Top (Ice) Milers In History

Top (Ice) Milers In History

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Rostislav Vitek recently set the world record for the ice mile in Blansko, Czech Republic in 4.83°C water and 1°C air temperature with a time of 20:29.

Since Philip Emslie first set the record for an ice mile with a 22:30 in South Africa, the record has dropped 2 minutes in 4 years.

Magda Okurková has similarly dropped the women’s record initially set by Cecilia Schutte from 26:45 to 24:05.

The fastest male and female ice mile swims in history – and only people to break 30 minutes – include the following swimmers:

1. Rostislav Vitek – Mar 2015 in Blansko, Czech Republic in 4.83°C water and 1°C air: 20:29
2. Christof Wandratsch – Dec 2014 in Wöhrsee, Germany in 3.47°C water and -2°C air: 21:38
3. James Bridges – Mar 2014 in 64acre Lake, UK in 4.60°C water and 2°C air: 21:43
4. Philip Emslie – Jul 2011 in Fraserburg, South Africa in 5.00°C water and 10°C air: 22:30
5. Brad Gale – Jul 2011 in Fraserburg, South Africa in 5.00°C water and 10°C air: 23:38
6. Ray Butcher – Jul 2011 in Fraserburg, South Africa in 5.00°C water and 10°C air: 23:43
7. Rouen Smit – Jul 2011 in Fraserburg, South Africa in 5.00°C water and 10°C air: 23:57
8. Magda Okurková – Dec 2014 in Dun. Streda Slovakia in 4.23°C water and 0°C air: 24:05 (female)
9. Colin Hill – Feb 2013 in Lake Windermere, Cumbria, UK in 4.70°C water and 4.40°C air: 24:22
10. Andrew Chin – Jul 2011 in Fraserburg, South Africa in 5.00°C water and 10°C air: 24:24
11. Ned Denison – Feb 2013 in Lake Holborough, Kent, UK in 4.60°C water and 4.40°C air: 24:42
12. Henri Kaarma – Dec 2012 in Tyumen, Russia in 0.30°C water and -30°C air: 25:25
13. Colm Breathnach – Feb 2013 in Lough Dan, Co., Ireland in 3.60°C water and -3°C air: 25:25
14. Charlotte Brynn – May 2014 in Lake Champlain, USA in 4.96°C water and 14°C air: 25:27 (female)
15. Kieron Palframan – Jul 2011 in Fraserburg, South Africa in 5.00°C water and 10°C air: 25:28
16. Sabrina Wiedmer – Feb 2014 in Lough Dan, Co., Ireland in 3.30°C water and 3°C air: 25:51 (female)
17. Tim Stiff – Jul 2012 in Fraserburg, South Africa in 1.70°C water and -5°C air: 25:55
18. Gavin Pike – Mar 2014 in Paradaise Bay, Antarctica in 0.50°C water and 1°C air: 25:57
19. Gordon Gridley – Dec 2013 in Great Salt Lake, Utah, USA in 1.19°C water and 6°C air: 26:00
20. Ryan Stramrood – Jul 2012 in Fraserburg, South Africa in 1.70°C water and -5°C air: 26:18
21. Toks Viviers – Jul 2011 in Fraserburg, South Africa in 5.00°C water and 10°C air: 26:31
22. Cecilia Schutte – Jul 2011 in Fraserburg, South Africa in 5.00°C water and 10°C air: 26:45 (female)
23. Patrick Corcoran – Feb 2015 in Wild Water Co Armagh, Ireland in 4.30°C water and 5°C air: 26:47
24. Kieron Palframan – Jul 2012 in Fraserburg, South Africa in 1.70°C water and -5°C air: 27:05
25. Tim Stiff – Jul 2011 in Fraserburg, South Africa in 5.00°C water and 10°C air: 27:43
26. Heinrich Langner – Jul 2012 in Fraserburg, South Africa in 1.70°C water and -5°C air: 27:58
27. Ryan Stramrood – Jul 2010 in Fraserburg, South Africa in 4.50°C water and 5°C air: 28:00
28. Kieron Palframan – Jul 2010 in Fraserburg, South Africa in 4.50°C water and 5°C air: 28:00
29. Ram Barkai – Jan 2012 in Loch Fiskaley, Scotland in 2.00°C water and -2.5°C air: 28:03
30. Ryan Stramrood – Jul 2011 in Fraserburg, South Africa in 5.00°C water and 10°C air: 28:21
31. Mark Van Schaik – Jul 2011 in Fraserburg, South Africa in 5.00°C water and 10°C air: 28:29
32. Greg O’Connor – Apr 2013 in Boston Harbor, USA in 4.85°C water and -3.80°C air: 28:39
33. Fergal Somerville – Feb 2014 in Lough Dan, Co. Wicklow, Ireland in 3.30°C water and 3°C air: 28:49
34. Fergal Somerville – Feb 2013 in Lough Dan, Ireland in 3.60°C water and -3°C air: 28:50
35. Ram Barkai – Jul 2011 in Fraserburg, South Africa in 5.00°C water and 10°C air: 28:59
36. Brad Schindler – Feb 2013 in Lake Tahoe, California, USA in 4.88°C water and 0.50°C air: 29:04
37. Toni Enderli – Jul 2011 in Fraserburg, South Africa in 5.00°C water and 10°C air: 29:17
38. Elaine Howley – Dec 2012 in Boston Harbour, USA in 5.00°C water and 7.5°C air: 29:18 (female)
39. Ned Denison – Feb 2015 in Lough Dan, Ireland in 4.40°C water and 0°C air: 29:27
40. Duncan Haupt – Jul 2012 in Fraserburg, South Africa in 1.70°C water and -5°C air: 29:32
41. Jakub Valnicek – Dec 2014 in River Vltava, Czech Republic in 4.60°C water and -2°C air: 29:37
42. Paul Fowler – Dec 2013 in Shallow Water Lake, Lincolnshire, UK in 4.30°C water and 2°C air: 29:53

Ryan Stramrood is pictured above in Antartica.

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