Swiss Cold Training Association

All the information you need about winter swimming, ice swimming and cold exposure in Switzerland is here. Join us and become a member now!

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Become a member

Join our great community now and experience a wonderful winter full of cool adventures. Experience the benefits of cold training first hand and learn about the risks from prominent scientists. Premium members get free access to the Badi Utoquai during winter season and a host of additional benefits. They are invited to special events all over Switzerland. Meet people who also like to challenge themselves and are ready for a cold dip, a swim or a snow hike. Join the SCTA for events, training and research for those who love the cold.

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Badi Utoquai

Join us for a season of cold-water fun: We are proud to announce that for the first time in recent Swiss history a Badi in Zürich will be open on weekends during winter. In cooperation with the Zurich Sports Office, winter swimmers from beginners to experienced polar bears can use the Badi Utoquai from November 6 to March 31 every Saturday and Sunday from 11 am - 2 pm. The Badi is supervised by lifeguards. Become an STCA member now and start your cold-water adventure. Different membership options are available.

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New ambassador

The world champion extreme swimmer and business psychologist Deniz Kayadelen has no fear to leave her comfort zone. As a gold medalist in The IISA Ice Swimming World Championship in 500m, 250m Freestyle and 50m Butterfly, she is definitely a trailblazer in the cold. Deniz is the author of “Out of Comfort Zone”, an inspiring book about her swims in the English Channel and the North Channel. Deniz now lives, works, and trains in Switzerland, we are happy to have her as our ambassador and look forward to many cool events with her.