The United States Winter Swimming Association formed as non-profit organization in 2014 with the mission to promote the sport of winter swimming in the United States.
On February 21, 2015 we sanctioned the first Winter Swimming Championship in North America.
The event was held in Newport, Vermont on beautiful Lake Memphremagog. On January 30, 2016 we will held our National Championship in New York, New York drawing in more swimmers across the country and around the world. On Feb 18, 2017 are 3rd National Championship in Coney Island will be held.
Winter swimming competitions are extremely popular in Russia, the Czech Republic, Poland, Sweden, Finland, Latvia, Estonia, and China .
Even events in Great Britain and South African draw hundreds of swimmers.
Over 1,000 swimmers competed in the 2014 Winter Swimming World Championships which were held in Lapland, Finland.
Please view our events page to see the full list of International Winter Swimming Events.