Race Directors’ Moment

Feb 17, 2017

2017 is in full swing and the race season is fast approaching after a five-month break. This swimrun season starts full on with a new ÖTILLÖ weekend, ÖTILLÖ Hvar on April 1st and 2nd. We’re very much looking forward to showing you this magnificent location in Croatia but we have butterflies as we have to really be on our toes with this one.

We are extremely proud to continue our close affiliation with Garmin, Head and Addnature/Campz. Hopefully you’ll find useful information from them in this edition. As well, Vivobarefoot has joined our group of international partners, and we’re pleased to be working together on a swimrun shoe project, one which transitions back to a more natural foot form.

Michael Lemmel and Mats Skott. Race directors ÖTILLÖ World Series (Photo: Jakob Edholm)

Jakob Edholm

We are seeing more and more teams and organisers joining the sport of swimrun around the world. Thank you all for being apart of the movement and for bringing a new spirit to the endurance community. Together, we can continue to grow and stand up for our shared core values.

With this magazine, we hope to bring you lots of inside stories, information and inspiration every six weeks. Please share our articles and let us know what info and subjects you would like read about.

With respect,
Michael & Mats
Race Directors ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series
Founders of swimrun

Article first published in Swimrun Life Magazine Issue # 1 (Feb/Mar 2017)

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International partners
  • Head
  • Campz Addnature
  • Garmin
  • Vivo Barefoot