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The 4th Ice Swimming Aqua Sphere German Open, from 5th – 7th of January 2018, are THE ice-water-swim-event in Germany and a MUST DO for any athlete who's searching for an extraordinary challenge. Ice cold, crystal clear water and international participants will provide the ideal conditions and background for a sporting long weekend of fun, action, great atmosphere and loads of adrenalin in Veitsbronn, Franconia.

 
 

Distances

50 m, 100 m, 200 m, 500 m, 1.000 m

Water Temperature

You can be assured of “extreme goosebumps” with water temperatures of less than 5º C!

Competition Venue

Ice-free competition pool.

Warm-up Area

Heated tents, hot tubs, patio heaters, saunas etc are available at the venue.

Competition Pool

Ice-free pool - 7 x 50 m lanes.


Starting fee / Race Category

What you get for your money …

Entry fee German Open

1

Start


50,- €

2

Starts


90,- €

3

Starts


120,- €

4

Starts


140,- €

5

Starts


150,- €

1

Relay Team


Total 60,- €

Inclusive

Ticket for Gala and/or Ice Party relevant to event participation


Entrance

public pool

Goody bag

Presents for each participant

Entrance fee

VIP-Visitor Area

Ice Party

Schießhaus Veitsbronn
 

Race categories / Age groups

Races up to 500 m

Joungsters (12 – 16); Juniors (17 – 19); Age groups AK20/ AK30/ AK40/ ... gender-segregated

1000 m race

Open category, gender-segregated

 

Relays

Open category, mixed genders

 
 

Prizes

 

1st - 3rd place Dog-Tags & material prizes from Aqua Sphere

1st - 3rd place in Super Finals trophies

 

The seven fastest swimmers of each competition (except relays and 1000 m), qualify for the Super Finals.

  * Entrance VIP-Area
** Participants German-Open free (without relays), additional cards available at the venue.

Program

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Opening of the 4th ICE SWIMMING AQUA SPHERE GERMAN OPEN Veitsbad, in Veitsbronn



Friday, 05.01.2018


13.00 - 19.00 h Competion office opens for registration

13.00 - 18.00 h Medical check-up for participants of 500 m and 1000 m races

13.00 - 14.30 h Training opportunity in the competition pool

14.30 - 15.00 h Technical meeting and referees meeting

From 15.00 h Food court at the competition venue opens with "Franconian food"

15.00 - 15.30 h Opening ceremony of the 4th ICE SWIMMING AQUA SPHERE GERMAN OPEN 2018 with the mayor of Veitsbronn, Marco Kistner

15.45 - 19.20 h 1000 m freestyle women and men. Every 35 minutes.*

From 20.00 h Cozy dinner in Schießhaus, Veitsbronn


Saturday, 06.01.2018


10.00 - 18.00 h Competion office opens for registration

10.00 - 12.30 h Training opportunity in the competition pool

12.30 - 13.00 h Technical meeting and referees meeting

From 11.00 h Food court at the competition venue opens with "Franconian food"

13.30 - 14.30 h 50 m freestyle women and men

14.30 - 15.10 h 200 m breaststroke women and men

15.10 - 16.10 h 50 m breaststroke women and men

16.10 - 17.15 h 200 m freestyle women and men

17.15 - 17.40 h Award ceremony 1000 m-heats from Friday and age groups of the day

17.40 - 18.15 h 4 x 50 m freestyle mixed relay

From 19.30 h Cozy dinner in Schießhaus, Veitsbronn and Ice-Party


Sunday, 07.01.2018


07.30 - 11.30 h Competion office opens for registration

07.30 - 09.30 h Medical check-up for participants of 500 m races

07.30 - 08.30 h Training opportunity in the competition pool

09.00 - 09.15 h Technical meeting and referees meeting

From 08.00 h Food court at the competition venue opens with "Franconian food"

09.30 - 10.00 h 50 m butterfly women and men

10.00 - 10.30 h 100 m breaststroke women and men

10.30 - 11.30 h 500 m freestyle women and men

11.30 - 12.00 h 4 x 100 m freestyle mixed relay

12.00 - 13.00 h Superfinals all heats from 50 - 200 m

13.30 - 14.30 h Award ceremony of the age groups and the Superfinals

14.30 h End of the 4th Ice Swimming Aqua Sphere German Open 2018


* ATTENTION: Please take a look in your starting list, which will be publish at the venue for the correct starting times.


Safety / Rules

Safety first...

Swim wear

It's only allowed to wear standard swim wear (swimming trunks, Swimsuits/Bikini for women). The regulations of the International Ice Swimming Association (IISA) are applicable:: www.internationaliceswimming.com/rules

Time limit

The time limit for each race is set to the start time of the race that follows. If a swimmer exceeds the time limit, he or she will be asked to exit the water and the swim will be deemed as DNF (did not finish).

 

Safety briefing

All swimmers must attend the safety briefing. The participation is entirely at the swimmers’ own risk. The event host and organiser shall not be liable in any way for any loss or damage sustained by the participants, nor for death or injury to any participant unless caused by negligence of the host or organiser. The participants declare to effectively waive any rights to pursue a claim for any loss, damages, death or injury liability from the event host and organiser and its employees and volunteers, unless caused due to negligence of the event host and organiser.

Safety and rules

Participants/swimmers takes part entirely at their own risk and are obligated to use a RESTUBE swim safety buoy during every race (the safety buoy will be provided by the host/organiser). Every participant of the 500 m and/or 1000 m races must provide an affidavit at the medical examination confirming that he/she has swum the relevant distance at a water temperature of below 5 C within the last 12 months. Proof of participation in such races in other competitions will be accepted. Should such proof or affidavit not be available, it is possible to obtain this free of charge at the venue, provided the participant contacts the organisers in advance to arrange for this.

By registering to participate in the event, the swimmers declare that they are fit to take part in the competition and that they have no medical conditions that would endanger them or others taking part.


 

Travel / Accomodation

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Accomodation in Veitsbronn and in the surrounding area: As PDF-File for Download

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Interested? … Well, complete the application and take part! It’s that easy …

Registration

Participation eligibility & Safety regulations

Participation eligibility

Anyone can participate. A membership of any club is not required. By registering to participate in the event, the swimmers declare that they are fit and have no health issues that would prevent them to swim the relevant distances in water temperatures of below 5° C. The minimum age to participate is 16 years. The laws and anti-doping regulations of the relevant associations are applicable. The host and organiser reserves the right to exclude participants from taking part in the competition.

Registration deadline: 31.12.2017*

Safety regulations

By registering to participate in the event, the swimmers confirm their ability to compete. All swimmers are obligated to use a RESTUBE swim safety buoy during every race. All participants must attend the safety briefings. All participants take part entirely at their own risk. The event host and organiser shall not be liable in any way for any loss or damage sustained by the participants, nor for death or injury to any participant unless caused by negligence of the host or organiser. The participants declare to effectively waive any rights to pursue a claim for any loss, damages, death or injury liability from the event host and organiser and its employees and volunteers, unless caused due to negligence of the event host and organiser. Every participant of the 500 m and/or 1000 m races must provide an affidavit at the medical examination confirming that he/she has swum the relevant distance at a water temperature of below 5 C within the last 12 months. Proof of participation in such races in other competitions will be accepted. Should such proof or affidavit not be available, it is possible to obtain this free of charge at the venue, provided the participant contacts the organisers in advance to arrange for this.

 
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* Be quick and register online via our partner SMC-Zeitnehmung.at and secure one of the desired places.

(external Link - we take no responsibility for the contents of the webpages available via this link.).

Please complete the relevant online registration via the link provided (secure https connection). More info is available on the registration page. Please note the discounts applicable when registering for more than 1 race.