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Irina Andreeva

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Irina Andreeva is the Chairperson for the Committee of Physical Culture and Sports at the City Administration of Murmansk in Russia. Under her administration, the International Winter Swimming Competition (or the International Holiday of the North or the Polar Olympics) are held annually in Murmansk, Russia as well as the Murmansk Mile as part of the open water swim across Kola Bay in Murmansk. She also organizes the first World Ice Swimming Championships (or the International Ice Swimming Association World Championship) on 20 March 2015 and the Russian Open Winter Swimming Championship on 21-22 March 2015 together with Dmitry Blokhin.

Andreeva presented at the 2014 Global Open Water Swimming Conference on the Isle of Bute, Scotland.

Murmansk[edit]

Murmansk is the biggest city in the world inside the Arctic Circle and location of the International Winter Swimming Competition (80th International Holiday of the North or the Polar Olympics) and the Russian Open Winter Swimming Championship conducted by the Department of Physical Culture and Sport of Murmansk. Murmansk is one of the world's capitals of ice swimming. It is the site of the Murmansk Mile and the Festival of Sports in June. The Murmansk Mile is a 1.2 km swim across Kola Bay in water 4-8 degrees C with currents with over 40 ice swimming participants. The Festival of Sports has more than 10,000 participants and spectators in 11 different kinds of sports.

International Ice Swimming Association World Championships[edit]


On 20 March 2015 in Lapland Lake Semenovskoye, Murmansk, Russia

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