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Josef Köberl will attempt an Ice Mile at 3,216 meters (10,551 feet) within the glacier crevasse at the Nature Ice Palace on the Hintertux Glacier in Austria in water temperatures between -0.3°C and -1°C in July 2021
Vasily Mosin of Russia competing in the Tyumen Open Cup in Siberia in 0ºC water and -6ºC air temperatures, selected as the finalist in the Outsider Magazine Photo of the Cup. Photo by Nuala Moore, a fellow ice swimmer from Ireland
Ice swimming in Murmansk. Photo by Nuala Moore of Ireland
Molly Conroy training at the Conroy Pond for her ice mile at the 2015 Ireland Ice Swimming Championships. Photo by Paul McCambridge / MAC Visual Media
Nuala Moore doing an ice swim in Russia inside the Arctic Circle
Winter swimming in a pool carved out of a frozen body of water
Winter swimming or ice swimming by Ram Barkai in Antarctica
Locations of the Ice Sevens swims around the world, governed and ratified by the International Ice Swimming Association

noun - Ice swimming is a discipline of open water swimming that is defined as swimming in a body of water that is 5°C or lower. Ice swimming can be conducted in open bodies of water, lidos or any kind of outdoor pool.

Competitive Ice Swimming

Adventure Ice Swimming

Adventure ice swimming includes solo ice swims including Polar Ice Miles, Ice Miles and the Ice Sevens challenge.

International Ice Swimming Association

The International Ice Swimming Association was founded by Ram Barkai of South Africa and conducts 600m and 1-mile swims in open bodies of water whose water temperatures are less than 5°C (41°F).

2017 Ice Swimming Aqua Sphere World Championships


2017 Ice Swimming Aqua Sphere World Championships sanctioned by the International Ice Swimming Association, including the ice kilometer race in Burghausen, Germany.

2017 Ice Swimming Aqua Sphere World Championships sanctioned by the International Ice Swimming Association, including the ice kilometer race in Burghausen, Germany.

World Winter Swimming Championships

The World Winter Swimming Championships are also held annually in Europe where Extreme swimming events attract hundreds of athletes from dozens of countries.

Open Water Swimming in Antarctica

Ice Sevens Challenge

The Ice Sevens Challenge or the Ice Sevens is the ice swimming equivalent of the Oceans Seven. Conceived by Ger Kennedy and Steven Munatones, and ratified by the International Ice Swimming Association, to achieve the Ice Sevens, a swimmer must complete a 1-mile swim under standard ice swimming rules (i.e., no wetsuit and no neoprene hat) in the following locations:

o An Ice Mile swum below 5ºC (41ºF) in any location in Europe
o An Ice Mile swum below 5ºC (41ºF) in any location in Oceania
o An Ice Mile swum below 5ºC (41ºF) in any location in Asia
o An Ice Mile swum below 5ºC (41ºF) in any location in North America
o An Ice Mile swum below 5ºC (41ºF) in any location in Africa
o An Ice Mile swum below 5ºC (41ºF) in any location in South America
o An Ice Mile swum below 5ºC (41ºF) in any Polar location at 60º south or below or 70º north or above
o One of the seven Ice Miles must be a documented Zero Ice Mile (defined as a solo mile swim performed at below 1ºC)

Synonyms

Winter swimming, Extreme swimming, Epiphany swimming, Ice Mile, ice swim, Zero Ice Mile, Ice Sevens, Cold-water swimming, Adventure swimming, Ice hole swimming, Avantouinti (Finnish).

Ice Swimming Videos






Winter Swimming Championships

2014 Olympic Torch Relay

Tyumen Open Cup




Transformation To The Ice


Shelley Taylor-Smith talks with Christof Wandratsch about his transformation to The Ice.

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