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 



Stubenbergsee, Austria

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

"for everyone"

SwimRun competitions

Kids competitions


 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

Registration open



- 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