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, 200 meter, 500 meter and 1000 meter.
The Amstel Ice Swim is organized in cooperation with Roeicentrum Berlagebrug. This location is ideal for ice swimming. As a participant you’re swimming along the boat dock, so you are never far away from the shore. The location has a cosy and warm restaurant, heated changing rooms with warm showers and enough space for spectators to be able to encourage and admire the participants of the Amstel Ice Swim.
Swimming in the city centre of Amsterdam in the winter is a beautiful and special challenge, so enter and compete.