Memorial Swim for Peace and Harmony

Memorial Swim for Peace and Harmony

21.03.2015 NEWS

On Friday 20th March 2015, Matias Ola from Argentina and the British swimmer Jackie Cobell were united in their goal of sending a message to the world of peace, friendship and harmony. Between the Falkland Islands, even the +7ºC sea, strong waves, winds and currents on the boundary of Antartica…

27th Finnish Winter Swimming National Championship

27th Finnish Winter Swimming National Championship

09.03.2015 NEWS

Winter swimming is a vital part of a healthy, fun lifestyle in Finland. It’s estimated that more than 150,000 Finns regularly participate in the sport, with clubs often having up to 1000 members. So, it was no surprise to hear that more than 700 swimmers would be participating in the…

The 6th Pirita Open Winter Swimming Festival

The 6th Pirita Open Winter Swimming Festival

28.02.2015 NEWS

The 6th Pirita Open Winter Swimming Festival were held in the Olympic Yach-Club on the river Pirita in Tallinn! Some interesting facts about this event: All together 192 swimmers, 103 of them from Estonia, 89 from 19 countries. Participants were divided by 118men and 74 women. A total of 315…

US Winter Swimming Championships 2015

US Winter Swimming Championships 2015

23.02.2015 NEWS

The first USWSA Championships held in conjunction with Kingdom Games in beautiful Lake Memphremagog (Newport Parks and Recreation Department). 41 Pioneers of Winter Swimming from all over the world traveled to Newport competing in 25, 50 and 100 meter in icy waters and represented were 10 countries, (USA, Finland, Latvia,…

Erkki Makkonen turned 90

Erkki Makkonen turned 90

08.02.2015 NEWS

International Winter Swimming Association had a great pleasure congratulating Mr. Erkki Makkonen by giving him a IWSA Honorable Membership certificate number 1. Erkki is a great role model of a positive person with full energy and life spirit. Erkki has a strong habit of walking daily to his home village…