The Lake Wörthersee-Swimming Meet

Saturday, 7 September, 2019 (All day) to Sunday, 8 September, 2019 (All day)

Lake Wörthersee is the largest lake of Carinthia and because of its climatic location, it is one of the warmest alpine lakes, the water temperature reaching up to 25° Celcius in the summer, and sometimes even more.

Its length is 16.5 Km in an East to West direction, embedded in the Klagenfurter Basin. The city of Klagenfurt, with its historic city center, lies approximatly 4 Km East of Lake Wörthersee, while Krumpendorf and Pörtschach are situated on the Northern shore of the lake and the city of Velden is located on the West end of Lake Wörthersee.

The Lake Wörthersee-Swimming Meet is one of the biggest open-water competitions with a mass start and four distances! The aim of the event is to invite open-water swimmers from all over the world to experience sports and team spirit, but also, simply to enjoy being together and to achieve top sports performances in the midst of the wonderful nature in the region of Wörthersee!


The competitions

17 km

Velden to Klagenfurt

17 km / relay-race (team of 3)

from Velden to Klagenfurt, with changes in Dellach (7 km) and Krumpendorf (14 km)

11 km Sport / Elite


9 km

Pörtschach to Klagenfurt

3 km

Krumpendorf to Klagenfurt

3 km relay-race (team of 3)

Krumpendorf to Klagenfurt, with change at Kropfitsch Bad (1 km) and Albatros rowing club (1 km)

Junior Open Water

At Strandbad Klagenfurt, Distances 500m, 700m, 1000m and 1500m


Check here for more information and how to register.