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Extreme Ice Swim

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noun - Extreme Ice Swim (EIS) or the Extreme Ice Mile (EIM) is a solo ice swimming distance of one statute mile under the following criteria of the International Ice Swimming Association:

EIM Criteria[edit]

EIM is a higher risk Ice Mile attempt with at least one of the below factors:

  • Water temperature is at 2.0°C or lower; or wind chill is -15°CC or lower; or distance attempted is 2.0 km or longer; or expected swim time is 45 minutes or longer; altitude is 2,440 meters (8,000 feet) or higher.
  • International Ice Swimming Association recommends an extra safety measures when attempting an Extreme Ice Mile swim.

Synonym[edit]

Extreme Ice Mile

Origin[edit]

Coined by the International Ice Swimming Association in 2019.

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