2017-Jan-29Swimmers from 21 nations take part in the World Cup in Skellefteå
When the World Cup in winter swimming is taking place in Skellefteå on Saturday, February 11 there are around 470 starters and swimmers from 21 countries. Last year it was about 300 starters and participants from 16 countries, the event has grown a lot this year. The competition starts 10:00 and lasts until about 15:00. The awards ceremony takes place around 16:00. The event will be inaugurated on Friday 10 February at 18:00 on Möjligheternas Torg in the center of Skellefteå with opening speakers from the International Winter Swimming Association, IWSA. The opening ceremony takes place in cooperation with the winter cinema that also start their activities then.