Q and A's

Most frequently asked questions

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Find the entry fees HERE!

Yes, after the event you can find and print a diploma with your official time and placing. You find the diploma under the event results  Sportstiming.dk. where you should search for your name. 
To change what heat (wave) you are in:
  • Sign in to your profile at Sportstiming.dk
  • Go to 'Your Orders'

  • Go to 'Signed Up' 

  • Under 'Start group' you can change your heat

You can only change to a heat with available spots. Notice that 7-10 days prior to the event, it is no longer possible to change your heat (wave) at the website. Instead you can go to the registration tent on the day of the event to change the heat.

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 'Signed up' 

  • Under 'Shop products and other options', where you can change your t-shirt size and other acquisitions.

    Note that from August 1st it is no longer possible to choose a t-shirt or to change the size of the t-shirt.
There are many opportunities to swim in the open water in Denmark. Follow this https://www.svoem.org/Discipliner/Aabent-vand/Aabent-vand-baner/ to find open water swimming communities and open water swimming courses in Denmark.
You can use wetsuit, swimsuit, swimcap and goggles. 
Fins, snorkel or mask are not permitted.
The event is being held in accordance with international rules for open water competitions, with a few adjustments related to the use of wetsuit, which are not allowed during international competitions.
It is also OK to swim with a swim buoy - and recommend.
Participants age 15 and younger are required to use a swim buoy and wetsuit.
By Night and 10,000 meter swimmers must use a swim buoy.
Please note: You must bring our own buoy. 

If you are disabled, you are allowed to use other additional equipment. Contact us at copenhagenswim@svoem.dkregarding your inquiry.

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.

Swimmers age 15 and under must use a wetsuit.

No. The event is for all abilities, but we do recommend you train appropriately.
The event welcomes everyone - from the faster swimmers to the relaxed breaststroker.
Normally between 18 and 20 degrees.
  • At www.copenhagenswim.com click 'Sign up' 
  • When choosing 'Sign up' you will be directed to Sportstiming.dk where you can sign up for the event.
  • Choose the distance you want to swim and follow the procdure in Sportstiming
  • If you don't have a profil on Sportstiming.dk, you can register as a new user.
  • At www.copenhagenswim.com click 'Sign up' 
  • When choosing 'Sign up' you will be directed to Sportstiming.dk where you can sign up for the event.
  • Choose the distance you want to swim, 
  • If you don't have a profil on Sportstiming.dk, you can register as a user.
Yes, you can add additional participants by clicking on '+ Add another participation' under your registration in Sportstiming.dk.
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.

Fill in your discount code just before you go to payment.  The value of the discount will then be subtracted from the total price.
You will receive an email (to the address you have listed in your profile).

You will appear as a participant in the event. You will receive your entry number one week prior to the event.

You can buy extras by logging in to your Sportstiming profile.

Go to 'Ordrers'

Choose 'Signed-up’

Click the grey button ’Changes’ and choose ’Change size/shop products’.

Swimmers of all ages are welcome to participate in the event.

Important info for swimmers age 15 and under:

Swimmers under the age of 15 are required to swim in a wetsuit and wear a swim buoy. Parental og guardian consent is required at the time of registration.

We no longer require the submission of a physical consent form, nor must a swimmer under the age of 15 swim with a parent or swim buddy over age 18. 


Yes. This year, sailfish will provide wetsuit rental services as the Official Wetsuit Supplier for TrygFonden Christiansborg Rundt / Copenhagen Swim. You can pre-order or rent on-site.

CLICK HERE for more information.

All participants must swim with a swim buoy. You must bring your own swim buoy.

We will provide you with an LED light, which must be placed in the swim buoy so that it lights up.

We suggest using goggles with clear glass to increase your visibility.