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 […]