Longdistance 7km

 

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.

 


Programm informations!

 

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

Finish 13.50

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

 

included:

  • Champagne reception with voucher for 1 drink
  • Transfer to the start
  • starter bag
  • Finisher medal
  • water rescue
  • Chip timekeeping
  • snacks at finish
  • Meals range

 

Attention: the popular Backwaterman towel can be ordered at the special price of 12 € (value 29 €) via the registration system.

 



Age Classes    
General Swimmer (A- Class)    
     
Age Classes Age Year 
 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+
     
     
Age Classes    
Sport Swimmer (S-Class)     
     
Age Classes Age Year
 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+