BRITAIN’S record-breaking ice swimmer is heading to Russia to compete in what is set to be her coldest swim to date.
Jade Perry, 36, who currently holds the women’s British record for the fastest 1km ice swim, will fly to Murmansk to compete in the 2019 World International Ice Swimming Championships.
The bi-annual races will take place this year from 14-17 March in a 25m pool that has been carved out of the ice in Lake Semenovskoe with a chainsaw.
Jade’s incredible drive and determination has been recognised by luxury ice cream producer Mackie’s of Scotland, as she has scooped a sponsorship deal ahead of her competition.
To celebrate the partnership, we organised a photo shoot on the shore of the famous Loch Lomond, featuring Jade in her brand-new kit against the beautiful Scottish landscape.
Ice swimming takes place in water that is less than 5 degrees and competitors must only wear regular swimming costumes. The competition pool will be 0 degrees Celsius, with outside air temperatures likely to be between -14 to -20 – colder than a household freezer.
Helensburgh-based Jade is set to compete in the women’s Ice Kilometre race, 50m front crawl and in the 4x250m country relay.
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Photography by: Tina Norris
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