IISA SA Matroosberg August 2015

IISA SA (International Ice Swimming Association South Africa), what a mouthful!

15 August 2015 a bunch of crazy cold water swimmers gathered at Matroosberg Nature Reserve near Ceres, to participate in the first South African Ice swim. The challenge living in SA is to find water that is 5 degrees and colder, we had the dam but on the day it was 7 degrees. The swim went ahead but unfortunately is was not a recognized swim because of the temperature!

The dam

The dam

Action on the dam

Action on the dam

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The Neil family

Warming up before a swim

Warming up before a swim

Gathering courage

Gathering courage

Panoramic view

Panoramic view

The next day’s adventure up the 4×4 track with Anthony, Jeanine and the girls – HECTIC, but got to see snow!

Looking back

Looking back

Snow peak

Snow peak

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Snowman

“Ice” Snowman

4X4 Jeep path

4×4 Jeep path

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