Le swimrun est une discipline sportive créée en Suède en 2002 par 4 amis :  Jesper et Mats Andersson, Anders Malm et Janne Lindberg. Un soir, ils se sont lancés le défi amical de relier à pied et en nageant le plus rapidement possible, l’ile d’Uto à l’île de Sandhamn au large de Stockholm. Il n’en fallut pas plus pour que Michael Lemmel et Mats Skotts créent en 2006 la première course de « swimrun » sous le nom de Ö till ö (île en île). Cette course de 75km (65km de course à pied et 10km de natation) est devenue la mère de tous les swimruns et le Saint Graal de ses pratiquants.

The aim of this multi-sport discipline is to connect two points on a route alternating swimming in open water and (trail) running sections. The participants swim with their running shoes and are free to use all sorts of swimming accessories but have to bear in mind they will then need to carry everything during the running sections. So whatever you take at the start of the race has to be kept until the finish line. External help is forbidden. The participants need to make some tactical decisions in order to safely progress safely and quickly through the race.

Littering is also strickly forbidden. Any team caucht throwing anything on the ground will be disqualified. This is a very important point for the organisers who are striving to make this race as green as possible with a target of zero impact on the environment.

Our core values:

  • Solidarity : among team members and different teams
  • Respect : For yourself, others and environment
  • Cooperation : between team members and teams
  • Responsibility : self-refereeing by the competitors