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Monday, March 27, 2017

Hot Swimmers In The Ice: Ice Sevens World Rankings

Information courtesy of International Ice Swimming Association.

Photos courtesy of Ger Kennedy, Mikkelvik Brygge (located at 70° 3' 12.312'' N 19° 1' 55.2396'' E) at the Norway Ice Swimming Expedition in northern Norway

The Ice Sevens is the ice swimming equivalent of the Oceans Seven.

The challenge is only for the most hardened and committed of the ice swimming community.

To achieve the Ice Sevens, a swimmer must complete an ice mile under standard ice swimming rules (i.e., no wetsuit, no neoprene hat, independently confirmed water temperatures) in the locations listed below. All the swims must be ratified by the International Ice Swimming Association in order to be recognized.

o An Ice Mile swum below 5ºC (41ºF) in any location in Europe
o An Ice Mile swum below 5ºC (41ºF) in any location in Oceania
o An Ice Mile swum below 5ºC (41ºF) in any location in Asia
o An Ice Mile swum below 5ºC (41ºF) in any location in North America
o An Ice Mile swum below 5ºC (41ºF) in any location in Africa
o An Ice Mile swum below 5ºC (41ºF) in any location in South America
o An Ice Mile swum below 5ºC (41ºF) in any Polar location at 60º south or below or 70º north or above
o One of the seven Ice Miles must be a documented Zero Ice Mile (defined as a solo mile swim performed at below 1ºC)

Ice Sevens Ranking to date:
1. Jamie Monahan (USA with 5 career Ice Miles): Africa + Asia + Europe + North America + Polar
2. Ram Barkai (RSA with 9 career Ice Miles): Africa + Asia + Europe
3. Ryan Stramwood (RSA with 5 career Ice Miles): Africa + Asia + Polar
4. Fergil Hesterman (NED with 3 career Ice Miles): Europe + North America
5. Ger Kennedy (IRE with 6 career Ice Miles): Europe + Polar
6. Henko Roukema (RSA with 2 career Ice Miles): Africa + North America
7. Kate Steels-Fryatt (GB with 3 career Ice Miles): Europe + Polar
8. Kieron Palframan (RSA with 4 career Ice Miles): Africa + Asia
9. Toks Viviers (RSA with 3 career Ice Miles): Africa + Polar
10. Aleksandr Brylin (RUS with 1 career Ice Mile): Asia

For more information from the International Ice Swimming Association, visit here.

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