Rules for wearing the neoprene suit:

Below 18 ° C wearing a wetsuit, as regulated by the FINA, is mandatory. Local conditions (constantly accessible shore, etc.) allow a deviation from this rule, if this is announced by the organizer.

From 24.9 ° C there is absolute neoprene prohibition!


Attention: from 2020 there will also be an adapted neoprene solution within the Austrian Open water Cup. Jammer, knee to waist-length neoprene suits are allowed, so that the buoyancy (and thus safety) is guaranteed for our long-distance swimmers. The main aspect of overheating we take into account, since upper body and hands must be neoprene-free. 


Attention: Due to Covid - 19 some mandatory regulations will be in place. You will find a regularly  update on the News page. 



For sport swimmers (S-swimmers):

  • Sport swimmers must swim without Neo regardless of the water temperature. Swimsuits are allowed. Below 18 degrees (similar to FINA) neoplasm exists.
  • The S-Class is reserved for club swimmers or ice swimmers. Enclose OSV license upon registration.
  • Registration takes place at the respective organizer, as separate S-class. In principle, you decide on the first two events for this ranking in the Cup.
  • 2 categories (16-39, 40+) are counted in the cup.
  • The S-Class starts in its own launch



Code of Ethics

(Austrian Open Water Cup / Classic Open Water Cup over 1,5 k)

Since 2016, there is a "code of honor" for the draft swimming!

According to the code of honor, swimmers who spend the majority of the event in the wake of a faster swimmer should leave this 500m from the finish line to overtake or let overtake.

The 500m mark will be marked by a buoy!

This Code will not be reviewed or punished. However, for reasons of fairness, everyone is encouraged to abide by this code of honor.


Attention; This code of honor does not apply to S-Class swimmers, here in principle swims according to FINA rules



  • Organizer: Aqua Sportiv Club, SooM Sport & Management
  • Organization: Allianz4backwaterman
  • Water safety / race direction: Franz Frühauf
  • Doctor: Tbc, an experienced rescue doctor