IISA Member Bio

IISA ID:  260
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Jaimie Monahan
United States
New York
United States
United States
Country Association
United States
ICE ID: 178
Gender: Female
Age: 44
Ice Miles: 9
ICE 7s: 7
Extreme: 2
About Jaimie Monahan
Jaimie Monahan is a three-time Guinness World Record Holder in ice, winter, and ultramarathon swimming. Jaimie is from New York City and has enjoyed open water swimming and set records on all seven continents, from Antarctica to the Arctic.  She has successfully completed non-stop, solo, ultramarathon endurance swims up to 114 miles (183 km) in distance and more than 45 hours in duration.  Jaimie is an inductee of both the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame and the Ice Swimming Hall of Fame. 

Jaimie’s passion is pioneering new swim routes and pursuing personal challenges in some of the world’s most beautiful, extreme, and iconic locations. Jaimie is a prolific cold-water swimmer and the first person in history to complete an ice mile on all Seven Continents and the “Ice Sevens Challenge,” including several of the coldest mile swims ever recorded.  She has represented the United States in over 30 countries as a seven-time US national champion in winter swimming and two-time age-group world champion in ice swimming.

Ice Miles

  Swim Date Swim
Location
Water
Temp
Wind
Chill
Swim
Dist.
Swim
Time
Body of
Water
Altitude (m)
GPS Latitude
   
1 2 Apr 2016 Reykjavík, Iceland 3.70°C 3.00°C 1.0000mi 0:35:00 Sea 64.15°N view
2 18 Dec 2016 Tyumen, Russia -0.03°C -31.00°C 1.0300mi 0:30:20 Lake 57.16°N view
3 13 Feb 2017 Aguelmame Sidi Ali Lake. Mo... 4.90°C -0.50°C 1.0200mi 0:32:18 Lake 33.08°N view
4 4 Mar 2017 Mikkelvik Brygge, Karlsøy,... 2.37°C -3.50°C 1.1100mi 0:32:09 Sea 70.01°N view
5 9 Mar 2017 M Street Beach, Boston, Mas... 4.63°C 6.10°C 1.0100mi 0:26:16 Sea 42.33°N view
6 15 May 2017 Tasman Lake, Aoraki Mt. Coo... 2.37°C 14.00°C 1.1400mi 0:26:44 Lake 43.59°S view
7 2 Jul 2017 Los Cauquenes Resort Beach,... 4.77°C 5.90°C 1.1300mi 0:29:05 Sea 54.84°S view
8 6 Mar 2018 Paradise Harbour, Antarctica 0.57°C 1.00°C 1.0100mi 0:30:49 Sea 64.90°S view
9 10 Jun 2018 Ilulissat Harbour, Greenland 2.43°C 4.00°C 1.1000mi 0:29:40 Sea 69.22°N view

IISA 1km Swims

Only IISA Swims <= 5.0°C
  Swim
Date
Event Name Country
Association
Event Venue Swim
Time
Water
Temp
Wind
Chill
Altitude (m)
GPS Latitude
AR ER WR WC    
1 20 Mar 2015 IISA 1st World Champio... Russian Federation Lake Semenovskoye, Mur... 18:23.00 0.08°C -5.00°C           PDF Icon view
2 26 Feb 2016 Estonian 1km Ice Swimm... Estonia Tallinn 18:16.00 0.00°C 0.00°C     ER     PDF Icon view
3 6 Jan 2017 2nd Ice Swimming Aqua ... Germany Burghausen, Bavaria 16:51.38 3.40°C -11.10°C           PDF Icon view
4 18 Mar 2019 IISA III World Champ M... Russian Federation murmansk, semyonovskoe... 17:56.60 0.00°C -6.30°C           PDF Icon view
AR = Age-Group Record
ER = Swim Event Record
WR = World Record
WC = World Championship Record

Short and Other IISA distances

Only IISA Swims <= 5.0°C
Event Distance Swim Date Event Name Event Venue Country
Association
Swim Time
(mm:ss:cc)
Water
Temp
Wind
Chill
Altitude (m)
GPS Latitude
   
500m Freestyle 27 Jan 2024 7th Ice Swim in Morocco Aguelmam Azegza Lake (... Morocco 10:59.00 0.00°C 0.0°C 1475m  32.58°N PDF Icon view
100m Freestyle 27 Jan 2024 7th Ice Swim in Morocco Aguelmam Azegza Lake (... Morocco 01:28.93 0.00°C 0.0°C 1475m  32.58°N PDF Icon view
100m Breaststroke 18 Mar 2019 IISA III World Champ M... murmansk, semyonovskoe... Russian Federation 01:46.61 0.00°C -6.3°C 68.97°N PDF Icon view
100m Individual Medley 15 Jan 2023 5th World Championship... Samoens France 01:36.43 3.70°C 2.0°C 1000m  46.06°N PDF Icon view
50m Freestyle 18 Mar 2019 IISA III World Champ M... murmansk, semyonovskoe... Russian Federation 00:36.83 0.00°C -6.3°C 68.97°N PDF Icon view
50m Freestyle 27 Jan 2024 7th Ice Swim in Morocco Aguelmam Azegza Lake (... Morocco 00:40.66 0.00°C 0.0°C 1475m  32.58°N PDF Icon view
50m Breaststroke 18 Mar 2019 IISA III World Champ M... murmansk, semyonovskoe... Russian Federation 00:49.93 0.00°C -6.3°C 68.97°N PDF Icon view
50m Breaststroke 27 Jan 2024 7th Ice Swim in Morocco Aguelmam Azegza Lake (... Morocco 00:49.49 0.00°C 0.0°C 1475m  32.58°N PDF Icon view
50m Butterfly 18 Mar 2019 IISA III World Champ M... murmansk, semyonovskoe... Russian Federation 00:37.81 0.00°C -6.3°C 68.97°N PDF Icon view
200m Freestyle 18 Mar 2019 IISA III World Champ M... murmansk, semyonovskoe... Russian Federation 03:09.93 0.00°C -6.3°C 68.97°N PDF Icon view

Qualifying Swims

IISA Qualifying Swims & IISA Event Swims > 5.0°C
  Swim
Date
Swim
Location
Event Name Swim
Distance
Stroke Status Water
Temp
Wind
Chill
Swim
Time
Altitude
(m)
Observer    
1 29 Dec 2019 Amsterdam, The Amstel Amstel Ice Swim 1000m Accepted 5.30°C -2.80°C 24:19.31 - Fergil Hesterman PDF Icon view     
2 29 Dec 2019 Amsterdam, The Amstel Amstel Ice Swim 100m Accepted 5.30°C -2.80°C 01:42.35 - Fergil Hesterman PDF Icon view     
3 29 Dec 2019 Amsterdam, The Amstel Amstel Ice Swim 50m Accepted 5.30°C -2.80°C 00:39.79 - Fergil Hesterman PDF Icon view     
4 29 Dec 2019 Amsterdam, The Amstel Amstel Ice Swim 200m Accepted 5.30°C -2.80°C 04:19.16 - Fergil Hesterman PDF Icon view     

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