Basel Rhine Swim 2018
This year, the Basel Rhine Swim will be held on 14 August 2018 (alternative date: 21 August). Several thousand participants will swim from Schaffhauserrheinweg 93 by the St. Alban ferry on the bank of the River Rhine in Kleinbasel to Leuengasse / Johanniter Bridge from 6 pm on Tuesday, 15 August 2017 (alternative date: 22 August).
Accompanied by water vessels and lifeguards, swimmers can drift down the Rhine for around 15 minutes over a distance of approximately 1.8 kilometres. The Rhine is closed to shipping during this period.