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Ice swimmer

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Members of the Antarctica 2020, a series of ice swimming challenges and environmental swims inside the Antarctic Circle (66°33′46.5″ south) that was nominated for the 2020 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year
Nuala Moore doing an ice swim in Russia inside the Arctic Circle
Alexander Brylin, the famed Russian ice swimmer and 2013 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year nominee
Alexander Brylin and colleagues carrying the Olympic torch relay on its way to Sochi, Russia for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in 2ºC (35.6ºF) water in the Amur River
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
Ice swimming in Murmansk, Russia at the Ice Swimming World Championships. Photo by Nuala Moore of Ireland
Vasily Mosin of Russia competing in the Tyumen Open Cup in Siberia in 0ºC water and -6ºC air temperatures, selected as the finalist in the Outsider Magazine Photo of the Cup. Photo by Nuala Moore, a fellow ice swimmer from Ireland

noun - Ice swimmer is an athlete who focuses on ice swimming, either for competition, fitness, adventure or pleasure. It also refers to an individual who has completed an Ice Mile under the auspices of the International Ice Swimming Association.

Usage

Ice swimmer Andrei Sychev swam 2250m in a water temperature of 0.3°C and air temperatures of -33°C in a pool carved out of a frozen river in Tyumen.

Competitive Ice Swimming

Sanctioned races in the sport include 25m freestyle, 25m breaststroke, 100m freestyle, 450m freestyle and endurance events. 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. Christof Wandratsch set a new 1000m world record in 13:00.51 in 0°C water and -5°C air while Renata Novakova set a women's world record in 14:21.68 at the inaugural International Ice Swimming Championships in Murmansk, Russia on 20 March 2015.

Open Water Swimming in Antarctica

Synonyms

extreme swimmer, cold water swimmer, polar bear swimmer, walrus, winter swimmer

Videos

Tyumen Open Water Swimming Cup

2017 Ice Swimming Aqua Sphere World Championships


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.

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