The most important information at a glance


Time schedule


Saturday 12.9.

- from 3 p.m. HEAD neoprene testing and end-of-season sales in the lido


- Open Water Gala evening at the Hotel Nationalpark in Illmitz, arrival 6 p.m.

Free program of the Open Water Heroes by Head from 2019

only with advance booking / booking via our homepage, price follows about 20 euros menu

with aperitif sponsored by the Illmitz tourist association

- Race briefing on our Facebook page Saturday 4pm, available as video


Sunday 13.9.

Registration: 7.30 a.m. - 8.15 a.m., Illmitz lido

Departure boat 8.30 am Drescherlinien / Schiffahrt Dangl, Illmitz

Hand in the clothing bag until 8.20 am when registering

Competition briefing: 8:30 a.m. in the boat

Start: Yachtclub Mörbisch approx. 9.45, approx. 150 m walk from the ship landing to the right


Attention 15 sec. Start interval

Competition: 9.45 - 12.00

Collection of clothing bag: from 11.00 a.m. when registering Illmitz

Award ceremony: approx. 12.30 p.m. (depending on the last participant)


Attention for companions: tickets for the companion and back can be purchased at a special price when registering.

Departure: 8.30 a.m.


Classification: in the 5 AKs, the overall classification is used

16-22, 23 -39, 40 - 49, 50 - 59, 60 +


Award ceremony: the first 3 of each age group m / f will be honored. The overall winners receive trophies.


Participant package

• Free entry to the bathroom

• Free parking

• Starter bag with HEAD bathing cap

• Finisher medals in all competitions

• HEAD towel for all participants at the lake crossing

• 1 ferry ticket for 3.0km lake crossing,

• HEAD buoy free of charge for non-club swimmers

• Discounted ferry ticket for companions for € 7 return.

• clothes transport (at the lake crossing)

• Finisher catering

• Support boats for water safety

• First aid


Registration fees

Illmitz-Mörbisch lake crossing 3.1 km


until 28.2. | € 40

until 14.8. | 45 €

until 12.9. | 50 €




Attention cup ranking Austrian Open Water Majors:

In 2020 the cup classification will be suspended due to Covid 19 cancellations

General text for the applications

The classic lake crossing will swim for the 29th time in 2020. Due to the Covid framework, Illmitz is our main destination in 2020. We will swim from Mörbisch to Illmitz in 2020. This tends to be the slightly easier direction, since the wind and therefore mostly the current runs from the northwest towards Illmitz.


Mörbisch - Illmitz, 3.0 km


The competition for everyone who is looking for the special mysticism of sea crossings.


Limit: 100 swimmers



Note for athletes: Lake Neusiedl has special pitfalls. Wind, waves and currents in particular can be dangerous. From approx. 20 knots there is a pre-warning level / flashing signals, then a storm warning. In the event of a storm warning or severe weather warning, it definitely does not start.



Buoys are mandatory for non-club swimmers for the two lake crossings. These are provided free of charge by HEAD.

The organizer reserves the right to require buoys for all participants depending on the weather conditions. (This will be announced in particular at higher wind speeds, currents or waves in consultation with the water rescue).


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Price levels


Der Kick Off for broad and great

Motto: "strong muscle for the weak children"


Muskel Charity SiwmRun

till 28.2.

till 14.5.

till 18.6

Fun 600m siwm / 2800m Run




Speed 1500m siwm/ 4600m Run




Team nur Fun Variante






for all popular sport und Triathletes


everyone -Challenge 1km




Swim-Challenge 1.9km






classic lake crossing / double lake crossing


Klassische Seequerung

Mörbisch-Illmitz 3.1km




Doppelte Seequerung

Illmitz-Mörbisch-Illmitz 6.2km





Service package:

  • Free entrance to the bath for the participants
  • Free parking Mörbisch
  • Starterbag with bathing cap
  • Finisher medals in all competitions
  • Finisher T-shirt or towel for all participants at the sea crossing
  • Ferry ticket for Seequerung 3.1km, from Mörbisch to Illmitz, 2 tickets for the double sea crossing
  • discounted ferry ticket for companions around € 7 round trip.
  • Clothing transport (at the sea crossing)
  • Swimming buoys from HEAD
  • Ströck breakfast boat for companions on Saturday, departure Mörbisch 9.45
  • Finisherverpflegung
  • Intermediate catering at km 3.1 for double lake crossing
  • Voucher for food at Strandhaus Seebad Mörbisch
  • Supporting program - Charity, solstice fire / celebration in Mörbisch
  • Mass movement
  • water rescue
  • Accompanying boats for water safety
  • First aid station





Timing is done via Race Result Timing. The timekeeping chips are issued in the course of the registration, the rent is 3 euros (is already included in the registration fee) plus 20 euros deposit. The deposit will be returned after delivery of the loan chip. For the swim-fit competition there is an official timekeeping (without chips).


floating buoys

For the two sea crossings buoy duty applies to non-swimmers. These are provided by HEAD for free.

Depending on the weather conditions, the organizer reserves the right to require ground clearance for all participants. (This is especially known at higher wind speeds, currents or waves in consultation with the water rescue).


Competition Rules:

The ÖTRV Sportordnung 2018/19 applies


Competition Rules:

The event is based on the Sports Regulations (Association Regulations of the ÖTRV) with the respectively valid version of the competition and organizer regulations concerning swimming and aquathlon. The corresponding regulations can be viewed on the website of the ÖTRV


Rules: Wetsuits are allowed in principle. The rules of the Open Water competitions apply according to the AOWS Cup rules (ie from 24.0 degrees neo-prohibition, under 18 degrees neoplasm). Otherwise the ÖTRV competition rules apply. At the competition meeting, depending on the water temperature, the final decision regarding Neos will be announced.


Competition Management:

  • Organizer: AusTriaSport Club, SooM Sport & Management
  • Water security: ASVÖ Burgenland,, boats various yacht club, volunteer fire department and Österr. water rescue
  • Race Director: Franz Frühauf
  • First Aid: Red Cross



The Anti-Doping Regulations of the ITU, the ÖTRV as well as WADA and the National Anti-Doping Agency NADA and the Anti-Doping Regulations of the Federal Sports Promotion Act (BSFG) are fully applicable. Athletes participating in the competitions are required to familiarize themselves with the rules and procedures relating to checks, penalties and appeals. The implementation of the anti-doping provisions of the ITU, the NADA and the Federal Sports Promotion Act (BSFG) are fully implemented. The corresponding regulations can be viewed on the website of the ÖTRV and on the NADA website be viewed.


Cancellation Policy:

In principle, registration is not possible after registration due to organizational planning. It is possible to transfer the registration to the following year until 1 month before the event.

The orders of the marshals, the organizers and the judges shall be obeyed.

Sports nutrition: x-sports supplies the isotonic sports drinks

Destination catering: Bäckerei Ströck offers healthy nutritious food, fruit, ISO and water

FAQ: frequently asked questions: can be found under the menu item - Q & A

Map of the seaside resort Mörbisch Seebad Mörbisch map

Camping: there is a new campsite for motorhomes on the old tennis courts near Drescher lines (see Mörbisch map)



Tourist Board Mörbisch


Main street 23

7072 Mörbisch am See

T. +43 (0) 2685 8430

F. +43 (0) 2685 8430-9



Tourist Information Illmitz

Upper main street 2-4

A-7142 Illmitz

T +43 2175 2383 | F +43 2175 23834