• 0.9° Lufttemperatur
  • 2.8° Västerdalälven
  • 3.0° Vanån


June 27 - July 5 2020

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Welcome to Vansbrosimningen!

Vansbrosimningen is one of the largest open water events in the world with challenges and experiences for everyone. Come to us to challenge yourself or to have a wonderful experience with friends, family and thousands of other participants, visitors and volunteers.

Travel & accommodation

See tips about travel and accommodation during the event.

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Race walkthrough

Swimming in open water is different from pool swimming. Make sure to prepare well for your startup!

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Information regarding covid-19

The Public Health Agency of Sweden and the government have decided that all meetings and events with more than 500 participants will be canceled until further notice. Since we consider it too early to decide how this will affect the Vansbrosimningen, the ambition is still to run the race 2020
– We’re monitoring the development and should it be relevant to move or cancel the event, we will announce it in good time, says Tomas Viker, secretary general of Vansbrosimningen.

The Vansbrosimningen is following the development and the authorities’ recommendations regarding covid-19. If covid-19 is deemed to have a major impact on the event, we will inform registered participants via e-mail and our other communication channels. This is the information we can give you right now and ask you to await further communication from us.

You can find more information about covid-19 at the Public Health Agency. There are also good tips and general advice on what is important to keep in mind to reduce the spread of infection. If you have questions about covid-19, you can also call the national information number 113 13.

This text is updated on 2020-03-13, at. 10:55

10 reasons to swim in Vansbro

Never participated in Vansbrosimningen before? Here are 10 reasons why you should!

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A classic story

1950 sat Vansbro residents Einar Anselius and Mats Qvarfot by the river and wondered how they could make propaganda for swimming by swimming a longer distance. Mats suggested that they should start at the People’s Park and swim 1 kilometer. – No, damn it, said Einar, we are swimming under all six bridges! * And so it began.

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