Swimrun Latest News!

Find out everything that's happening in the World of Swimrun!  All updates and Swimrun latest news items will be posted here.

15 October

Keen As Mustard Events, UK, Series Winners!

Keen As Mustard Events, UK have announced their Series winners:

"Congratulations to our series winners...
FENLAND RUNNER 5k Intro Series winners are

HEAD U.K. Grass Roots Swimrun Series winners are
Female 10k solo RACHEL BARNES
Male 10k solo THOMAS ALLEN
Female 21k solo ADELE RAIMENT
Male 21k solo RUPERT RHODES
Congratulations to all"

10 October

Otillo Hvar Cancelled and Malta On Hold!

Michael Lemmel has announced:

After discussions with the Town of Hvar and at the request of the Croatian national Covid-19 headquarters we have been asked to cancel the event. The town is more or less closed down and they fear that the second wave in Europe will block all travel. This has brought us to the conclusion of cancelling ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Hvar in 2020.

Anyone with an entry to the Hvar race weekend is free to move it to any of our other events before the end of November 2021. When you are ready to enter the event of your choice please email info@otilloswimrun.com for a 100% discount code in the same category. Please ask for your discount code before December 20th for it to be valid. Mark your email with ”Race category and team name”. The 2021 event calendar will be published in December.

At the moment we are keeping the Malta event on hold. We are seeing what the development is in the next two weeks but considering the development of Covid in Europe at the moment we see that we might have to postpone this event. Our goal is of course to keep the dates but it must also allow us and you to be able to travel and participate without too much hassle. We will communicate the status clearly before November 1st.

1 October

Ötillö have announced that the SwimRun event in Cannes (South of France) IS ON!.  Still 2 weeks to go, but everything is falling into place. Check it out HERE!

26 / 27 September

The Ötillö event in Üto has been cancelled. Unfortunately, this event will not be held this year. A decision has yet to be made regarding the event planned in Cannes, France.

5 September

Swimrun Costa Azahar, Spain Cancelled

Swimrun Costa Azahar in Oropesa del Mar, Spain scheduled for November 15th 2020 has unfortunately had to be cancelled.

5 September

Grafham Water, UK, Swimrun Cancelled

As Keen as Mustard Events have announced:

Hi All
After getting so far with a Covid 19 secure race we have come unstuck with our water test. Grafham Water is over the safe bathing limit for BlueGreen Algae so, unfortunately we have to cancel the races.
We are so sorry for any inconvenience this will cause, we are gutted.
We would like to offer a free transfer to any of our 2020 races or our 2021 races.
We are racing at
Bewl Water in Kent on the 13th September
St Ives in Cambs on the 20th September
Long Eaton Notts on the 27th September
Nene Park Peterborough on the 4th Oct
Box End Bedford on the 11th Oct
Please email me at nickybailey@hotmail.com with your transfer choices
We do understand that transferring or deferring may not be an option and we would respectfully ask if you can you do, we will of course offer you a refund. We will unfortunately have to take 10% from the refund to cover commission costs.
We are thoroughly disappointed...we can beat a pandemic but not alae!
Sorry ...
Nicky and Chelsey
As Keen As Mustard Events

4 September

Otillo Sprint Final 15K Race Director Report

"The camaraderie, the passion for sport and the desire to push into the red zone joins us together!

Thank you for a memorable ÖTILLÖ Sprint Final 15K weekend!"

CLICK HERE to read the Race Director's Report from this great event that took place in these difficult times!

Zone3 Swimrun Wetsuit Sale!

Zone 3 Wetsuit Sale

With so many Swimrun events scheduled for September and October, you deserve the opportunity to race in the best kit available. Save 60% on all Zone3 Swimrun wetsuits, including their Evolution and Versa specialist Swimrun wetsuits.

CLICK HERE to take advantage of the 60% sale!

Date: 31 July 2020

Swimrun Riverthlon goes ahead!

Announcement from the organizers:

 "In times of COVID-19, the swimrun scene has to stick together particularly strongly. We're back in the starting blocks and invite you to take part in Austria's first (since 2017) and still largest swimrun event, the Riverthlon, on August 23, 2020.  The place of action is Waidhofen/Ybbs, located in the center of Austria, easily accessible from every direction. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@riverthlon.at or www.riverthlon.at. We look forward to seeing you! Oh yes, and we offer a prize money of 500€ for a new track record (each, male and female)" 

Date: 20 July 2020

Ötillö cancels Sweden World Series Event

Race Director at Ötillö, Michael Lemmel has announced that the Swedish authorities have withdrawn permission to stage the 2020 World Series event in  Sweden. It is hoped to hold it in September 2021.

In the meantime, the SwimRun event at Engadin, Switzerland, is still scheduled to proceed this coming weekend 25/26 July.

Date: 17 July 2020

ARK Swimrun announce new website

ARK Swimrun have a new website!  You can check it out HERE....

Date: 4 July 2020

IGNITE to be taken over by Rip It Events

IGNITE have made the following announcement on their website:

"COVID-19 pandemic has affected events all over the country and IGNITE SwimRun is no exception. Our event venues are closed for the foreseeable future and new registrations have all but stopped, making it difficult to continue operating as is. While we had hoped to weather this storm, we are forced to make some tough decisions.

Effective May 15, 2020, Rip It Events LLC will acquire IGNITE SwimRun LLC. IGNITE SwimRun Maryland will become SwimRun MarylandWe are grateful that you chose IGNITE this year and in years past. THANK YOU for promoting this sport. We have had a blast creating unique event experiences and have made many friends along the way. We hope you consider SwimRun Maryland in 2021."

Date: 3 July 2020

Under Armour Sale!

Our favorite training brand have just announced a sale with up to 50% off products!  It's running from today till 12th July - click the logo below for all the bargains!

Date: 24 June 2020

Ötillö have confirmed that the Engadin SwimRun event will go ahead as planned, but with an additional 100 places on offer. Sign up now!

Also, the New York Marathon, due to be held in November 2020, has been cancelled.

Date: 12 June 2020

Race organizers Ötillö have announced some new products from their Sponsors, VIVOBAREFOOT and Ark. 

VIVOBAREFOOT have released a new shoe called the Tempest, designed to cope with slippery surfaces, sharp rocks, and road surfaces. Our review is coming soon!

Ark have released what they call the ultimate SwimRun suit, called the Utö, after the famous Ötillö event. It has a low-level front zip, extra warmth in the upper body area, and great elasticity in the leg area for running. Our review is coming soon!

Swimrun latest newsARK men's Utö suit.

Date: 8 June 2020

Breca Virtual Series - Registration Open!

You can now enter any of the 4 challenges in the Breca Virtual Series.

Complete one of four virtual challenges: The Beowulf Challenge, The Pirate Challenge, The Ice Challenge or The Lunar Challenge to win a t-shirt, medal, certificate, and the chance to win one of the grand prizes. With only a £20 entry fee and £15 of every purchase going to charity, this is the perfect way to get back into swimrun shape for the challenges that lie ahead.

CLICK HERE for further information.

Date: 29 May 2020

Breca - Virtual Swimrun Series!

Breca have made the following announcement!

"This summer Breca are taking you to the moon and back with our Virtual Swimrun Series.
We are here to guide you out of your lockdown slumber and back into swimrun shape. With 4 unique challenges on the way there is something for everybody.

Full information coming your way on the 1st of June..."

Watch this space!  We will update further on 1st June!

Date: 15 May 2020

ÖTILLÖ launch new Website!

Otillo, the founders of Swimrun have today announced the launch of their new website that they have been working on during lockdown.

Check it out HERE!  It's pretty cool!

Date 17 April

Breca Swimrun COVID-19 Update

Breca have released an update on the Breca Swimrun 2020 series. Please follow the link below to read the article on their reaction to COVID-19 and plans for the global series this year.

This is the new planned race calendar for 2020:

  • Breca Jersey, 5th September 2020 (confirmed)
  • Breca Gower, 26th September 2020 (provisional)
  • Breca Bay of Islands, 5th December 2020 (provisional)

CLICK HERE to read more....

Date 9 April 2020

Otillo Announcement on 2020 Events

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Otillo have made an announcement about the upcoming 2020 events and which will be cancelled or postponed.


Date 9 April 2020

Virtual Swimrun Event - 10 April 2020

Join a virtual swimrun on Friday 10 April after work with Envol Swimrun.

Envol Swimrun is online for a special SWIMRUN training session. We will do the Utö swimrun Sprint race!
Based on the times of last year's winners, Francesc and Henrik, we will take you through the course, section by section. You will do each swim and run segment of the Utö sprint, at your own speed for as long as it took Francesc and Henrik in 2019.

CLICK HERE for the details and to register a place!

Date 8 April 2020

Theft of ORCA Wetsuits

The World of Swimrun Admin have announced:

"The night between 6 and 7 April 2020 became a whole pallet with new ORCA wetsuits for triathlon, swimrun, open water, as well as some accessories, stolen from our freight forwarder's truck at the resting place Lagan in Småland, Sweden. The thieves will most likely try to sell these products and we ask you to be observant."

You are asked to contact them if you see anything suspicious.

Date 23 March 2020

Swimrun Race Cancellations

As the Covid-19 virus spreads around the world, many countries are closing their borders and many Swimrun events are being cancelled.

We will try to keep our calendar updated with cancellations and postponed races but we advise you to contact the race organiser of any event you have entered to check the status of your race so you can amend travel arrangements etc. 

Date 19 March 2020

Swimrun Tenerife postponed till July 18

swimrunseries.es have announced that the date of the first Swimrun Tenerife has been changed from May 9 until July 18 as a preventive measure in the face of the health alert situation due to COVID-19.

Read more here.....

Date 16 March 2020

Breca Bay of Islands cancelled due to Coronavirus

Breca have announced that the Bay of Islands Swimrun will not take place in April due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  They are trying to reschedule it to the end of the year.

Read more here.....

Date 7 March 2020

Breca Swimrun returns to Jersey for 5th year!

Breca Swimrun has confirmed its fifth year on the Channel Islands.  Read more here...

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Date 4 March 2020

Corona virus - Will it affect the World of Swimrun?

The news about the Corona virus (AKA COVID-19) are hard to avoid at the moment. But surprisingly its  consequences on swimrun has not (yet) made the front pages. What impact this virus may have for us, swimrunners?

Read more here on the World of Swimrun website.

Date 31 January 2020

Breca's First Event in Scotland, UK

Breca's inaugural event in Scotland will be a magnificent swimrun race and will be held in Loch Lomond.  Breca say:

"We look forward to welcoming returning swimrunners, local Scots and our international community. For those interested in a recce, we would recommend heading to the summit of Ben Lomond for an excellent panorama of the loch.

The race will run mid-summer on the 8th & 9th August and the long range weather forecast is for a bright yet cool day, but don't quote us on that.Final course map due soon on the Breca Swimrun website."

Read more HERE

Date 23 January 2020

New Otillo Equipment Rule

Otillo have announced the following new mandatory equipment rule:

"Starting with the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Catalina weekend we will NO longer require that each team has a compass and a race map with them."

Check out the Otillo Swimrun rules - www.otilloswimrun.com/rules

Date 16 January 2020

Otillo SwimRun Series is starting soon!

Otillo have announced: "The 2020 season is soon under way. In 7 weeks we have ÖTILLÖ Catalina. Our first race in the USA.

In March there is the new ÖTILLÖ Merit race heroswimrun in Brazil. An amazing race course in the town of Buzios, north of Rio. We know that the race director Fabio is looking for some established European teams that can bring some color to his event. Contact them as they might be able to provide some travel packages if you fit the profile.

Then in April we have two races.

The ÖTILLÖ merit race SwimRun Lake James in the beautiful North Carolina is well worth the visit in the unique location and race course and should be on all US racers list.

ÖTILLÖ Hvar in Croatia where we meet spring and enjoy the incredible water.

Check them all Out and sign up on HERE!"

Date 30 December 2019

Swimrun Season Wrap Up!

This is a great blog from Vivobarefoot including an interview with two of the top swimrun athletes in the world, Fanny Kuhn and Nicolas Remires to reflect on the season past as well as their plans for the future:


Date 26 December 2019

Breca Georgian Bay, Ontario - Pre-register!

Next event: September 2020
Location: Georgian Bay, Ontario

"Just on the eastern rim of Ontario’s Lake Huron lies the Thirty Thousand Islands, a UNESCO designated reserve that stretches 200km north to south. It is the world’s largest freshwater archipelago, a place of cultural and ecological significance, and we are honoured to call it the home of Breca’s first North American swimrun adventure. This will be one of our wildest and most challenging races – a journey across uninhabited islands; grey-pink granite shorelines and wild, coniferous forests. Wanderlust meets extreme endurance, as only Canadians can do. We cannot wait to share this experience with you.

Places at the first edition in September 2020 will be limited.

Date 29 November 2019

Breca is heading to Canada!

Announcement from Breca:

We are happy to finally announce that we are launching our first North American event in 2020. Canada's stunning lakes, adventurous wilderness and extremely friendly culture make it a true paradise for swimrun, and we really can't wait to take you there!

A few words from Ben, our CEO: "We could not be more excited to be taking Breca into North America.  We know the Swimrun community will be chomping at the bit to test their abilities in what could even become our most spectacular destination yet.  Canada was a no brainer for us and a country we’ve wanted to launch in for years. It will provide the most quintessential Swimrun conditions possible, it will be breathtakingly beautiful, it will be incredibly challenging and it will undoubtedly be an unforgettable experience for our athletes."

We want to take this occasion to give a shoutout to our amazing community for the love and support that you showed us until now. It's thanks to you if we can keep growing, we won't disappoint you!

Date 22 November 2019

Breca is coming to Scotland!

Sorry for lack of updates! We have been on vacation and got engaged :) 

Update from Breca:

We are thrilled to announce that the very first edition of Breca Loch Lomond is coming on the weekend of the 8th-9th of August 2020.

It’s a magical location, ideal for swimrun. At the heart of Scotland’s first National Park, it’s one of the country’s most idyllic and unspoilt areas, with the largest expanse of fresh water in Britain and the backdrop of the mountains looming beyond.

The unique location will present the teams with long trail runs along the lush forest and frequent swims in the loch’s clear glacial water.

Sign up NOW for early bird rates

Date 1 October 2019

New Otillo Flotation Rules

Otillo have today announced the following:

After discussing with many racers we have decided to update the flotation rule one more time. The measurement is based on the commercial products on the market and we will NOT allow pool buoys bigger than 32 cm x 30cm x 15 cm. This is effective as of October 1st, 2019.

At the same time we will no longer require Safety buoys for solo racers. We will have buoys available or you can bring your own. This is effective as of October 1st, 2019.

Date 21 September 2019

Apologies for lack of news!  We've been unfortunately offline with Wifi issues for a month, but now we're back to keep you up to date with what's happening in the world of Swimrun!

Otillo Swimrun 1000 Lakes

Another view on ÖTILLÖ 1000 Lakes which is taking place this weekend in Germany. Race Director Michael Lemmel tills you why he loves the race!  Check out his video below!


Date 13 August 2019

Otillo New Flotation Rule!

Announcement from Otillo:

"After seeing the development of bigger and bigger pull buoys, which becomes a huge advantage for those using them, we have decided to make a new rule limiting the size of the flotation.

As of today (13 August) the maximum size flotation that you can have in any ÖTILLÖ race is 40 cm x 30 cm x 15 cm.

We will have a box in which your device will have to fit into.This rule is effective as of August 12th, 2019 and therefore also for ÖTILLÖ, The Swimrun World Championship 2019."

Date 6 July 2019

Otillo Engadin is LIVE this weekend!

ÖTILLÖ Engadin, Switzerland. The last ÖTILLÖ weekend before ÖTILLÖ, the swimrun world championship 2019! The Engadin Valley is exceptional, if you are not there participating you can follow the races as close to LIVE as possible.

Click below for the LIVE site to find everything relevant to the races over the weekend!


Date 2 July 2019

Otillo Registrations Open!

ÖTILLÖ Malta registration opens at 14:00 CET on July 2nd. Today!

Click here for more information and to enter

ÖTILLÖ Catalina registration opens on July 10th at 14:00 CET

Click here for more information and to enter

Date 26 June 2019

The Authieman Swimrun in France - a unique race!

Authieman First Busy SwimBusy First Swim!

700 swimrunners on a large sandy beach. 700m to run, and a buoy 500 further away. Guaranteed melee. Add to that waves and strong tide current, and you’re in for a tough first swim. Centred around Berck-sur-mer in the North of France, 1 hour drive from Calais, the Authieman is unique as it passes through the sea, a river, a lake … and a tiny swimming pool at the very end!

Read more here....

Date 20 June 2019

Otillo announce new SwimRun in Malta!

Swimrun Malta


Otillo announce ÖTILLÖ Malta to be held end of November - finish the season in warm water!

Malta has been populated by many strong cultures since 5900 BC which has left some incredible historical sites. The coastline is rugged and the water is AMAZING!

In November water temperatures are around 20 degrees C.

This will be the finals of the 2019 ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series.

CLICK HERE for more information!  Registration opens on July 2nd.

Date 28 May 2019

Otillo announce USA Swimrun Dates

Swiwmrun Catalina Island

Breaking news out of the ÖTILLÖ camp as co-founders Michael Lemmel and Mats Skott announce the first-ever ÖTILLÖ swimrun race outside of Europe.

ÖTILLÖ promises unique races in unique places and they’ll certainly deliver with the new ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Catalina Island on February 29 and March 1, 2020. Located 40 km off the coast of Los Angeles in southern California, Catalina Island is a conservancy-protected, geologic and environmental phenomenon.

Read more here....

Date 25 May 2019

Who is fitter? A swimmer or a runner?

Who is fitter, a swimmer or a runner?  A new study looking at the hearts of athletes in each sport has found that whilst all showed above-average heart function, runners came out on top in terms of left ventricle performance.  But if you want to be on the safe side and cover all bases, the Swimrun is definitely the answer!

Read the full article from The New York Times here....

Date 24 May 2019


Breca New Zealand dates for 2020 have been set!  The courses are still being plotted but you will be guaranteed stunning backdrops, clear waters, gnarly trails and friendly faces.  It's the winning recipe that makes New Zealand such a dream swimrun location.

Entries will open May 30th 2019 at 1pm NZ time.

Date 22 May 2019

Swimrun Costa Brava - Official Video Released

The official Swimrun Costa Brava by HEAD 2019 video has been released.

Click below to watch!

Date 2 May 2019

ÖtillÖ about to expand to the US

ÖtillÖ may be coming to Catalina Island in 2020 - read more here!  There has been much support to hold the race there so watch this space!

Date 15 April 2019

Great Race Report from Hvar SwimRun Women's Champ!

Hvar Womens Team Winners 2019Fanny Danckwardt and Desiree Andersson win the Womens Team Event!

A great read from Fanny Danckwardt - winner of the Womens event in Hvar 2019.  Written 'from the inside' it gives her thoughts during the big event!

Read the Race Report here

Date 2 April 2019

European Swimrun Championship to be Launched

The World of Swimrun have made the following statement:

"World of Swimrun understands that following the creation of multiple national championships (e.g. the recently announced Belgium championship) and the perceived need to unite European nations in light of the BREXIT events, the European Community commission for Sport will announce during its next Forum taking place in Bucharest (Romania) on the 8-9 April 2019 that a European Swimrun Championship  (ESC) will be organised. The team aspect was a key factor of the decision. This is an exciting development and recognition step for the sport. More details to follow."

Date 27 March 2019

British triathlete and 12-time Ironman Champion Lucy Gossage to compete at Isles of Scilly SwimRun

Find out how Lucy Gossage is taking on a new challenge every month in a break from Ironman racing.  On June 9th she will be competing in the Mixed Teams Group of the Isles of Scilly SwimRun - this is also the race we are competing in!! I think we may be a bit behind them :) 

Read the interview with Lucy here

Date 13 March 2019

SwimRun Canada Events are Set!!

The SwimRun Canada program is set and registrations are coming in. Canaqua Sports is proud to be hosting 8 SwimRun Challenge events for the 2019 season. Check out their new website www.swimrunchallenge.ca and join in the fun and excitement that is SwimRun, as they continue to expand and grow SwimRun in Canada.

We will be adding Canada dates to our SwimRun Rest of the World calendar soon!

Date 6 March 2019

US SwimRun Calendar and National Champs!

Check out the new US SwimRun calendar and they have also announced a national championship! 

Date 31 January 2019

Inaugural Breca UK National Championships!

For the very first time, teams will be able to compete for the Breca National Championship title and earn Rankings points across all their races.

The winning teams in the Full and Sprint distance races at Breca Buttermere in each category will be crowned the 2019 Breca National Champions.

Breca Buttermere will be held on 10 - 11 August 2019 - 43km full distance and 19km sprint - "brutally beautiful"

Find out more about this new challenge HERE!

Date 29 January 2019

ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series

On Monday February 4th at 11:30 you can listen to one of our Race Directors, Michael Lemmel at the ISPO Trade Show in Munich.  ISPO is the world's largest international multi-segment exhibition for the sports industry.

Mats Skott and Michael Lemmel are the two organizers of ÖTILLÖ - the race that started the whole Swimrun movement. What started as a drunken bet in Vardshus on Utö is now the driving force behind Swimrun, one of the fastest growing endurance sports in the world. Michael Lemmel tells the Oudoor and Watersports community why the sport is exploding and where it might go in the future.


Date 23 January 2019

World of Swimrun Bucket List 2019

The World of Swimrun site have created a world swimrun bucket list now the 2019 Swimrun season is on!  Get planning those races round the world!

click here to read more....

Date 8 January 2018

Swimrun Bologna, Italy - 2019 date in the calendar!

Swimrun Bologna will be held on 28th July 2019.  This is a great race that we did in 2017.

There are now three distances Short, Half and Long of 40 km - Otillo Merit Race and National Championship in pairs.

All race information and registration methods will be on their website soon - click here for further details.

You can read our race report here.

Date 16 December 2018

Vietnam's First Swimrun is Announced!

Beautiful views and fresh air between the pine forests, challenge yourself in the cold water that will be a great and unforgettable experience.

The first Swimrun event in Vietnam is being held in 2019 - find out more here.

You can get a taster of the race route by clicking here to watch a short video!

Date 7 November 2018

Swimrun Côte Vermeille - sold out in 20 mins!

The middle distance for this Swimrun in South of France - near the Spanish border - sold out in 20 mins!! We tried to enter and are on the waiting list.

The short distance sold out in 25 mins.   Other distances are still available but selling fast!

Read more about this popular race here....

Date 6 November 2018

Date set for ÖTILLÖ Isles of Scilly Swimrun!

The third ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series weekend of the year. On the beautiful Isles of Scilly, off the coast of Cornwall. We call it "Paradise lost". Do not miss this unique place.

Friday afternoon #cleantheocean activity
Saturday - Sprint & Experience - Team and solo

Sunday - World Series - teams onlyInformation about the weekend is found here:

Date 25 October 2018

ORCA launch SwimRun specific products!

PRESS RELEASE FROM ORCA - one of the original Triathlon brands

If you love swimming, obstacle courses and nature then SwimRun could be the sport for you!Discover more about this exciting sport from three of our fave experts and then check out the SwimRun specific products we've developed at Orca - selected items are 30% off right now so it's a great time to stock up for the coming season!Take a look here: www.orca.com/featured/swimrun-time/

Date 29 September 2018

ÖTILLÖ’s new World Champs are ready for 1000 Lakes this weekend!

The new Otillo record holders Fredrik Axegard and Alex Flores are racing again at OTILLO 1000 Lakes after an impressive win just 3 weeks ago.

To read the story of how they prepared for their race and a bit about their background in sport click here

Date 14 September 2018

Records Tumble at Breca Jersey 2018

Due to historically calm conditions, records were set at the Breca Jersey Swimrun! 144 swimmers raced around 54k of Jersey coastline.

Course records were set and 16 teams went faster than their previous best.

To read more about the third edition Jersey Swimrun and the records smashed click here

Date 3 September 2018

Turkey announces its first international SwimRun race!

The race is to take place on November 10-11 and will consist of sprint and long distances categories. You can visit the site below for more detailed information.

Date 22 August 2018

Swimrun Costa Brava (Spain) announce 2019 date!

Save the date: 11/08/2019 ANDORRA SWIMRUN
Only 200 bibs will be available!
Tomorrow, the race will open the 2019 registration... book your bib and don't miss the Pyrenees Swimrun!


Date: 19 August 2018

ÖTILLÖ announce 2019 race dates

ÖTILLÖ have announced the following race dates for 2019 - further details and links to register will be on our Swimrun calendar Europe soon!  We have been informed registration will open soon.

  •  ÖTILLÖ Hvar - April 6/7
  • ÖTILLÖ Utö - May 18/19
  • ÖTILLÖ Isles of Scilly - June 8/9
  • ÖTILLÖ Engadin - July 6/7

Date: 8 August 2018

ÖTILLÖ introduce new distances and solo events

ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series have made the following announcement in their aim to make the Swimrun sport grow:

"Dinosaurs go extinct, Swimrunners adapt!

In our sport and in our lives we need to learn how to adapt and how to expand our minds.

After 13 years of living with Swimrun almost everyday we too also have to adapt and see the world with new eyes.

During the ÖTILLÖ 1000 Lakes weekend we will try something new that has grown out of our own practice of the sport. Some days we train together and a lot of the time we train alone.

For the sport to grow and for us to bring new people into the sport we have decided to not only introduce a shorter race called ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Experience but we will also introduce an ÖTILLÖ version of solo entry in both the Sprint and the new Experience format.

These solo entries will have their own start and they will also bring their “team member” - an inflatable buoy for all swims- that we supply. The Solo events will be separate from the team events, they will not be together.

In this way, we believe we can introduce Swimrun and our community to a new group of people, that then will find a partner to continue their lives as full-fledged swimrunners.

As Anders Malm, Original 4 and one of the origins of the sport says “in the beginning we trained together and sometimes alone. It was as it was, but we always preferred to do it together”.

This being said we assure you - it is only for the shorter races and the only access to the World Series races and the World Championship is in a pair!

Let’s convert some new people to the art of racing as a pair!

See you out there.

Michael & Mats"


Personally we enjoy competing as a team but it is good they are trying to widen the appeal of Swimrun.  Maybe the next step should be age-group categories so that older competitors (like us!) can get a little recognition of their achievements!

Date: 2 August 2018

The World's First Book on Swimrun

The World of Swimrun are now sharing the first ever book on Swimrun and it's FREE!

The book was written to help both beginners and experienced Swimrunners further explore what the sport of Swimrun is all about.  You can download it HERE.

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