Open Water "Backwaterman 2021"

2./3./4. Juli 2021


7 km SwimRun Charity
Friday July 2nd, Charity SwimRun Opener

The route will lead around the arena of Lichtenfels Castle. For the first time it goes over the 60 m high dam wall and along the panorama paths. In principle in the opposite direction of the SwimRun Trial competition.
4 running parts and 4 swimming parts make the route also varied.

In order to draw attention to sustainable topics, this competition will focus on a sustainable project in the region. The net proceeds of the competition go to the benefit of the project. Proposals will be obtained in the coming weeks and communicated accordingly.

Classic Open Water

  7 km open water
+ revival 14k open water (double distance)

"The special One" - the classic 7 km from Mitterreith to Ottenstein are a special experience. Arrival by ship or boat. Pure nature in the fjord-like waterways of the Ottensteiner reservoir with many bends and turns, waiting for the swimmers. Orientation is part of mysticism. Simply unique to swim here.
The 14 km marathon distance with start and finish at the Ottenstein boat company is only possible with an individual guide in the e-boat (places are therefore limited to 20).

People's distances

Everyone 750m / Olympic 1500m /
Open Water Challenge 3 km

from the devil's rock

In the fjord-like arena between the dam, ruins and castle, 1 - 2 laps (1.5 km -2x 0.75 km) open water experience await you in the lake arena.

The course is fully visible from the terrace of the restaurant - ideal for beginners or short-distance specialists.

3 km challenge
In the afternoon we are now offering you the 3 km boat trip to the Devil's Rock and swimming along the fjord-like bays back to the boat operation. Orientation is something that is required here. The jump from the boat as one of the highlights is included.

Elite sport

Junior OW Cup 750m /1500 m

The best young swimmers stop in the Waldviertel. As part of the "Junior Open Water Cup", the young athletes in 4 different age groups, from 10 to 17 years old, will show what potential they have on different lengths of route.

Sunday 4th July (morning)

Backwaterman - New Challenge


New: 6.5 km Dobra sling

For the first time we go to the lower area of the ridge lakes, the Dobra reservoir. This has a river-like character.

The bus takes you to the Dobra ruins, where you enter and several loops in an increasingly narrow river bed lead to the foot of the 60 m high dam.

There a laabe is waiting in the power plant before the shuttle bus takes you back to the boat operation for the award ceremony.

Impressions of the Open Water Cup 2020