Old School Winter Swimming, Louis Lecocq

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. When we look at the award podium and record books of the winter swimming and ice swimming worlds, our eyes immediately go to the fastest and first. World-class swimmers [...]

Big Three Race Head-to-Head In 6.4ºC Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Video shows mid-race at the men's Big Chill Swim in Windermere in rough 6.4ºC (43.5ºF) between Christof Wandratsch (middle lane who finished in 12:42.27), Henri Kaarma (right lane finished [...]

Clash Of The Titans In Windermere

Courtesy of WOWSA at the Big Chill Swim Winter Swimming Gala in Windermere, England. Christof Wandratsch of Germany (on right) is going to face off again against Henri Kaarma of Estonia (on left) at tomorrow's [...]

30 Years Ago In Sicily

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Nino Fazio, the Italian stalwart in the Strait of Messina community, and Christof Wandratsch, the German stalwart in the ice swimming community, first met in the Strait of Messina [...]

Ice Circuit World Rankings – January 2016

Courtesy of Ram Barkai, International Ice Swimming Association. Great athletes can do great things. The Ice is no different. An increasing number of individuals of Olympic pedigree are joining The Ice World - and driving [...]

Petar Stoychev Takes A Major First Step In The Cold

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Petar Stoychev of Bulgaria and Christof Wandratsch were rivals in professional marathon swims and across the English Channel. The mighty duo are among the fastest channel swimmers in history, [...]

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