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 24.0 ° C there is absolute neoprene prohibition!
Age groups in 2019, the following age groups apply
General swimmer (A-Class)
Age group age vintage
Junior Class Female (W 0) 16 to 23 1996 - 2003
Junior Class Male (M 0) 16 to 23 1996 - 2003
General Class Female 1 (W I) 24 to 39 1995 - 1980
General Class Male 1 (M I) 24 to 39 1995 - 1980
Masters Class Female 2 (W II) 40 to 49 1979 - 1970
Masters Class Male 2 (M II) 40 to 49 1979 - 1970
Masters Class Female 3 (W III) 50 to 59 1969 - 1960
Masters Class Male 3 (W III) 50 to 59 1969 - 1960
Master Class Female 4 (W IV) 60+ 1959+
Masters Class Male 4 (M V) 60+ 1959+
Sport swimmer (S-Class)
only 7 km and for club swimmers or ice swimmers
General class M / W 16 to 39 1995 - 1979
Masters class M / W 2 (W II) 40 + 1978 - older
For sport swimmers (S-swimmers):
For the general swimmers the following rules apply:
Code of Ethics
(Austrian Open Water Cup / Classic Open Water Cup over 7 km)
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