The popular Trans Danube Swim was held this year for the seventh time.
As one of the few public sports events in Bratislava during the coronavirus measures, the city’s residents and fans of the river could safely enjoy the Danube. The minor date change from the traditional first Sunday in September certainly didn’t discourage the high number of eager participants: almost a thousand Slovaks, Czechs, Germans, Hungarians and Austrians limbered up and took the plunge. Starting from the Danube’s left bank by the River Park embankment, the swim’s route was towards a pontoon on the Petržalka side. Although 300 meters wide here, due to the Danube’s strong current the total distance is more like 1,300 meters.
Thankfully pleasant summer weather and a water temperature of 20°C created ideal conditions for this great sporting day out for both participants and spectators.