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ice and winter swimming

Swimming duo conquer ‘ice mile’ – a feat rarer than summiting Everest

A pair of Suffolk swimmers have joined an exclusive group of little more than 200 people worldwide to have completed the ultimate cold water swimming challenge – the Ice Mile.

Alejandra Broglia unió las dos grandes islas de Malvinas

La nadadora argentina de aguas frías Alejandra Broglia unió a nado las islas Jersey Point, en la Gran Malvina, y Fanning Head, en la isla Soledad.

European swimmers come to Coney Island for US Winter Swimming National Championships

Competitive swimmers who participate in swim meets throughout Europe and the U.S. made a pact to reunite for a polar plunge in Coney Island on Saturday.  Some swimmers traveled from as far away as Czechoslovakia and Turkey to participate in the swim meet. Coney Island was a dream destination for many of the swimmers, who always hoped to reunite and compete here.

Channel and Ice Swimmer Nuala Moore

The Ice Swimmer: an Irish journey through the best of both worlds.

As part of a short series sponsored by Audi we meet Nuala Moore, an Irish ice sea swimmer from Dingle in County Kerry and hear what pushes her to extremes.

Worls Championships Winter swimming (not Ice Swimming)

Date: 
Tuesday, 6 March, 2018 - 08:00 to Saturday, 10 March, 2018 - 18:00

Watch the website of Winterswimmng:

Ice swin in Lhesoto

Date: 
Sunday, 13 August, 2017 - 12:00 to Thursday, 17 August, 2017 - 12:00

Read about the spectacular swim in Afrika:

Video from Burghausen

Auf Nachfrage haben wir hier auch noch einen Video-Mitschnitt bei Dunkelheit, mit Flutlicht, der Damen und Herren und jeder Menge Schnee.

Vielen Dank an Wolfgang und seine Crew, der uns diese Zusammenschnitte kostenlos zur Verfügung stellt.

https://youtu.be/k839HCXY1uM

The ice men (and women) cometh!

The problem with hypothermia is that you don’t realise you’ve got it until it’s too late. As the blood is quickly drawn to the vital organs to keep them alive, you first lose coordination, then consciousness, then you die.

That’s if you’re not dead already. The biggest risk of subjecting the body to frigid temperatures – such as open fresh water of five degrees Celsius, or less – is a heart attack. Either way, not many people would survive longer than three quarters of an hour.

Only this Saturday morning, off the very cold shore of Lough Dan in the Wicklow Mountains, 16 people will subject themselves to those exact conditions, wearing nothing more than standard swimming togs, a cap, and goggles: they’ll swim for a mile, and provided the water stays at five degrees Celsius, or less, and they survive within 45 minutes, they’ll be rewarded with the title of International Ice Mile Swimmer.

Making a splash: cold water swimming

There’s something for everyone at the cold water swimming championships at the lido in Tooting, south London: medals for the fastest, an award for the best hat and a mass jump-in in aid of Crisis, the homelessness charity.

10 things you only know if you swim through winter

1 All-year swimmers don’t wear wetsuits. That defeats the purpose.

2 You will never have enough warm clothes. You need many more things than you think you might need, to recover after a cold swim. Thermals, fleeces, your thickest jackets, woolly hats, gloves, socks and scarves. And you won’t want to take them off all day. It’s a pretty strong look.

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