39th Rhine Swimming in Basel
Due to bad weather forecasts the Official Rhine Swimming on 20 August 2019 is cancelled!
The Rhine is a living artery, a place of relaxation, an inspiration for the people, life and architecture of the city. The people of Basel like to come here in summer. Sun worshippers, walkers, students and business people love to recharge their batteries on its banks.
In addition, many inhabitants of the city share the same strange passion: swimming in the Rhine. Anyone who joins the bathers knows why the Mediterranean suddenly seems so close. Throughout the summer the Rhine invites you to swim, but the official water race takes place once a year. Thousands of people, young and old, jump into the water and let themselves be carried away by the waves.