Rules for wearing the neoprene suit:
Below 18 ° C wearing a wetsuit, as regulated by the FINA, is mandatory. Local conditions (constantly accessible shore, etc.) allow a deviation from this rule, if this is announced by the organizer.
From 24.9 ° C there is absolute neoprene prohibition!
Attention: from 2020 there will also be an adapted neoprene solution within the Austrian Open water Cup. Jammer, knee to waist-length neoprene suits are allowed, so that the buoyancy (and thus safety) is guaranteed for our long-distance swimmers. The main aspect of overheating we take into account, since upper body and hands must be neoprene-free.
For sport swimmers (S-swimmers):
Code of Ethics
(Austrian Open Water Cup / Classic Open Water Cup over 1,5 k)
Since 2016, there is a "code of honor" for the draft swimming!
According to the code of honor, swimmers who spend the majority of the event in the wake of a faster swimmer should leave this 500m from the finish line to overtake or let overtake.
The 500m mark will be marked by a buoy!
This Code will not be reviewed or punished. However, for reasons of fairness, everyone is encouraged to abide by this code of honor.
Attention; This code of honor does not apply to S-Class swimmers, here in principle swims according to FINA rules