The biggest swimming adventure in the Alps

06. - 07.09.2024

Strandbad Klagenfurt, Metnitzstrand 2

9020 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee

About Lake Wörthersee

Lake Wörthersee is the largest lake of Carinthia and because of its climatic location, it is one of the warmest alpine lakes, the water temperature reaching up to 25° Celcius in the summer, and sometimes even more.

Its length is 16.5 Km in an East to West direction, embedded in the Klagenfurter Basin. The city of Klagenfurt, with its historic city center, lies approximatly 4 Km East of Lake Wörthersee, while Krumpendorf and Pörtschach are situated on the Northern shore of the lake and the city of Velden is located on the West end of Lake Wörthersee.

The Lake Wörthersee-Swimming Meet is one of the biggest open-water competitions with a mass start and four distances! The aim of the event is to invite open-water swimmers from all over the world to experience sports and team spirit, but also, simply to enjoy being together and to achieve top sports performances in the midst of the wonderful nature in the region of Wörthersee!

How to get there

  • From the North via Salzburg and the Tauernautobahn (A10/A2)
  • From the East via Vienna and Graz on the Südautobahn (A2)
  • From the South via Ljubljana and the Loiblpass (B91)
  • Or the Karawankenautobahn and the Südautobahn (A11/A2) Via Udine (A2)


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Confirmation of registration and the medical certificate must be presented for successful participation.

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Distances / Rules


The organizer does not assume any responsibility or liability in the event of storms, illness, or theft. The organizer also rejects any liability towards spectators or other persons.

It must be informed that in the event of bad weather (storm, thunderstorm, heavy rain) the event will be held with changed start times or changed swimming routes and may even have to be broken off or canceled at short notice. In this case entry fees cannot be refunded.

A swimming buoy is mandatory for all distances offered (except 1000 m butterfly). The distances 17 km and 34 km may only be swum in freestyle (crawl)!


The participants of the 17 km distance, starting in "Velden am Woerthersee", have three refreshment stations at their disposal! The first catering station is located in the height of “Dellach” (approx. after 7.5 km), the second catering station is located in the height of “Krumpendorf Bad” (after approx. 14km).

The accompanying boats also carry sport food and iso-drinks in case of emergency! The following products are offered at all stations as well as on the ships of the water rescue: Iso drinks, energy jelly and energy bars of the company "Sponser". We also offer bananas and chocolate.


  • Course record 34 k: 400 € Voucher | Time: 10 h 30 min 8 sec
  • Course record 17 k: 250 € Voucher | Time: 3 h 57 min
  • Course record 10 k: 150 € Voucher | Time: 2 h 05 min 28 sec
  • Course record 5 k: 100 € Voucher | Time: 1 h 0 min 42 sec
  • Course record 3k: 50 € Voucher | Time: 0 h 38 min 52 sec

The fastest and first-ranked swimmers for the distances 17 k / 10 k / 5 k / 3 k receive a sports package, sponsored by the company  Woerthersee-Swim, worth €100.

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Age groups

  • Age 16-30 Sports
  • Age 31-50 Elite
  • Age 51plus Masters
    • * The participants between 16 and 18 years of age also need a written declaration of consent from their legal guardian.

The competitions

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34 km Wörthersee No Limit

from Klagenfurt to Velden from velden to klagenfurt
Timelimit: 12h
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17 km Woerthersee Swim

Velden to Klagenfurt
Timelimit: 7h
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10 km Olympic Distance

Start/Finish Klagenfurt
Timelimit: 4h
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5 km Semi-Olympic Distance

Start/Finish Klagenfurt
Timelimit: 3h
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3 km Classic

Start/Finish Klagenfurt
Timelimit: 2,5h
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1500 m Sprint

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1000 m Butterfly

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3 km relay-race (team of 3)

Krumpendorf to Klagenfurt, with change at Kropfitsch Bad (1 km) and Albatros rowing club (1 km)
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Juniors / Special Competetive Swimmers / Para Swimmer

At Strandbad Klagenfurt, Distance 500m
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3 Relay (3 x 1000 m)

Get your ticket here

For each ticket sold, € 3.00 will be donated for animal welfare

Registration of Juniors:

Strandbad Klagenfurt Cafe Lagler
Metnitzstrand 2, 9020 Klagenfurt a.W. Saturday, 05.09.2020 from 08:00 am to 10:00 am.
The registration for Woerthersee-Swim Austria from 1st till 2nd September 2023 will start on 1st October 2022

Registration fees

34km Wörthersee No Limit Relay1200€1400 €1600 €
34km Wörthersee No Limit999 €1100 €1300 €
17km Wörthersee Swim230 €260 €290 €
10km Olympic Distance110 €140 €160 €
5km Semi-Olympic Distance80 €90 €110 €
3km Classic70 €80 €90 €
1000m Butterfly60 €60 €60 €
1500m Sprint50 €60 €70 €
Junioren / Para Swimmer / Special Competetive Swimmers40 €40 €40 €
3 er Stafette (3 x 1000 m)60 €70 €80 €
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Team Cup - Woerthersee-Swim 2024

You train with your team, swim alone, but your points will be scored in the Team Cup for your team.

The trophy "Woerthersee Open Water Team Pokal" is awarded every year anew, with the aim of awakening Team Spirit at the Open Water Swim scene!

The registration for a team (5 to 8 persons) is calculated individually (depending on the number of participants).

Registration via Email:

Our team "Woerthersee-Swim" is already in the starting blocks and we will introduce it soon! We would be pleased, if we could introduce also further teams in the course of that!

“Woerthersee-Swim” – 2024 – “No Limit”

The following rules apply to the "Team Cup" - "Woerthersee Swim" 2024

1. The team may consist of at least 5 to a maximum of 8 persons.

2. The score of each distance (17 km Myth, 10 km, 5 km Classic, 3 km Challenge, 3 km Relay and 1000m Sprint, is as follows:
1st place: 6 points
2nd place: 5 points
3rd place: 4 points
4th place: 3 points
5th place: 2 points
For every other participant in the Team Cup: 1 point

The points per distance are awarded only to the best of the team.
All others receive only points for participation.

3. Levels of difficulty:
1500 m Sprint: factor 1.0
03 km Challenge: factor 1.0
03 km Relay: factor 1.0
05 km Classic: factor 1.5
10 km: factor 2.0
17 km Myth: 2.5
34 km No Limit: 5
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Junior Open Water Cup - Woerthersee-Swim 2024



Age categories:

The following age groups will be formed for competitions within the Junior Open Water Cup:

Age group C - 15 - 17 years
Age group B - 12 - 14 years
Age group A - 9 - 11 years
7th September 2024 at Woerthersee-Swim, Carinthia

The "Woerthersee-Swim" event also offers:

Juniors / Special Competitive Swimmers / Para Swimmer

Deadline is the 1st of January of the year in which the appointed age is completed.
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Schedule day 1 - 06.09.2024

Location: Strandbad Klagenfurt, Metnitzstrand 2, 9020 Klagenfurt

  • 06.09.202406:30 am

    34 km No Limit
  • 06.09.202410:00 am – 01:00 pm

  • 06.09.202401:00 pm – 02:30 pm

    Briefing Information exchange in German, English, Russian, Polish (if required) and briefing (Registration for people arriving later)
  • 06.09.202403:00 pm – 04:00 pm

    1500 m Sprint
  • 06.09.202404:00 pm – 04:30 pm

    Start for the participants from the distance 1000 m Butterfly
  • 06.09.202404:30 pm – 05:30 pm

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Schedule day 2 - 07.09.2024

Location: Strandbad Klagenfurt, Metnitzstrand 2, 9020 Klagenfurt

ATTENTION! In case of bad weather the swimming competitions will be postponed to Sunday, September 8th, 2024!

  • 07.09.202407:00 am

    Participants arrive at Strandbad Klagenfurt. The last registrations are accepted.
  • 07.09.202407:15 am

    The participants from the distance of 17 km are brought to the launch site in Velden.
  • 07.09.202408:00 am

    Start for the participants from the distance 17 km in Velden.
  • 07.09.202410:00 am

    Start for the participants from the distance 10 km
  • 07.09.202411:15 am

    Start for the participants from the distance 5 km
  • 07.09.202412:00 pm

    Start Junioren / Para Swimmer
  • 07.09.202413:00 pm

    Start for participants for 3 km distance
  • 07.09.202404:00 pm - 06:00 pm

    Award ceremony on the stage. Welcoming the participants by the organizer of the Open Water Cup and the “Guest of honor”. Official conclusion of the event.
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Schedule day 3 - 08.09.2024

Location: Strandbad Klagenfurt, Metnitzstrand 2, 9020 Klagenfurt

ATTENTION! In case of bad weather the swimming competitions will be postponed to Sunday, September 8th, 2024!