The European Aquatics Federation (LEN) and the International Ice Swimming Association (IISA) are proud to announce that they will be working together to promote the sport of Ice Swimming in Europe.
Based on the experience of a successful and professionally delivered 5th edition of the IISA World Championships of Ice Swimming in Samoëns, France on 11-15 January 2023, both parties are keen to begin work closely together to ensure further development of the discipline of ice swimming in Europe.
The focus will be on organising events in Europe, promotion and building awareness of what is a fast-growing discipline of aquatics sport.
IISA President Ram Barkai said: “The International Ice Swimming Association is delighted to announce that following positive discussions with LEN European Aquatics we have agreed to further grow Ice Swimming as a sport in Europe. LEN has vast experience and resources and together with the IISA Ice Swimming Foundation of safety and specialist knowledge, we hope to take IISA to the next level. IISA is committed to continuing to grow Ice Swimming in its three categories of Open, Age-Group and Para and expand its reach in research and education about Ice Swimming around the world”.
LEN President Antonio Silva said: “LEN wants to acknowledge the great efforts of IISA President Ram Barkai, the board, and the Ice Swimming Community around the world to bring the discipline of ice swimming to such a high standard. At LEN, we see IISA Ice Swimming as an up-and-coming new swimming discipline and we are looking forward to further discussions with IISA about how best to develop ice swimming in Europe. This fits in with LEN’s strategy of encouraging more people to take part in our aquatic sports and supporting all disciplines across the continent.”
For further information:
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