The biggest swimming adventure in the Alps

02. - 04.09.2022

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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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, in which a bag is included where additional provisions (sports food) can be carried.

03.09.2022: Warm meal for each participant served by Catering Company Lagler


  1. Team ranking reward: 1000 € Voucher
  2. Team ranking reward: 500 € Voucher
  3. Team ranking reward: 250 € Voucher
  • Course record 17 k: 200 € Voucher | Time: 3 h 57 min
  • Course record 10 k: 100 € Voucher | Time: 2 h 05 min 28 sec
  • Course record 5 k: 80 € Voucher | Time: 1 h 09 min 10 sec
  • Course record 3k: 50 € Voucher | Time: 0 h 38 min 52 sec
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Age groups

  • Age 16-30 sports
  • Age 31-50 Masters
  • Age 51+ Master +
    • * 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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17 km

Velden to Klagenfurt
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10 km

Pörtschach to Klagenfurt
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5 km

Krumpendorf to Klagenfurt
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3 km

Krumpendorf to Klagenfurt
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1000 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

At Strandbad Klagenfurt, Distances 250m, 500m und 1000m
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3 Relay (3 x 1000 m)

The first 10 bookings of each route receive a 25% discount on the purchased ticket in the form of vouchers from the Woerthersee Swim Shop!

Get your ticket here

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

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    Wörthersee Swim Ticket 2022

    starting from 30,00 

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.
The registration for Woerthersee-Swim Austria from 2nd till 4th September 2022 will start on 1st Dezember 2021

Registration fees

17km198 €235 €270 €
10km130 €140 €150 €
5km85 €90 €95 €
3km69 €75 €80 €
1000m Butterfly55 €55 €55 €
1000m Sprint45 €50 €55 €
Junioren / Special Competetive Swimmers30 €30 €30 €
3 er Stafette (3 x 1000 m)60 €65 €70 €
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Team Cup - Woerthersee-Swim 2022

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 (5 to 8 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” – 2022 – “No Limit”

The following rules apply to the "Team Cup" - "Woerthersee Swim" 2022

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:
1000 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
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Junior Open Water Cup - Woerthersee-Swim 2022



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)
3th September 2022 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 - 02.09.2022

Location: Strandbad Klagenfurt, Metnitzstrand 2, 9020 Klagenfurt

  • 02.09.202210:00 pm – 01:00 pm

  • 02.09.202201:00 pm – 02:00 pm

    Guest of honor
  • 02.09.202202:00 pm – 03:00 pm

    Briefing Information exchange in German, English, Russian, Polish (if required) and briefing (Registration for people arriving later)
  • 02.09.202203:00 pm – 04:00 pm

    1000 m Sprint
  • 02.09.202204:00 pm – 05:00 pm

    Start for the participants from the distance 1000 m Butterfly
  • 02.09.202205:00 pm – 06:00 pm

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Schedule day 2 - 03.09.2022

Location: Strandbad Klagenfurt, Metnitzstrand 2, 9020 Klagenfurt

ATTENTION! In case of bad weather the swimming competitions will be postponed to Sunday, September 4th, 2022!

  • 03.09.202207:00 am

    Participants arrive at Strandbad Klagenfurt. The last registrations are accepted.
  • 03.09.202207:30 am

    The participants from the distance of 17 km are brought to the launch site in Velden.
  • 03.09.202209:00 am

    Start for the participants from the distance 17 km in Velden. Start for the junior class and the special competitive swimmers in Strandbad Klagenfurt.
  • 03.09.202210:00 am

    The 10 km participants will be taken to the starting point in Pörtschach.
  • 03.09.202211:15 am

    Start for the participants from the distance 10 km in Pörtschach
  • 03.09.202212:00 pm

    Award ceremony for junior class and special competitive swimmers. The participants of the 3 km and 5 km distance will be taken to the starting point in Krumpendorf.
  • 03.09.202212:30 pm

    Start for participants for 5 km distance at Krumpendorf
  • 03.09.202212:45 pm

    Start for participants for 3 km distance at Krumpendorf
  • 03.09.202201:00 pm – 05:00 pm

    Meal for the participants and the team organized by the catering company “Lagler”
  • 03.09.202205:00 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.
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Schedule day 3 - 04.09.2022

Location: Strandbad Klagenfurt, Metnitzstrand 2, 9020 Klagenfurt

ATTENTION! In case of bad weather the swimming competitions will be postponed to Sunday, September 4th, 2022!