Copenhagen is well-known for its canals that wind through the city center and around Christiansborg Castle, which is home to the Danish Parliament.
TrygFonden Copenhagen Swim is otherwise known in Danish as TrygFonden Christiansborg Rundt, which means "around Christiansborg".
This event's beautiful and truly iconic swim course is 2,000 meters long and gives you the unique opportunity to swim in open water and through the canals of Copenhagen around Christiansborg Castle. You will pass many of Copenhagen's architectural landmarks.
The course starts and ends adjacent to The Black Diamond in the waters off Søren Kierkegaards Plads.
All swimmers start from the water off the floating pontoon. The route is swum counterclockwise, and therefore the first part of the trip is along the harbourfront past The Black Diamond.
From here you, will swim under Knippelsbro and Christian IVs Bridge, then turn slightly into the canals. As you continue swimming under Børs Bridge and Holmens Bridge, you will pass the National Bank, Børsen (The National Stock Exchange), Holmens Church and Christiansborg Castle.
The course continues under Højbro, past Agnete and Havmanden (two underwater figures) and onwards to Gammel Strand and Stormbroen.
From here, the canal begins to wind around and the course continues up Frederiksholm's Canal, under the Marmorbroen (Marble Bridge), Prisens Bro (Prince's Bridge) and past BLOX. When you have passed Christians Brygge, there are approximately 200 meters to the finish line, where you swim along the stands at Søren Kierkegaards Plads - if you have energy left, you can pick up the pace a bit here.
When you have passed Christians Brygge, there are approximately 200 meters to the finish line, where you swim along the harbourfront and spectators at Søren Kierkegaards Plads - if you have energy left, you can pick up the pace a bit here.
The finish line for all distances is at Den Sorte Diamant.
When you reach the finish line, you must climb a small flight of stairs attached the floating pontoon, where your chip is registered and volunteer helpers help you to your feet and also manually register that you have reached the finish line.
Spotters and lifeguards are positioned along the entire course. Large floating buoys, safety lines and a floating pontoon are located in the harbourfront to protect swimmers from boats or other vessels.
The REMA 1000-meter distance starts from Gammel Strand.
In the Krüger Relay, the first swimmer starts in the water from the floating pontoon that is adjacent to The Black Diamond. The second swimmer starts near the National Bank. Third swimmer starts at Gammel Strand. The last swimmer starts around the middle of Frederiksholm Kanal and swim the final home stretch to the finish on the floating pontoon by The Black Diamond.
The participants in the 10,000-meter distance swim around Christiansborg 5 times.
On the map, you can zoom in on the route and see pictures by clicking on the icons along the route.