Swimming the Limmat

One of the best ways to spend a hot summer day in Zurich is swimming in the Limmat river.  It flows out of Lake Zurich, right through downtown, so it couldn’t be easier to get to.  The water is cool but not freezing, deep enough that you never touch bottom, and clean enough that you don’t feel gross at the end of the day.  There are plenty of ladders to climb out of the river, and pathways on both banks so you can walk back up stream for more.  There’s no need to buy an endless pool, since the river flows at a perfect pace to allow a strong swimmer to get a workout without going anywhere.

Oh, and the best part is the foot bridge… a perfect platform for jumping & diving into the river!

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