Photo courtesy of Martin Tschepe, Veitsbronn, Bavaria, Germany. Information courtesy of Ram Barkai, International Ice Swimming Association, Murmansk, Russia.

The International Ice Swimming 3rd World Championships were held in Murmansk, Russia in 2013 and 2015.

But the explosive growth of the ice swimming community over the last few years has led to an overwhelming demand for the spots available at the 3rd IISA World Championships scheduled for March 14th – 18th in the largest city within the Arctic Circle.

The top-seeded athletes in the signature Ice Kilometer include many the Top 20 ranked women in the world:

Women’s World Top 20 Ice Kilometer Rankings:
1. Alisa Fatum (23, Germany) 12:48:70 in 1.40°C water

2. Hanna Bakuniak (22, Poland) 13:05:70 in 3.80°C water

3. Julia Wittig (39, Germany) 13:07:50 in 3.80°C water

4. Ines Hahn (27, Germany) 13:34:83 in 3.40°C water

5. Victoria Mori (25, Argentina) 13:50:57 in 3.70°C water

6. Sabrina Wiedmer (30, Switzerland) 13:58:00 in 4.50°C water

7. Ciara Doran (18, Ireland) 14:02:04 in 4.90°C water

8. Joffle Marion (19, France) 14:06:85 in 4.80°C water

9. Sarah Anne Richter (41, Germany) 14:16:88 in 2.80°C water

10. Renata Nováková (21, Czech Republic) 14:21:00 in 0.08°C water

11. Lenka Sterbova (24, Czech Republic) 14:24:00 in 4.70°C water

12. Elina Mäkinen (25, Finland) 14:34:31 in 3.40°C water

13. Kyra Wijnker (20, Netherlands) 14:37:30 in 1.40°C water

14. Anna DeLozier (55, USA) 14:47:80 in 3.40°C water

15. Jade Perry (36, Great Britain) 14:55:10 in 3.60°C water

16. Jessie Campbell (48, Great Britain) 14:55:42 in 3.40°C water

17. Margot Stenveld (30, Netherlands) 15:00:51 in 3.60°C water

18. Caroline Saxon (27, Great Britain) 15:04:10 in 3.60°C water

19. Aleksandra Bednarek (21, Poland) 15:04:46 in -0.02°C water

20. Magda Okurková (27, Czech Republic) 15:09:91 in 3.40°C water

3rd IISA World Championship Ice Kilometer Seeded Competitors (Female)
Ailén Lascano Micaz (Argentina, 28) 18:00
Alisa Fatum (Germany, 24) 12:48
Andrea Startin (Great Britain, 45) 19:00
Bárbara Hernández Huerta (Chile, 34) 19:00
Birna Hrönn Sigurjósdottir (Iceland, 47) 16:30
Caroline McFarland (Ireland, 49) 18:21
Caroline Saxon (Great Britain, 28) 15:00
Cath Pendleton (Great Britain, 47) 19:00
Ciara Doran (Ireland, 19) 13:40
Debbie Wayman (Great Britain, 57) 18:00
Deirdre King (Ireland, 38) 19:30
Ekaterina Nekrasova (Russia, 39) 22:00
Elena Guseva (Russia, 49) 22:00
Elena Semenova (Russia, 58) 25:00
Elina Mäkinen (Finland, 26) 12:50
Elke Ortloff (Germany, 66) 21:00
Hanna Bakuniak (Poland, 23) 13:05
Heidi Brice (Great Britain, 23) 15:30
Irene van der Laan (Netherlands, 59) 16:06
Jade-Fern Perry (Great Britain, 37) 15:12
Jaimie Monahan (USA, 40) 17:10
Joffle Marion (France, 20) 14:30
Julie-Ann Somers (Ireland, 41) 19:40
Kate Steels (Great Britain, 50) 17:40
Kyra Wijnker (Netherlands, 21) 14:30
Larisa Kharitonova (Russia, 56) 23:00
Lenka Šlehoverová (Czech Republic, 37) 18:00
Marcelle Stiemens (South Africa, 52) 15:00
Margot Stenveld (Netherlands, 31) 15:00
Mirka Novotná (Czech Republic, 55) 30:00
Nikola Kopecká (Czech Republic, 18) 14:45
Olga Sokolova (Russia, 40) 24:00
Pavlína Procházková (Czech Republic, 55) 21:00
Peggy Henning (Germany, 51) 18:45
Renata Nováková (Czech Republic, 22) 14:00
Samantha Whelpton (South Africa, 34) 17:00
Victoria Mori (Argentina, 26) 14:05
Yasmine Pliessnig (Austria, 22) 18:00

For more information on the 2019 International Ice Swimming Association World Championships in Murmansk, visit www.internationaliceswimming.com with the race schedule posted here.

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