The Iceman is Among Us – Canada’s first ice swim

On December 23rd 2012, British Columbia masters swimmer Paul Duffield etched his name in open water history by becoming Canada’s first “Ice Swimmer.”

Under the watchful eyes of his support team and wearing no more than a speedo, swim cap and a pair of goggles, Paul swam just over one mile in 4.3°c water. The chilling Okanagan Lake swim took 36 minutes and 50 seconds and followed the International Ice Swimming Association rules.

Paul spent two months acclimatising to cold water swimming regularly in the lake and taking ice baths.

You can read more about his swim on his blog.


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