The winter swimming season 2016/17 has officially begun, with the 8th Jelgavas Roņi Cup as first event. For the second time, the 1st stage of IWSA World Cup was held in November the 4th and 5th, 2016 in beautiful city Jelgava.
This year, the second stage of the IWSA World Cup, for the first time ever, will be hosted in the majestic city of Vladivostok Russia, with the First Russian Pacific Winter Swimming Open Cup.
With this sensational event behind us, let’s talk a bit about history. Lynne Cox was the first swimmer who has crossed the 8 km wide Beagle Channel in January 1990.
More than 500 swimmers from all around Australia gathered to Newcastle for the annual Winter Swimming Association of Australia National Winter Swimming Championships. It was the 41st time this event took place and this year the host club was Merewether Mackerels.
The 8th Jelgavas Roņi Cup will be the first event of the upcoming winter swimming season 2016/17 and the first stage of the IWSA World Cup. Same as last year, the event will be situated at the heart of Jelgavas city, between the bridges “Driksas” and “Mītavas”, near the teahouse “Silva tējas…