The biggest swimming adventure in the Alps

05. & 06.09.2020

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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The participants of the 17 km distance, starting in "Velden am Woerthersee", have two 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).
For the participants of the distance 10km and 9km, start “Pörtschach Spitz” (direction Klagenfurt), the catering station is located in the height of “Krumpendorf Bad” (after approx. 5.5 km).

The accompanying boats of the water rescue 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.

In addition, each participant receives a buoy (except the participants of the 10km distance), in which a bag is included where additional provisions (sports food) can be carried.

In the finish area there will be a warm meal for each participant.

The competitions

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17 km

Velden to Klagenfurt
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10 km Sport / Elite

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9 km

Pörtschach to Klagenfurt
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3 km

Krumpendorf to Klagenfurt
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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

At Strandbad Klagenfurt, Distances 500m, 750m, 1000m und 1500m

There are separate ratings for the swimmers with or without a wetsuit over the distances 3km, 9km, 17km!

Get your ticket here

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

  • Wörthersee Swim Ticket

    starting from 50,00 

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.

Registration fees

Competitions Price
17km 198 €
10km Sport / Elite 113 €
9km 88 €
3km 66 €
Juniors / Special Competetive Swimmers 50 € (incl. rental fees for the timing chip)
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Team Cup - Woerthersee-Swim 2020

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

The winning team receives the trophy “Woerthersee Open Water Team Pokal”, as well as vouchers for 1000,00.- €, the second place receives vouchers for 500,00.- €, the third place vouchers for 250,00.- €.

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 (4 to 10 persons) is calculated individually (depending on the number of participants).

Registration via Email: info@woerthersee-swim.com

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” – 2020 – “No Limit”

The following rules apply to the "Team Cup" - "Woerthersee Swim" 2020

1. The team may consist of at least four to a maximum of ten persons.

2. The score of each distance (17 km Myth, 17 km Relay, 10 km FINA Rule, 9 km Classic, 3 km Challenge and 3 km Relay, 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:
03 km Challenge: factor 1.0
09 km Classic: factor 1.5
10 km FINA Rule: factor 2.0
17 km Myth: 2.5
17 km Relay: 1.5
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Junior Open Water Cup - Woerthersee-Swim 2020



Age categories:

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

Age group D - 10/11 years (born 2009/2010)
Age group C - 12/13 years (born 2007/2008)
Age group B - 14/15 years (born 2005/2006)
Age group A - 16/17 years (born 2003/2004)
06. September 2020 at Woerthersee-Swim, Carinthia

The "Woerthersee-Swim" event also offers:

Juniors / Special Competitive Swimmers

Deadline is the 1st of January of the year in which the appointed age is completed.
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Schedule day 1 - 05.09.2020

Location: Strandbad Klagenfurt, Metnitzstrand 2, 9020 Klagenfurt

  • 05.09.202001:00 pm – 04:00 pm

  • 05.09.202004:00 pm – 06:00 pm

    Lecture – “Guest of honor”
  • 05.09.202006:00 pm – 08:00 pm

    Information exchange in German, English, Russian, Polish (if required) and briefing (Registration for people arriving later)
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Schedule day 2 - 06.09.2020

Location: Strandbad Klagenfurt, Metnitzstrand 2, 9020 Klagenfurt

  • 06.09.202007:00 am

    Participants arrive at Strandbad Klagenfurt. The last registrations are accepted.
  • 06.09.202007:30 am

    The participants from the distance of 17 km are brought by boat to the launch site in Velden / Pörtschach bath.
  • 06.09.202009:00 am

    Start for the participants from the distance 17 km in Velden. Start for the junior class.
  • 06.09.202009:30 am

    The 9 km as well as the 10 km sport - elite participants will be taken by boat to the starting point in Pörtschach.
  • 06.09.202011:00 am

    Start for the participants from the distance 9 km as well as 10 km in Pörtschach
  • 06.09.202012:00 am

    Award ceremony for junior class.
  • 06.09.202012:30 am

    The participants of the 3 km / 3 km relay-race distance will be taken by boat to the starting point in Krumpendorf
  • 06.09.202001:00 pm

    Start for participants for 3 km / 3 km relay-race at Krumpendorf
  • 06.09.202001:00 pm – 05:00 pm

    Meal for the participants and the team organized by the catering company “Lagler”
  • 06.09.202005:00 pm - 07:00 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.