Anti doping

Our responsibility as founders of the sport is to try to keep swimrun racing fair and clean.

As part of this quest we have teamed up with IDTM to do anti-doping tests during the year. Please makes sure you read all the information below so you are aware of what is going on, what your responsibility is and how we will proceed.

Thank you for being part of keeping the sport clean.

Download our anti doping policy

Q&A

Can I have a refund?
We do not give any refunds. You can read more under 2.3 here.

Can you confirm that we are registered?
If you are registered you will find your name on the startlist. Click here and choose the race and distance you have signed up to
and click on the startlist.

Can we defer our registration to next year?
We do not transfer any registrations to other years or events. You can read more under 2.3 here.

Can I transfer my registration to another event?
We do not transfer any registrations to other years or events. You can read more under 2.3 here.

I am registered to a race but want to change to a shorter distance
This is possible but you will not receive a refund for the difference in price. Send an email to [email protected] and we will help you.

I am registered to a race but want to change to a longer distance
This is possible. Send an email to [email protected] and we will help you.

I am registered to a race in a team but want to change to solo.
This is possible but you will not receive a refund for the difference in price. You also have the possibility to change one member of the team.
Send an email to [email protected] and we will help you.

I am registered to a race in solo but want to change to team.
This is possible. Send an email to [email protected] and we will help you.

What equipment is mandaory?
You can find information about mandatory equipment under point 3 here.

Can I give my entry to someone else?
We do not allow any external sale of the entry. You can read more about our rules under 2.3 here.

Can I use my prize vocher at another race?
The prize vouchers are race and year specific and can not be used at another race.

Do I need a medical certificate?
The only race where you need a medical certificate is for ÖTILLÖ Cannes.

How much does a race cost?
You can find all prizes on our website. Click here and choose what race and which distance you are intereested in.

What equipment do I need? 
It is mandatory to have a wetsuit (if the water is less than 19 degrees), a whistle, a foldable cup or flask and a waterproof first aid kit. Most racers also use handpaddles and some have fins.
You can find more information regarding the equipment under point 3 here.

Are your races only for the elite?
Not at all, we offer different distances for people with different fitness levels.  To do a World Series race you need to be older than 18, an experianced swimmer, and understand the length and difficulty of the race course.

Is there a date set for…
As soon as a date is set it will be posted on our website. We will also go out with the information on social media and in our Newsletter.

Do I need to wear a wetsuit or can I wear a triathlon suit?
If the water temperature is below 19 degrees Celsius, you need to wear a wetsuit (legs and torso in one piece).

How do I buy insurance for just one event?
If you click here and start the process of buying an insurance you will (a few steps in) be able to choose during which event you would like to be insured.

Do I need to have the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun insurance?
To race at an ÖTILLÖ event you need to have an insurance that covers swimrun. It does not have to be the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Insurance.

Water temperature at Utö in June?
Vary a lot but the average temperature for June is 13 degrees.

What time does the ferry leave from Årsta brygga?
You can find information regarding the ferry times under “Travel to Utö” here.

I can’t find my ranking points from ÖTILLÖ, The Swimrun World Championship
We do not give ranking points for ÖTILLÖ, The Swimrun World Championship as it’s not open for everyone.

The partner that I have qualified with can no longer participate in the ÖTILLÖ, The Swimrun World Championship. Can I sign up with someone else?
There will be a two-week-period from August 11th to August 25th, 2024, where teams are allowed to change their partner under the following conditions:

  • the affected person is sick or injured and is able to provide a medical certificate and
  • the new partner is in the ÖTILLÖ ranking with at least 1 point and
  • the accumulated ranking points of the new team are more than as for the last team before the cut-off.

RANKING:

How are ranking points collected?

Swimrunners collect points from January 2024 to December 2024 by finishing in the Top 30 of each category (men/women/mixed) at an ÖTILLÖ World Series or an ÖTILLÖ Merit Race team event. The winning teams will earn a maximum of 60 points (ÖTILLÖ World Series) and 30 points (ÖTILLÖ Merit Race) per athlete.

 Why is the ranking individual and not team-based?

Earning points on an individual basis allows you to race with different partners throughout the year and always earn points towards your ÖTILLÖ qualification. Previously, people, who raced with different partners always started from scratch in the ranking with each new partner.

 How does an athlete qualify for ÖTILLÖ in 2024?

At the beginning of 2024, every athlete in the ranking has the chance to apply with a team partner of their choice. We will add all accumulated points of both partners and create an ÖTILLÖ qualification list, which will be the basis for the invitation to participate at ÖTILLÖ, The Swimrun World Championship 2024.

Are there no direct qualifications for ÖTILLÖ in 2024 anymore?

Besides the podiums of the World Championship in 2023, there will be no direct qualifications for ÖTILLÖ, The Swimrun World Championship 2024.

 Why are the collected points not appearing in the overall ranking?

Only athletes that used their Swimrun IDs to sign up for the races will be shown in the ranking. If someone does not have a Swimrun ID yet, they can sign up here. If the race organizer does not ask for the ID at registration, the athlete needs to send the ID to the race organizer and all points will be inserted and accumulated by ÖTILLÖ.

What to do if an athlete don’t remember its Swimrun ID?

ÖTILLÖ is happy to assist all swimrunners and let them know their Swimrun IDs (email: [email protected]). It is important that none of the athletes registers for a new ID if they already have one. Athletes with two ID will be shown twice in the ranking.

 Is it still possible to qualify for ÖTILLÖ in 2024?

Yes, swimrunner, who still want to qualify for this year’s World Championship, can apply for a Race Director Choice as in the past.