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ice and winter swimming

Flight or Fight in the Ice? Learn How From Ger Kennedy

Irish ice swimmer Ger Kennedy will be one of the featured speakers at the upcoming WOWSA Talks & WOWSA Awards at The Olympic Club in San Francisco on November 9th - 11th. His talk is entitled Flight or Fight in the Ice.

The tough Irishman will explain in detail his preparations to swim 2 km in 0.5°C water and air temperatures of -15°C in Russia under the International Ice Swimming Association rules. "From my experience, knowing how difficult and painful the recovery is in 0°C water really challenges one's mental strength and desire to push your limits or not." 

Amstel Ice Swim 2018

Date: 
Sunday, 30 December, 2018 (All day)

Amstel Ice Swim
Sun, 30 Dec 2018

2# Hallstättersee Eisschwimmen

Date: 
Saturday, 1 December, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, 2 December, 2018 (All day)

2. Hallstättersee Eisschwimmen
Sat, 1 Dec 2018 - Sun, 2 Dec 2018

ENTRY STATUS:OPEN
Event Venue:Obertraun
Country:Austria
Country Association:Austria
World Champs:No
National Champs:No
World Cup Event:No

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.

All About Ice Swimming, the Extreme Sport Where Athletes Compete in Sub-Freezing Water

In early 2014, Ram Barkai took a trip to Antarctica. There, Barkai and five others did what most would deem unthinkable: They swam in the Southern Ocean, which was 30 degrees F. Yes, that is below the freezing point of water.

“There was a lot of floating ice of various sizes,” Barkai, 60, tells SELF. “We did swim into ice every now and then, but it’s fine because you’re so frozen you don’t even feel or notice it.”

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.

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