How you recover from a long hard swimrun race

Did you do the ÖtillÖ Hvar race this weekend, or about to do the upcoming Costa Brava Swimrun Race? Regardless. If you finish, then your preparations were good enough. You fought through tough conditions and challenging elements and made it through the raw beautiful nature. Swimrun at its best. As it should be. But what happens to your body and muscles after such a tough race? After a race it’s …

More swimrun races are announced and the national leagues are growing!

Its just fantastic! The swimrun scene is exploding. Germany, Portugal, USA, Poland, UK, Sweden, Italy, Estonia and on it goes. New races, new cups, new places to visit! Have a look below and keep an eye on our race calendar and map being updated frequently with all new info. /The WoS Team Germany – Deutschland Cup As the swimrun sport is growing it’s slowly formation a structure like any other sport. From …

How to swim smart, fast and save energy during a swimrun race – Use a pull-cord!

In the early days of swimrun, very few used a pull-cord of any sort, whereas today this equipment has become standard in team swimrun racing. Its main purpose is to help pull the weaker swimmer during the swims but despite this great benefit, some teams still opt for racing without one. This is totally fine, but the options should be weighed carefully, because you might gain several benefits from using …

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 …

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 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, …

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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 …

Swimrun and ultraswimrun

Swimrun is a sport where racers switch between swimming and running, several times during one single race. In a swimrun race, there has to be at least 2 stages of swimming and of running, and it has to take place outdoors. The first ever swimrun competition was the renowned ÖtillÖ swimrun race and since its inception in 2006, a number of swimrun-races have popped up mainly in Sweden but also …