What is Swimrun??
Swimrun originated in Sweden in 2006 via a drunken bet, with the original race being known as the ÖTILLÖ (island to island). As a sport, Swimrun has been growing rapily both in Sweden and throughout Europe as people embrace an endurance event with a difference.
Swimrun involves teams of two racing together from point to point, with no changing of clothes during transitions between running and swimming disciplines. Team members swim in their shoes and run in their wetsuits. Participants are expected to carry everything they need for the race along with them.
For many it is the perfect mix of physical challenge and adventure, with the opportunity to race alongside a friend or partner, and the feelings of comraderie associated with that, making the Swimrun event style unique.