ice and winter swimming

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)

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

Watch the website of Winterswimmng:

Ice swin in Lhesoto

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.

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.

Groom says I a bitterly cold river swim before he ties the knot

It might not be the most usual way of stopping pre-wedding nerves, but for one groom, a bitterly-cold open-water swim proved just the tonic. Richard Canterbury, from York, wanted to do something to take his mind off the pressures of the big day, so just hours before he tied the knot at Alnwick Treehouse, he decided to take the plunge in the North Sea and the River Aln.

Brave swimmers take on icy waters for Chilly Dippers

SWIMMERS braved the freezing weather to take a dip in the icy waters of Cotswold Water Park on Saturday in an event which aims to encourage people to get into open water swimming.

Since its inception two years ago, Chilly Dippers is organised by Waterland Outdoor Pursuits and South West Swim and comprises of a series of four events every winter with the aim to encourage people to try the sport as it grows in popularity across the UK.

Notts open water swimmer to tackle Irish lake as cold as waters where Titanic sank

A Nottinghamshire open water swimmer will tackle a swim across an Irish lake in water that is as cold as the waters where Titanic sank.

Adam Walker became the first Brit to swim the Ocean’s Seven, which consists of seven long-distance open-water swims across the world.

He is now preparing to take on a thirty minute swim across an Irish lake in nothing but his swimming trunks.