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Ice miler

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Locations of the Ice Sevens swims around the world, governed and ratified by the International Ice Swimming Association
Ice swimming in Murmansk. Photo by Nuala Moore of Ireland
Molly Conroy training at the Conroy Pond for her ice mile at the 2015 Ireland Ice Swimming Championships. Photo by Paul McCambridge / MAC Visual Media
Nuala Moore doing an ice swim in Russia inside the Arctic Circle
Winter swimming or ice swimming by Ram Barkai in Antarctica

noun - An ice miler is an individual who has completed a certified ice mile under the auspices of the International Ice Swimming Association.

Ice Sevens[edit]

Ice milers attempt the Ice Sevens Challenge (ICE 7s or Ice Sevens) which is the ice swimming equivalent of the Oceans Seven and includes an ice mile completed under standard ice swimming rules (i.e., no wetsuit and no neoprene hat) in the following locations. Each swim must be ratified or recognized by the International Ice Swimming Association.

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)

Ice Miles[edit]

As of April 2016, there have been 235 Ice Miles officially completed and ratified by the International Ice Swimming Association including 164 in Europe, 4 in Asia, 6 in the Polar regions, 32 in Africa, 27 in North America, 1 in South America, and 1 in Oceania.

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