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Brrrr-illiant! Wild Swimmer does country proud in sub-zero Antarctic race

A Polish wild swimmer has become the first Pole in history to swim 1km in the freezing cold waters of the Antarctica in less than 15 minutes.

Leszek Naziemiec outpowered nine others to take fifth place in just 14 minutes, 42 seconds at the first Antarctic Ice Swimming race held in Port Lockroy, the north-western point of the continent.

SA swimmer leads 1km Antarctic world record for charity

Ice swimmers who set to out be the first to complete an official 1km swim in the Antarctic have achieved their goal.

At 12.15am yesterday, South African Ram Barkai successfully led 14 ice swimmers from across the globe to complete the swim in the name of charity and to set a Guinness World Record.

Logistical, Operational, Rewarming Issues Way Down Under

Near the bottom of the world in the Southern Ocean, Ram Barkai is leading a team of 14 ice swimmers in the International Ice Swimming Association-organzed Antarctica Ice Kilometer Swim.

Jean Craven, Leszek Naziemiec, Andrey Agarkov, Sergio Salomone, Paolo Chiarino, Clinton Le Sueur, Alexander Brylin, Samantha Whelpton, Diego López Dominguez, Victoria Mori, Yun Feng Wang, Wyatt Song, and Petar Stoychev are planning the logistics of the 1 km swim.

Antarctic swim for Charity

In a “first of its kind” initiative by the International Ice Swimming Association (IISA), 15 swimmers will brave the icy Antarctica to swim 1km for charity and attempt to set a Guiness World Record.

The swim, expected to take place this week when the weather is just right, will attempt to raise R50 000 for Madswimmer.

Setting Off To Swim At The Bottom Of The World

Setting Off To Swim At The Bottom Of The World

Yesterday, a team of ice swimmers including Leszek Naziemiec of Poland, Andrey Agarkov (Андрей Агарков) of Russia, Sergio Salomone of Argentina, Paolo Chiarino of Italy, Clinton Le Sueur of South Africa, Alexander Brylin of Russia, Samantha Whelpton of South Africa, Diego López Dominguez of Spain, Victoria Mori of Argentina, Yun Feng Wang of China, Wyatt Song of Australia, Petar Stoychevof Bulgaria, Jean Craven of South Africa, and Ram Barkai of South Africa set off to their journey to complete the first Ice Kilometer Swim in Antarctica.

WORLD CUP SERIES Rassia, Tyumen

Date: 
Thursday, 6 December, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, 9 December, 2018 (All day)

WORLD CUP SERIES
Thu, 6 Dec 2018 - Sun, 9 Dec 2018

Antarctica Ice Swimming 2018

Date: 
Wednesday, 7 November, 2018 (All day)

Antarctica Ice Swimming 2018
Wed, 7 Nov 2018 - Mon, 19 Nov 2018

Crazy swimmers take a dip in ice-cold Arctic water

Teriberka in the Murmansk Region was the place where the 1,852-meter long Arctic swimming event (Arctic Swim) was held in which 53 "really crazy" people took to the waters and needless to say some of them did not manage to make it to the icy finishing line.

1# Crimea swim, Sudak, Ukraine/Russia

Date: 
Saturday, 20 May, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, 21 May, 2017 (All day)

May 20-21, 2017

Sudak, the Crimea
1 nautical mile, 5 km

American Melissa O'Reilly wins ice swim-off in Russian Arctic race

The Murmansk Mile Sports Festival took place on the shores of Kola Bay in the Russian Arctic on June 27. Participants fought for victory in petanque (a French game involving hollow metal balls), mini-soccer, rugby and sailing, but the most anticipated event was a swim-off across Kola Bay.

The total of 27 men and eight women took part in the swim-off. It is not the first time that many of the swimmers have come to the Mile in search of thrills and chills: the water temperature in different parts of the bay that day ranged from five to nine degrees above zero Celsius (41-48 Fahrenheit)

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