5th Berlin Swimming Cup 2019
Swimmers are invited to register for the 5th annual Flussbad Berlin Swimming Cup on 16 June 2019 and enjoy a swim through the capital.
5th Flussbad Berlin Swimming Cup 2019
Whats new this year?
It is very important to us that we make it possible for ALL swimming enthusiasts in Berlin 16 years of age and up to participate in our event. In order to make this happen, we rely on generous support from the Behinderten- und Rehabilitations- Sportverband Berlin e.V. (Berlin Sports Association for the Disabled Individuals in Rehabilitation) and the Verein Berliner Wasserratten gegr. 1889 (Berlin Water Rats Association, founded in 1889). These organisations enable individuals with and without disabilities to swim together in the Spree Canal. In particular, the Verein der Berliner Wasserratten offers swimmers with disabilities full support throughout the event.
New distance for the competition, no fee for River Swim
There are two new features to note in 2019: there will be no fee for participants in the more relaxed Flussschwimmen, while the more competitive Flussbad Pokal race will be extended from a distance of 1,000 metres to the Olympic distance of 1,500 metres. This year’s swimming route will start at Monbijoubrücke and flow past the Schlossbrücke all the way to the Humboldt Forum – and back. Partciciptans in the racing-swim pay EURO 20, those who are members in the Flussbad Berlin Association pay only EURO 15 (become a member).
Other things to know
If the quality of the water in the Spree Canal is not up to standard on the scheduled date of the Flussbad Cup on 16 June 2019, the event will be postponed until Sunday 25th August 2019.
Flussbad Berlin visits the Bode Museum
If the swim on 16 June has to be cancelled due to weather conditions, the State Museums of Berlin (SMB) – as they did last year – will invite all registered swimmers to visit the Bode Museum for free on that day! We are delighted to accept this generous neighbourly offer of support.
Schedule (Subject to change)
The competition will take place from 1 to 3 pm. The River Swim for all registered ones will then start, and wil take place from about 3 to 5.30 pm. We keep you informed about any details and changes and important informations.