The sport of Swimrun grows and the teams participating in the big races get better and better. This phenomenon make the sport all more competitive, and it gets harder each year to qualify for the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Championship.
You can try to buy a lottery ticket, or send a merit request to race directors. But your best shot at qualifying is to get a spot at one of the qualifier races: ÖTILLÖ 1000 Lakes, ÖTILLÖ Hvar, ÖTILLÖ Utö, ÖTILLÖ Isles of Scilly, ÖTILLÖ Engadin.
The first 2018 qualifier is ÖtillÖ 1000 Lakes in Germany, on the 30th of September, which is exactly eight weeks from today.
As a Swimrun coach, I recommend following a strict and structured plan over the last 2 months before the race to optimize your hard training and perform at your best on race day. This is why I put together this 8 weeks Swimrun training plan, specifically designed to maximize your performance at ÖTILLÖ 1000 Lakes. You’re Welcome!
Want to take your Swimrun training further? Check out my free 12 weeks Swimrun training program, and start the retro planning for next year. Do you want specific Swimrun training advice? Contact me!
About Nicolas Remires
Nicolas Remires is a French endurance sports coach based in Stockholm, specialised in triathlon and swimrun. Nicolas coaches athletes of all levels, for races from sprint triathlon to ironman distance, 5km to ultra marathon, open water swimming, swimrun and cycling.
His swimrun achievements include: 4th and 3rd ÖtillÖ World Championships (2016-2015), 1st Utö Swimrun (2015), 1st Borås Swimrun (2015-2016), 2nd Ångalöppet (2014, 2015).