Have you ever heard of ice swimming? Does the thought of swimming or competitively swimming in water temperatures in the 50s, 40s, and even the 30s sound like fun?

In this week’s episode Hilary Topper on Air, Hilary speaks with Ed Gabriels, a USAT Level 1 coach for 13 years and an avid ice swimmer.

Ed will discuss what ice swimming is, how he got his start in the extreme worldwide sport, races he’s participated in, the gear you’ll need to combat the cold, and safety tips and precautions to consider when ice swimming.

He’ll also chat with us about his small business, Crumble+Melt delivered, which offers homemade cookies and chocolates baked to order weekly and made with high-quality ingredients.

About Ed Gabriels

Ed Gabriels is a USAT Level 1 coach for 13 years and has competed in over 30 multi-sport events including four full IRONMANs, two National Open Water Championships in the 5k and 2 miler, an Ultra Marathon, USA SwimRun, three USA Winter National Championships, four Winter Swim Festivals in Lake Memphremagog in Newport Vermont in February. He is also the founder and baker of Crumble+Melt established in 2017. He has been a food and beverage stylist for the past 20 years.

About Crumble+Melt delivered

Crumble+Melt delivered offers homemade cookies and chocolates baked to order weekly and made with high-quality ingredients. We’ve been perfecting our recipes for 20 years as our special holiday gift to friends and family. Today our cookies are now available to order so anyone can give or enjoy them any time of the year. What sets us apart is our distinct combinations of flavors: cookies have grown-up.

For more information about Ed, ice swimming, and his company, Crumble+Melt delivered, visit www.crumblemeltdelivered.com or email Ed at [email protected] or [email protected]

Ice Swimming Disclaimer

Own every decision you make: risks of entering very cold water include heart attack, asthma attack, panic attacks, cold incapacitation, cold shock, drowning, hypothermia, and death. With the freedom to swim outdoors comes the responsibility to do it safely. HJMT MEDIA COMPANY, LLC and its’ guest are responsible for swimmers’ decisions or the accuracy of any information given. Understand more on the risks including high blood pressure and cold incapacitation.