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Ice Swimming World Championship

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The Ice Swimming World Championship was nominated for the World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year by the World Open Water Swimming Association for its WOWSA Awards, a recognition of outstanding men, women, performances and offerings around the globe
Nuala Moore of Ireland ice swimming in Murmansk, Russia inside the Arctic Circle at the Polar Olympics
Albert Sobirov at the inaugural Ice Swimming World Championships in Murmansk, Russia on 20 March 2015. Photo courtesy of Ella Antibetova
Albert Sobirov racing against Henri Kaarma of Estonia and Christof Wandratsch of Germany in the 1000m race at the inaugural Ice Swimming World Championships in Murmansk, Russia. Photo courtesy of Nuala Moore
Paolo Chairino at the 1000m race at the inaugural Ice Swimming World Championships in Murmansk, Russia. Photo by Nuala Moore
Ice swimming in Murmansk, Russia at the Ice Swimming World Championships. Photo by Nuala Moore of Ireland

The inaugural World Ice Swimming Championships (or the International Ice Swimming Association World Championship) was held in Murmansk, Russia on 20 March 2015 in 0.8°C (33.4°F) water and -6°C air temperatures in Semenovskoe Lake under the sanction and auspices of the International Ice Swimming Association.

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 and organised by Irina Andreeva and Blokhin Dmitry.

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°C with currents with over 40 ice swimming participants that is organised by Blokhin Dmitry. The Festival of Sports has more than 10,000 participants and spectators in 11 different kinds of sports.

2015 Ice Swimming World Championship Results[edit]

Female - ages 18-24
1. Renata Novakova (Czech Republic) 14:21.82
2. Elina Makinen (Finland) 15:12.22
3. Iveta Novakova (Czech Republic) 16:27.20
Алина Цыпленкова Alina Tsyplenkova (Russia) DNF

Female - ages 25-29
1. Zani Muller (South Africa) 20:39.17
Ольга Андрюнина Olga Andryunina (Russia) DNF

Female - ages 30-34
1. Melissa O'Reilly (USA) 17:00.67

Female - ages 35-39
1. Jamie Monahan (USA) 18:23.52

Female - ages 40-44
1. Annette Heather Daly (Zimbabawe) 21:46.06
2. Елена Гусева Elena Guseva (Russia) 23:07.06

Female - ages 45-49
1. Katherine Fryatt (England) 19:30.74
2. Nuala Anne Moore (Ireland) 22:38.33
Наталья Серая Natalia Seraya (Russia) DNF

Female - ages 50-54
1. Татьяна Александрова Tatiana Alexandrova (Russia) 22:50.10
Нина Свешникова Nina Sveshnikova (Russia) DNF

Male - ages 25-29
1. Эдуард Ходаковский Edward Khodakovsky (Russia) 15:50.24
Евгений Рабинович Evgeny Rabinovich (Russia) DNF

Male - ages 35-39
1. Альберт Cобиров Albert Sobirov (Russia) 13:41.25
2. Craig Lenning (USA) 14:26.14
3. Patrick Corcoran (Ireland) 16:08.21
4. Анатолий Лебедев Anatoly Lebedev (Russia) 16:38.46
5. Евгений Малайки Evgeny Malaykin (Russia) 20:06.10
6. Александр Брылин Alexandr Brylin (Russia) 20:14.62
7. Алексей Лисов Alexey Lisov (Russia) 20:21.24
8. Wyatt Song (Australia) 20:45.76

Male - ages 40-44
1. Henri Kaarma (Estonia) 14:17.01
2. Ryan Stramrood (South Africa) 14:27.46
3. Kieron Palframan (South Africa) 15:41.12
4. Jakub Valnicek (Czech Republic) 16:51.65
5. Алексей Замыслов Andrey Zamyslov (Russia) 18:47.72
6. Дмитрий Вахрушев Dmitry Vakhruhev (Russia) 23:05.68
David Andrew Taitz (South Africa) DNF

Male - ages 45-49
1. Christof Wandratsch (Germany) 13:00.52
2. Sergio Daniel Salomone (Argentina) 15:49.45
3. Григорий Прокопчук Grigory Prokopchuk (Russia) 18:21.99
4. Paolo Chiarino (Italy) 18:25.87
5. Gerard Kennedy (Ireland) 20:35.52
6. Андрей Сычев Andrey Sychev (Russia) 22:26.79
7. Alexandre Fuzeau (France) 24:16.86

Male - ages 50-54
1. Владимир Чегорин Vladimir Chegorin (Russia) 17:54.84
2. Юрий Неупокоев Yury Neupokoev (Russia) 20:03.26
3. Андрей Агарков Andrey Agarkov (Russia) 22:35.89

Male - ages 55-59
1. Rory Fitzgerald (England) 14:22.92
2. Ram Barkai (South Africa) 16:39.96
3. Jiri Kurina (Czech Republic) 25:29.74
Игорь Гусаров Igor Gusarov (Russia) DNF
Валерий убаньков Valery Gubankov (Russia) DNF
Николай Петшак Nickolay Petshak (Russia) DNF
Михаил Андропов Mikhail Andronov (Russia) DNF

Male - ages 60-64
1. Александр Зеленецкий Alexandr Zelenetsky (Russia) 22:31.48

Women – ages 18-29 – 450m Freestyle
1. Elina Makinen (Finland) 6:20.49
2. Iveta Novakova (Czech Republic) 7:01.28
3. Irina Purtova (Russia) 7:21.82
4. Zani Muller (South Africa) 8:22.98
5. Alina Tsyplenkova (Russia) 10:00.60
6. Osman Vinokurova (Russia) 13:56.36
Women – ages 30-39 – 450m Freestyle
1. Jaimie Monahan (USA) 7:34.46
2. Natalia Usacheva (Russia) 8:18.72
Women – ages 40-44 – 450m Freestyle
1. Anna-Carin Nordin (Sweden) 7:03.21
2. Elena Guseva (Russia) 8:28.42
7. Annette Daly (Zimbabwe) 9:05.29
8. Natalia Nesterova (Russia) 11:11.38
Women – ages 45-49 – 450m Freestyle
1. Katherine Fryatt (England) 7:42.75
2. Nuala Anne Moore (Ireland) 9:08.07
3. Elena Galiulina (Russia) 10:11.60
4. Natalia Seray (Russia) 11:38.57
Women – ages 50-54 – 450m Freestyle
1. Outi Makinen (Finland) 8:52.66
2. Tatiana Alexandrova (Russia) 9:32.00
3. Nina Sveshnikova (Russia) 10:46.95
4. Larisa Kharitonova (Russia) 10:48.71
5. Olga Golubeva (Russia) 11:49.76
Women – ages 55-59 – 450m Freestyle
1. Galina Takchinakova (Russia) 17:50.66
Women – ages 60-64 – 450m Freestyle
1. Tatiana Khomutova (Russia) 16:04.04
Women – ages 65-69 – 450m Freestyle
1. Nadezhda Dudina (Russia) 9:58.84

Men – ages 18-29 – 450m Freestyle
1. Grigory Ermola (Russia) 5:43.80
2. Eduard Khodakovsky (Russia) 6:21.69
3. Evgeny Rabinovich (Russia) 6:22.69
4. Evgeny Latyshev (Russia) 7:10.24
Men – ages 30-39 – 450m Freestyle
1. Albert Sobirov (Russia) 5:40.91
2. Alexey Kovrigin (Russia) 5:48.23
3. Anatoly Lebedev (Russia) 6:28.92
4. Patrick Corcoran (Ireland) 6:55.67
5. Pavel Rudzinski (Poland) 7:22.40
6. Evgeny Malaykin (Russia) 7:44.01
7. Wyatt Song (Australia) 7:54.17
8. Alexandr Brylin (Russia) 8:38.68
9. Roman Solodovnik (Russia) 9:53.84
10. Artem Khomenko (Russia) 10:36.65
11. Sergey Meland (Russia) 10:50.40
12. Andrey Martynov (Russia) 11:40.76
Men – ages 40-44 – 450m Freestyle
1. Henri Kaarma (Estonia) 5:46.62
2. Jakub Valnicek (Czech Republic) 6:57.66
3. Andrey Zamyslov (Russia) 7:22.1
4. Igor Filatov (Russia) 7:22.62
5. Dmitry Semenov (Russia) 8:44.05
6. Dmitry Valkrushev (Russia) 8:58.19
7. David Andrew Taitz (South Africa) 11:25.71
Men – ages 45-49 – 450m Freestyle
1. Grigory Prokopchuk (Russia) 8:14.9
2. Gerard Kennedy (Ireland) 8:43.04
3. Erik Legua (Russia) 8:46.60
4. Alexandre Fuzeau (France) 9:18.53
5. Andrey Sychev (Russia) 9:31.50
6. Victor Olkhovatsky (Russia) 10:01.76
7. Allen Evans (Ireland) 10:42.24

Men – ages 50-54 – 450m Freestyle
1. Vladimir Danchenkov (Russia) 6:51.62
2. Yury Neupokoev (Russia) 7:45.16
3. Andrey Agarkov (Russia) 8:57.69
4. Jiri Kurina (Czech Republic) 11:00.26
5. Alexandr Cherkasov (Russia) 11:04.36
6. Barry O’Connor (Ireland) DNF
Men – ages 55-59 – 450m Freestyle
1. Rory Fitzgerald (England) 6:01.70
2. Mikhail Andronov (Russia) 8:53.72
3. Zhou Hamming (China) 9:15.19
4. Nickolay Petshak (Russia) 9:28.49
5. Vyacheslav Zonon (Russia) 10:06.84
6. Igor Gusarov (Russia) 10:31.88
7. Mikhail Nazarov (Russia) DNF
8. Sergey Sidorov (Russia) DNF
9. Alexandr Skokov (Russia) DNF
Men – ages 60-64 – 450m Freestyle
1. Alexandr Zelenetsky (Russia) 7:34.54
2. Valery Grigorevsky (Russia) 10:08.26
3. Alexandr Maykov (Russia) 12:54.56
Men – ages 65-69 – 450m Freestyle
1. Rafail Yakupov (Russia) 9:14.05
2. Victor Fokin (Russia) 12:07.91

Ice Swimming Videos[edit]







International Ice Swimming Association World Championships[edit]


On 20 March 2015 in Lapland Lake Semenovskoye, Murmansk, Russia, sanctioned by the International Ice Swimming Association

2015 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year Nominees[edit]

The Ice Swimming World Championship is nominated for the 2015 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year by the World Open Water Swimming Association.

1. Axis Buoy by FINIS (U.S.A.)
2. Best Places To Swim by Orca (New Zealand)
3. Chillswim Coniston by Chillswim (Great Britain)
4. Find A Way by Diana Nyad (U.S.A.)
5. IOLITE by Stephen Holm, Raymond Rogers, Justin Peck (U.S.A.)
6. Lake Geneva Swimming Association by Ben Barham (Switzerland)
7. Madswimmers Charity Swims by Jean Craven (South Africa)
8. Samsung Boğaziçi Kıtalararası Yüzme Yarışı (Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swim) by the National Olympic Committee of Turkey (Turkey)
9. Sting No More™ by Dr. Angel Yanagihara (U.S.A.)
10. Swim Across America (U.S.A.)
11. SwimCross (Switzerland)
12. SwimEars® by Hans Henrik Heming (Denmark)
13. Swimmit by Ivan Peralta (Spain)
14. SwimTrack by Evan Morrison (U.S.A.)
15. WEST (Water World Swimming Therapy) (Israel)
16. World Ice Swimming Championships (Russia)

2015 WOWSA Award Nomination[edit]

World Ice Swimming Championships in Russia
In the fast-growing niche in the open water swimming world, competition got really kick-started with the inaugural World Ice Swimming Championships where relays and the 1 km swim were the highlights of the competition with athletes like Christof Wandratsch of Germany and Renata Novakova of Czech Republic. Safety, preparation, pomp and circumstance were the themes of the day while the athletic performances were off the charts. With the air temperature around Lake Semenovskoe in Murmansk at -7°C and the water temperature at 0.8°C, the biggest city in the world inside the Arctic Circle, showcased history's greatest ice swimming competition at the World Ice Swimming Championships in Murmansk. For providing a venue and circumstances for mind-boggling performance literally in the ice, for a level of pomp and circumstance worthy of a world championship event in front of a global audience, and for setting the stage for an entire generation of international ice swimming exploits, the World Ice Swimming Championships in Murmansk is a worthy nominee for the 2015 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year.

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