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IISA 3rd World Championship

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The 3rd IISA World Championship (International Ice Swimming Association 3rd World Championship Murmansk 2019 or the III Ice Swimming World Championships or the III Ice Swimming World Championships 2019) and 1st Arctic Cup was an ice swimming world championship event sanctioned and organized by the International Ice Swimming Association held on 14-18 March 2019 in Lapland Lake Semenovskoye, Murmansk, Russia. Water temperature was between -5°C to -12°C with regular snow.

Schedule[edit]

  • On 14 March, there is an Acclimatization Test Swim for the 500m and 1000m swimmers, a press conference, an ICE conference, and a swimmers briefing.
  • On 15 March, there are 4 heats of both 8 male and female swimmers competing in the IISA World Championship Ice Kilometer. After the world championship heats, there will be 6 heats of both 8 male and female swimmers competing in the 200m freestyle and 500m freestyle and 4 heats of 8 male and female swimmers competing in the 100m breaststroke and 4x50m country relays in the 1st Ice Swimming Arctic Cup.
  • On 16 March, there are 7 heats of both 8 male and female swimmers competing in the IISA World Championship Ice Kilometer. Later that evening, the overall winners will be presented in the central square of Murmansk and the age group winners will be honored in the Azimut Hotel.
  • On 17 March, there are 6 heats of both male and female swimmers competing in the 50m breaststroke, 5 heats of both male and female swimmers competing in the 50m butterfly, and 14 heats of both male and female swimmers competing in the 50m freestyle followed by a gala concert and an awards ceremony and gala reception.

Event Organizer[edit]

Dmitry Blokhin, Deputy Chairperson of Murmansk City Sports Committee

Ice Kilometer Highlights[edit]


by Colin Hill in Murmansk

2019 Ice Swimming Arctic Cup[edit]



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