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: 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.

 

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  7 k: 9.15

Departure boat: 9.30

Start Mitterreith: 10.15

with own start wave for S (Sport) -Swimmer without Neo

 

Finish: 13.50

Award ceremony: approx. 14.00

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
  • Transfer to the start

additional: Supported menu price of 15 € at gala, incl. Champagne

 

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