Copenhagen Open Masters

6th. November 2021 - don't bring officials - bring YOU!


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The cosiest, and perhaps the most fun masters swim meet - join us on 6th November 2021


Last minute info - October 2021:

  • We urge ALL participants to do a Covid-19 test 72 hours prior to the swim meet.
  • Your swimming club must collect an envelope with tickets to the party at the pool kitchen. 
  • Showing of tickets is mandatory in order to be admitted to the party.
  • Beverages (beer, wine, drinks) can be bought at the party.
  • You are not allowed to bring your own beverages to the party.
  • You can pay by card at the party.
  • Paying by cash is possible, but refund might be limited as we rely primarily on paying by card.
  • There will be a lottery at the pool kitchen.

Copenhagen Open Masters is a masters swim meet, celebrating its 33 anniversary on 2021. 2020 marked the first year, where COM had to be cancelled - due to Covid-19 pandemic. We continue to hope and wish that our masters community and their friends and families have come through the pandemic. With the release of Covid-19  vaccines, we hope this will promote further normalisation for everyday life for everybody, and of course for sport activities in general.

The 33th COM swim meet takes place on 6th November 2021, 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 and 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, 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 at 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 🙂

Go swim! Don't be shy 🙂

Below you can see the program for the swim meet. Click on the red links to see the results from 2019, when COM were last held. 

Map overview - click enlarge icon (top right) to view named locations

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: 6th. November 2021

  • 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: 3rd October 2021.

Cancellations beyond 30th September 2021 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: 225 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.
  • Prize ceremony only 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: 1997 - 2001
  • Masters: Before 1996

At the swim meet, swimming equipment can be purchased.

Lottery to be available.

Results and entries

  • 2019 results - click here.
  • 2021 entries - not released.
  • Same events will apply for 2021.

Registration form - click here.

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

Submit your entries to: