The Classic Open Water 7 k 

 

The 7 km Backwaterman has been the most traditional long distance race in Austria for 14 years. The unique fjord landscape in the Ottenstein reservoir offers open water swimmers a pure experience of nature. The reservoir is only accessible in a few places and therefore invites you to discover it by boat, canoe and SUP. The journey with the MS Ottenstein to the starting point in Mitterreith is special.

 

Attention: The capacity of the ship is limited to 100 participants and will be allocated after registration.

 

The total limit of the 7 km distance is 100 participants.

 

Accompanying with a canoe is prohibited for safety and competition reasons.

 

We recommend a buoy system for non-club swimmers.

 

The 7 km Backwaterman are part of the Austrian Open Water Majors, the 3000 m part of the Volks Cup and the junior competitions are part of the Junior Open Water Cup.

 


Program Sequence

 

Friday July 1. 2022

Exhibition stand 16.00-19.00

 

Race briefing will take place via Facebook livestream on Friday 4 p.m., questions can be posted. The live streaming is then available as a video at any time.

 

Saturday July 2. 2022

Open Water Fair from 7.30 a.m.

 

Registration: 8.00 - 9.15

Boat departure: 9.30

Start: around 10.15 am Mitterreith bathing area

 

Depending on the current Covid 19 restrictions, the start takes place in slots or timetrial mode.

 

Finish closing time 13.45

Award ceremony: approx. 2 pm terrace boat operation



 

Resgistration fee !

  until 31.12.    until 31.3.      until 15.6.    until the event
   50 euros       55 euros       60 euros      65 euros

 

included:

 

high quality swimming cap made of silicone
Starter bag
Finisher's Cup
T-shirt
water rescue
Timing
food at finishline

 

Attention: the popular Backwaterman towel can be ordered at the special price of 12 € (value 29 €) via the registration system.

 



Age Groups

General Swimmer (A- Class)

 

Age Classes Age

 

Junior Class female (F 0) 16 till 23

Junior Class male (M 0) 16 till 23

 

General Class female 1 (F l) 24 till 39

General Class male 1 (M l) 24 till 39

 

master Class female 2 (F ll) 40 till 49

master Class male 2 (M ll) 40 till 49

 

master Class female 3 (F lll) 50 till 59

master Class male 3 (M lll) 50 till 59

 

master Class female 4 (F lV) 60 +

master Class male 4 (M lV) 60 +

 

 

Age Groups

Sport Swimmer (S-Class)

 

Age Classes Age

 

Junior Class female (F 0) 16 bis 39

Junior Class male (M 0) 16 bis 39

 

General Class female 2 (F l) 40 +

General Class male 2 (M l) 40 +