Polar Miles Defined Below 60°S or Above 70°N

Polar Miles Defined Below 60°S or Above 70°N

Courtesy of International Ice Swimming Association, Polar Circle.

Ram Barkai of the International Ice Swimming Association officially defined Polar Miles as an Ice Mile that is completed entirely below 60°S in the Antarctic Circle or above 70°N in the Arctic Circle.

On Planet Earth, the Arctic Circle is defined at a latitude of 66°33′46.6″ N, and the Antarctic Circle is defined at a latitude of 66°33′46.6″ S.

Polar Ice Mile by Ger Kennedy

Photo above shows Ger Kennedy and the swimmers of the Antarctica 2020 International Swim, a series of solo ice swimming challenges and environmental swims inside the Antarctic Circle that was nominated for the 2020 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year

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