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Monday, January 16, 2017

Ice Swimming Comes To Scotland

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Pauline Barker is hosting the next Ice Cup and Great Britain's Ice Swimming Championships 2017 to be held in The Cruin in Loch Lomond, Scotland.

Organiser Pauline Barker describes the event, "100 hardened swimmers will compete in Loch Lomond to compete for the title Great Britain Ice Swimming Champion. The event will be run under the rules of the International Ice Swimming Association. This will be the second Great Britain Ice Swimming Championship event and will feature some of the top swimmers from the 2017 World Ice Swimming Championships."

Chris Sifleet further explains, "Great Britain is a world leader in ice swimming and has the most number of Ice Mile swimmers in the world.*

The February event will comprise of the Championship 1000 metres, but there are also shorter distance events ranging from 50 to 500 metres. Some of the swimmers will compete swimming butterfly at the venue, The Cruin on the Loch Lomond Castle Estates, on February 11th.

The event is co-organized by International Ice Swimming Association Great Britain in partnership with the Scottish open water swim company Swim4Miles Ltd. The races will be held on an open water course in Loch Lomond. There will also be an Ice Gala on the same day including shorter distances and relay events.

The maximum number of participants has been reached, but if swimmers would like to add their name to the waiting list, email Pauline Barker at BritishIceLions@aol.com or Chris Sifleet at info@swim4miles.co.uk.

Event website is www.iceswimminggb.co.uk.

*68 Great British swimmers who have completed an ice mile include:

68 Andrea Startin on 3 December 2016 - #4
67 Kate Steels-Fryatt on 3 December 2016 - #2
66 Catherine Hartle on 20 November 2016 - #2
65 Pauline Barker on 20 November 2016 - #5 and 1st butterfly
64 Mark Gardner on 19 November 2016
63 Wendy Figures on 19 November 2016 - #6
62 Jessie Campbell on 2 April 2016
61 Colleen Blair on 28 February 2016
60 Catherine Hartle on 27 February 2016
59 Ivan Lewis on 27 February 2016
58 Jonathan Coe on 27 February 2016
57 Nils Johnson on 27 February 2016
56 Andrea Startin on 27 February 2016 - #3
55 Bryn Dymott on 27 February 2016 - #2
54 Sue Croft on 24 February 2016
53 Ally Brisby on 24 February 2016
52 Hywel Davies on 20 February 2016
51 Andrea Startin on 17 February 2016
50 Paula Cherriman on 13 February 2016
49 Sara Jarman on 13 February 2016
48 Cerys Thomas on 10 February 2016
47 Wendy Figures on 10 February 2016 - #5
46 Viki Brice on 31 January 2016
45 Cath Pendleton on 30 January 2016
44 Val Smith on 23 January 2016
43 John Dyer on 23 January 2016
42 Nicola Naunton on 23 January 2016
41 Wendy Figures on 23 January 2016 - #4
40 Wendy Figures on 18 January 2016 - #3
39 Pauline Barker on 17 January 2016 - #4
38 Garry Jackson on 16 January 2016
37 Andrea Startin on 16 January 2016
45 Wendy Figures on 15 January 2016 - #2
35 Ray Smith on 13 January 2016
34 Roger Taylor on 3 October 2015
33 Wendy Figures on 28 February 2015
32 Michelle Millard on 21 February 2015
31 Bryn Dymott on 14 February 2015
30 Pauline Barker on 14 February 2015 - #3
29 Andrew Allum on 9 February 2015
28 Kate Steels-Fryatt on 31 January 2015
27 Hazel Killingbeck on 27 January 2015
26 Pauline Barker on 4 January 2015 - #2
25 Catherine Sunley on 14 December 2014
24 James Bridges on 2 March 2014
23 Stuart Hinde on 2 March 2014
22 Robert Hodgson on 9 February 2014
21 Amanda Bell on 9 February 2014
20 Kathryn Ayre on 4 February 2014
19 Andre Roberts on 30 January 2014
18 Pauline Barker on 30 january 2014
17 Jonty Warneken on 19 January 2014
16 Gavin Pitt on 15 December 2013
15 Mick Barker on 15 December 2013
14 Alistair Beattie on 30 November 2013
13 Leon Fryer on 30 November 2013
12 James Brown on 30 November 2013
11 James Brown on 19 November 2013
10 Jeremy Irvine on 14 March 2013
9 Helen Beveridge on 3 March 2013
8 John Donald on 24 February 2013
7 Alex Ferguson on 24 February 2013
6 Haydn Welch on 23 February 2013
5 Annette Stewart on 10 February 2013
4 Margot Anderson on 10 February 2013
3 Wayne carter on 10 February 2013
2 Colin Hill on 6 February 2013
1 Jackie Cobell on 10 December 2012

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