Please check out our new page- Ice Swimming this is a page to inform people who are looking to get into ice swimming!
Why do people swim in the ice? 🏊♀️
Now, the hobby is nothing new. It’s been around for centuries in the cold climates of Russia and Finland. People have been crossing the notoriously frosty, 21-mile-long English Channel without wet suits since at least the 1800’s.
So why do people do it?
👉 It can give you a natural high…
Cold water swimming is known to activate endorphins. Cold water swimming brings us close to the pain barrier. Endorphins are released when we’re in pain, to help us cope with it.
👉 It can reduce stress…
Cold water swimming places stress on the body physically and mentally. Some studies have identified the link between cold water and stress reduction.
👉 You can meet some incredible people…
There is a great sense of community amongst cold water swimmers. There’s nothing that brings people together like facing a challenge and sharing the experience as a group.
👉 It burns calories…
The heart has to pump faster in cold water and the body must work harder to keep everything warm whilst swimming.
If you are interested in getting into cold water swimming please do drop us a message because, as much fun as it is, it’s also dangerous. We do not condone doing this without understanding the safety risks! If you do have any questions please do message! 💬
Tag your friends in the comments to see if they’d be up for joining you! 🥶
a short update regarding Ice Swimming and developments.
Country Chairs - please share.
IISA 4th World Champ 2021 - Katowice
We are waiting for a final confirmation from Poland regarding safety and permits, due to COVID. We hope to receive positive feedback in a couple of weeks' time. Once we are 95% certain (no more 100% in current reality) - we will open entries.
We broadcasted 4 episodes so far. they are fascinating and educating to anyone doing extreme sports, cold water, long-distance, and ICE! - you can find them on youtube under WOWSA.
Our website is being rejuvenated. We decided to revamp the current website and deal with a new one once life gets back to "normal".
In the meantime, all distances are now attracting world records and World Champ titles.
Including Age Groups and Disability/Para categories.
We added GPPS and Alltitiude to better observe locations and extreme ice miles.
We added the extreme ice mile table - it takes all past [and future] extreme ice miles.
Ice Mile application - will allow you to edit your application if you needed to change info or add one until it is verified or rejected.
Ice Mile now records "speed" which is the time it took you to complete 1 mile. Regardless of how far you swam.
Last but not the least, we managed to get some help from a wonderful PR social media company in London.
We are looking for nice images or short videos with a story to tell.
Please send us content, we want to see YOU in the ICE!
IISA is looking for a social media expert to help it with its online growth. It is not a paid position yet, but it is promised to be a very interesting position. We are looking for an individual, not a company, with some extra time on their hands and deep knowledge of the various social media platform. pls DM Ram Barkai