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Ice (Mile) Swimming (IISA)

Jan van Scheijndel - IJszwemmer "avant la lettre"?

Op de website van openwaterswimming.club vond ik een prachtige video van Jan van Schrijndel die bij 6 graden het meer van Te Werve induikt om zich voor te bereiden op zijn Kanaaloversteek.

IISA Ice-cup en WK in Burghausen

Date: 
woensdag, 4 januari, 2017 (Hele dag) tot zaterdag, 7 januari, 2017 (Hele dag)

In Burghausen naast goede deelname ook de accreditatiebijeenkomst van diverse Nederlanders.

Team Nederland komt aan in Burghausen

Burghausen - Het Nederlandse team druppelt binnen in Burghausen. Daar worden komende dagen de Wereldkampioenschappen IJszwemmen gehouden. Daarbij is er ook nog een Ice-Cup wedstrijd. 

Helaas is Raymond Oosterbaan verhinderd omdat hij niet fit genoeg is. Het goede nieuws is dat Fergil Donderdag in de snelste serie zit op de 1000m samen met enkele Wereldtoppers.

The Afterdrop, Rewarming And Post Rescue Collapse

All organisations, groups and teams that are faced with a probability of treating hypothermia should be prepared to apply the best care available and not that which is merely available or assumed sufficient to prevent death.

Over the last few years of dealing with acute hypothermia injuries, I am reminded over and over again that no athlete is immune.

ONK IJswemmen - IISA-Nederland

Date: 
vrijdag, 27 januari, 2017 (Hele dag) tot zaterdag, 28 januari, 2017 (Hele dag)

Op 27 en 28 januari zijn in Volendam de Nederlandse kampioenschappen IJszwemmen.

A wife’s perspective on living with a cold water obsessive swimmer…….

Firstly, you find wetsuits in your house……..everywhere. On the washing line, in the greenhouse, in the wardrobe and the shower cubicle. They are either dry or dripping or somewhere in between. When you want a shower you need to remove a wetsuit from the shower cubicle, which involves carrying one of the articles, normally dripping, from one afore-mentioned location to another.

Dipping my toe into cold-water swimming

It's not for the faint-hearted (no, medically it isn't), but cold-water swimming can boost circulation, immunity and the libido. So: here begins my bid to make next year's world championships

I'm standing at the edge of the men's swimming pond at Hampstead Heath. And I can completely understand why I'm virtually alone. Just as you wouldn't find 4'33'' by John Cage on the karaoke machine, and in the same way that Marcel Duchamp's Fountain never featured among Athena's range of iconic posters, most people don't see the point of spending a drizzly autumn weekend lowering themselves into ponds.

Sometimes ‘Crazy’ Gets the Job Done

Two years ago when I launched a campaign to protect the Ross Sea in Antarctica, the Daily Telegraph called me crazy.

“Pugh is like a detective that has been given 24 hours before he gets taken off the case,” the paper said. Adding, “His idea is so crazy it might just work.”

The crazy idea was that I would undertake a series of swims in the sub-zero waters of the Ross Sea to highlight their importance, and then try and persuade Russia to back the formation of a Marine Protected Area there – even though they had blocked the proposal at CCAMLR (The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources) on five occasions.

Ice, The New Frontier

Op YouTube een mooie promo gevonden (met dank aan Ram Barkai) over IJszwemmen:

Breaking the ice

A pool in a frozen lake. Zero-degree water. With only Speedos for protection. Welcome to the new extreme sport of ice swimming. For those brave enough to take the plunge, it’s as life-affirming as it is brutal.

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