7 Mistakes to Avoid when Swimming in a River

During the summer, Bern is a paradise for anyone who loves the water. Bern locals love making their meandering way up the Aare and then drifting down it. Up and then down. Again and again. Of course, there are other places where you can enjoy river swimming as well, because Switzerland with its multitude of waterways is considered the water reservoir of Europe. However, what looks simple on the surface can also be quite dangerous, so swimming in a river is only recommended for very good swimmers. The following myths and mistakes should be avoided at all costs.

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