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Paradise Harbour

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Jaimie Monahan stepping into Paradise Bay in Antarctica in 2015. Photo by Arik Thormahlen
Jaimie Monahan stepping into Paradise Bay in Antarctica in 2015. Photo by Arik Thormahlen
Ger Kennedy swam a Polar Zero Ice Mile as part of the Antarctica 2020 International Swim, a series of solo 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

Paradise Harbor, also known as Paradise Bay, is a wide embayment behind Lemaire and Bryde Islands in Antarctica, indenting the west coast of Graham Land between Duthiers and Leniz Points. The name was first applied by whalers operating in the vicinity and was in use by 1920. It is one of only two harbors used for cruise ships to stop on the continent; the other is Neko Harbor.

Open Water Swimming in Antarctica

A Polar Zero Ice Mile is an Ice Mile swim completed under 1ºC water in the polar region.

Antarctica Polar Zero Ice Mile


Ger Kennedy completed a Polar Zero Ice Mile in 0.5ºC water and 2.0ºC air temperature in Paradise Bay, Antarctica in February 2020.

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