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Plan B for Limmatswim: Grill party 2010!!!

  • Aug 28, 2010 · 2:00 PM
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UPDATE 26.08 Unfortunately the Limmatswim is cancelled by the authorities given the cold water and unfavorable weather forecast. Good news though, our good friend Sanjay had the great idea to make a grillparty instead. The grill location will be very close to the Oberer Letten, which is the place that we finish from the swim.
Location: Between the Hardbrücke/Wipkingerstrasse and Amperestrasse, right next to the river. Click
here for the map to the venue.
Time: 14:00 pm...but we will start the fire before that. In case of some shower, we can shelter underneath a roof that exist in this public space. The roof is big enough for 200 people, so no problem there. To bring along for the Grill party: - Drinks and other beverages - Meat or veggies for grill - Towel or blanket to sit on
After Grill After we have finished indulging ourselves with the grill, we go and enjoy the Dörflifest in Niederdorf, an annual celebration with music and dance. Alternatively, we go to the Langstrassenfest, basically the same concept....or...why not, do both of them :) In case of lack of quorum or really bad weather on Saturday afternoon, we hold the right to cancel this event. Please check for any updates on this website before leaving your home. In case of any questions or comments, you can always call me at[masked] 4480. See you then! Sven ........................................................... ORIGINAL MESSAGE Hi, Every year the city of Zürich opens up the Limmat for one day to swim from the "Frauenbadi" (near Bürkliplatz) to Oberer Letten, which is 2km long. Originally, this event was planned on the 21. August, but was postponed one week later, due to the high water level of the river. Who wants to join the Meetup Group for a good swim this year?! The only requirements are that you are a swimmer and have the condition to stay on top of the water for 2km. From pictures, I assume that you will be provided also with a floating device, which makes it easier. I have been also reminded that using a bathing suit is also required....(damn) The link to the Limmatswim is this one:
Price The ticket to participate is CHF 25 for an adult if you buy it on the same day. Another option is to buy it on the Internet until the 27th of August, which costs only CHF 15. However, if the event is cancelled for any reason, there is no refund.
Meeting point and time I have no experience on how this event will look like and to where is the best place for us to meet. But Bürkliplatz on the center sounds a reasonable place. The time to meet is 11:15-:30. The we slowly move to the Start point. I guess we should be with our bathing suite on and the tickets bought. The official opening of the river is at 12:00.
After the Swim The group will be sepparated on the swim and the end of the swim anyway. So bringing the group together again seems hard. A possibility is that some people wait us with a grill turned on the resting place between Wipkingerstrasse and Amperestrasse?
smile Any questions? You can call me per phone on[masked] 4480. I will be monitoring the status of this event. If any cancelations, I will post it on this site. Hope to see you then! Sven

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  • Sven

    Sunshine&Clouds, meat, Limmat, Dörflifest, Langstrassenfest...ufff..what a day...

    August 29, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a great idea with great people!!

    August 29, 2010

  • Karen J.

    Great bbq,thanks sven

    August 29, 2010

  • Christoph

    Great location, great people, weather not so perfect (as expected)

    August 29, 2010

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