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 2019:

Date (from)

Date (to)

Price

T-shirt inclusive

October 7 October 31 400 kr. Yes

November 1

January 31

425 kr.

Yes

February 1

April 30

450 kr.

Yes

May 1 July 31 495 kr. Yes

August 1

August 31

550 kr.

No

 

KRÜGER RELAY - Entry Fees:

Date (from)

Date (to)

Price

T-shirt inclusive

October 7 October 31 700 kr. Yes

November 1

January 31

750 kr.

Yes

February 1

April 30

825 kr.

Yes

May 1 July 31 900 kr. Yes

August 1

August 31

1000 kr.

No

 

Do I get a diploma/certificate for my participation?

Yes, after the event you can find and print a diploma with your official time and placing. You find the diploma under your profile in Sportstiming.dk.

I want to swim in another heat

To change what heat (wave) you are in:

  • Sign in to your profile at Sportstiming.dk
  • Go to 'Your Orders'

  • Go to 'Options' and 'Signed Up' 
  • Under 'Start group' you can change your heat

Notice that 5 days prior to the event, it is no longer possible to change your heat (wave) at the website. In stead you can go to the registration tent on the day of the event to change the heat.

Can I change my T-shirt size?

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

  • Sign in to your profile at Sportstiming.dk
  • Go to 'My Orders'

  • Go to 'Options' and 'Signed up' 
  • Under 'Shop products and other options', where you can change your t-shirt size and other acquisitions
    Note that by July 31 it is no longer possible to choose a t-shirt or to change the size of the t-shirt.




 

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.

If you are handicapped, you are allowed to use other helping equipment. Just contact the eventmanagement.

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 'Register' (orange 'button')
  • Choose the distance you want to swim, either 2000m or the Krüger Relay
  • When choosing 'Register' you will be directed to Sportstiming.dk where you can sign up for the event.
  • If you don't have a profil on Sportstiming.dk, you can register as a user.
Sign up for an event
  • At www.copenhagenswim.com click 'Register' (orange 'button')
  • Choose the distance you want to swim, either 2000m or the Krüger Relay
  • When choosing 'Register' you will be directed to Sportstiming.dk where you can sign up for the event.
  • If you don't have a profil on Sportstiming.dk, you can register as a user.
Can I register more than one participant at a time?

Yes, you can add additional participants by clicking on '+ Add another participation' under your registration in Sportstiming.dk.

How fast do you expect us to swim?

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

Try an find a heat with times that suit your swimming ability. If you cannot swim as fast as the times given for your heat, don't worry - you will not be withdrawn from the race, unless the lifeguards assess that you are in danger.

How do I use a coupon?

Fill in your dicount code just before you go to payment.  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.