Winter Swimming In China

Winter Swimming In China Courtesy of Roman Karkachev, Taierzhuang, China. Snow + swimming = winter swimming. The International Winter Swimming Association is offering an 8-day event for 550€ that covers the 6th International Winter Swimming [...]

2015-2016 IWSA Winter Swimming World Cup

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Mariia Yrjö-Koskinen of the International Winter Swimming Association produced a video to introduce the 5-part IWSA Winter Swimming World Cup. Headed by chairperson Yrjö-Koskinen and co-organizer Jakovlevs, the Winter [...]

Sarchet Swimming Strong

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Adrian Sarchet (black hat above) spends much of his hours on dryland as a solicitor. He was called as an Advocate of the Royal Court of Guernsey in 2002. [...]

Cooperative Camaraderie In The Cold

Video and results courtesy of Colin Hill of Big Chill Swim in Windermere. Colin Hill never fails to surprise and impress. Hill has a remarkable track record of bringing people together. Initially at the Great [...]

Getting High On Winter Swimming

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Before the days of the International Winter Swimming Association and the International Ice Swimming Association, far far away from the Russian, Czech and Chinese centers for cold water swimming, [...]

When Spectators Bundle Up And Swimmers Strip Down

An international winter swimming competition video courtesy of the organizing committee in Murmansk, Russia. Something similar will happen for the first time in North America in Lake Memphremagog under the organization of Phil White and [...]

White Winter Wonderland In America

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The United States Winter Swimming Association (USWSA) was recently established as a non-profit organization with the mission to promote the sport of winter swimming in the United States. "Winter [...]

Aleksandr Jakovlevs Doing It All In The Extreme

Aleksandr Jakovlevs is Latvian ice swimmer and competition administrator extraordinaire. The 44-year-old ice swimmer from Jelgava has swum and worked in every Latvian Winter Swimming Championships since 2002 and in every Winter Swimming World Championships [...]

The Joy Of Yrjö-Koskinen Mariia

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Yrjö-Koskinen Mariia of Finland loves the cold water; the colder, the better. The whiter the conditions are, the wider her smile becomes. "You feel so wonderful in the water [...]