Jinja set for Africa’s maiden ice swimming event


Read NewVision – Uganda’s Leading Daily

Jinja will go down in history as the first African city to host the Ice Swimming championships due May 11 at the Nile resort pool.

The championships will see the water temperature in the swimming pool lowered to about 10° C, a rare phenomenon in Uganda, for the championships to take place.

Swimmers will then take part in an individual 25m race before grouping up for the relay races in the ice cold pool waters.

– So that would be about 3°C warmer than the year-round ocean temperature here in the Faroe Islands. I’m tempted to say “we laugh at this” … but won’t ;-)


It is inspired (and exported) by the Swedish Skellefteå 2013 Winter Swimming Championships, read Painting The City Bright.

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Production engineer and certified swim coach. Full-time IT consultant, spare-time swimming aficionado. 2 sons, 2 daughters and a wife. President of the Faroe Islands Swimming Association. Likes to run :-)

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