International Winter Swimming Association

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Mariia Yrjö-Koskinen, Chairperson of the International Winter Swimming Association with Anna-Carin Nordin, an Oceans Seven swimmer from Sweden at the 2013 Global Open Water Swimming Conference in Cork, Ireland

noun - The International Winter Swimming Association (IWSA) is a governing body headquartered in Jelgava, Latvia that governs and sanctions the annual Winter Swimming Championships and the Winter Swimming World Cup in various locations around the world.


Its chairperson is Yrjö-Koskinen Mariia of Finland and co-organizer is Aleksandr Jakovlevs of Latvia.

2014 Winter Swimming Championships

Winter Swimming World Cup Series

International Winter Swimming Association Winter Swimming World Cup is held in various countries around the world.

United States Winter Swimming Association

The International Winter Swimming Association sanctions the first Winter Swimming Championship held in North America in Lake Memphremagog, Vermont on 14 February 2015, co-organized by Mariia Yrjö-Koskinen and Aleksandr Jakovlevs of the International Winter Swimming Association, Phil White of the Kingdom Games, and Janet Kylander Manning, R. Cristian Vergara, Melissa O’Reilly, Darren Miller, and Brad McVetta of the United States Winter Swimming Association held in accordance with rules of the International Winter Swimming Association.

IWSA 2020-2021 Season

7 November 2020: 12th Open Winter Swimming Championships Jelgavas Roni Cup in Jelgava, Latvia
4 December 2020: Winter Swimming World Cup on Lake Bled, Slovenia
15 January 2021: Gdynia Winter Swimming Cup in Gdynia, Poland
16 January 2021: Dublin Cold Water Gala in Dublin, Ireland
22 January 2021: Big Neva Cup 2021 in Saint Petersburg, Russia
23 January 2021: 17th Latvian Winter Swimming Championships in Liepaja, Latvia
30 January 2021: UK Cold Water Swimming Championships in London, UK
6 February 2021: Stockholm Winter Swim Open in Stockholm, Sweden
12 February 2021: 10th Scandinavian Winter Swimming Championships in Skellefteå, Sweden
28 February 2021: 53rd Winter Swimming Across The Meuse River in Huy, Belgium
5 March 2021: Scottish Winter Swimming Championships in Kenmore, Aberfeldy, Scotland
25 March 2021: 2nd Open Water Swimming Championships of Karelia in Petrozavodsk, Russia

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