At a glance
As part of the Open Water Series, we offer 3 different cups:
1. The International Open Water Majors- which focus on longer distances with international participants
9 competitions in 4 countries are available.
A maximum of 6 of these will count. You can score points at the Backwaterman on Saturday and Sunday. At least 3 competitions must be swim for the cup ranking.
2. The Classic Open Water Cup- which offers shorter distances especially in the east/central area of Austria
7 competitions in 3 countries are available . Of these, a maximum of 5 count - at least 3 must be swum
3. The Junior Open Water Cup - which offers beginner distances for ambitious club swimmers between the ages of 10 and 17
3-4 competitions are available for the Junior Open Water Cup and at least 2 must be swum for the Cup.
International Open Water Majors 2023
The classic start event
Date May 18th 2023
Distances: 1.9km, 3.8km/ 5.7km
Registration: opens at the middle of March
11th Lake Neusiedl Swimming Festival
with 32nd lake crossing
Date 4th June 2023
Lake crossings 3.1 and 6.2 km
June 17, 2023
Regatta course Oberschleissheim, 4 km
close to Munich
New to our Majors Cup.
Popular with high participation, the regatta course represents an early challenge in the annual high-class race.
This allows additional points to be collected from our German cup swimmers in the local area.
Lake Balaton Bay Crossing, Hungary - Open Water Tournament
date will be announced in due time
9K/ 3K |
18th Backwaterman Open Water 1st-2nd July 2023
- The classics at the Ottenstein reservoir 7km and 14km open water
- Fjord swimming 3 k, 3,5 k
- 3 k relay
Lake Constance Open Water Crossings :
there are several dates over 2.5/5/10/11/22 km on the program
Counts as a cup competition for the majors
July 29, 2023 Friedrichshafen-Romanshorn (BOW Swim Festival), 11 km
our final stage
August 27th, 2023, Ueberlingen 5 km
August 5th / 6th, 2023
Longitudinal crossing of Lake Starnberg, Germany
Seeshaupt – Perca (19.7 km)
A real challenge for our long-distance shimmers too.
New in our series and our longest distance at almost 20 km.
Attention: It will be decided in the days before the race which date is better in terms of weather and water.
For individual swimmers, teams of 2 and teams of 4.
17th of August, Samorin/Slowakia
Samorin is one of the top sport complexes in Europe , ideal also for training
2 days after our event which is in cooperation with the slowakian association, there will be a LEN events with all the top athletes. So some of them will use our event for their preparation.
Distances 5 k for Majors
link for Registration will follow