Lake Zurich in the sunshine

After a cloudy start, Sunday turned in to a very sunny day – perfect for a barbeque, picnic and a swim.  The swans appeared to be enjoying the lake as much as everyone else and there were some dramatic jumps from the diving board.

It was rounded off with a beautiful September sunset. Hope you all had a great day.

September Sunset over ZurichAccording to the weather forecast there are a few more sunny days for the week ahead.

Yesterday’s Seeüberquerung in Zurich

Great photo in today’s NZZ , showing the participants in yesterday’s swim across the Lake.  Over 9,000 swimmers took part and this year there were separate areas for the fast and slow swimmers.  What a great way to cool off in the 30+ temperatures we’ve been having!

Der Sommerhitze entfliehen: Teilnehmer der 25. Stadtzürcher Seeüberquerung schwimmen von der Badi Mythenquai bis zur Badi Tiefenbrunnen.
Bild: Steffen Schmidt/ Keystone
Photo copyright: Steffen Schmidt/ Keystone

Swim Across Lake Zurich – Seeueberquerung Wednesday 22nd August

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!