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 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

 

included:

  • high quality swimming cap made of silicone
  • Starter bag - Sling Bag by HEAD
  • 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 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  
     
     
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 1 (F l) 16 bis 39  
General Class male 1 (M l) 16 bis 39