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.
The 2nd International Champions will be held on 4th of July 2020 over the traditional 7 k distance.
There will be no special qualification necessary.
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
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
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
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.
|General Swimmer (A- Class)|
|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|
|Sport Swimmer (S-Class)|
|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|