ice and winter swimming

WINTERING IN WHITSTABLE

Feeling frozen out of life, Katherine May waded into the winter sea - and learned not to run straight back out again

The first time I entered the sea to swim at New Year, I thought I might die. I got in, felt my chest tighten, wondered if I would ever draw another breath, and then ran out again.

The Subversive Joy of Cold-Water Swimming

Britons are skipping the heated pool and rediscovering the pleasures of lakes, rivers, and seas—even in winter.

In 1973, Roger Deakin, a British writer and environmental activist, acquired a tumbledown sixteenth-century farmhouse outside the ancient village of Mellis, in Suffolk, and began a restoration, repairing stone walls and replacing roof tiles. 

Fergil Hesterman, Kyra Wijnker Win Ice Kilometer In Volendam

Dutch ice swimmers Fergil Hesterman and Kyra Wijnker threw down some pretty fast 500m and Ice Kilometer times at the Ice Swimming Volendam event on January 18th-19th in zwembad De Waterdam Edam/Volendam, Netherlands.

Polish Championships - Silesia Winter Swimming 2020

Date: 
Saturday, 22 February, 2020 (All day)

IISA Polish Championships - Silesia Winter Swimming 2020
Sat, 22 Feb 2020

3# ICE SWIM IN MOROCCO

Date: 
Saturday, 1 February, 2020 (All day)

Ice Swim in Morocco is the first ice swimming event of its kind in Morocco, with the objective of developing the discipline and offering Moroccan and foreign swimmers a high quality even. Participants can challenge themselves on various distances from 50m to 1 mile. 

The UK’s toughest open water swimming challenge returns to city’s Maryhill Locks

If you are looking for the ultimate challenge in the new year, then think Red Bull Neptune Steps.

The UK’s toughest open water swimming challenge returns to Maryhill Locks this spring.

With the first round of entries selling out in less than a day, a second wave of tickets has been released by Red Bull.

Come in, the water's f-f-freezing: Endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh is preparing for his toughest challenge yet... in Antarctica

Is he mad, or simply superhuman? HARRY MOUNT takes the plunge with him to find out

Lewis Pugh will swim a kilometre across a 'supraglacial' lake in the Antarctic. 
His swim will last between 18 and 21 minutes: enough to kill most human beings.  
The endurance swimmer has trained off the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.

Christof Wandratsch Shows Speed & Stamina At Amstel Ice Swim

Germany’s Christof Wandratsch never used to like or perform well in cold water when he was a professional marathon swimmer in the 1990s.

But times change as Wandratsch has well-deservedly become an icon in ice swimming. The transformation to a truly hardened athlete is complete.

Kyra Wijnker Wins Ice Kilometer At Amstel Ice Swim

Kyra Wijnker won the distance freestyle races (500m + 1000m) at the Amstel Ice Swim on December 28th – 29th at the Roeicentrum Berlagebrug, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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