kit Hill Quarry Cornwall 4.50°C 3.00°C 1.00mi 0:45:13 Open Water (Lake) 5.00°C 13 km/h Kayak view
3 14 Feb 2015 Lough Dan. Co. Wicklow. Rep... 3.80°C 5.60°C 1.00mi 0:44:27 Open Water (Glacial freshwater lake) 7.70°C 13.9 km/h Boat view
4 17 Jan 2016 Kit Hill Quarry, Cornwall, ... 4.73°C 0.00°C 1.00mi 0:45:00 Lake (Lake) 7.00°C - - view
5 23 Nov 2016 Harthill reservoir, Yorkshi... 4.73°C 4.00°C 1.00mi 0:52:00 Lake (fresh water lake) 4.00°C - - view
6 28 Jan 2017 Volendam, Netherland 4.27°C 1.00°C 1.00mi 0:40:22 Pool 1.00°C - - view
7 19 Jan 2018 Volendam, Netherlands 4.00°C 0.90°C 1.00mi 0:42:02 Pool (50 metre outdoor pool) 4.90°C 20 km/h - view
8 11 Feb 2018 Cornwall, England 3.33°C 1.90°C 1.00mi 0:44:51 Lake (Lake) 1.90°C - - view
9 17 Feb 2018 Lake 32, Cirencester, England. 3.07°C 0.00°C 1.00mi 0:42:04 Lake (Lake) - - - view
10 24 Feb 2018 Kit Hill, Cornwall, England 2.97°C -4.50°C 1.00mi 0:48:16 Lake (Lke) 1.10°C 25 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 24:18:00 Crawl 3.90°C 0.00°C         view
2 13 Mar 2016 PYRENEES ICE SWIMMING ... Spain Puigcerdà 25:26:00 Crawl 4.00°C 0.00°C   ER     view
3 17 Dec 2016 River Labe CZ Ice Swim... Czech Republic Hradec Kralove 25:46:00 Crawl 1.60°C -2.70°C         view
4 18 Dec 2016 ICE Cup (D+A) and Aust... Austria Vienna 21:51:98 Crawl 4.30°C -2.00°C Open Water view
5 6 Jan 2017 2nd Ice Swimming Aqua ... Germany Burghausen, Bavaria 24:05:14 Crawl 3.40°C -11.10°C         view
6 21 Jan 2017 World Cup, Polish Cham... Poland Katowice 26:34:64 Crawl 1.50°C 0.00°C         view
7 28 Jan 2017 Dutch open ice swim ch... Netherlands Zwembad De Waterdam in... 24:53:06 Crawl 4.20°C 7.00°C         view
8 30 Dec 2017 Amstel Ice Swim Netherlands Amsterdam 29:27:63 Crawl 4.50°C 0.20°C Open Water view
9 13 Jan 2018 ICE Cup, Polish Champi... Poland Lake 3 Stawy Katowice 22:31:63 Crawl 2.30°C -7.80°C Open Water view
10 21 Jan 2018 Dutch open ice swimming Netherlands Zwembad Waterdam Volendam 24:45:00 Crawl 3.60°C 0.30°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 28 Jan 2017 Dutch open ice swim ch... Zwembad De Waterdam in... Netherlands 200m Freestyle 04:36:68 4.20°C 7.0°C view

Qualifying Swims

  Swim
Date
Swim
Location
Swimmer
Condition
Status Swim
Dist.
Water
Temp
Wind
Chill
Swim
Time
Stroke Observer  
1 26 Nov 2017 Kit Hill Quarry, Cornwall,... Excellent Accepted 1500m 7.20°C 7.00°C 40:00:00 Crawl Katherine Short view
2 03 Dec 2017 Kit Hill Quarry, Cornwall,... Excellent Accepted 1000m 5.50°C 6.50°C 24:30:00 Crawl James Vickery view
3 16 Dec 2017 Lake 32, Cirencester, England. Excellent Accepted 800m 2.50°C 2.50°C 22:00:00 Crawl kareena parkes view

Other Swims

Solo
  Swim
Date
Location
(Description)
Time
Taken
Swim
Distance
Avg Dist.
Per Day
Water
Temp
Wind
Chill
Observer /
Witness
Awards  
1 6 Feb 2016 Lough Dan, Ireland
(4th Eastern Bay...)
40:54 1,609 m - 5.4°C 0°C Fergal Somervile   view
2 3 Feb 2018 Lough Dan. Ireland
(Lake swim)
45:00 1,350 m - 4.4°C [hi]
0°C [lo]
0°C -   view

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