About TrygFonden Copenhagen Swim


Since 2006 Copenhagen Swim has welcomed over 24,000 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!

The canals are not normally open for the public to swim in making this a particularly unique experience.

In 2019 the event set a new record with 4400 participants and10,000 spectators and we hope to break the record again this year. 

In 2022 we expanded the event with Friday, and this will also be the case in 2023.

Everyone can join!

TrygFonden Copenhagen Swim is a unique event - only this one day during a whole year, you have the possibility to swim in the canals around the Parliament.

And everyone who can swim can join the event! We have participants from the age of 7-82, we have war veterans, handicapped swimmers, beginners and elite swimmers making the 2000 meter swim around the Parliament - either alone or in teamsn of four people.

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 but only by a declaration of consent filled out by a parent or a guardian. You find the declaration of consent HERE and when you enter the event or by contacting Danish Swimming Federation at copenhagenswim@svoem.dk 

Everyone ought to feel safe in water

TrygFonden Copenhagen Swim is organized by SvømDanmark, the association for swimming clubs. Our vision is to foster a Denmark where everyone can confidently swim and move in water, both indoors and outdoors.

That's why TrygFonden Christiansborg Rundt holds significant importance for us – it encourages thousands of Danes and international visitors to take the plunge into open water each year.

We hope the event inspires more people to dive into open water swimming while also shining a light on the importance of preserving our water quality.