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.


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

Thu, 6 Dec 2018 - Sun, 9 Dec 2018

Antarctica Ice Swimming 2018

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

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)

Kotlin race - St. Petersburg to Kronstadt, Russia

Give yourself a challenge and try your strength out in a swimming distance of 25 kilometres -June to September- from St. Petersburg to Kronstadt. This swim which starts from Russia's northern capital and lies along the waves of Gulf of Finland to the port city located on Kotlin Island.

KOTLINRACE organizers engage in registering procedures making the race possible, as well as managing the associated costs. The organizing team assist in the preparation of necessary documents and include the swimmer in the official list of athletes who have managed to cover the race distance from St. Petersburg to the Kotlin island in a specific category (with / no wetsuit, solo / relayrace, relayrace 2 / 3 / 4) keeping to all the rules.

Kotlin race - St. Petersburg to Kronstadt