The Basel Rhine swim

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Basel Rhine swim

Annual swimming event held in Basel's river Rhine.

For only once a year, thousands of aquactic revelers gather to don their swimming costumes and jump into the mighty Rhine, and simply allow the current to take them down river. The event is supervised by a crack team of life guards, but caution is given for those who aren't the strongest of swimmers. Last year's event drew 6,000 people to the river, and this is year is set to be as big of a hit.