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Ice Swimming Hall of Fame

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Ram Barkai, inductee (Honor Swimmer) of the Ice Swimming Hall of Fame, Class of 2019
Ram Barkai, inductee (Honor Administrator) of the Ice Swimming Hall of Fame, Class of 2019
Jaimie Monahan, inductee (Honor Swimmer) of the Ice Swimming Hall of Fame, Class of 2019
Bering Strait Relay, inductee (Honor Contributor - Event) of the Ice Swimming Hall of Fame, Class of 2019
Aleksander Brylin, inductee (Honour Swimmer of the Ice Swimming Hall of Fame in the Class of 2019
Henri Kaarma, inductee (Honor Swimmer of the Ice Swimming Hall of Fame in the Class of 2019
Lewis Pugh, OIG, inductee (Honour Swimmer of the Ice Swimming Hall of Fame in the Class of 2019
Mariia Yrjö-Koskinen, inductee (Honor Administrator of the Ice Swimming Hall of Fame in the Class of 2019
Steve Munatones is an Honor Contributor - Media/Promotions of the Ice Swimming Hall of Fame, Class of 2019

noun - The Ice Swimming Hall of Fame is an organization founded in 2018 by various representatives of the sport of ice swimming, led by Ned Denison.

Objective

The objective of the Ice Swimming Hall of Fame is to recognize and honor leading ice and icy water swimmers and contributors to the sport. The Ice Swimming Hall of Fame serves as a historic record and provide heroes and role models for future generations.

Inductees

Class of 2019

The inaugural Class of 2019 were honored at the International Ice Swimming Association IISA 3rd World Championship in Murmansk, Russia on 17 March 2019 and includes the following individuals and team:

Class of 2020

Eligibility

  • Eligibility into the Ice Swimming Hall of Fame requires that all swimmers and contributors must have an international body of work over a period of more than 5 years (that may increase in time).
  • A few exceptions may occur for a single or amazing one-time swim which captures global attention.
  • For swimmers, it is their record of ice swims (5°C and below) and icy swims (above 5°C) that includes podium finishes in Ice Kilometer races and winter swimming events from 25m to 450m; Ice Miles in inspirational, special locations, unprecedented pioneering swims, high altitude swims, and underwater swims under the ice. All must generally be in traditional open water swimming attire (i.e., briefs, not wetsuits).
  • For contributors, this includes administrators, organizing bodies, officials, members of governing bodies, media, coaches, environmentalists and event organizers.
  • Note: The individuals involved in the Bering Strait Relay are described as “Participants in an Honor Event of the Ice Swimming Hall of Fame.”

Nominations

  • Nominations are typically in the form of a single sheet outlining their accomplishments and contributions together with their contact details. Individuals can be nominated for several categories. A nomination (without being selected) is not intended to be made public, is not considered as an honor from the Ice Swimming Hall of Fame and lobbying for selection will discourage voters.
  • Nominations can be directly sent via email to either Elaine Howley at khowley@icloud.com or Ned Denison at ned.denison@corkopenwater.com. Howley and Denison will review the nominations for factual content as eligibility is dependent upon swims and contributions which are recognized by the community and are not actively contested.

Selection Panel

The initial selection panel of the ice Swimming Hall of Fame includes

These individuals will continue as voters for two years (during which they are ineligible for individual honors). All Honor Swimmers and Honor Contributors (with the exception of events) will also become voters.

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