Chilling With Chin

Back in the winter of 2009, Andrew Chin and Ram Barkai took on an unprecedented challenge - to swim in Lake Zürich in the dead of winter. This is Chin's first-person account: The Lake Zürich [...]

Exploring Extremes, Swimming In Siberia

Ram Barkai, Ryan Stramrood and Kieron Palframan will be heading to Siberia in mid-winter for a swim in a frozen river. Without their fellow International Ice Swimming Association co-founders Toks Viviers and Andrew Chin, the [...]

Bering Strait Relay Members Confirmed

Ram Barkai (shown below), Kieron Palframan, Ryan Stramrood and Andrew Chin (South Africa), Rafal Ziobro (Poland), Zdenek Talmicka and Petr Tomasek (Czech Republic), Jack Bright (United Kingdom), Nuala Moore and Anne Marie Ward (Ireland), Alexander [...]

As The World Turns, Temperatures Drop

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. As the Northern Hemisphere days get shorter, the nights get longer and the temperature lower, we are reminded of the five hardy teammates from Cape Town.Ram Barkai, Kieron Palframan, [...]

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