Copenhagen Open Masters

7th. November 2020 - don't bring officials - bring YOU!


The cosiest, most fun masters swim meet - come and join us on 7th. November 2020


Updated 27-09-2020: It's with deep regret that we have to inform, that Copenhagen Open Masters 2020 has to be cancelled due to the the Covid-19 pandemic. Denmark has seen a rise of newly infected and the government has responded accordingly thus limiting us from hosting this year's Copenhagen Open Masters.

We hope that you continue to take care of yourselves and your families, so that we can meet next year for another SWIM, WIN and PARTY event.

Copenhagen Open Masters is a masters swim meet, on its 33 anniversary this year. The swim meet takes place on 7th November 2020, in Copenhagen, Denmark. The swim meet is sprint oriented, and has always been known for its cosy and relaxed atmosphere. Nevertheless the meet does not lack in quality, as it's visited by former olympians, masters world record holders. The swim meet attracts masters swimmers from mostly Europe, due to its central positioning, the pool, the hotels, and the party location are all very close to Copenhagen Airport.

The highlight of the swim meet, is the party. At the party, swimmers can mingle at the dinner tables, watch the the prize ceremony, and once the music begins, there’s dancing. At the bar, one can buy wine, shots, and of course the famous Danish seasonal beer, Carslberg Julebryg (Christmas brew), released every year in November. All for very reasonable prizes.

Please note, it’s a requirement to be at the party, in order to receive the prizes won, and it’s not allowed to bring your own food or drinks. Admission to party only possible by showing the purchased ticket.

All the way from Chile!

Nicolas Villaroel came all the way from Chile! Yes he did! Listen to this short interview, and be inspired. Copenhagen Open Masters is a cosy swim meet, meant to gather masters swimmers from all over the world.

Duel in the Pool

A 1984-Olympian on a 27-year taper, a multiple masters record holder out of the pool for 10 years, and a ghost who returns every 5 years. All in the same age group and in the same heat! Can it be more dramatic? Click and see how it went.

COM 2019, in 2 minutes

Copenhagen Open Masters 2019, told in 2 minutes. From warm-up, officials meeting, lottery, a couple of races, and then the dinner, the prize ceremony and the party. Hope to see you all on 7th November 2020 for another one 🙂

Map overview


BB Hotel


  1. Stars: 3,5 (TripAdvisor)
  2. Distance from pool: 1,4 km
  3. Distance from airport: 1,8 km
  4. Distance from party location: 0,4 km
  5. Click here for web page

Clarion Hotel


  1. Stars: 4,5 (TripAdvisor)
  2. Distance from pool: 1,7 km
  3. Distance from airport: 0 km
  4. Distance from party location: 1,5 km
  5. Click here for web page

Bella Sky


  1. Stars: 4 (TripAdvisor)
  2. Distance from pool: 4,5 km
  3. Distance from airport: 6,5 km
  4. Distance from party location: 4,5 km
  5. Click here for web page

Ocean Hotel


  1. Stars: 4,5 (TripAdvisor)
  2. Distance from pool: 1,4 km
  3. Distance from airport: 1,8 km
  4. Distance from party location: 0,4 km
  5. Click here for web page


Visit the central shopping street called "Strøget". It's an all pedestrian street, super easy to reach from the Metro, and very friendly for tourists.


The Queen's Palace, Amalienborg, is within walking distance from Strøget, at 12 noon you can see the change of guards. The event is public.


A famous tourist attractions, a former red light district, now family friendly with lots of cosy Danish restaurants serving traditional Danish food.

Tuborg Beer!

At this year's swim meet's afterparty we will serve the traditional christmas brew: Tuborg Julebryg, which will be released on 6th November!


Date, for swim meet: 7th. November 2020

  • Warm-up Friday: 5.30 PM - 6.30 PM.
  • Warmup Saturday: 8.15 AM - 9.15 AM.
  • Swim meet: 9.30 AM - 5.30 PM.
  • Lunch session appx. 12.00 AM.
  • Party: 6.30 PM - 2.00 AM.
  • Closing date: 4th October 2020.

Cancellations beyond 30th September 2020 not eligible for refund.

Swim meet is held in a 25 m pool.

Summary of events:

  • 50 & 100 m, all strokes.
  • 4 x 50 free, medley, mix.
  • Same events as last year.

Swim meet will have electronic timing.

Officials will be provided by the hosting swim club.


        • Individual entry: 65 DKK.
        • Relay: 120 DKK.
        • Party: 195 DKK.

        Conditions for party applies:

        • Please purchase party ticket along with swim meet registration.
        • Admission to party requires ticket.
        • It's not allowed to bring your own food or drinks.
        • Prizes won during swim meet will only be given at the party.

        During swim meet, sandwhiches and beverages can be purchased.

        Payment info, foreign swim clubs:

        • IBAN: DK9253240000244520
        • MAKE SURE to include name of paying party!!

        Payment info DK swim clubs:

        • Arbejdernes Landsbank: 5324 0000244520
        • MobilePay: 21775
        • MAKE SURE to include name of paying party!!


        Pool location: Rølikkevej 4, 2770 Kastrup.

        Party location: Skottegårdsskolen, 2770 Kastrup. 10 mins walk from pool.

        Taxi info: No Uber in DK, but please note that you can order a taxi for 8 persons or for 1 person only - the price is the same, thus making taxi sharing much cheaper.

        • Taxi phone no.: +45 35 35 35 35 (please provide them of exact pickup address)
          - or -
        • Taxi app - click here (iPhone) This is very useful, as the app uses the GPS to state your pickup address to the taxi company

        For local public transport, use CityMapper - click here (iPhone).

        General info

        Prizes: Only National, Nordic, European and World records will be rewarded.

        Eligible age groups:

        • Pre-masters: 1996 - 2000
        • Masters: Before 1995

        At the swim meet, swimming equipment can be purchased.

        Lottery to be available.

        Results and entries

        • 2019 results - click here.
        • 2020 entries - not released.
        • Same events will apply for 2020.

        Registration form - not released.

        For questions, please visit our FaceBook page - click here.

        Submit your entries to: