The 7 km Backwaterman has been the most traditional long-distance race in Austria for 13 years. The unique fjord-landscape in the reservoir Ottenstein offers the open water swimmers a pure nature experience. The reservoir is accessible only in a few places and therefore invites you to discover by boat, canoe and SUP. Especially the arrival with the MS Ottenstein is the starting point at Mitterreith.
Attention: The capacity of the ship is limited to 100 participants and will be given after registration.
The remaining participants are transported by bus or car.
The total limit is 150 participants.
Accompanying with canoe is prohibited for safety and competition reasons.
For non-club swimmers we recommend Safety System like buoys from HEAD, Restube .
The 7 km Backwaterman are part of the Austrian Open Water Majors.
Friday, July 5th
Champagne reception for the participants: approx. 18.30 boat operation Ottenstein terrace. Get together and talk with "Open Water Heros"
Saturday, July 6th
7 km classic backwaterman
Registration: 8.00 to 9.00
Competition meeting 7 km: 9.15
Departure boat: 9.30
Start Mitterreith: 10.30
with own start wave for S (Sport) -Swimmer without Neo
Award ceremony: approx. 14.00
Resgistration fee !
In 2019, the chip rental and the transfer fees (from the euro area) will be included in the price of € 5, to ensure greater clarity and simplification during registration.
till 30.4. €40
till 1.7. €45
late Registration: +5€ if limit is not reached
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||1996 - 2003|
|Junior Class male (M 0)||16 till 23||1996 - 2003|
|General Class female 1 (F l)||24 till 39||1995 - 1980|
|General Class male 1 (M l)||24 till 39||1995 - 1980|
|master Class female 2 (F ll)||40 till 49||1979 - 1970|
|master Class male 2 (M ll)||40 till 49||1979 - 1970|
|master Class female 3 (F lll)||50 and older||1969 - 1960|
|master Class male 3 (M lll)||50 and older||1969 - 1960|
|master Class female 4 (F lV)||60 and older||1959+|
|master Class male 4 (M lV)||60 and older||1959+|
|Sport Swimmer (S-Class)|
|Junior Class female (F 0)||16 bis 39||1980 - 2003|
|Junior Class male (M 0)||16 bis 39||1980 - 2003|
|General Class female 1 (F l)||16 bis 39||1979+|
|General Class male 1 (M l)||16 bis 39||1970+|