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Flughafensee Morning Swim

Hosted by the Consul of the Berlin Wild Swimmers Group
Sports & Leisure
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 19 Aug 10:00 - 13:00

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Note: Don't bring anything too valuable, as our things stay on the shore unguarded while we swim.

The weather on Saturday will be a preview of the autumn, about 20C. That's a good day for a quick, refreshing trip to the most surreal lake in Berlin. This lake, formerly a quarry, is very deep and clean, and right next to the Tegel landing areas, so you get to see all the planes up close while you're swimming. The walk to the lake is also by the infamous Tegel prision and a forest full of boars. All highly recommended!

The lake itself has a good beach, and the swim across is about 300m, so total swim would be about 600m.

You don't need to be a quick swimmer, I will go slowly and enjoy the landscape. But you do need to be able to swim for 600m without touching bottom, as there is no place to rest on the opposite side of the lake.