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.
Friday July 2nd 2021
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 3rd July 2021
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 !
from 16.11 until 29.2. until 31.3. until 30.5. until 2.7.
7000 m 45 euros 50 euros 55 euros 60 euros
Attention: the popular Backwaterman towel can be ordered at the special price of 12 € (value 29 €) via the registration system.
|General Swimmer (A- Class)|
|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 and older|
|master Class male 3 (M lll)||50 and older|
|master Class female 4 (F lV)||60 and older|
|master Class male 4 (M lV)||60 and older|
|Sport Swimmer (S-Class)|
|Junior Class female (F 0)||16 bis 39|
|Junior Class male (M 0)||16 bis 39|
|General Class female 1 (F l)||16 bis 39|
|General Class male 1 (M l)||16 bis 39|