The Krüger Relay

Participate in the Krüger Relay

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.  

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 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).

See a map of the course here!

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 when you enter the event or by contacting eventmanger Caroline Kleemann Falster at