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Winter Swimming Championships

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Winter Swimming Championships in Lake Bled

The Winter Swimming World Championships have been held in various locations including Lake Bled in Slovenia, Helsinki, Jyväskylä, Kajaani, Muonio, Oulu, London, Latvia, Rovaniemi, Finland, and Tyumen, Russia on 8-12 March 2016. It is one of the World's Top 100 Open Water Swims for 2014.

Events

The races at the World Winter Swimming Championships include the following:

  • 25 meter breaststroke
  • 25 meter freestyle
  • 50 meter freestyle
  • Polar Bears - 50 meter swim without timing
  • Seals - 25 meter swim without timing
  • Young Seals - Dip in the water
  • Endurance swim 450 meters
  • Breaststroke relays 4 x 25 meters (note: team must include both genders)
  • International freestyle relays 4 x 25 meters

Locations and Number of Winter World Swimming Championship Participants

2000 - Helsinki, Finland - 500 swimmers
2001 - Jyväskylä, Finland - 700 swimmers
2002 - Kajaani, Finland - 650 swimmers
2004 - Muonio, Finland - 300 swimmers
2006 - Oulu, Finalnd - 980 swimmers
2008 - London, Great Britain - 680 swimmers
2010 - Bled, Slovenia - 790 swimmers
2012 - Latvia
2014 - Rovaniemi, Finland
2015 - Tyumen, Russia - 1,500 swimmers expected
2018 - Tallinn, Estonia

Video

2016 Winter Swimming Championships in Tyumen




Video courtesy of Colin Hill of Chillswim

International Winter Swimming Association World Cup Series

The IWSA World Cup or International Winter Swimming Association Winter Swimming World Cup circuit (WSWC) is a 5-part winter swimming competitive circuit organized by the International Winter Swimming Association, headed by chairperson Mariia Yrjö-Koskinen of Finland and co-organizer Aleksandr Jakovlevs of Latvia.

Winter Swimming World Cup Stages

Stage 1: 7th Jelgavas Roni Cup on 7 November 2015 in Jelgava, Latvia
Stage 2: 4th Big Chill Swim on 6-7 February 2016 in Windermere, England
Stage 3: 5th Scandinavian Winter Swimming Championships on 13-14 February 2016 in Skellefteå, Sweden
Stage 4: 7th Pirita Open on 27 February 2016 in Tallinn, Estonia
Stage 5: 10th Winter Swimming World Championships on 8-12 March 2016 in Tyumen, Russia

Winter Swimming World Cup Series



International Winter Swimming Association Winter Swimming World Cup is held in various countries around the world.

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