• 5.3° Lufttemperatur
  • 10.8° Västerdalälven
  • 11.7° Vanån

Vansbro Öppen Älv

3000 meters

Entry opens october 1
Race walkthrough


3 July 2020


3000 meters

Age limit

10 years


3.00 - 4.30 PM

Vansbro Öppen Älv premiered on the 2014 race programme and is a complement to the Main Event Vansbrosimningen. The course is the same as the main-event, Vansbrosimningen 3 km, and is suited for swimmers who enjoy swimming in a more relaxed setting and avoid the competitive race stress.

The start is open for one and a half hour, 3.00-4.30 PM, and participants may start their swimming whenever they prefer during this period.

The course is 3 km, and is swum under seven bridges in rivers Vanån and Västerdalälven. The first 2 km are with co-current flow and the last 1km is against the current. A tip of advise is to swim close to shore the last 1 km to avoid the powerful current.

Everyone who completes the race will receive a medal and a diploma. The age limit for participation in Vansbro Öppen Älv is from the year you turn 10 years. Vansbro Öppen Älv is a part of En Svensk Klassiker (A Swedish Classic).