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Final press release WSWC 2012!

We are publishing final press release from Winter Swimming World Championship 2012!

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WINNER! Contest for the best photo "Winter Swimmers Smiles!"

More photos:Winter Swimming World Championships 2012 Jurmala Latvia


Photos from Championships

Here you can find photos from Championships:

Photographies from participants:

U-klubi photos

Jelgavas Roni

Viktor Juschenko photos

Elena P. photos

Alexey Shevcoff

Christian Rumkamp

Anjey Jelgavas Roņi photographer


Dear, winter swimmers!

We are saying thank you to all participants for making this event special. We are publishing results of championship:

Country medal results



FINALS Breaststroke 25m men

FINALS Breaststroke 25m women


Result list Breaststroke 25m men

Result list Breaststroke 25m women


Freestyle 25m men

Freestyle 25m women



Result list Freestyle 50m men

Result list Freestyle 50m women




Breaststroke relay 4x25m

Freestyle relay 4x25m



Result list Freestyle 450m men

Result list Freestyle 450m women


Showswim results

Start lists

Start lists for Friday, 20.01.2012 (25m Breastroke, Seals, Polar Bears, Young Seals)

and Saturday, 21.01.2012 (25m Freestyle, 50m Freestyle, 450m Endurance)


ATTENTION! Schedule changed: 21.01.2012 swims starts at 09.00!!!

/updated 13.01.2012/


WSWC 2012

WSWC 2012 swimmer list

Dear friends! HERE You can download  WSWC2012 swimmer list in PDF format.

Last Updated (Thursday, 09 April 2015 14:42)


About registration

Dear friends! HERE You can find instructions How to Register.

Last Updated (Monday, 08 October 2012 15:14)


Winter Swimming tournament in Jelgava

125 winter swimmers from Jelgava, Ventspils, Liepaja, Jurmala, Carnikava, Ragana and even guests from Tallinn have competed in the traditional "Jelgava seals cup" tournament on river Lielupe.

Estonian club  «Viimsi veeklubi» was successful either in short and long distance swims and even in 450m "endurance swim. Lada Vrublevska of Jelgava who is the former world champion won golden medal in the group of 45-49 year olds in 25m breast stroke. Winners from "Jelgava seals" are:
Puzanova Natalija 1966 (E category) 28,15s - 1st place
Petrova Raisa 1954 (G category) 26,19s - 1st place
Lismanis Toms 1997 (A category) 17,09s - 1st place

37 years old world champion Bruno Nopponen, who won both short distance swims, was happy for the great event organized by club «Jelgava seals». That's his second year in Jelgava tournament. He likes long distance swims. In 19 hours he has crossed Finnish baybetweet Tallinn and Helsinki.

Director of «Jelgava seals» club Aleksandr Jakovlev admitted, that this tournament was the last preparation before the Winter Swimming World Championship 2012 which will commence this January in Jurmala. Tournament organizer are happy for the tremendous increase of participants this year.

Water temperature in river Lielupe was 5 degrees and air temperature 4-7 degrees Celsius.,
author: Gaitis Grūtups
photo by: Agris Samcovs

Winter swimmers smiles from all over the world

Dear Winter Swimmers!

A contest is announced for the best picture of winter swimmer taken in some memorable place outside. Send in your photos with smiles or without to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Best pictures will be awarded in sanatorium "Belorussia" on 21st of January from 7pm onwards during the gala event.

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