Michał Perl and Franziska Partheymüller Look To Replicate Ice Swimming Success at the Winter Swimming World Championships

Michał Perl and Franziska Partheymüller Look To Replicate Ice Swimming Success at the Winter Swimming World Championships

Michał Perl had a series of outstanding victories, individual swims, and relay legs at the IISA 5th World Championship in Samoëns, France last week (2 gold medals, 2 silver medals in the 50m and 100m breaststroke, 50m freestyle, and the 4x50m relay). The Polish swimming superstar – with nearly two dozen podiums in his IISA and IWSA career – is now at the 2023 Winter Swimming World Championships in Lake Bled in Slovenia hoping to capture more podium hardware between January 24th and 28th.

His competition in the opening day’s 25m butterfly includes Kilian Franke, Tuomas Lumme, Ermuun Altantuya, Jan Girkinger, Artur Ulmas, Tobias Wybierek, Alberto Emmanual del Valle, Simon Zdarsky, Franck Louvel, Alain Simac, Łuboš Špajdel, Jens Dittrich, Paul Bieber, and Bulcsu Lengyel that will kickoff the Championships on January 24th.

Bruno Vitolinš of Latvia holds the current International Winter Swimming Association men’s world record in the 25m butterfly in 12.04 set at the Jelgavas Roni Kauss in November 2019 in Jelgava, Latvia.

The women’s 25m butterfly include IISA 5th World Championship gold medalists Franziska Partheymüller [shown above] and Alisa Fatum, as well as Marie-Therese Bartl, Yasmine Pliessnig, Alexa Xenia Ortwein, Elektra Strohmaier, Lena Panchaud, Julie Manke, Triinu Pall, Anna Bauer, and Anna Papen.

Karolina Mordovtseva of Russia has the current International Winter Swimming Association women’s world record in the 25m butterfly in 14.60, set at the St. Petersburg Big Neva Cup in March 2020 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

.The venue for the Winter Swimming World Championships is at the Olympic Rowing Center Bled. The center already hosted Winter Swimming World Cup 2019 and Winter Swimming World Championships 2020.

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