Vansbro Halvsim was first executed in 2007 and is Vansbrosimningen’s third largest race. The race covers the distance of 1500 meters, ”half Vansbrosimningen”. Race day is Friday, 7 July 2017, first start 13.00.
About the race
The start of Vansbro Halvsim is in river Vanån. After 500 meters swimming downstream, the course take a turn into river Västerdalälven. You will save energy by swimming close to the bridges the last kilometer. The start is on land and start waves are sent off with 10 minutes apart. The race is divided into an elite and a recreational event. For swimmers who wish to participate in the first two start waves need previous qualifications (seeding). As for the non-elite competitors, however, no previous qualifications are required.
White markers and red buoys tells you how far it is to finish. Our helpful volunteers keep track on swimmers along the entire course, on the docks, in boats and on stand-up boards. No matter the size if issue – don’t hesitate to call ont their attention. Should you, for example pass a swimmer – make sure you do it to the left. It’s possible to follow swimmers from the promenade along river Västerdalälven (last kilometer).
The online entry will be open from Saturday, October 1, 2016 to Thursday, July 6, 2017 (if the race will not be sold out earlier). Registration can be done on site in Vansbro up until Friday, July 7, (subject to availability). We use a pricing model. This means that early entries costs less. Important days for the entry fee is 31 October 2016 and 30 April 2017. From May 1 late entry applies.