Nuala Moore of Ireland]] Ice Swimming World Championships in Murmansk, Russia. Photo by Nuala Moore]]Ice Swimming World Championships in Murmansk, Russia in March 2015]]ready room at the inaugural International Ice Swimming Championships in Murmansk, Russia]]Polar Olympics]]Monika Hayes, winners of the 450m endurance swim at the 2014 International Winter Swimming Competition in Murmansk, Russia]] Arctic Circle and location of the International Winter Swimming Competition (80th International Holiday of the North or the Polar Olympics) conducted by the Department of Physical Culture and Sport of Murmansk and organised by Irina Andreeva and Blokhin Dmitry.
Murmansk is one of the world's capitals of ice swimming. It is the site of the Murmansk Mile and the Festival of Sports in June. The Murmansk Mile is a 1.2 km swim across Kola Bay in water 4-8ºC with currents with over 40 ice swimming participants that is organised by Irina Andreeva and Blokhin Dmitry. The Festival of Sports has more than 10,000 participants and spectators in 11 different kinds of sports.
Ice Swimming World Championships
- Murmansk was the site of the first Ice Swimming World Championship on 20 March 2015 and the 10th Russian Ice Swimming Championships in 2015 at the Lapland Lake Semenovskoye.
- Murmansk was the site of the IISA 3rd World Championship and 1st Arctic Cup that was held at Semenovskoe Lake between 14-19 March 2019.
International Ice Swimming Association World Championships
On 20 March 2015 in Lapland Lake Semenovskoye, Murmansk, Russia
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2015 IISA World Championships
1st International Ice Swimming Association World Championships 1 km fastest heat on 20 March 2015 in Murmansk, Russia.
Lane 1 Evgeni Rabinovich
Lane 2 Sergio Salomone
Lane 3 Craig Lenning
Lane 4 Christof Wandratsch
Lane 6 Henri Kaarma
Lane 7 Albert Sobirov
Lane 8 Eduard Khodakovsk
Behind the camera: Wyatt Song
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