The ICE Series Episode 2 with Professor Mike Tipton & Dr. Heather Massey: Recovery in the Ice

The ICE Series Episode 2 with Professor Mike Tipton & Dr. Heather Massey: Recovery in the Ice

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The ICE Series – How Ice Swimmers Achieve the Impressive, Improbable, and Inconceivable is a WOWSA Live production. The ICE Series is a podcast and collaboration between the International Ice Swimming Association and the World Open Water Swimming Association to share information, education, and heroic activities in the global ice swimming community.

The co-hosts for The ICE Series include Ram Barkai, the founder, visionary and chairman of the International Ice Swimming Association, and Steven Munatones of the World Open Water Swimming Association.

Episode 2 of The ICE Series featured Professor Mike Tipton and Dr. Heather Massey of the University of Portsmouth in the UK.

Professor Tipton is a Professor of Human & Applied Physiology at the University of Portsmouth. As the Director of Research for the Department of Sport & Exercise Science, he provides advice to a range of universities, government departments, industries, medical, search and rescue and media organizations. He was based at the Institute of Naval Medicine from 1983 to 2004 and was Consultant Head of the Environmental Medicine Division from 1996 with 30 years of experience in working in the areas of thermoregulation, environmental and occupational physiology. At the Extreme Environments Laboratory, he examines the physiological and psychological responses to adverse environments and the selection, preparation and protection of those who enter such environments.

His University of Portsmouth colleague, Dr. Heather Massey, is a podcaster, coach, an ice swimmer, sports scientist, and a physiologist. She finished 18th in the Ice Kilometer at the 2017 Ice Swimming Aqua Sphere World Championships in Germany and completed a 33.5 km crossing of the English Channel from England to France in 16 hours 1 minute in 2019. She helped British open water swimmers prepare for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Professor Tipton and Dr Massey talk about recovery in Episode 2 with Barkai and Munatones:

For more information on Professor Tipton, visit here. For more information on Dr. Massey, visit here.

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