About

Welcome to TrygFonden Copenhagen Swim – a 2km open water swim through the canals of Copenhagen in Denmark. The event is held on a truly iconic course - around the Danish Parliament Buildings (Christiansborg). 

In Danish the swim is called ‘Christiansborg Rundt’ – to swim around Christiansborg.

Since 2006 Copenhagen Swim/Christiansborg Rundt has welcomed 16,000 participants of all abilities who complete the event either as an individual or as part of a team.  We hope this year you will be one of them.  After all, in what other European capital is the water in the harbour so clean that you can swim in the centre of the city?  And where else in the world can you swim around Parliament?

WHEN: August 26 2017 and is open to individuals and teams (aged 15 years and older)

WHERE: The Royal Danish Library, Søren Kierkegaards Plads 1, 1219 København

WHO: Copenhagen Swim/Christansborg Rundt is hosted by the Danish Swimming Federation

DISTANCES: 2000 meter (individual) and 4*500 meter (The Krüger Relay)

In the map below, you can see the entire course, and if you click on the marking along the course, you can see pictures from the event.

Programme:

08.00-10.00: LEN Europa Cup 6 km.

10.00-12.50: TrygFonden Copenhagen Swim heat 1-35

13.20-13.40: Krüger Relay

14.10-16.15: TrygFonden Copenhagen Swimt heat 36-60

 

Prices

Price structure

TrygFonden Christiansborg Rundt

Krüger Relay

Inclusive participant t-shirt

1. November - 1. December 2016 395 kr. 725 kr. YES
2. December 2016 - 30. April 2017 425 kr. 800 kr. YES
1. May - 31. July 475 kr. 900 kr. YES
1. - 26. August 525 kr. 1000 kr. NO

 

Extras

Food
Remember that you can buy a food ticket together with your registration for the Copenhagen Swim and the Krüger Relay.
Café Øjeblikket offers three different menus:

  • Roast bief with creamy Summer potato salad and tomato salad at the price of 85,00 Dkr.
  • The Butchers grilled sausage with creamy Summer potato salad and bread at the price of 55,00 Dkr.
  • Chicken drumstick with ½ grilled corncob and youghurt dip at the price of 45,00 Dkr.
     

SMS
You can buy a sms with your result at the price of 2,00 Dkr.

Wetsuit rental:
You can rent a wetsuit at the price of 150,00-300,00 Dkr.

You can buy your extras under the registration.



TrygFonden Copenhagen Swim (Individual option)
TrygFonden Copenhagen Swim (Individual option)
Read more about TrygFonden Copenhagen Swim here:

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WHEN:            Saturday 26 August 2016

WHERE:          Copenhagen, Denmark, Søren Kierkegaards Plads, 1219 Copenhagen

DISTANCE:      2 KM

PRICES:

Price structure

TrygFonden Christiansborg Rundt

Inclusive participant t-shirt

1. November - 1. December 2016 395 kr. YES
2. December 2016 - 30. April 2017 425 kr. YES
1. May - 31. July 475 kr. YES
1. - 26. August 525 kr. NO

The TrygFonden Copenhagen Swim (Individual option) gives you the unique opportunity to swim 2km in open water through the canals of Copenhagen right in the centre of the city.  The canals are not normally open for the public to swim in making this a particularly unique experience.


The Course
The beautiful and truly iconic swim course is 2km long around Christiansborg (the Danish Parliament).  It is in open water and the city canals.  It includes an 80m tunnel and passes many famous Danish buildings.
The swim begins at Den Sorte Diamant (The Black Diamond) in the centre of the city and heads north along the waterfront under Knippelsbro then past Børsen, Højbro Plads and Gammel Strand. The course then goes through Frederiksholm Canal and finishes where it started at Den Sorte Diamant (The Black Diamond).

There will be a floating barge in the harbour to protect the swimmers from ships and any other vessels. The finish line will be at a floating pontoon.

Minimum Age & Age Groups
To participate at the TrygFonden Copenhagen Swim (Individual option) all participants must be at least 15 years of age.

Exceptions for swimmers who are younger than 15 years of age may be considered by the Event Manager.   If you would like to apply for a dispensation please email ck@svoem.dk.

When entering Swim Copenhagen all participants (excluding the elite swimmers) will be allocated into their corresponding age group.  The winner of each age group will be recognised.  Age Groups for Swim Copenhagen are:

 

Year of birth

Age Group

1999 or later

18 years of age and younger

1998-1993

19-24

1992-1988

25-29

1987-1983

30-34

1983-1978

35-39

1977-1973

40-44

1972-1968

45-49

1967-1963

50-54

1962-1958

55-59

1957-1953

60-64

1952-1948

65-69

1947 and older 70 years of age or older


Elite Swimmers
If you want to participate as an elite swimmer, you have to register in the last heat. The main criteria for competing as an elite swimmer is that you are or have been swimming at a competitive level. You need to be able to swim the 2km in freestyle and you would like to compete against other elite swimmers.
First, second and third places for elite male and females will be recognised. Note, that if you compete as an elite swimmer, you cannot win for your age-group.

Registration
To register for Swim Copenhagen go to www.copenhagenswim.com  The field is limited to approximately 4000 swimmers.  We therefore recommend early registration.


Picking up your Participant Pack
Prior to the swim you must pick up your Participant Pack.  This can be done either on the event morning or the day before (Friday) during the afternoon.
Participant packs should be picked up at the Registration Tent by 'Den Sorte Diamant'.  This will have in it your swim cap, timing chip and an information letter. 
Further information will be sent out one week prior to the event. 


Medals and Certificates
Everyone who completes the 2km Copenhagen Swim (Individual option) and/or the Krüger Relay will receive a bronze medal.
Participants completing the swim for the 4th, 5th 6th or 7th time will receive a silver medal.
All participants will receive a certificate for completing the swim.  The certificate can be printed out from www.openwater.dk in your open water profile.


Changing Rooms
There are limited changing rooms close to the starting area. Therefore we recommend that you arrive in your swimming clothes (under warmer clothes).
Additional clothes/event gear can be stored in the starting area in plastic bags while swimming. 


Please ensure that your event bag is clearly labelled with your race number

Event Rules
It is adviserable that all participants wear a wetsuit to assist with buoyancy and warmth.
While every effort will be made to ensure a safe and fun event, we are however unable to guarantee swimmer safety and ultimately you are responsible for your own personal safety.
Swimmers are responsible for their own physical condition and fitness.  We recommend you train appropriately for this event and are comfortable swimming your chosen distance in the open water.

Choosing your Wave/Heat
When you register you must choose what heat you would like to begin with.  This is based on your estimated finishing time.  When selecting what heat you would like to start with we recommend that you choose a heat where you can swim faster than the maximum time suggested for that heat.
If you want to swim together with friends, family, colleagues or clubmates then please make sure you all register for the same heat.

Wetsuits:
TYR Danmark rents out wetsuits at open water events in collaboration with the Danish Swimming Federation.
You can book a wetsuit online when you register. You can check out the wetsuits in advance here.  We do however recommend that you try swimming in a wetsuit prior to event day.

Insurance:
Insurance is your own personal responsibility.

Participant T-Shirt
Everyone who registers before the 31st of July will receive a participant t-shirt.  T-shirts are available in both male and female sizing options (as listed below).
Please indicate at the time of registering your size preference. 


Cancellation
The Event organiser, The Danish Swimming Federation reserves the right to cancel the event in case of bad water quality and/or weather conditions on the day of the event.
In case of cancellation, The Danish Swimming Federation will not refund registration fees.
We encourage you to check out www.svoem.org leading up to the event for event and water quality updates.  We will update the website on Friday at 22.00 on August 25th with the latest decision.

Please note that all information contained on this website may by subject to changes and we will do our best to update you.  However we also encourage you to regularly check our website for updates.

Krüger Relay (Team option)
Krüger Relay (Team option)
Read more about Krüger Relay here:

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WHEN:            Saturday 26 August 2017
WHERE:          Copenhagen, Denmark
DISTANCE:     4*500 m.     
PRICES:

Price structure

Krüger Relay

Inclusive participant t-shirt

1. November - 1. December 2016 725 kr. YES
2. December 2016 - 30. April 2017 800 kr. YES
1. May - 31. July 900 kr. YES
1. - 26. August 1000 kr. NO
 


Copenhagen is well known for its canals which wind their way through the centre of the city including around the Danish Parliament – Christiansborg.

The Krüger Relay is the team option for the Copenhagen Swim.  This option gives you the opportunity to swim as part of a team in open water through the canals of Copenhagen right in the centre of the city.  The canals are not normally open for the public to swim in making this a particularly unique experience.

Each team has 4 team members who each swim 500m along the same course used for the Individual swim event.

Teams can be made up from work colleagues, family, friends or anyone else you can convince to join you!  The focus of this event is on participation.

Swim Course
This beautiful and truly iconic swim course is 2km long around Christiansborg (the Danish Parliament).  It is in open water and the city canals.  It includes an 80m tunnel and passes many famous Danish buildings. Each swimmer in your team will swim 500m.

The first swimmer will start by Den Sorte Diamant (The Black Diamond) and will swim towards Nationalbanken, where the second swimmer will be waiting. The second swimmer will then swim to Gammel Strand where the third swimmer will then begin.  The last swimmer will start around half way through Frederiksholm Canal and will then swim to the finish line by Den Sorte Diamant (The Black Diamond).  Each section is approximately 500m long.

There will be a floating barge in the harbour to protect the swimmers from ships and any other vessels. The finish line will be at a floating pontoon.

Team members must carry and pass on to fellow team members a ‘baton’ (a rubber wristband) during the swim.  It is the responsibility of each team member to pass this on when they ‘tag’ each new swimmer.  Every team must ensure they bring this ‘baton’ (rubber wristband to the finish line.

Minimum Age & Age Groups
To participate at the Krüger Copenhagen Swim Relay (Team option) all participants must be at least 15 years of age.

Exceptions for swimmers who are younger than 15 years of age may be considered by the Event Manager.   If you would like to apply for a dispensation please email ck@svoem.dk

Medals and Certificates
Everyone who completes the Krüger Relay or the 2km Copenhagen Swim (Individual option) will receive a bronze medal.

However participants completing the swim for the 4th, 5th 6th or 7th time will receive a silver medal.

All participants will receive a certificate for completing the swim.  The certificate can be printed out from www.openwater.dk

Event Rules
It is compulsory that all participants wear a wetsuit to assist with buoyancy and warmth. While every effort will be made to ensure a safe and fun event, we are however unable to guarantee swimmer safety and ultimately you are responsible for your own personal safety. Swimmers are responsible for their own physical condition and fitness.  We recommend you train appropriately for this event and are comfortable swimming your chosen distance in the open wate