Winter Swimming Championships

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Winter World Swimming Championships, photography by Konstantin Soldatov in Tyumen, Russia]]Winter Swimming World Championships have been held in various locations including Lake Bled in Slovenia, Helsinki, Jyväskylä, Kajaani, Muonio, Oulu, London, Latvia, Rovaniemi, Finland, and Tyumen, Russia on 8-12 March 2016. It is one of the World's Top 100 Open Water Swims for 2014.

Events[edit]

The races at the World Winter Swimming Championships include the following:

  • 25 meter breaststroke
  • 25 meter freestyle
  • 50 meter freestyle
  • Polar Bears - 50 meter swim without timing
  • Seals - 25 meter swim without timing
  • Young Seals - Dip in the water
  • Endurance swim 450 meters
  • Breaststroke relays 4 x 25 meters (note: team must include both genders)
  • International freestyle relays 4 x 25 meters

Locations and Number of Winter World Swimming Championship Participants[edit]

2000 - Helsinki, Finland - 500 swimmers
2001 - Jyväskylä, Finland - 700 swimmers
2002 - Kajaani, Finland - 650 swimmers
2004 - Muonio, Finland - 300 swimmers
2006 - Oulu, Finalnd - 980 swimmers
2008 - London, Great Britain - 680 swimmers
2010 - Bled, Slovenia - 790 swimmers
2012 - Latvia
2014 - Rovaniemi, Finland
2015 - Tyumen, Russia - 1,500 swimmers expected
2018 - Tallinn, Estonia
2022 - Bled, Slovenia

Video[edit]

2016 Winter Swimming Championships in Tyumen[edit]

International Winter Swimming Association World Cup Series[edit]

The IWSA World Cup or International Winter Swimming Association Winter Swimming World Cup circuit (WSWC) is a 5-part winter swimming competitive circuit organized by the International Winter Swimming Association, headed by chairperson Mariia Yrjö-Koskinen of Finland and co-organizer Aleksandr Jakovlevs of Latvia.

Winter Swimming World Cup Stages[edit]

Stage 1: 7th Jelgavas Roni Cup on 7 November 2015 in Jelgava, Latvia
Stage 2: 4th Big Chill Swim on 6-7 February 2016 in Windermere, England
Stage 3: 5th Scandinavian Winter Swimming Championships on 13-14 February 2016 in Skellefteå, Sweden
Stage 4: 7th Pirita Open on 27 February 2016 in Tallinn, Estonia
Stage 5: 10th Winter Swimming World Championships on 8-12 March 2016 in Tyumen, Russia

Winter Swimming World Cup Series[edit]

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