General Information

 

To ensure you have a great day we have put together some additional information to aid your planning and preparation for both the TrygFonden Copenhagen Swim and the Krüger Relay.

 

Please click on the above links for information regarding:

-          Before the Event (including pre event training opportunities)

-          During the Event

-          After the Event

-          Copenhagen

 

You can also find the answers to the most commonly asked questions below:



Q & A

Some of the most common questions and answers
What are the prizes for participating at the TrygFonden Copenhagen Swim and the Krüger Relay?

TRYGFONDEN COPENHAGEN SWIM - Entry Fees:

Date (from)

Date (to)

Price

T-shirt inclusive

1. November 2016 1. December 395 kr. Yes

2. December 2016

30. April 2017

425 kr.

Yes

1. May

31. July

495 kr.

Yes

1. August

26. August

525 kr.

No

 

KRÜGER RELAY - Entry Fees:

Date (from)

Date (to)

Price

T-shirt inclusive

1. November 2016 1. December 2016 725 kr. Yes

2. December 2016

30. April 2017

800 kr.

Yes

1. May

31. July

900 kr.

Yes

1. August

26. August

1000 kr.

No

Do I get a diploma/certificate for my participation?

Yes, after the event you can find and print a diploma with pictures from the event, your official time and placing from your profile on this page.

I want to swim in another heat

To change what Heat you are in:

  • Sign in to your profile
  • Click Edit registration
  • Choose the heat you now want to participate in
  • You are now registered in the new heat and will receive an new entry number.
Can I change my T-shirt size?

Yes, you can edit your T-shirt size in your profile.




 

Where can I swim in open water?

There are many opportunities to swim in the open water in Denmark. Follow this link to find open water swimming communities and open water swimming courses in Denmark.

What kind of aids can I use?

You can use wetsuit, swimsuit, swimcap and goggles. It is not allowed to use fins, snorkel or mask. The event is being held in accordance with international rules for open water competitions, with a few alterations related to the use of wetsuit, which are not allowed during international competitions. It is also OK to swim with seabags.

Why do you recommend to wear a wetsuit?

Your wetsuit is an important part of your safety. Primarily because it protects you against the cold water and fatigue. It gives your insulation keeping you warmer in the water and also increases your buoyancy.

A wetsuit can keep you warm for more than an hour in 16 degrees water. If you get tired, you can lay on your back with your hands behind your head to relax, taking advantage of the increased buoyancy.

It is important to gain experience with swimming in a wetsuit prior to the event as it will change your balance in the water and it can feel a bit claustrophobic the first couple of times you use it.  You may wish to try wearing a wetsuit in an indoor swimming pool before using it in open water.

Is the event just for competitive swimmers?

No. The event is for all abilities.  However we recommend that you train appropriately and use a wetsuit.   The event welcomes everyone - from the faster swimmers to the cozy breaststroker.

What is the water temperature?

Normally between 18 and 20 degrees

How do I create a user profile?
  • At www.copenhagenswim.com click Sign up
  • Choose the distance you want to swim, either 2000m or the Krüger Relay
  • While signing up you will create a profile that contains your personal information
  • These information are used at all Open Water events
  • You will receive an access code on email
  • If you want to edit your entry, you sign in with your username and password in the top right corner.
Sign up for an event

Click on the event

Click Sign up

Choose the distance

Choose a heat

Choose if you:

  • Will give the entry as a gift certificate
  • Number of times you have participated
  • Expected number of minutes for the swim
  • Ensure the entry data about you is correct
  • Choose if you want to receive a text with your result (only available for Danish mobile numbers)
  • Fill in an optional coupon code
  • Accept the payment terms
  • Pay
Can I register more than one participant at a time?

Yes, you can add additional participants by clicking on '+ extra participant' in the bottom of the registration module.

How fast do you expect us to swim?

Between approximately 25 minutes for the fastest to more than an hour for the slower swimmers. 

How do I use a coupon?

Fill in your coupon code in the 'Coupon' field during the registration.  The value of the coupon will then be subtracted from the total price.

What kind of confirmation do I receive on my entry?

You will receive an email (to the address you have listed in your profile).

You will appear as a participant in the event, and will receive your entry number in the receipt.

How is the event structured?

The regular swimmers will start in the first heats, while the fastest swimmers start in the last heats. Those swimmers competing for the podium placing, will start in the last two heats of the day.

There are stairs from the deck to the pontoon and from the waters edge to the pontoon at the finish line. For safety and spectator reasons, each swimmer will get a colored and numbered swimming cap. As a participant it is compulsory to wear this swimming cap.

When is the start?

The participants will be started in groups (heats) with approximately 60-70 swimmers in each heat and with around 5 minutes between each group.