Hello ! The IISA GB Championships are fast approaching. The 1,000m is now full. If you wish to go on the waiting list please e-mail me   For those who still need to complete a qualifying swim for the 1000m please do this before the 31st January and enter it onto your IISA member […]


THE HARROGATE OFFICE ICE MILE IISA GB’s Jonty Warneken, the first amputee to complete an international ice mile, and his team mates Ellie and Vanessa are attempting a charity ice mile swim this winter. Heres their story –    Ellie – Jonty- Vanessa Sanlam is proud to support CASCAID, the asset management industry’s initiative to […]

IISA GB Championships – Accommodation

Accommodation   The IISA GB board are very excited to announce that Februarys GB championships will have on site accommodation that you can book direct with us. The rooms are basic but warm and clean with half having a view over the event lake. All rooms have ensuite facilities and are six bed rooms, ideal […]

IISA GB Championships – Dinner Dance Tickets

Awards Presentation & Dinner Dance               We hope that you’ll all join us for a dinner dance and awards presentation at The Hatfields function suite on Saturday 24th February. The presentation ceremony will take place after the meal and it promises to be a fantastic evening with good food […]

Frequently Asked Questions Added to IISA GB

Frequently Asked Questions now on the website We have added this page to answer some reoccurring questions and hopefully make your IISA GB event experience more enjoyable. We will update this page regularly as we receive more of your questions.   Q. Do I need medical insurance? A. Not if you’re entering an event in […]

The all new IISA GB website goes live!

  Say hello to the all new IISA GB website. We will be adding new content regularly and more importantly – your Ice Mile and Ice swimming stories. If you are involved in a winter swimming club please contact us on with your club details and we will add your information onto the winter […]

An interview with Ally Brisby – Ice Miler #164

Ice Swimming is full of heroes – people that are brave enough to get into the icy waters time and time again for their training.  And then there are those that are super-heroes… the ones who don’t manage to swim a mile in water under 5.0ºC, and yet come back to brave the icy waters again, […]

An interview with Fiona Woods – Ice Miler #191

Ice Swimming – and especially Ice Mile swimming – requires a steely determination and Fiona Woods definitely has that! In fact, she’s so determined that sometimes she’s a coach’s nightmare because she is so focussed she ‘forgets’ to listen! [I think we’re ‘dead men walking’ now! Ed.] Fiona’s journey into Ice Swimming, as you’ll see from […]

An interview with Jonty Warneken – the first disabled Ice Miler

At the age of 22, Jonty Warneken and his 1963 MGB Roadster collided with a tree.  As a result of the accident, his left leg was amputated below the knee, and his right ankle was left dislocated and broken.  In the weeks following his accident, Jonty had further extensive surgery to rebuild his skull, with much of […]