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Alisa Fatum

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Alisa Fatum, reigning world Ice Kilometer champion as certified by the International Winter Swimming Association and Queen of the ICE
Alisa Fatum, reigning world Ice Kilometer champion as certified by the International Winter Swimming Association
Alisa Fatum, world record holder in the Ice Kilometer as certified by the International Ice Swimming Association
Alisa Fatum was nominated for the 2019 WOWSA Awards in the World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year category

Alisa Fatum (born 1995) is a 27-year-old German ice swimmer from Leipzig representing Ssv Leutzsch / Team Aqua Sphere.

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2020 WOWSA Awards

The Ice Kilometer by Alisa Fatum was nominated for the 2020 WOWSA Awards in the World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year category with the following nomination: At the 6th Ice Swimming Aqua Sphere German Open & IISA® World Cup, Alisa Fatum outdid herself – and faster than the entire rest of the field, including both men and women. In the early-season race, the 25-year-old German ice swimming speedster swam a 12 minute 49 second Ice Kilometer, even beating Olympian Rostislav Vítek (12:53), world champion Christof Wandratsch (13:22), American star Colin Bushweller (13:24), and Dutch icon Fergil Hesterman (13:37). In nearly breaking her own world record, she averaged a 1:16.9 per 100m without the benefit of a dive or flip turns in the 25-meter pool in Veitsbronn, Germany. For swimming only 4 tenths of a second slower than her existing Ice Kilometer World Record of 12:48:60, for swimming the 11th fastest Ice Kilometer in history including all males and females, and for elevating the expectations about the potential speed of elite female ice swimmers in the eyes of the global swimming community, the fast Ice Kilometer by Alisa Fatum of Germany is a worthy nominee for the 2020 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year.

2019 WOWSA Awards

Fatum was nominated for the 2019 WOWSA Awards in the World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year category with the following nomination: Alisa Fatum is so fast that only 5 men in history (Sven Elfferich, Petar Stoychev, Fergil Hesterman, Conor Turner and Rostislav Vítek) have swum a faster Ice Kilometer than her world record of 12:48:70 that she set at the Ice Swimming Aqua Sphere German Open in Germany. Relative to the world's top male swimmers, Fatum holds the fastest relative time of any female at any distance or any stroke - as she swam in 1.40°C water. Her other two Ice Kilometers of 2019 were also incredibly fast: 13:21:16 at the Zollhaus Open and 13:02:39 in 0.00°C water at the International Ice Swimming Association World Championships where she would have placed 6th among the world's fastest men). The 24-year-old also won the 50m butterfly (32:76), 50m freestyle (29:68), 200m freestyle (2:20:00), and 500m freestyle (6:19:40) - with no flip turns or dives - at the IISA® World Cup in Veitsbronn. For winning the Ice Kilometer and 500m freestyle and finishing 2nd in the 50m butterfly and 50m freestyle at the IISA 3rd World Championship within the Arctic Circle, for winning the inaugural IISA World Cup Series title, and for elevating the expectations and speed of female ice swimmers so early in her emerging career, Alisa Fatum is a worthy nominee for the 2019 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year.

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