Courtesy of Jaimie Monahan, Rivers Landing Lake, Prospect, Kentucky.

Stephen Rouch completed an International Ice Swimming Association-ratified Ice Mile in 25 minutes 12 seconds in the 4°C water of Rivers Landing Lake in Prospect, Kentucky on January 23rd.

The 35-year-old’s ice swimming achievement was very close to where he completed the Ironman Louisville on 11 October 2015 in 14 hours, 28 minutes 33 seconds to become an Iron Iceman.

The software developer from Indianapolis, Indiana was named one of the World’s 50 Most Adventurous Open Water Men in 2019.

Mary Stella Stabinsky took the photo on left of Rouch at last weekend’s Memphremagog Winter Swimming Festival where he won three individual freestyle events.

50m Freestyle Men’s Top 5 Results at Memphremagog Winter Swimming Festival
1. Stephen Rouch 31:05
2. Jeremy Whelchel 31:10
3. Arik Thormahlen 32:29
4. Robert Dionne 33:63
5. Juan Gabriel Acosta 33:63

100m Freestyle Men’s Top 5 Results at Memphremagog Winter Swimming Festival
1. Stephen Rouch 1:06.81
2. Christopher Graefe 1:11.36
3. Jeremy Whelchel 1:14.18
4. Brian Jaskot 1:16.01
5. Andrew Wallace 1:17.11

200m Freestyle Men’s Top 5 Results at Memphremagog Winter Swimming Festival
1. Stephen Rouch 2:33.95
2. Christopher Graefe 2:39.72
3. Diego Lopez 2:46.88
4. Brian Jaskot 2:54.27
5. Ted Hirsch 2:54.57

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