Vidösternsimmet 2014 - 21.5km lake swim in Sweden

SylleSylle Gothenburg, SwedenMember
edited December 2013 in Event Announcements
I'm signed up for my second participation to the Vidösternsimmet, aka Sweden's longest swimming race. I believe it will be the fourth edition next year. They've increased the number of entries for the main swim quite drastically, so it's up to 100 spots this time around, with about 2/3 of them already filled.

Some forum members have already taken part in it, some more than once!

More information there: http://www.vidosternsimmet.se/Vidosternsimmet/Om_loppet_Eng.html

Anyone here who feels like signing up and coming to Sweden to say Hi to me? :)

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  • Sylvain butterfly?
    http://openwaterswimming.eu - Cold, wind, waves, sunburn, currents, jellyfish and flotsam! Hop in and join the fun!
  • SylleSylle Gothenburg, SwedenMember
    Niek said:

    Sylvain butterfly?

    Nope, I tried it in 2012 but gave up after 13km. These days I'm testing my f/c speed.
  • My 2014 dance card is full, but I will put Vidösternsimmet on my bucket list. Looks fun.
    Have to get back to the ancestral homeland before I die.
  • Hi Sylle, thanks for posting. What's the water temperature approximately?
  • SylleSylle Gothenburg, SwedenMember
    Not entirely sure. I reckon it was around 18°C two years ago, but I might be wrong. It's quite a large lake, so it probably doesn't reach the kind of temperatures I observed in my local lake last year, i.e 20-23°C.
  • SylleSylle Gothenburg, SwedenMember
    Friendly bump!

    In case anyone of you has a weekend without a big swim around the 9th of August, book your plane tickets to Sweden already and come and say hi! The swim is 21.5K, navigation up to the swimmer and a couple of "pit stops" on land.

    There's about 20 spots left for the main race and they do take real good care of the people accompanying you (anyone familiar with the work "fika"?!).

    Most participants use a wetsuits, but exemptions may be granted.

    Also this year we will have a visitor from the south of France, J.Tuset aka the most "prolific" french open-water swimmer of this generation !!
  • SylleSylle Gothenburg, SwedenMember
    66 swimmers completed this year's 21.5k Vidöstersimmet, 7 of us in bioprene!

    Here's my write-up of the event: http://www.sylleswims.com/2014/08/16/vidosternsimmet-2014-unfinished-business/

    Hoping to see some of you there next year :)
  • Well done going back and completing @Sylle!
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