New record number of participants to 20. Edition of the Zürcher Samichlaus-swimming: 361 partially costumed people ventured out on Sunday in the case of slightly cloudy weather and a water temperature of 8 degrees the jump in the Limmat river.
The air temperature was 11 degrees. 315 of the participants decided to swim across the traditional distance of 111 meters, in addition to the Extra-mile. The main sponsor paid in addition to the 10 Swiss francs per Person at Caritas Zurich.
The event was accident-free, as the organizers informed. Divers and helpers that ensured a smooth process. Since 2011, Tickets will be sold with a surcharge. Also, these donations go in this year, the Caritas Zurich. The 21. Santa Claus-Swimming will be held on 6. December 2020 instead.
beam end face at 20. Zürcher Samichlaus-Schwimmen. (8. December 2019) photo: Walter Bieri/Keystone,
Created: 08.12.2019, 18:07 PM