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Sven Elfferich's Ice Kilometer world record in 2019 was nominated for the 2019 WOWSA Awards in the World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year category
Kathryn Pratschke, Redy Redfern, Dee Newell, and Jane Hardy completed Ice Kilometers as part of the Antarctica 2020 International Swim, a series of solo ice swimming challenges and environmental swims inside the Antarctic Circle (66°33′46.5″ south) that was nominated for the 2020 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year

noun - An ice kilometer is a solo swim of one kilometre in length in an open body of water under 5°C (41°F) held under the auspices of the International Ice Swimming Association. Its longer equivalent is an Ice Mile, a solo swim of one mile in length in an open body of water under 5°C (41°F).

Progression of World Records - Female

  • 20 March 2015: Renata Nováková from the Czech Republic at the IISA 1st World Championship in 14:21.0
  • 3 December 2016: Julia Wittig from Germany at the Ice Cup Burghausen powered by Aqua Sphere in 13:07.5
  • 7 January 2018: Hanna Bakuniak from Poland at the Ice Swimming German Open in 13:05.7
  • 6 January 2019: Alisa Fatum from Germany at the Ice Swimming Aqua Sphere German Open in 12:48.7

Progression of World Records - Male

  • 20 March 2015: Christof Wandratsch from Germany at the IISA 1st World Championship in 13:00.0
  • 10 January 2016: Petar Stoychev from Bulgaria at the Aqua Sphere Ice Swimming German Open Burghausen in 12:28.0
  • 6 January 2017: Petar Stoychev from Bulgaria at the 2nd Ice Swimming Aqua Sphere World Championships in 12:15.9
  • 16 February 2019: Sven Elfferich from the Netherlands at the Austrian Ice Swimming Championships in 11:55.4

International Ice Swimming Association

The International Ice Swimming Association is the recognized governing body of ice swimming around the globe. Its membership includes Warm Members, Cold Members and Ice Members.

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.

Ireland

The Ireland Ice Kilometer is held in Camlough Lake, Ireland in February 2015, supported by the International Ice Swimming Association, World Open Water Swimming Association, Camlough Lake Water Festival, and the Irish Long Distance Swimming Association.

Ireland Ice Swimming Championships


Video by Pádraig Mallon at the 2015 Ireland Ice Swimming Championships, hosted by the Camlough Lake Water Festival at Wild Water Armagh (Conroy Pond) in Northern Ireland.

South African Ice Swimming Championships


2016 South African Ice Swimming Championships sanctioned by the International Ice Swimming Association, an ice kilometer high-altitude race in Lesotho.

Antarctica Ice Kilometer Swim


Diego López Dominguez, the Global Swimmer, completing the Antarctica Ice Kilometer Swim in Mikkelsen Bay in the Southern Ocean along the Antarctic Peninsula on 25 November 2018 together with Clinton Le Sueur of South Africa, Wyatt Song of Australia, Petar Stoychev of Bulgaria, Victoria Mori of Argentina, Jean Craven of South Africa, and Ram Barkai of South Africa in -1.2°C.

Ice Kilometer Highlights at IISA 3rd World Championship


by Colin Hill in Murmansk at the IISA 3rd World Championship, sanctioned by the International Ice Swimming Association

Synonyms

kilometre ice swim, ice kilometre, ice swim

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