ÖTILLÖ Team Berlin training in Warnemünde

One month before the actual race we thought it to be useful to test our equipment in the actual Baltic Sea and so we went with two of our supporters to Warnemünde to swallow salt water and get stung by jellyfish. And what shall we say, swimming in open water is a lot different than in our beloved Schlachtensee. We were actually warned that due to the currents it is not recommended to swim there at the moment. Of course we disregarded those concerns and did it anyway. And since we are able to write these lines, we succeeded. The preparations before the actual training were documented and edited by René.


Monday, September 1st 2014


Pawel participated in a diversity of races in various sports, already. In 2005, he reached the 3rd place overall in the national German long distance swim championship (5000 m) and having finished various other long distance swim competitions, he does not need to hide from the international opposition. He also finished various long distance triathlons, including Ironman Frankfurt 2010 and Challenge Roth 2013. Given his expertise as a sports scientist, he is responsible for the training of several triathlon teams in Berlin an especially for that of ÖTILLÖ Team Berlin.


Having done everything from field hockey to fencing to basketball, Alex finally found his sportive home in triathlon in 2005. Since then he took part in a lot of varying competitions. In 2013, he reached the 2nd place in his age group in the Berlin-Brandenburg championship in olympic distance triathlon. He is a finisher of several long distance swim competitions of up to 10 km and finished his first two long distance triathlons in Roth 2012 and 2013.