This Wednesday 22nd why not swim across the lake as part of the annual Zurich “Seeueberquerung” from Mythenquai to Tiefenbrunnen? No need to pre-register, you simply turn up on the day and the ticket office opens at 2pm with the first swimmers crossing at 3pm and the event ends at 6.15pm. The crossing is recommended for good swimmers only as it is about 1,500 meters in length and is open to 16 year olds and above. Your luggage is transported to the other side by boat. Tickets cost CHF 20 and the price includes a drink, a voucher for risotto and a souvenir glass. There will be space for up to 10,000 swimmers – so if you missed out on Saturday’s Limmat Swim, now is your chance to do some real swimming!
Tickets for yesterday’s 49th Limmat Swim sold out within hours of going on sale but if you were lucky enough to be amongst the 4,200 swimmers who took part you were rewarded with a refreshing swim in the 30 degree plus heat in Zurich! Starting at the Frauenbadi near Buerkliplatz the swimmers took to the water on little yellow “butterflies” which enabled you to either float or swim along the Limmat past the Muensterbruecke, the Rathaus-Bruecke, the Rudolf-Brunbruecke, Muehlesteg, Bahnhof-Bruecke, Walche-Bruecke, Landesmuseum, Drahtschmidligsteg to the final destination in Oberer Letten. A veritable city tour by water!
The 50th anniversary of Zurich’s Limmat swim will take place next year and for those of you who like to plan in advance it will take place on either 17th or 24 August 2013. See you there!
Don’t miss out on the fun this Saturday!! Even though tickets for the Limmat Swim sold out within 1 day this year (last year they took 3 days) it is still a great spectator sport so why not join everyone for the “after swim” atmosphere at the recently renovated Oberer Letten Badi (entry free) where there is food and drink on sale and you can swim in the Limmat? To get a feel for the day watch this video by Oliver Schuemperlin: