Swimming event at lake Fuschlsee

  • full distance or half distance
  • event of the Austrian Open Water Cup
  • transport of clothes (start to finish)
  • award ceremony on Saturday evening

Athletes from near and far travel to Fuschl am See every year to take on the unique challenge of crossing Lake Fuschlsee armed with nothing more than a wetsuit.

This event was created in 2013 by the 4**** Roadbike- and Triathlonhotel Mohrenwirt in memory of our friend Peter who tragically died in an accident.

Working in close cooperation with the organisers of the regular Fuschlseelauf running event, we were able to come up with a combined competition comprising swimming and running, with the winners being crowned Fuschlsee Man and Fuschlsee Woman.

The Fuschlseecrossing is part of the Alpen Open Water Cup series.

Fuschlseecrossing 28.08.2021

One competition, two courses

Choose between full distance and half-distance

Competitors can select either the full distance 4,2 km (crossing of Lake Fuschlsee) or the shorter half-distance option 2,1 km, which sees swimmers take to the water in the middle of the lake and swim to the finish.

Participants are limited to 300 - register early to save your starting position!

  • Distance 4,2 km
  • Start: Strandbad Hof
  • Finish: Fuschlseebad
  • Starting time: appr. 1.45 p.m.
  • Distance 2,1 km 
  • Start: Strandbad Stöllinger
  • Finish: Fuschlseebad
  • Starting time: appr.1 p.m.

There are for both distances for men and women two agegroups: W40, W40+, M40, M40+

Registration fee 2021:

until 28.02.2021         from 01.03.2021

          EUR 55,00                     EUR 65,00


The registration will open on Monday,

February 8th at 8 p.m..

Information for competitors


  • Attention! We released the conditions for participation: For safety reasons, all swimmers must wear wetsuits with long legs (long sleeve, short sleeve or sleeveless allowed).
  • Swim aids such as flippers are not permitted
  • Participants take part in the event at their own risk
  • All participants are responsible for ensuring that they have the necessary physical fitness to take part; if asked participants must provide a doctor's certificate confirming that they are fit to take part
  • The event organisers emphasise that this is an open-water event taking place in Lake Fuschlsee; participants must be aware of the water temperature in the lake
  • No liabilityis assumed for theft or incidents such as accidents, illnesses or deaths
  • For competitors born between 2005 and 2009, the signature of a parent or guardian must be provided on the registration form
  • In the case of poor weather conditions(storms, thunder and lightning) the organising committee reserves the right to change the start time or course, or to cancel the event at short notice
  • No refund will be provided on participation fees

Please read the desclaimer carfully, which is part of the registration process.


You can combine the Fuschlseecrossing (swim) on 29.8. and the Fuschlseelauf (run) on 30.8.2020 to become the "Fuschlsee Man" or "Fuschlsee Woman".

Registration fee 2021:

until 28.02.2021         from 01.03.2021

          EUR 80,00                    EUR 90,00


Fuschlsee Man/Woman
  • Fuschlseecrossing: 4,2 km
  • Fuschlseelauf: 12 km
Fuschlsee Man/Woman "light"
  • Fuschlseecrossing: 2,1 km
  • Fuschlseelauf: 12 km


The registration will open on Monday,

February 8th at 8 p.m..

    Age classes:
    For the age classes m/w 1(age group 1982 - 2009 = up to 39 yrs old) and m/w 2 (age group 1981 and below) = 40 yrs and older) there will be separated rankings and trophies in the following competitions: 

    • Fuschlseecrossing 4,2 km,
    • Fuschlseecrossing light 2,1 km,
    • Fuschlsee Man/ Woman and
    • Fuschlsee Man/ Woman light
    fuschlseecrossing start lido fuschl


    Saturday, 28.8.2021

    Subject to modifications.

    • 10 a.m. - 12:45 a.m. registration (also for combination Fuschlseecrossing / Fuschlseelauf)
    • 10:00 - 12:45 p.m. information about both competitions
    • 12:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. transition bag return
    • 12:45 a.m. race briefing (attendance required!)
    • 1:15 p.m. transfer by boat to the start of the short distance 2,1 km
    • 1.15 .m. bus transfer to the start of the full distance 4,2 km
    • 1.45 p.m. start of the short distance - beach Stöllinger
    • ca. 2.10 p.m. first finisher of the short distance
    • ca. 2.15 p.m. start of the full distance – beach Hofer
    • ca. 3.15 p.m. first finisher of the full distance
    • 5.15 p.m. finisher-buffet at the Hotel Mohrenwirt
    Arrival & parking

    Parking spaces are available in the car park located opposite the  Fuschlseebad leisure centre (parking fees apply). There is a free shuttle bus running from the finish area back to the start area.

    Please note that any accompanying persons will be charged the entrance fee to the Fuschlseebad and cannot join the shuttle bus to the swim-start.