Courtesy of Winter Swimming World Championships, Tallinn, Estonia.

Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, lies on the Baltic Sea and is the country’s cultural and winter swimming hub.

Home to one of the world’s most renowned ice swimmers, Henri Kaarma (aka The Ice Machine), Tallinn offers a traditionally grand venue to showcase the world’s best winter swimmers in March. 1,264 winter swimmers from 34 countries will compete in 13 different age groups in the 25m breaststroke, 25m butterfly, 25m/50m/100m/200m/450m freestyle, and 50m/100m breaststroke races. For more information, visit here.



International Winter Swimming Association World Records:
25m breaststroke
Sanna Aaltonen at the 2014 Winter Swimming World Championships in Rovaniemi, Finland: 18.37
Matt Smith at the 2008 Winter Swimming World Championships in London, United Kingdom: 14.78

50m breaststroke
Diana Puttonen at the 2016 Winter Swimming World Championships in Tyumen, Russia: 40.39
Aleksandr Morgunov at the 2016 Winter Swimming World Championships in Tyumen, Russia: 33.73

25m freestyle
Margarita Karpacheva at the 2016 Winter Swimming World Championships in Tyumen, Russia: 14.11
Aleksei Stepanov at the 2016 Winter Swimming World Championships in Tyumen, Russia: 11.62

50m freestyle
Margarita Karpacheva at the 2016 Winter Swimming World Championships in Tyumen, Russia: 30.63
Aleksei Stepanov at the 2016 Winter Swimming World Championships in Tyumen, Russia: 25.76

100m freestyle
Margarita Karpacheva at the 2016 Winter Swimming World Championships in Tyumen, Russia: 1:05.57
Andrei Goryainov at the 2016 Winter Swimming World Championships in Tyumen, Russia: 57.92

200m Freestyle
Victoria Mori at the 2016 Winter Swimming World Championships in Tyumen, Russia: 2:33.49
Andrei Goryainov at the 2016 Winter Swimming World Championships in Tyumen, Russia: 2:14.63

450m Freestyle
Victoria Mori at the 2016 Winter Swimming World Championships in Tyumen, Russia: 6:07.62
Petar Stoychev at the 2016 Winter Swimming World Championships in Tyumen, Russia: 5:25.39

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