WELCOME TO JOENSUU!
Winter Swimming Finnish Championships 2020 will take place in the beautifully renovated ILOSAARI right at the heart of the city of Joensuu on 7-9 February 2020!
As a record number of participants is expected in the event, more than one thousand swimmers will demonstrate their skills in the freezing pool over the weekend. While the water is cold, the atmosphere is warm and relaxed, as the swimmers compete in different age categories for 25 m, 50 m and relay races. Competitors in the more advanced junior category (“Seals”) compete without timing; those in the other junior category (“Pups”) only take a dip in the pool.
The Joensuu Polar Bears association is responsible for making arrangements for the championships. The championships take place in Ilosaari, Siltakatu 1, 80100 Joensuu, Finland.