The colour of cold: swimming in Cape Town, South Africa
With water temperatures averaging 13 degrees Celsius and air temperatures seldom above 32 degrees, Cape Town, South Africa, is a…
Swimmers converge on Lake Bled for the IWSA World Championships
A winter swimming event held in Slovenia’s picture-perfect Lake Bled: Simon Griffiths reports from the 13th IWSA World Championships.
5th International Ice Swimming Association World Championships in Samoëns
In beautiful Samoëns, 500 swimmers from 42 countries descended for the 5th International Ice Swimming Association World Championships (IISAWC). An…
How to do an Ice Mile
Michelle Lane completed an ice mile in February 2023, after 3 years of training and waiting. She shares her experience…
A Highland fling at SwimWild’s WinterFest
Author and wild swimmer Emma Simpson persuaded her husband to join her for a long weekend in the Scottish Highlands…
Event review: Ice Swim in Morocco
Monkeys, dancing and medals make for a memorable ice swimming adventure. Jonathan Cowie and Ella Foote take part in this…
Spring forward, fall back, swim all year
Ella Foote chats to Welsh swimmer Tom Boswell about his ambition to swim 365 days consecutively to raise money for…
Training for a winter swimming event
Jonathan Cowie shares guidance for how to prepare for a winter swimming event, including cold-water acclimatization and stroke technique.
Does swearing help in cold water?
Do you turn the air blue when you swim in cold water? Studies reveal that swearing can actually help relieve…
IISA 5th World Championships: Team Ireland report
Team Ireland sent 34 swimmers to the fifth edition of the International Ice Swimming Association World Championships.