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Ice Swimming Aqua Sphere German Open

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The 4th Ice Swimming Aqua Sphere German Open, 2018, in Veitsbronn, Germany
Ice Swimming Aqua Sphere World Championships and the 3rd Ice Swimming Aqua Sphere German Open in Wöhrsee, Burghausen, Germany
2016 Ice Swimming German Open poster
2015 Ice Swimming German Open poster

The first Ice Swimming German Open or the Aqua Sphere Ice Swimming competition is held in Wöhrsee, Burghausen, Germany. The 2nd Ice Swimming Aqua Sphere World Championships and the 3rd Ice Swimming Aqua Sphere German Open (or the Aqua Sphere Ice Swimming German Open Burghausen) will be held 5-8 January 2017 and is an extraordinary ice swimming challenge in Burghausen, Bavaria. The Ice Swimming Aqua Sphere German Open is an ice swimming competition that is part of the global ice circuit, a series of ice swimming competitions around the world that adhere to the rules and regulations of the International Ice Swimming Association. For the 4th Ice Swimming Aqua Sphere German Open (Jan. 5-7th) the venue was changed to Veitsbronn, Franconia.

Race Distances[edit]

25m, 50m, 100m, 200m, 500m, 1000m in water temperatures lower than 5°C.

Athletes[edit]

Participants include extreme swimmers like Christof 'Wandi' Wandratsch.

Competition Venue[edit]

An ice-free competition pool at Wöhrsee, Burghausen, site of the world’s longest castle. 2018: open air pool in Veitsbronn, Franconia

2017 Ice Swimming Aqua Sphere World Championships[edit]


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

2015-2016 Ice Circuit[edit]

July 15th 2015 - International Ice Swimming Association South Africa
1 km Championships in Matroosberg Dam, South Africa
Ram Barkai, Event Director

December 19th 2015 - Riber Labe CZ Ice Swim
1 km in Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic [river]
Jakub Valnicek, IISA Officer; Jiri Kurina, Event Director
Water Temperature: 4.5°C
Air Temperature: 0.0°C
Contact: kurina@goto.cz
Website: www.internationaliceswimming.com

December 20th 2015 - Austrian Ice Swimming Championships
1 km in Wien, Austria [lake]
Josef Köberl, Event Director
Water Temperature: 0.0°C
Air Temperature: 0.0°C
Contact: kcc-2014@eclipso.at
Website: Facebook page

January 8th - 10th 2016 - Aqua Sphere Ice Swimming German Open Burghausen
1 km in Burghausen, Germany [pool]
Christof Wandratsch, IISA Official; Oliver Halder, Event Director
Water Temperature: 0.0°C
Air Temperature: 0.0°C
Contact: info@ice-swimming.eu
Website: www.ice-swimming.eu

January 23rd 2016 - Polish Championships in Winter Swimming 1 km IISA
1 km in Katowice, Poland [lake]
Leszek Naziemiec, Event Director
Water Temperature: 0.0°C
Air Temperature: 0.0°C
Contact: leszeknaziemiec@gmail.com
Website: ilesiawinterswimming.com

January 30th - 31st 2016 - International Ice Swimming Association Ireland 1K National Championships
1 km in Wild Water, Armagh, Ireland [pool]
Padraig Mallon, IISA Official; Jacqueline McClelland, Event Director
Water Temperature: 0.0°C
Air Temperature: 0.0°C
Contact: iisaireland@yahoo.co.uk
Website: www.iisaireland.ie

January 30th - 31st 2016 - Dutch Open Ice Swim Championships
1 km in Zwembad De Waterdam in Volendam, Netherlands [pool]
Marcel Stroet, Event Director
Water Temperature: 0.0°C
Air Temperature: 0.0°C
Contact: marcel@openwaterswimming.club
Website: www.openwaterswimming.club

February 26th 2016 - Estonian 1 km Ice Swimming Championships
1 km in Tallinn, Estonia [river]
Henri Kaarma, Event Director
Water Temperature: 0.0°C
Contact: piritaopen@gmail.com
Website: piritaopen.blogspot.co.uk

TBA - Russia IISA 1 km Championships
1 km in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia
Irina Makarova, Event Director

TBA - IISA Great Britain 1 km Championships
1 km in the UK
Pauline Barker, Event Director

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