Double lake crossing Illmitz-Mörbisch-Illmitz

Our biggest challenge


Counts as a cup competition of the Austrian Open Water Major 2019 with a factor of 1.5


The competition for those who are looking for the special swimming challenge.


Note for the athletes: Lake Neusiedl has special pitfalls. Especially wind, waves and currents can be dangerous. From about 20 knots there is a pre-warning / flashing signals, then storm warning. Storm warning or severe weather warning, then there will be no start.


In case of cancellation, the competition will take place as a 3 km distance at 16.30 in the protected area of the lake island Mörbisch (weather permitting).


floating buoys

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


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



Attention: since 2018, there is a special score for S-swimmers (sports swimmers) with existing club licenses or for ice swimmers without NEO as part of the Austrian Open Water Cup. This is done separately during the registration as age group / competition.

Schedule, Friday

Registration Double sea crossing 18.00 - 19.15, Cafe Allen / lake festival

Race briefing: 19.15


Charity evening in the beach house - free - with redemption of the meal



Subsequent registration for ÜN in Mörbisch: 8.00 - 8.30 am on boat to Illmitz

Subsequent registration for ÜN in Illmitz: 8.30 - 9.00, beach bath, Illmitz

Delivery of clothing bag until 9.00 in the lake side Illmitz

Competition meeting: 09.00


Competition: 9.15 - 12.00

Award ceremony: from 12.00 (depending on the last participant)


Attention for companions: Ticket for the escort and back can be purchased at a special price upon registration.

Departure: 8.00 in Mörbisch


Participants Package:

  • Free entrance to the bathroom
  • Free parking in Mörbisch
  • Starterbag with bathing cap
  • 2 tickets for the transfer or re-transfer from Mörbisch / to Mörbisch
  • Finisher medals in all competitions
  • Between meals at 3.1 km
  • Finisher snacks
  • Voucher for food at Strandhaus Seebad Mörbisch - to redeem as part of the charity evening
  • Supporting program - Charity evening, solstice fire of the municipality Mörbisch
  • Mass movement
  • water rescue
  • Accompanying boats for water safety
  • First aid station

Attention safety rules


during high waves, a cut off time at the turning point is 3.1 km from 1 hour. 20. Will be announced at the competition meeting depending on wind conditions.


The organizer reserves the right to take part in the open water course, the competition on the wind-protected course of the TRI Challenge, with 5 laps at approx. 1 km.


The rules of the Austria Open Water Majors apply, i.a. regarding water temperature and neoprene (the 24 degree neoprene prohibition under 18 degrees neopright)


Temperatures will be announced in advance and finalized at the competition meeting. Swimming without Neo is prohibited below 18 degrees.




participation fee

until 28.2 .: 40 Euro

until 15.5 .: 45 Euro

until 18.6 .: 50 Euro

late registration: +5 Euro


Attention Cut of Time at 3.1 km: 1.20


Chip: the rent is 3 Euro (included in the registration fee) plus 20 Euro deposit. The deposit will be returned after delivery of the loan chip.



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


Attention NEW: S-Class for our sporty club swimmers - WITHOUT NEO (except under 18 degrees)

Elite AK 16-39, S-Masters 40 +

The S-Class starts in its own launch 5 minutes before the Neo floats


Attention Cup ranking Austrian Open Water Majors:

In 2019, the double lake crossing will be rated 1.5 times as the long distance major competition