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Off the Couch | My 5 Coldest Swims

05 June 2018

1. Tyumen, Siberia, Russia

Swim in a pool cut out of a frozen lake

Distance: 1km
Temperature: -33°C (ambient), water 0.3°C
Date: December 2011

2. Arctic Ice Mile

First official ice mile north of the Arctic Circle

Murmansk, Russia
Distance: 1.6km
Temperature: 0.4C
Date: March 2012

3. Antarctica Ice Mile

First official ice mile in Antarctica

Neko Harbour, Antarctica
Distance: 1.6km
Temperature: Water -1°C
Date: March 2014

4. International Ice Swimming Association (IISA) World Championships

First IISA World Championships

Murmansk, Russia
Distance: 1km
Temperature: Water 0.5°C
Date: January 2015

5. Jokulsarlon Ice Swim

Swim in a glacier lake

Iceland
Distance: 0.75km
Temperature: Water -1°C
Date: November 2016

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  • Interesting dip this morning, started in pouring rain, water at 11,5C which is not great to jump into, then dropped to 10,6C around the point, which came close to breaking the spirit, then 2,3kms into the 8,4km swim, within 30meters it jumped up to 15C. So sudden. A Cape Point start to the day is never a bad thing 🙂. And a PROPER well done to the Issataya Bredell who was out there too, amazing! Thank you very much BigBayEvents and Derrick Frazer - and to my crew Mark De Klerk ;)Interesting dip this morning, started in pouring rain, water at 11,5C which is not great to jump into, then dropped to 10,6C around the point, which came close to breaking the spirit, then 2,3kms into the 8,4km swim, within 30meters it jumped up to 15C. So sudden. A Cape Point start to the day is never a bad thing 🙂. And a PROPER well done to the Issataya Bredell who was out there too, amazing! Thank you very much BigBayEvents and Derrick Frazer – and to my crew Mark De Klerk ;)
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  • Sharing some lunch hour pleasure and pain with my swimming partner, Mark De Klerk. This is how we train for the cold water, in the ice buckets at I&J🧊Sharing some lunch hour pleasure and pain with my swimming partner, Mark De Klerk. This is how we train for the cold water, in the ice buckets at I&J🧊