From Denmark to Sweden

Accept the challenge and swim across the Strait of Öresund

The Challenge

Strait of Öresund

SwimÖresund has entered into cooperation with the World Open Water Swimming Association (WOWSA), and is starting a brand-new database for swimming between Denmark and Sweden. The distance is 20 km (10.8 nautical miles).

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WOWSA & Öresund


In order for a swim to be officially accepted, it requires compliance with the rules of WOWSA and SwimÖresund. Please read the rules carefully.


Registration process

Please see our step-by-step guide on how to swim the Strait of Öresund with SwimÖresund. Please read the content on the website before registering.

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Responsibility and Risk

As a swimmer, you should be aware of the risks and the responsibility connected to marathon swimming. You should never attempt to swim in open water without being aware of the risks connected to your own survival. Thus, marathon swimming requires total dedication.


Get ready for the challenge

For a swim like SwimÖresund, a good open water coach specialised in open water swimming may be crucial. The coach can provide you with swimming programmes designed for marathon swimming, and offer assistance and coaching within this specific field.

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