Paddles in swimrun – How far can they be developed?

“To all whom it may concern:” Robert Henry Wallace Dunlop wrote already in 1876 and little did he know that his letter to the US Patent Office would come to affect swimming from that moment on, up until today. What Robert had invented was the heart-shaped swim paddle with accompanied swim fins. After years of field testing he felt confident that his hand-and-foot-plate invention would “help improve human locomotion in …

2017 Swimrun Equipment Test Results – WETSUITS

Wetsuits are arguably the most important piece of equipment in swimrun training and racing. It should provide good buoyancy, keep you warm in the water but also be easy to run in on land and to ventilate or ‘cab down’ (fold down the upper part) in hot conditions. This is the major difference compared to regular triathlon or open water wetsuits, only used for swimming. A good swimrun wetsuit should …

Colting Swimpants SP01 – A WoS Review

Colting Swimpants SP01 – A WoS Review

Background In 2016 Colting wetsuits entered the swimrun market with several products. Led by Jonas Colting, a well know ultraman winner and swimrunner, the brand aims at the high-end of the market. We (WoS) have previously tested and evaluated their wetsuit and used their swimrun Calfs with success in many races, including a 4th position at this year’s ÖtillÖ. Colting’s latest contribution to their swimrun line is the Swimpants SP01. …

Swimrun Racing Teams

2016 Team Reports Team Ultraswimrun Motivation – What drives you forward during an endurance race like ÖtillÖ? Getting back to swimrun-shape after child birth Team Happy Swimrun by Orca Team Happy Swimrun by Orca part 3 – Our plot Team Happy Swimrun by Orca part 2 – Goals for the season Team Happy Swimrun by Orca part I – Introduction Team Headswimming Team Headswimming – ÖtillÖ 2016 preparations Team Kattegatt Kattegatt …

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The 2016 Stockholm Archipelago Ultraswimrun Challenge (SAUC) – The Swimrun Adventure Of A Lifetime!

Within us all lives an adventurer. You just have to let him out. The seed for swimrun adventures was planted already in 2009 when I started to train for my first ÖtillÖ race. Not really knowing how to prepare for this new challenge, my partner and I did as the originals, swimrun-exploring the islands in- and around or summerhouse along the course. These training explo’s grew longer and later transformed …

Midnight Sun Swimrun 2016 Race Report

It does not happen often but this event left me lost for words. I will try anyway but do not expect something objective here… We arrived on our bikes (a decision that probably did not lead to the fastest legs in the race :o) on Friday night around 7, when organiser Janne was just finishing the course marking in front of the Lodge we had booked ourselves into. He stopped, …

Llanberis swimrun 2016 – Race Report

We interviewed Francois-Xavier Li from World of Swimrun and Swimrun France on his experience of the inaugural Llanberis swimrun race.W: Hi Fix. You came in second in mixed, congratulations! Fix: Thanks! W: We do short race reports that go beyond the stats and give people a feeling for different races to help swim-runners pick races best suited for them. So to kick-off on this theme, how was the race? Can …

Hellasgården, Stockholm Sweden – The swimrun mecca of the world!

We all have our sweet spots for all types of training and when it comes to swimrun, on of the best places we know of is Hellasgården in Stockholm, Sweden. Easily accessible, only a 30 minute bike ride from the city center (bicycle lane all the way), you will find yourself in the Nacka nature reserve which is connected to Tatty nature reserve, making it one of the biggest in all …

Loch Gu Loch race report with Anders Wallensten from Team Ultraswimrun

Hi Anders. You and Johanna came in as first Swedish team at 14th place at the Loch Gu Loch Swimrun in Scotland, Congratulations! Thanks! We do short race reports that goes beyond the stats of races, to give people a feeling for them and to help swimrunners pick races best suited for them. So to kick-off on this theme, how was the race? Can you describe it? It was a Fantastic race …

The swimrun wetsuit – History, current state of affairs and what the future can bring us

The swimrun sport has come a long way since the 1st race took place and looking back at the gear used, it’s safe to say that all the crazy ingenuity contestants gave proof of, provided a laugh or two. Much has happened since, especially with the wetsuit, but before we go into this, a quick trip down memory lane will serve us good. This will explain why we today have been …