California Swimrun introduced the exciting sport of Swimrun to Southern California on September 20th, 2015 with the Mission Bay 12k Sprint.  Inspired by the Swedish sport that is rapidly sweeping the world, there are now over 500 Swimrun races worldwide.

If you are interested in racing swimrun internationally, check out the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Merit Races, these are a great way to try longer races and qualify for the ultimate swimrun race, the ÖTILLÖ World Championships in Sweden.

See the TV8 Interview with the California Swimrun founders and a team of competitors.

California SwimRun Rules

Check out the Slow Twitch Article on SwimRun 2016

California Swimrun International Team Competition

Andy Hewitt and Sean Durkin represented California Swimrun at the the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Championships in 2015, Andy came back in 2016  and 2017 and 2018.

Otillo 2015 California Swim Run

2015 California Swimrun Team at ÖTILLÖ 2015

Otillo Course

ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Word Championship Course

Otillo 2016

California Swimrun with ÖTILLÖ co-founders Mats and Jesper (Uto Brothers)

Check out Erin Hunter, California Swimrun racer and winner of Casco Bay Swimrun 2016

Team Valhalla

Here are some links to videos from past swim/run races in Sweden

2015 UTO Swimrun (Start):

VIDEO of 10 years of ÖTILLÖ and the beginning of Swimrun showing the early days of ÖTILLÖ.