Vansbro Halvsim is 1,5 km, and swum in rivers Vanån and Västerdalälven. The first 500 meters is swum with co-current flow and the last 1k is against the current. Start Waves Start waves are divided in non-elite competition and elite competition. Start wave 1 is included in the elite competition and the non-elite competition starts from start wave 2. Seeding applies to the first two start waves. Participants may seed for start waves 1-2. We have automatic seeding from our own races, for three years back in time, but swimmers may also report participation from other similar races to Vansbro Tjejsim (1k), in order to be placed in a suitable start wave in relation to swimming ability.
Vansbro Halvsim was introduced in 2007. The fastest winning time is held by Swedish Open Water swimmer Anton Björck-Teuscher, (Simklubben S02) with time 16.28 minutes. The crowd may follow the swimmers from the boardwalk the last kilometer. Vansbro Halvsim is a part of En Svensk Klassiker Halva (The Half Classic).