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Old 05.10.2016, 19:13
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Re: Winter Swimming in Lake Zurich

I use this link, that was sent to me another EF member, to check the daily water temperature. Today it's 18 degrees, which is a tad cold for me, but we went for an evening swim every day for several weeks until 14th September.

http://www.badi-info.ch/zh/kuesnacht-kusenbad.html
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Re: Winter Swimming in Lake Zurich

Hey guys,

I've just landed in Zurich for two weeks and was hoping to have at least one dip in the lake. I've got my wetsuit so it shouldn't be too bad, right?

Also, I'm here with work - a radio station based in London - and thought it might be fun to record a couple of interviews with people about what it's like to swim in the lake at this time of year.

If anyone can offer any advice about where to jump in that would be great, and even better if you'd like to meet up and talk about it for the radio!

More than happy to provide more details before we agree to anything.

Thanks so much,
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Old 14.11.2016, 21:13
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Re: Winter Swimming in Lake Zurich

Slammer was in the water yesterday, out to Tug 2 and even though the temp has dropped to 24° I braved the icy water and went for a swim.
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Re: Winter Swimming in Lake Zurich

I managed to miss these new posts this year...

Personally I only pop in for a quick dip but I do know people who still swim long distances, both with and without wetsuits.

The best link for water temperature is here, that's a direct link to the source of the data in Blueangel's post

http://www.tecson-data.ch/zurich/see...enbrunnen.html

We have a mailing list set up and if anyone wants added just PM me.

bbiillll, it's most civilised to jump in at Sauna Enge who will charge you CHF5 for the showers. Don't go on a Monday though, unless you are a woman. We will most likely be there on Thursday lunchtime, drop me a PM and I'll add you to the email list. If you're still around on the 4th December, there's this: https://www.samichlausschwimmen.ch
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Re: Winter Swimming in Lake Zurich

Love cold water swimming. Used to be a morzh (walrus) back in my Moscow days!

Do you know if Sauna Enge does annual pass?
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Re: Winter Swimming in Lake Zurich

CHF120 for an annual pass.
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Re: Winter Swimming in Lake Zurich

That's nuts / cool

Where is that Slammer?
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Re: Winter Swimming in Lake Zurich

Of course, we also have the sammi chlaus swim across the limmat coming up 4th dec....

any takers here?

https://www.samichlausschwimmen.ch/i...d=64&Itemid=40
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Re: Winter Swimming in Lake Zurich

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Malta, off Exiles in Baluta bay.
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Re: Winter Swimming in Lake Zurich

Have you transitioned to wetsuits at this stage on the Zürisee? I've finally received my new suit (found a bargain) and am keen to test it out , but don't want to go it alone.
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Re: Winter Swimming in Lake Zurich

Hi Moe,

If you PM me your email address, I can add you to our mailing list. Personally I'm not a serious swimmer and I don't use a wetsuit, I just decrease the time in the water as it gets colder, but there are people in the group who are more serious swimmers and do use wetsuits.
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Re: Winter Swimming in Lake Zurich

Hi, I am keen to do some cold water swimming in a group 3 - 4 times a week preferably somewhere between Meilen and Zollikon, but happy to travel further less frequently. Any suggestions?
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Re: Winter Swimming in Lake Zurich

Hi there

I usually go swimming in Letten (near Platzspitz Park at the Zurich HB) 1 - 2 times a week.
Are the people here still actively going swimming? I would love go as a group.
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