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.
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 Friday 18.00 via Facebook lifestream
Start 10.00 with rolling start of 15 sec.
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
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|