We are growing – South America is now on the swimrun map!

2018 is in front of us and we expect this to be an awesome year. The Chinese has labeled this “the year of the dog”.  We are labeling it “the year of swimrun”. Swimrun is growing but not at the same pace as in previous years. There are currently some 330 confirmed races world-wide and another 40 or so awaiting confirmation for 2018. Approximately 10 and previously active races were cancelled …

Why do we need a safety buoy in training?

The sea is calm and warm. No jelly fish floating around, the pair of swimrunners is competent and confident, the route stays close to the shore, no wild off-shore crossing, no strong current, the two friends jump into the water with serenity. However, they haven’t done everything they could to stay safe : they are not carrying a safety buoy. You may ask why would they need to bother with this …

How to improve your swimrun in only 5 weeks time

Train less and smart and still improve your swimrun performance! High-intensity intermittent training (HIIT) is an interval training exercise where you perform short periods of high-intensity training, which is followed by a much shorter and significantly low-intensity period. You basically repeat this until you are too tired to continue. Normally, this way of training will take no more than 30 minutes, excluding warm-up and cool-off, which is excellent if you …

Race Report: Åland Swimrun 2017

“I have been to hell and back and let me tell you it was EPIC” The cold water of the Baltic Sea was not only beginning to affect my judgement, it was in full blossom. I could only think of two things: a hot sauna and “What the hell are we doing here”. When first I got into the business of running in a wetsuit and swimming in shoes some …

Lostwater Swimrun Orienteering – Your own way through nature

Imagine standing before a swimrun race not knowing exactly where and how far you will go. A few seconds to start and you lean forward, preparing to pick up the waterproof map placed on the ground, back up.   That Swimrun Orienteering origins from Sweden is perhaps not so hard to imagine. Both Swimrun and Orienteering cultures are strong here. The Founder and Race Director Erik Froode is exited about …

The Day After ÖtillÖ – How the body recovers

WoW, what a race. Tough conditions and challenging elements, just like it should be. ÖtillÖ really presented itself from its best side, the raw beautiful nature! And still we saw sub-8 hour times! But how does +75 km of fighting in these harsh conditions affect the body, and what should you think about when trying to recover? Apart from pizza and beer, there are some quick tips to have in …

The WoS ÖtillÖ Special – Your Complete Guide To The WC Race

It’s time! – The world championships of swimrun racing. 74.7 km racing on one of the toughest 1-day courses there is. ÖtillÖ – The original! We have all the info you need for the race, just scroll down and enjoy! Swimrun was born in 2002 when 4 friends challenged each other to see who could get themselves first from Utö to Sandhamn island by only running and swimming. A couple of years later Erika Rosenbaum dubbed the sport swimrun, …

Guides to Swimrun Equipment

*The links doesnt work but you can search for each article in the top corner /The WoS Team 1. The basic set-up Wetsuit How to buy the correct sized wetsuit Shoes What is the best shoe for swimrun?                 Goggles  Which type of goggles to use            2. Equipment to improve performance Paddles             Pull buoy Pull cord Swimrun calfs Neoprene …