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Ice swimming – ‘Ice Mile’ and ‘1 km Ice event’

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Title
Ice swimming – ‘Ice Mile’ and ‘1 km Ice event’
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BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation, September 2015
DOI 10.1186/s13102-015-0014-9
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Authors

Beat Knechtle, Thomas Rosemann, Christoph A. Rüst

Abstract

Ice swimming for 1 mile and 1 km is a new discipline in open-water swimming since 2009. This study examined female and male performances in swimming 1 mile ('Ice Mile') and 1 km ('1 km Ice event') in water of 5 °C or colder between 2009 and 2015 with the hypothesis that women would be faster than men. Between 2009 and 2015, 113 men and 38 women completed one 'Ice Mile' and 26 men and 13 completed one '1 km Ice event' in water colder than +5 °C following the rules of International Ice Swimming Association (IISA). Differences in performance between women and men were determined. Sex difference (%) was calculated using the equation ([time for women] - [time for men]/[time for men] × 100). For 'Ice Mile', a mixed-effects regression model with interaction analyses was used to investigate the influence of sex and environmental conditions on swimming speed. The association between water temperature and swimming speed was assessed using Pearson correlation analyses. For 'Ice Mile' and '1 km Ice event', the best men were faster than the best women. In 'Ice Mile', calendar year, number of attempts, water temperature and wind chill showed no association with swimming speed for both women and men. For both women and men, water temperature was not correlated to swimming speed in both 'Ice Mile' and '1 km Ice event'. In water colder than 5 °C, men were faster than women in 'Ice Mile' and '1 km Ice event'. Water temperature showed no correlation to swimming speed.

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Unknown 18 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Professor > Associate Professor 2 11%
Student > Master 2 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 11%
Professor 1 6%
Other 4 22%
Unknown 5 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Sports and Recreations 6 33%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 17%
Psychology 1 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 6%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 6 33%

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#10,694,502
of 13,445,219 outputs
Outputs from BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation
#162
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#246,771
of 361,463 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation
#21
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