Welcome to Backwaterman 2024


There are some News in 2024




Open Water - some points that apply to all routes:

1. Due to the increased flow of tourists around the Ottenstein boat operation, we are moving the swimming event to a quieter part of the reservoir.

2. The headquarters with registration and award ceremony will be the magical Waldreichs Castle

3. From there you will shuttle 14 km, 7 km and 3 km back to the start or from the finish for the main competitions

4. Due to increasing safety requirements, buoys are now mandatory at all distances

5. The 14 km will be carried out for the first time without a boat to enable more swimmers to cover the distance



1. Waldreichs Castle is our central point for registration, start/finish and award ceremony

2. The Dobra loop is used for the first time for trials, sprints, halfs and for the first time after 5 years for the marathon

3. Some SwimRunneers use the open water routes the day before to swim in