Extending The Extreme Swim Boundaries To 0°C

Extending The Extreme Swim Boundaries To 0°C

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

An Ice Zero Swimmer is an individual who takes extreme swimming to its ultimate lower (lowest) limits. Ice Zero Swimmers have completed an ice swim of at least one statute mile in water temperature below 1°C (33.8°F), called an Ice Zero Swim as certified by the International Ice Swimming Association.

As of December 2015, eight individuals have officially completed an Ice Zero Swim (Zero Ice Mile):

1. Ram Barkai at 0.00°C in Cape Town, South Africa
2. Kieron Palframan at 0.00°C in Cape Town, South Africa
3. Ryan Stramrood at -1.00°C in Cape Town, South Africa [shown above in Antarctica]
4. Toks Viviers at 0.50°C in South Africa
5. Henri Kaarma at 0.00°C in Tallinn, Estonia
6. Aleksandr Brylin at 0.30°C in Russia
7. Andrey Sychyovv at 0.30°C in Russia
8. Gavin Pike at 0.50°C in Cape Town, South Africa

For more information from the International Ice Swimming Association archives, visit here.

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