Updates

Next Seeüberquerung:
Wednesday July 3, 2024

We will decide on Monday July 1, if the Seeüberquerung will take place on Wednesday July 3, 2024.

If the Seeüberquerung takes place, the ticket sale starts on Monday July 1, 2024 at 12 h.

Safety

Safety and rules

  • The organiser does not accept any liability. 
  • Participants are responsible for their own insurance. 
  • Participants must be considerate of others.
  • The Seeüberquerung is not a competition.
  • Attend the warm-up. 
  • At the start you’ll be informed whether the swimming course is left or right of the buoys.
  • The numbered swimming cap must be worn until you reach the finishing area. 
  • Swimming aids such as fins, snorkels, aqua fitness belts, wet vests etc. as well as own luggage, swimming bags or cameras are prohibited. Swimming in a wetsuit is permitted.
  • If you get tired: swim to the nearest boat.
  • In case of emergency inform the lifeguard immediately by using the distress signal > slap the water with an outstretched arm. Help! 
  • Swimming back to the start is strictly forbidden. 
  • Participants must be over 16 years of age. Youth (12 to 15 years; cut-off date 21/8/2012) always swim accompanied by an adult (aged 18 years and over).
  • Am I in good health?
  • Am I able to swim to swim a distance of 1,5 kilometres? 
  • And do I feel fit enough?
  • Did I eat and drink adequately? 
  • Do not swim after ingesting food. No alcohol, drugs, or pharmaceuticals. 

The organisation committee and the water police decide together on the Monday before the event whether the Seeüberquerung will take place. For safety reasons, the weather must be nice and dry (no wind, no storm) and the water temperature in the middle of the lake must be at least 21°C. The maximum number of participants is limited to 9000.

The route is marked with buoys. Lifeguards are stationed on boats at least every 75 metres. If you get tired: swim to the nearest boat. In case of emergency: use the distress signal > slap the water with an outstretched arm. The water police control shipping activities. Ships only cross at the marked lock shortly after the start. Be careful around the ship lock – short waiting periods are possible. Helpers on pedalos inform the swimmers before the ship lock in good time.

Swimming safety rules by SLRG

Participate

Good 
to know

Start
Strandbad Mythenquai, Mythenquai 95, Zürich
Public transport: tramway 7 Brunaustrasse, bus 161/165 Sukkulentensammlung

Finish
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, Bellerivestrasse 200, Zürich
Public transport: tramway 2/4 Fröhlichstrassebus 912/916 Chinagarten

Distance
1500 meters from the Strandbad Mythenquai to the Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen.

Advance ticket sales: Monday befor event

The start takes place in groups. The frist group starts at 2.30 p.m. With the ticket all participants are provided with a check-in-time and a start time, which is binding. The maximum number of participants is limited to 9000.

Start fee
Adults (16 years and older): 25 Swiss francs 
Youths* (12 to 15 years): free

The start fee includes: a bathing cap, food and a drink and a souvenir gift.

*Age controls are carried out at the box-office. The cut-off date for young swimmers is August 21, 2012. Youths always swim accompanied by an adult.

general standard terms and conditions

Youths aged between 12 and 15 always swim accompanied by an adult (18 years old). As an accompanying person, you assume the responsibility for the youths from the start to the finish. Register together with the youths at the box-office. You are responsible for the age of the youths meeting the admission requirements. Age controls are carried out at the box-office, bring an identity card. The cut-off date is August 21, 2012. An accompanying person pays the regular start fee.

The Seeüberquerung is an event for good swimmers. The participants decide for themselves whether their health is good enough to swim 1500 metres across the lake. In case of any doubts, we recommend consulting a doctor. The organiser does not accept any liability. Participants are responsible for their own insurance.

Learn more

Participants are issued with a numbered bathing cap and a baggage label at the ticket office. One light piece of luggage is transported to the finish. Bring a small, lockable bag for transportation, swimwear and warm clothing. Leave your valuables at home. Leave your bag at the respective post on the beach.
At the finish, all swimmers are given a strengthening bouillon. Keep the cup, it's your present. Following this, they collect their luggage and leave the finish area. Show the bathing cap and luggage label at the exit control. Hand over the luggage label outside the finish area for food and a drink.

The Seeüberquerung is not competitive, so no times are recorded. Please be considerate towards the other participants. There is no more a specially marked speed lane. All swimmers swim left or right of the buoys - you'll be informed at the start.

The start and finish are not on public premises. The spectators pay the normal swimming entrance fee (8 Swiss francs).

Ticket

Advance ticket 

The ticket sale starts on Monday before the event. You'll get your tickets at Ticketcorner.

Ticket costs 25 Swiss francs. The maximum number of participants is limited to 9000. Please use the advanced ticket sale online. There will be no box office on site.

How it works: Choose your starting group. With the ticket all participants are provided with a check-in-time and a start time, which are binding. Exchange your ticket for a swimming cap with startnumber during check-in. If you miss check-in, you lose start permission.

Starting group

Check-in

Start

Starting group A 

13:00 to 14:00 h   

14:30 h

Starting group B

13:00 to 14:10 h    

14:37 h

Starting group C

13:30 to 14:30 h   

14:54 h

Starting group D

13:45 to 14:45 h   

15:13 h

Starting group E

14:00 to 15:00 h   

15:29 h

Starting group F

14:30 to 15:30 h   

15:55 h

Starting group G

14:45 to 15:45 h   

16:13 h

Starting group H

15:00 to 16:00 h   

16:26 h

Starting group I

15:15 to 16:25 h   

16:53 h

Starting group J

15:45 to 16:45 h   

17:13 h

Starting group K

16:00 to 17:00 h   

17:29 h

Starting group L

16:15 to 17:25 h    

17:55 h

GCT Seeüberquerung:

  • All good swimmers aged 16 and over can take part. Youth aged 12 to 15 years (cut-off date August 23, 2011) can join for free and always swim accompanied by an adult (aged 18 years and older). There will be age checks. Adults can accompany a maximum of 4 youths. Accompanying adults need a ticket. Youths do not need a ticket, but an ID for the age check at the entrance.
  • When purchasing tickets, you agree that your order data may be evaluated by the organiser and used for service and marketing purposes (e.g. newsletter). Contact details will not be passed on to third parties.
  • When purchasing tickets, you agree that the organiser may take photos of the event which may be used for marketing purposes for the event and published on the events information and social media channels.
  • Commercial resale of tickets is prohibited and may result in their cancellation without compensation. Free tickets lose their validity in case of cancellation.
  • A maximum of 4 tickets can be bought per purchase.
  • Each ticket has a mandatory check-in time slot. Check-in time and start time must be respected. Missed check-in times lose their eligibility to start.
  • Swimming at the Seeüberquerung is at your own risk. Participants are responsible for their own insurance. Participants are obliged to behave considerately. The safety rules of the Seeüberquerung are binding for all participants.
  • The bathing cap provided by the organiser must be worn from the start to the finish. Swimming aids and other objects are prohibited in the water. It is forbidden to swim back to the start.
  • If you get tired: swim to the nearest boat. In case of emergency inform the lifeguard immediately by using the distress signal > slap the water with an outstretched arm. Help!

Host

Club Stadtzürcher
Seeüberquerung

The Stadtzürcher Seeüberquerung club organises the mass sports event together with the water police. The Sports Office of the City of Zürich is the patron of the Event.


Flavio Seeberger (Head of Committee), Tanja Rechner (Technical Management), Daniel Hof (Material), René Nötzli (Finance), Katharina Zihler (Coordination Mythenquai), Dorian Eichholzer (Communication/Media), Kevin Wyss (Pater Police), Bernadette Pape (Human Resources), Martin Kömeter (Lifeguard), Selina Steffen (Administration), Reto Hotz (CoordinationTiefenbrunnen), Marc Bürge (Coordination Tiefenbrunnen)

The Seeüberquerung is supported by more than 300 volunteers. Members of the following sports clubs have contributed to the effective success of the Seeüberquerung:

Männerriege EngstringenTV Uster Handball, Männerriege Schwamendingen, Limmat-Nixen ZürichPontonier Sportverein ZürichRed Sox ZürichSLRG Sektion HönggSLRG Sektion ZüriSLRG Region ZürichSLRGstaff.orgSpirit of GospelSportfreunde SchwamendingenGarten am GrenzsteigTurnverein Seebach,Vocalino Classic Pop Jazz Chor und Jodel Club Sängerrunde Zürich

It is important to us that the Seeüberquerung is as environmentally friendly as possible. That is why we have implemented measures in the areas of waste reduction, food and material. For example, the risotto and the bouillon will be served in reusable dishes and drinking fountains and reusable barrier tapes made of jute will be used in the start and finish area.

Impressions

Impressions
Seeüberquerung 2023


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