Ice Swimming World Championship is a global winter swimming event, organized by the International Ice Swimming Association (IISA), partnering with the host country and local authorities, gathering hundreds of ice swimmers for an unforgettable ice swimming holiday, allowing them to compete in multiple ice swimming distances, including Ice km event. The host of the III Ice Swimming World Championship 2019 is Murmansk, Russia.
The II Ice Swimming World Championship 2017 was in Burghausen, Germany.
The I Ice Swimming World Championship 2015 was in Murmansk, Russia.
The International Ice Swimming Association (IISA) was formed in 2009 by Ram Barkai together with his swimming mates (Andrew Chin, Toks Viviers, Ryan Stramrood and Kieron Palframan) with a vision to formalise swimming in icy water. IISA passion is swimming in icy waters in every location possible around our globe. In order to allow for that IISA has put in place a well considered set of rules to allow for maximum safety measures in this extreme sport and to regulate swim integrity in terms of distance, time, conditions and safety.
IISA introduced the Ice Mile as its ultimate achievement of swimming in ice waters. An Ice Mile is One Mile in water of 5C or less. The swim must be unassisted and with one pair of goggles, cap and standard swimming costume. The Ice Mile is the ultimate personal challenge that should be followed with all the safety and controls in place.
In 2014 IISA introduced the 1km Ice event. The event allows swimmers to compete in icy waters of 5 degrees Celsius or less under IISA rules for 1000m. IISA is set out to keep world records with its vision to include Swimming as a category in the Winter Olympic Games and make it globally recognised sport.
For more information on history of Ice Swimming, please visit internationaliceswimming.com.
Ice Swimming Arctic Cup is a bright winter swimming event, organized by the Murmansk Cold Swimming Federation, partnering with the administration and the physical culture and sport committee of Murmansk, gathering hundreds of ice swimmers for an unforgettable ice swimming holiday, allowing them to compete in multiple swimming distances. The host of the I Ice Swimming Arctic Cup is Murmansk, Russia.