Samichlaus – Schwimmen Zurich in the Chilly Limmat

 

Samichlaus - Schwimmen Zurich in the Chilly Limmat

Samichlaus – Schwimmen Zurich

in the Chilly Limmat

Samichlaus - Schwimmen Zurich in the Chilly Limmat

The weather for the 19th annual Samichlaus-Schwimmen was cold, wet, windy and grey! Enough to get the event postponed? No chance!

Samichlaus - Schwimmen Zurich in the Chilly Limmat

Samichlaus - Schwimmen Zurich in the Chilly Limmat

352 hardy swimmers took to the Limmat undeterred by the inclement conditions, and in doing so created a new record. Can you believe it that on the very day when the conditions were at their worst, the Samichlaus-Schwimmen had the most people taking part!

Samichlaus - Schwimmen Zurich in the Chilly Limmat

Both the river and the air temperatures were just 9 degrees. Despite the chilly temperatures, 261 of the participants decided to go the extra mile and swim beyond the traditional distance of 111 metres in aid of main sponsor, the MS-Gesellschaft, the Multiple Sclerosis charity.

Samichlaus - Schwimmen Zurich in the Chilly Limmat

Samichlaus - Schwimmen Zurich in the Chilly Limmat

In fact the Samichlaus-Schwimmen was sold out this year with over 390 tickets having been sold (though maybe forty of them decided the temperatures were a tad too cold for swimming!)

Samichlaus - Schwimmen Zurich in the Chilly Limmat

Samichlaus - Schwimmen Zurich in the Chilly Limmat

Samichlaus - Schwimmen Zurich in the Chilly Limmat

If having read this you would like to take part in this super cool Zurich event, why not sign up and join in on next year’s event. The 20th Samichlaus-Schwimmen will take place on 9th Deember 2019. The only restriction are that you must be over 16 years old and healthy. You can wear a neoprene suit or a layer of grease if you so wish, and fancy address is allowed and encouraged!

Samichlaus - Schwimmen Zurich in the Chilly Limmat Samichlaus - Schwimmen Zurich in the Chilly Limmat

Samichlaus - Schwimmen Zurich in the Chilly Limmat

Samichlaus - Schwimmen Zurich in the Chilly Limmat

For more information on Samichlaus-Schwimme please visit the website here.

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All Photos by Carmen Sirboiu

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