Lets go Aare swimming!

If swimming in a river is still on the list of things you haven't done in life, heres your chance.

It's summer time and the famous Aare river in Berne should be warm enough to swim, see this video http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-10893835 for more information.

Since I've been living in Lucerne, I've only gone back one time to do it. Now with the stable weather, there might be another chance.
I will act as your "local" guide and show you how to enter and exit the river and also give you some general information on the area.

Preconditions: You must be able to swim on your own as I can't keep track of you in the big river. However, it's easy if you know how to swim.

We will have to go to Berne first, the train goes every hour and takes exactly 60 minutes.

I will postpone or cancel this meetup if the conditions are not right (means Aare too cold or rain at or days before the meetup as the river will carry all the rain water).

What to bring:
Flipflops are essential for walking, the surface of the path next to the river is very hot!
Water shoes are even better as they protect you from the rocks in the river.

I will bring at least one swimming bag where various items can be stored, no electronics please ;)
We will stop at the Marzili Freibad, there are some lockers available.

What not to bring:
Any flotation devices, they do not belong in the river.

*** This trip isn't for young kids! ***

And, lastly, a general disclaimer:
* The organizer is not responsible for any bodily injury or other accidents that might happen. By signing up on this activity, the participants agree that the organizer will not be held responsible in any way.

We will meet at platform 8 at the Lucerne train station, the train departs at 1pm. The river is slowly heating up so theres no need to get there early. This meetup will happen with any number of participants. I will go there no matter what ;-)

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  • Sabrina

    It was such a nice day...it was a perfect day with really nice company...thank you very much...I always wanted to do that... :-D

    1 · July 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a great time. Always wanted to try this and it was the perfect hot day for it.

    1 · July 27, 2013

  • Robert S.

    Cool, cool, cool, cool, cool, doitagain

    1 · July 27, 2013

  • Stefan E.

    thanks everyone for coming and also sorry we couldnt say goodbye in the end

    July 27, 2013

  • Ian

    Hi. What time are you getting to been. I could meet you there. I'm in Solothurn.

    July 27, 2013

    • Stefan E.

      i cant reach that number. call[masked]

      July 27, 2013

    • Stefan E.

      ok we are going swimming. will check back in about 20min

      July 27, 2013

  • Ian

    Bern even :-)

    July 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are we still going by train? My girlfriend is also coming.

    July 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I assume we're going by train?

      July 27, 2013

    • Stefan E.

      correct :-)

      July 27, 2013

  • Sabrina

    Hey...recently moved to lucerne and looking for some friends...looking forward to meet you... :-)

    1 · July 26, 2013

  • Stefan E.

    okay we might go by car if its just 3 people from LU. please rsvp to this event if you want to come along

    1 · July 26, 2013

  • Lars

    Sounds like the hard part is walking back :-)

    July 26, 2013

  • Stefan E.

    we mighr have a record temperature in the river. it should be around 22 degrees on saturday

    July 25, 2013

    • Stefan E.

      23 degrees. almost too warm ;)

      July 26, 2013

  • Stefan E.

    I bought two floating bags. I'll bring them

    July 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    How far does it take you? How do we get back?

    July 26, 2013

    • Stefan E.

      like 1km depending on where you enter. we walk :)

      July 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    How exhausting is this? Do you have to be really fit?

    July 26, 2013

    • Stefan E.

      lets put it this way: I have a cold and I'm still gonna do it ;). I will however only do 1 or 2 rounds

      July 26, 2013

  • Ian

    If I can I will. Prob drive straight there.

    1 · July 24, 2013

  • Stefan Ernst changed the time from 12:45 AM to 12:45 PM

    July 23, 2013

  • Lars

    Do you mean swimming or floating with a rubber boat from thun to bern?
    I will be in como that weekend

    July 23, 2013

    • Stefan E.

      hey its swimming actually. but taking a boat would be also possible on another meetup :-)

      July 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    hihi, I like your motivation, Stefan! :) I did this some years ago and it's indeed exciting. I have plans for Saturday, otherwise I would have considered joining. Have fun!

    1 · July 23, 2013

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