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Who We Are

Swiss Cold Training Association (SCTA)

Training with the cold is gaining more and more in popularity as people rediscover their true innate power. And for a good reason: there are numerous benefits associated to it. Yet, there are also risks to it. Our goal is to empower people to gain more control over their physical and mental health through training with the cold. At the same time we promote a safe practice. These factors will eventually lower the health costs in Switzerland.

We are an overarching organization and we welcome coaches and instructors of different cold training methods to join our cause and spread the safe practice of cold training. We are fully committed to supporting our members. Our funding stems from member fees and donations.

The SCTA is a non-profit organization based in Zurich. Our statutes can be found here.



Maike van Dijk

Organizer of the annual Swiss Ice Challenge event


Pat Maechler

Passionate winter swimmer and
UX Specialist



If you're passionate about cold training, please reach out to us.

Advisory Board

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Vera Niedermeyer


Ivo Tiemessen

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Beni Imhof

Founder of the Swiss Ice Challenge

Exercise- and thermophysiologist specialized on heat and cold treatment of elite athletes

Passionate winter swimmer and future-oriented marketing specialist



Thorsten Arp

Cold water enthusiast

Are you passionate about cold training?
Do you want to help make Switzerland the country of cold training?
Then please get in touch with us.


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Arthur Taniyelyan

Founding member and Wim Hof Method Instructor

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Karima Jam

Wim Hof Method Instructor

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Rolf Duda

Wim Hof Method Instructor


Simon Hegener

Cold blooded founding member and Wim Hof Method Instructor