Amstel Ice Swim
The Amstel Ice Swim is organized in the last weekend of the year in the city centre of Amsterdam.
The Amstel Ice Swim originated from the idea of Fergil Hesterman who wanted to make his sport known to a wider audience. In 2017, Fergil achieved the 4th place at the world championships in Germany. After this he wanted more people to come into contact with his sport. What better way to do this than to organize a competition.
Swimmers are able to compete at different distances: 50 meter, 100 meter, 250 meter, 500 meter and 1000 meter.
The Amstel Ice Swim 2022 is organized in cooperation with Natuurspeeltuin Jeugdland Amsterdam. This location is ideal for ice swimming. As a participant you’re swimming in beautiful natural water in the heart of Amsterdam, an oasis of peace and nature. The Natuurspeeltuin Jeugdland Amsterdam has a cozy and warm restaurant, heated changing rooms with warm showers and enough space for spectators to be able to encourage and admire the participants around the Nieuwe Diep. Natuurzwembad Jeugdland, Valentijnkade 131 1095 KH, Amsterdam
Did you know?
- 75 participants competed in 2017 and the water temp was 4,5 degrees.
- 111 participants competed in 2018 and the water temp was 5,7 degrees.
- 136 participants competed in 2019 and the water temp was 5,3 degrees.
- Edition 2020 and 2021 was canceled due to Covid-19.
- What will 2022 bring?