Photos of Limmat Swim – Limmatschwimmen Zurich 2013

Limmatschwimmen Zurich ©NewinZurich.com
Yesterday Zurich Limmat Swim celebrated its 50th Anniversary and they couldn’t have picked a better day! The skies were blue the sun was shining and fun was had by all. Even the little yellow crocodiles they were busily pumping behind the scenes to give out to all the swimmers had a cheeky grin.

Limmatschwimmen 2013 Zurich ©NewInZurich

In true Swiss style the system worked perfectly and everyone was given a set time, as well as free bag and a Rivella to sustain them before they formed an orderly queue to jump in the Limmat.
Limmatschwimmen 2013 Zurich ©NewInZurich

From the Frauenbadi it was a short walk to the starting point at the end of the quay. The competitive race took place first and then it was the turn of the fun swimmers.

Limmatschwimmen 2013 Zurich ©NewInZurich

At timed intervals the signal was given for people to jump in the lake.

Limmatschwimmen Zurich 2013 ©NewInZurich.com

Either with your orange “50th Anniversary Dry Bag” (if you were one of the lucky ones early enough to purchase one) …

Limmatschwimmen Zurich 2013 ©NewInZurich.com

…or with your crocodile.

Photographer Geoff Pegler was on hand to catch some of the best moments….

Limmatschwimmen Zurich 2013 ©Geoff Pegler

Photo © Geoff Pegler

Limmatschwimmen Zurich 2013 ©Geoff Pegler

 

Photo © Geoff Pegler

Limmatschwimmen Zurich 2013 ©Geoff Pegler

Photo © Geoff Pegler

Limmatschwimmen Zurich 2013 ©Geoff Pegler

 Photo © Geoff Pegler

Limmatschwimmen Zurich 2013 ©Geoff Pegler

Photo © Geoff Pegler

Limmatschwimmen Zurich 2013 ©Geoff Pegler

 Photo © Geoff Pegler

Limmatschwimmen Zurich 2013 ©Geoff Pegler

 Photo © Geoff Pegler

And afterwards it was time to chill-out at the end of the journey at the Badi in Oberer Lettern or along the quay.

Limmatschwimmen Zurich 2013 ©Geoff Pegler

Looking forward to the 51st event next year – and hopefully see you there too!

Here is a Time-Lapse video of the event that Geoff has produced:

Time-lapse video © Geoff Pegler

With thanks to Geoff Pegler for his great photography.

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