During the 2016 season we introduce ÖTILLÖ Merit races. These are the races that we feel are important to the development of the sport of swimrun. We also feel that these races provide a great experience for the racer.

Each team that finishes a merit event will get ranking points in the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Ranking system. These points will be essential for future participation in ÖTILLÖ, the Swimrun World Championship as teams will be selected based on ranking. Furthermore, the only teams that will be allowed to participate in the ”random ticket selection” are teams with ranking points.

Ranking points counting for the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Championship selection will be based on your ranking on December 31st each year.

Also, we have developed a “Racer Swimrun Insurance” which is valid in all races that generate merit points.

Below is the list of races are Merit races during 2016 and count towards the 2017 ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Championship. Points will of course be distributed for ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series races and for ÖTILLÖ Partner races.


Stockholm Swimrun, June 11th, 2016 – The biggest city race in the World.
Borås Swimrun, June 19th, 2016 – A race with lots of vertical by Jonas Colting, three time ÖTILLÖ winner.
Ångaloppet Swimrun, August 14th, 2016 – The biggest Swimrun race in the World 2014 and 2015, making Swimrun available for everyone.


Rockman Swimrun, August 6th, 2016 – The legend continues…an epic race. The first Norwegian Swimrun race an a major influencer of the Swimrun movement.


Loch gu Loch Swimrun, October 1st, 2016 – The first UK race, epic place and a major influencer of the UK Swimrun movement.


Costa Brava Swimrun, April 17th, 2016 – The first Spanish race, epic place and a major influencer of the Spanish Swimrun movement.


Swimrun Bologna, August 7th, 2016 – The first Italian race true to the source and a major influencer of the Italian Swimrun movement.


Casco Bay Swimrun, August 14th, 2016 – The new American race that will help drive the development on the US swimrun scene.

The ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Ranking will be visible from the end of May 2016 – Costa Brava Swimrun will of course have their points visible when the Ranking system is visible.

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