Basel End Of Summer...Rheinschwim!

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15 August, 2017

Hard to believe the summer is almost over.  With the weather having dipped into the teens overnight the last few weeks, it almost seems like summer never really began.  Fret-ye-not, for just in time for the official Basel Rheinswim, the temperatures have risen, as if ordered by the burgermeisters themselves for the enjoyment of their fellow citizens.  The annual fete happens to coincide this year with the English Show's scheduled programming, so alas, the team will not be in the water.  You however can enjoy the waters of our beloved Rhein!  Did you know that until the 18th century, people wouldn't even so much as put a toe in the water...the river was commonly used to drain sewage or execute condemned convicts via drowning!  This year, the organizers expect up to 5000 people to take the plunge...enjoy...and enjoy what's left of the summer.  Our music theme celebrated swimming, back-to-school, and BBQ's and all the other good things we enjoy during summertime:

Zulu Winter: We Should Be Swimming

Frightened Rabbit: Swim Untilo You Can't See Land

Ramones: Rock And Roll High School

Belle And Sebastian: We Rule The School

Wooden Sky: Swimming In Strange Waters

Boxer Rebellion: Watermelon

Stone Roses: Waterfall

School Of Rock: School Of Rock

Frankie Rose: Night Swim

Lewis Parker: Swimming With Sharks

Kendrick Lamar: Swimming Pools

The Mixed Grill: Brand New Wayo

REM: Night Swimming

Glass Animals: Pools