How to stay happy while undergoing physical and mental torture during training and competition

So, here you are all prepped-up to do a swimrun race. Training has gone well, preparations are on point and you and your partner are aligned in both spirit and performance. But then post-race, you can’t really shake that feeling of being uncomfortable, or lacking happiness. What happened and why do I feel like this? The post-race feeling What many can experience just after a race is a state of …

What is a swimrun race?

As more organisers around the globe are getting involved with swimrun, the definition of a swimrun race keep evolving, morphing out in different directions. Going from a 2-person team sport, with today ‘s upsurge in solo racing, but also organisers providing group adventure or relay races with teams of up to 6 participants, it’s hard to keep up. Not to mention races, in France in particular, also using a variety …

The next generation swimrunners – How do we involve the youth?

Any development of a sport is hinged on the constant inflow of new participants and for a sport to really grow steadily over time, this inflow has to consist of foremost younger participants. Currently swimrun is growing fast, both when it comes to participants but also formats for how to swimrun. Compared to the “old days” in the 10 year-or so young sport, with only few races, today a participant …

Breca Swimrun Launches 2 New National Championships

The swimrun scene is expanding with a total of 521 registered races so far (2019-01). As more races are announced, so are also the cups, leagues or championships, a topic we have covered before. A recent addition to the available championships are the 2 new announced by Breca Swimrun. We had a chat with Elise at Breca to find out more. Enjoy /The WoS Team Hi Elise. New national championships, …

2019 World of Swimrun Equipment Test

It is soon time for our annual independent world swimrun equipment test and we are in full preparations together with our friends from swimrun communities around the world. Building on the success of previous years, in 2019 we want to expand the equipment to include in our test in accordance with the ongoing development in the swimrun world. What we will test We have previously focused foremost on wetsuits and …

The state of swimrun in the world today – An updated WoS swimrun calendar

As you all know, swimrun is a young and steady growing sport. Development until 2019 During the years we have seen some interesting developments as the sport has made its way across the world and with the recent introduction of solo-swimrun racing, we are sure we will see an upsurge in number of participants. With regards to recent changes, it has become increasingly difficult to talk about “races in the …

2019 Swimrun season is on – A world swimrun race bucket list

It’s 2019 and the new swimrun season has kicked-in. What better way to celebrate this than to start planning some cool and challenging races? Luckily there are many to choose from, in several countries and on several continents So, we have made it easy for you and compiled a world swimrun race bucket list. And remember, it’s always more fun to do swimrun together, as a team! Enjoy. /The WoS …

2019 – Is this the year swimrun becomes a sport for the masses?

2019 is around the corner and these are existing times for the swimrun sport and swimrunners around the world! During 2018 the number of races kept growing and going through our database we just recently passed 500 registered races. But, and yes there is a but, several races have also been cancelled during the year, mostly due to poor level of participation. Also, there are still many that haven’t announced …

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New to swimrun or have a friend thinking about trying it?

Are you new to swimrun or have a friend thinking about trying it out? Then what better way to support both ideas than buying yourself or your friend a nice swimrun-christmas gift. There are plenty of options. You can buy equipment, perhaps a new wetsuit. Or why not a new training card, a PT-session, or even to book a race somewhere in the world? Norway has a very cool race …