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Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Statistics On Ice Swimmers And Ice Swimming
Founder Ram Barkai provided the following statistics regarding the official ice swims accomplished to date, including the number of IISA-ratified ice swims and ice swimmers per country:
South Africa: 39 ice swims by 20 ice swimmers
England: 16 ice swims by 15 ice swimmers
Ireland: 15 ice swims by 15 ice swimmers
U.S.A.: 13 ice swims by 13 ice swimmers
Estonia: 3 ice swims by 1 ice swimmers
Russia: 2 ice swims by 1 ice swimmers
Canada: 2 ice swims by 1 ice swimmers
Sweden: 1 ice swim by 1 ice swimmers
Czech Republic: 1 ice swim by 1 ice swimmers
Scotland: 1 ice swim by 1 ice swimmers
There have been 93 ice swims by 70 swimmers (53 male + 17 female).
The minimum water temperature has been 0ºC (32ºF) with a minim air temperate of -30ºC (-22ºF).
The maximum distance has been 1.49 miles (2.4 km) in 45 minutes by Henri Kaarma in 0ºC.
The maximum duration in the water has been 1:06:15 covering 2200m by Andrei Sychvov in 0.3ºC water. The minimum duration in the water for an ice mile has been 22:30 by Philip Emslie in 5.0ºC water (shown above).
Ram Barkai has done 7 total ice miles with the average ice swimmer covering 1.05 miles in an average time of 34:18 in an average water temperature of 3.67ºC and an average air temperature of 1.23ºC.
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