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International Ice Swimming Association Netherlands

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International Ice Swimming Association Netherlands (or IISA Netherlands is an ice swimming governing body in the Netherlands.

History[edit]

The IISA Netherlands was founded on 4 September 2017 by Richard Broer, Fergil Hesterman and Christa Hesterman-van Beers with Irene van der Laan and Jac Guijt as board members.

Objectives[edit]

The IISA Netherlands promotes ice swimming in the Netherlands by setting up training groups and encouraging people to organize competitions. In 2019, there are three sanctioned events: the Amstel Ice Swim, the Dutch Championships Ice Swimming, and the Bodengraven Ice Swim. The IISA Netherlands also actively organizes official courses to train more IISA officials.

International Ice Swimming Association[edit]

The International Ice Swimming Association (or IISA) is an extreme swimming governing body that was founded by Ram Barkai to conduct and govern extreme cold water swimming events (e.g., ice miles) where the maximum water temperature is 41°F (5°C) and wetsuits are not allowed. It was selected as the 2013 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year. The IISA oversees and ratifies Ice swims all over the world including England (British Ice Swimming Championships in Windermere) and Ireland (Ireland Ice Swimming Championships). Its Fraserburg event is one of the World's Top 100 Open Water Swims. The IISA organizes and sanctions the Ice Cup or International Ice Swimming Association World Cup circuit.

Affiliates[edit]

IISA Germany, IISA Great Britain, IISA Ireland, IISA Austria

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