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Competitive ice swimming

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noun - Competitive ice swimming includes International Ice Swimming Association-governed and -sanctioned races in the ice swimming community that include 100m freestyle, 100m breaststroke, 200m freestyle, 500m freestyle, 1000m freestyle (Ice Kilometer) held in ice pools or in the open water.

There is a global movement to add a 1 km ice swimming event to the quadrennial Winter Olympic Games where no wetsuits or neoprene will be allowed.

Competitive ice swimming differs from adventure ice swimming that are solo ice swims including Polar Ice Miles, Ice Miles and the Ice Sevens challenge.

International Ice Swimming Association[edit]

The International Ice Swimming Association was founded by Ram Barkai of South Africa and governs open water swims held in water temperatures less than 5°C (41°F).

2017 Ice Swimming Aqua Sphere World Championships[edit]


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.

World Winter Swimming Championships[edit]

The World Winter Swimming Championships are also held annually in Europe where Extreme swimming events attract hundreds of athletes from dozens of countries.

Open Water Swimming in Antarctica[edit]

Ice Sevens Challenge[edit]

The Ice Sevens Challenge or the Ice Sevens is the ice swimming equivalent of the Oceans Seven. Conceived by Ger Kennedy and Steven Munatones, and ratified by the International Ice Swimming Association, to achieve the Ice Sevens, a swimmer must complete a 1-mile swim under standard ice swimming rules (i.e., no wetsuit and no neoprene hat) in the following locations:

o An Ice Mile swum below 5ºC (41ºF) in any location in Europe
o An Ice Mile swum below 5ºC (41ºF) in any location in Oceania
o An Ice Mile swum below 5ºC (41ºF) in any location in Asia
o An Ice Mile swum below 5ºC (41ºF) in any location in North America
o An Ice Mile swum below 5ºC (41ºF) in any location in Africa
o An Ice Mile swum below 5ºC (41ºF) in any location in South America
o An Ice Mile swum below 5ºC (41ºF) in any Polar location at 60º south or below or 70º north or above
o One of the seven Ice Miles must be a documented Zero Ice Mile (defined as a solo mile swim performed at below 1ºC)

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