Swimrun Life #1 2017 – A word from the Editor

“You guys are crazy.” First thought that popped into my head when friends Jasmina Glad-Schreven and Thomas Schreven Skyped to tell me about this team sport “swimrun”, where you run in your wetsuit and swim in your running shoes while crossing the Stockholm…

Race Directors’ Moment

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...

The real story behind swimrun

There are countless versions of how swimrun came about, depending on which website or article you read, or even who you talk to. To set the record straight, here is the...

ÖTILLÖ Legend #1: Rickard Andersson

It would take this ÖTILLÖ legend four tries over five years to cross the ÖTILLÖ finish line.

Getting your feet wet: a beginner’s testimonial

First-time swimmrunner Nena Glocker tackles an ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Sprint at the inaugural 1000 Lakes in Rheinsberg, Germany.

Mats Andersson – A real ÖTILLÖ Character

An interview with Mats Andersson. One of the Orginal Four who came up with the idea to swimrun from Utö to Sandhamn in 2002, even though he had never run before and was not a strong swimmer.

Blog of the month: Swimrun Race Report – ÖTILLÖ Swimrun 1000 Lakes

I will be racing ÖTILLÖ 1000 Lakes with my all time partner in crime, JP. Our team training can easily be summed-up: we ran 10K together 12 months ago. Beside that, we exchanged messages and phones calls, but trained by ourselves in Paris and Hong Kong respectively. We have a quick check-in at the hotel and off we go to grab our race kits and attend the race briefing…

Getting in Gear: tools of the swimrun trade

What you need to know about the Swimrun App for Garmin and cutting your wetsuit the right way

Meet a World Champion: Annika Ericsson

Annika is a humble force and true inspiration. She started her swimrun career in 2012 with Ångaloppet and then ÖTILLÖ the same year. Since then, she has competed in 28 swimrun races around Europe. Below, she talks to Josefine Ås about training, work and family.

ÖTILLÖ Merit Race #3 – Ångaloppet

Ångaloppet is probably the biggest swimrun race in the world today in terms of numbers, with more than 800 teams over the weekend. The course is beautiful and fun with lots of...

ÖTILLÖ Discussion forum

Jakob Edholm Since we started ÖTILLÖ and swimrun in 2006 racers, friends, family and others interested in what we are doing have been looking for a plattform where they and we...

ÖTILLÖ Merit Race #2 – Borås Swimrun

Borås Swimrun is neither the longest swimrun in Sweden nor the hardest. But it might just be the hilliest swimrun on the Swedish swimrun calendar!

ÖTILLÖ Merit Race #1 – Loch Gu Loch

In 2016, swimrun came to Scotland in style. The team behind the famous CELTMAN! Extreme Scottish Triathlon identified through their athletes and connections a common theme...

A beginners guide to the Swimrun Sprint by Galahad Clark

The Swimrun Sprint really is for everyone. It’s much more accessible than you would ever imagine. It’s also eye-opening, inspiring, fun and rewarding. Read Galahad Clarks’ beginners guide to swimrun.

Photo Pick – Jakob Edholm shares his favourite shot

Good photos are usually the result of proper preparation and planning. Yet the best shots are often a combination of chance circumstance and lucky coincidence, like this classic shot from Engadin 2015. Photographer Jakob Edholm shares his thoughts.

On location: the ins and out of ÖTILLÖ Hvar

The island of Hvar is the gem of Croatia’s 1,800 kilometres pristine coastline; many call it the St Tropez of the Adriatic. We were lucky to find this destination and owe it all to Ivan Verunica, CEO of INCroatia.

ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Training Camp

Hone your skills for the start of the swimrun season with a week’s training on the spectacular island of Hvar.

A swimrun training program for beginners – and it’s free!

In Nicolas Remires’ own words: I created a 12-week swimrun training programme – which is free – because people were asking for it, and swimrun and life in general are about sharing experiences.

Tips & Tricks from the Top: Jasmina Glad-Schreven & Thomas Schreven

An interview with Jasmina Glad and Thomas Schreven from the swimrun team Say No To Doping.

Making Waves: ÖTILLÖ races in headlines around the world

Read what the New York Times had to say about swimrun and ÖTILLÖ

ÖTILLÖ beer: Because you earned it

We are proud of our official ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Beer brewed and produced by Nynäshamns Ångbryggeri. Read the story about them and their swimrun plans for 2017.

International partners
  • Vivo Barefoot
  • ARK Swimrun
  • Mr Green
International partners
  • Vivo Barefoot
  • ARK Swimrun
  • Mr Green