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The ÖTILLÖ Swimrun ranking system is based on results over one year, it is a tool for us to select the teams that apply via ranking to ÖTILLÖ, The Swimrun World Championship.

Swimrun Ranking gives points to the Top 30 Teams in each category (Men/ Mixed/ Women) and Solos (Men/ Women) that finish ÖTILLÖ World Series races and  ÖTILLÖ Merit races. With these points you can apply for Ranking selection at ÖTILLÖ, The Swimrun World Championship.

2024 swimrun ranking

The points are distributed based on the following criteria:

  • Racers get individual ranking points at all ÖTILLÖ World Series events and ÖTILLÖ Merit Races (long distance only) from January 1st to December 31st (calendar year). From the 2024 season, it will also be possible to earn ranking points for solos in the ÖTILLÖ World Series races and Merit races.
  • Ranking points will be awarded to Top 30 finishers of ÖTILLÖ World Series (WS) and ÖTILLÖ Merit Races (MR) in each category (Men/ Mixed/ Women)
  • Points for ÖTILLÖ World Series Races (WS): 60 for winning team/ athlete
  • Points for ÖTILLÖ Merit Races (MR): 30 for winning team/ athlete
  • At WS races points are allocated ranks 1-30 with 2 points difference to the next placed team (1st: 60 pts, 2nd: 58 pts etc.)
  • At MR races points are allocated ranks 1-30 with 1 point difference to the next placed team (1st: 30 pts, 2nd: 29 pts etc.)
  • There will be no more direct qualifications at ÖTILLÖ World Series races or via the ÖTILLÖ Merit Race program in the future.

Note: You can sign up for the WS races without having an ID but only participants that sign up to have an ID will get points & be shown in the ranking.


To clarify all possible inclarities that you might have regarding our new ranking, here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions.

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

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.

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.

Besides the podiums of the World Championship in 2024, there will be no direct qualifications for ÖTILLÖ, The Swimrun World Championship 2025.

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.

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.

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.

Yes, Swimrunner, who still want to qualify for this year’s World Championship, can apply for a WILD CARD. Please send your application combined with a detailed documentation of your capacity as a Swimrunner to [email protected]