About Vansbrosimningen

Written by Vansbrosimningen

Vansbrosimningen will take place on Saturday 8 July, 2017. The start area is under the classic start bridge and start waves are sent off with 12-15 minute intervals from 10.00 until about 16.00. The course is 3000 meters and swum under seven bridges in venue rivers Vanån and Västerdalälven. The first two kilometers are downstream and last kilometer is againt the stream in river Västerdalälven. Use the current in river Vanån by keeping to the right along the course marker, and close to the docks in river Västerdalälven to avoid the worst currents.

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A race for the whole family

The age limit for participation in Vansbrosimningen is from the year you turn 10 years. The race is divided into an elite and non-elite competition. In addition to men’s and women’s elite event, there is an event class of Para Swimmers, men and women. Prize money is awarded to the top three men and ladies of the elite competition. Everyone who completes the race will receive a medal and a diploma. Participants who swim their seventh race is awarded with the medal of ”Älvarnas Blå Band” (The River’s Blue Band Medal), for the effort to have swum under the seven bridges on seven occasions.

From 2017 you will need a competition licens to participate in the elite competition. The elite events is defined as the first two entry groups of the 3k race (Vansbrosimmningen), the first entry group of the 1.5k race (Vansbro Halvsim), the first entry group of the 1k women only competition (Vansbro Tjejsim).


The maximum number of participants are 9000. The online entry is open from 1 October, 2016. We use a pricing model, which means that an early entry costs less. Important dates for the entry fee are 31 October 2016, 30 April 2017. From May 1, late entry applies.

The entry fee includes

Medals for all who finish the event

Clothing-bag service

Hot drinks are served at the finish area

Heating tent at the finish area

Showers at the finish area

Meal ticket

Results on the website and My Pages

Diploma with name and time (frame to the diploma can be purchased on site)