California Swim Run 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 Swim Run International Team Competition

Andy Hewitt and Sean Durkin represented California Swim Run at the the ÖTILLÖ Swim/Run World Championships in 2015, Andy came back in 2016  and 2017 with Daemon Anastas.  Andy and Daemon plan to return in 2018 once again along with California SwimRun competitors Jason Smith and Kyle Visin.

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

Jason Smith and his partner, winner of the 2017 California SwimRun 15k, they are headed to ÖTILLÖ 2018.

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

2015 UTO Swim/Run (Start):

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