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Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Nuala Moore In The Ice
Many of the ice swimming photos posted on the Daily News of Open Water Swimming are courtesy of Nuala Moore of Ireland.
While she spends her time serving as a second, working in the recovery teams in the saunas, and doing photography at ice swimming events, she also has an impressive resume of cold water swims herself:
*2012 Tyumen Siberia (Russia): 150m @ 0ºC water temperature and -33ºC air temperature
*2013 Ireland: 1,800m in 38 minutes @ 3ºC water temperature and -6ºC air temperature
*2013 Big Chill Swim (UK): 450m @ 5ºC water temperature
*2013 Murmansk (Russia): 1000m and 450m at 0ºC water temperature and -20ºC air temperature
*2013 Bering Strait Relay (Russia to the USA)
*2013 Tyumen Siberia (Russia): 300m @ 0ºC water temperature and -20ºC air temperature
*2014 Jinan Winter Swimming and Liocheng (China): 500m @ 2ºC water temperature and -8ºC air temperature
*2014 Roveigimi (Finland): 450m @ 0ºC water temperature
*2014 Mendoza (Argentina): 1000m @ 7ºC water temperature
*2014 Perito Moreno Glacier (Patagonia, Argentina): 750m @ 1ºC water temperature
*2014 Tyumen Siberia (Russia): 500m @ 0ºC water temperature
*2015 Ireland Ice Swim: 1000m @ 3ºC water temperature
*2015 Perita Open (Estonia): 750 @ 2ºC water temperature
*2015 Murmansk (Russia): International Ice Swimming Association World Championships: 1000m @ 0ºC water & 450m @ 0ºC water
*2015 Uruguay to Argentina relay across the Rio de la Plata (Argentina)
*2015 Perito Moreno Glacier (Patagonia, Argentina): 1000m @ 0ºC water temperature
*2015 Tyumen Siberia (Russia): 450m @ 0C water temperature & 500m @ 0ºC water temperature
*2016 International Ice Swimming Association Championships (Ireland): 1000m @ 4.5ºC water temperature
She also worked on the recovery teams of the following swimmers:
*2012: Tyumen, Russia
*2013: Henri Kaarma in Tyumen (Russia) after swimming 1,650m in 0ºC water and -33ºC air temperature
*2013: Ram Barkai + Ryan S + Kieron Palframan after swimming 1000m in 0ºC water and -33ºC air temperature
*2013: Kieron Palframan after 1,650m @ 0ºC water + Henri Kaarma after 2,150m @ 0ºC water
She also worked as Team on poolside and also in sauna after these following swims:
*Ram Barkai after swimming 1.5 km @ 0ºC water temperature
*Colin Hill after swimming 1.5 km @ 0ºC water temperature
*Henri Kaarma after swimming 2.4 km @ 0ºC water temperature
*2015: Ireland Ice Swim for 6 hours non-stop with swimmers new to the 1000m
*2015: developed and created the Ice Swim Program for Ireland Ice Swim with Padraig Mallon
*2016: worked in the sauna and steam room for 7 hours non-stop on 20 first-time swimmers after 1000m @ 4.5ºC water
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