The Classic Open Water 7 k
Registration from 15th October
The 7 km Backwaterman has been the most traditional long-distance race in Austria for 18 years.
The unique fjord landscape in the Ottenstein reservoir offers open water swimmers a pure natural experience. The reservoir is only accessible in a few places and is therefore ideal for exploring by boat, canoe and SUP.
To the start of the Fuernkranzmühle you will be transported by bus and has to the swim 200 m to the starting line.
The total limit for the 7 km distance is 80 participants.
Mandatory: Due to new official requirements, buoys are mandatory
Accompanying with a canoe or e boat is for the 7 k prohibited for safety and competition reasons.
New Location: Waldreichs Castle
Friday June 21, 2024
Open water boot Myswimshop.de : from 4 p.m
Race briefing will take place via Facebook livestream on Friday 5 p.m.,
questions can be posted.
The live streaming can then be accessed as a video at any time.
Registration: 6 p.m. - 7 p.m
Saturday June 22, 2024
Open water boot Myswimshop.de from 7 am
Registration: 8.15 - 9.15
(after the start of the 14 k)
Start around 10.15
The start takes place in the mass start
Finish 1:15 p.m
Individual Shuttle back to Schloss Waldreichs with small groups
Everyone is a winner and receives a trophy at the award ceremony
Overall award ceremony approx. 1.30 p.m
Attention: you will be transported to the start by bus and a short swim to the start
Note on orientation: We place some buoys or markers on land at critical points. There is also a beach flag at the refreshment point at Teufelsfelsen.
Neoprene is prohibited above 25 degrees, but jammers are allowed
Timekeeping takes place without a chip using an app.
The number on the swimming cap is important.
Registration fee !
until 31.12. until 15.3. until 31.5. until 21.6.
65 euros 75 euros 85 euros 95 euros
22.6. + 5 Euro
Combination ticket Sat / Sun (one competition each) -10 €
high quality swimming cap made of silicone
food at finishline
Attention: the popular Backwaterman towel can be ordered at the special price of 15 € (value 35 €) via the registration system.
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 +
Sport Swimmer (S-Class)
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 +