Classic 7 k 

 

The 7 k Backwaterman has been the most traditional long-distance race in Austria for 14 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: Due to COVID-19 the track has changed and will start from the restaurant with a loop of 7 k back to the start - but enjoying the whole nature and a nice island which is normally not of the route. 

The start procedure will be a rolling start of 15 sec. and 2 m mandatory distance between swimmers. 

 

The total limit is 120 participants.

 

Accompanying with canoe is prohibited for safety and competition reasons.

 

For non-club swimmers we recommend  Safety System  like  buoys from HEAD.

 

The 7 km Backwaterman are part of the Internat. Austrian  Majors.

 


Programm information!

 

Friday, July 3th 2020

Gala reception with Champagne for the participants:

 18.30 castle of Ottenstein.

Get together and talk with "Open Water Heros"

 

Subsidized menu price (3 entrees) by 15 €, incl. champagne

with big raffle and win for 50 prizes

 

HEAD shop 16.00-19.00

 

Saturday, July 4th

registration: 8.00-9.00

 

7 k classic backwaterman

Registration: 8.00 to 9.00

Race briefing  Friday 18.00 via Facebook lifestream 

Start 10.00 with rolling start of 15 sec.

 

Finish: 13.50

Award ceremony: only for the top 3 overall , everybody get´s a trophy and is a winner

 

HEAD shop starting at 7.30

 



 

Resgistration fee !

 

till 29.2. €45

till 15.5. €50

till 30.6. €55

late Registration: +5€ if limit is not reached

 

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