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).