Ten incredible natural swimming spots in Spain
Spain

Ten incredible natural swimming spots in Spain

The Local has rounded up ten amazing natural pools in Spain where you can take a dip without having to risk the crowds at the pool or secure a socially distanced spot on the beach.

The best lakes and swimming spots in Austria
Austria

The best lakes and swimming spots in Austria

Germans return to pools and beer gardens as some Covid curbs are lifted
Germany

Germans return to pools and beer gardens as some Covid curbs are lifted

Munich swimmers take to icy waters in Covid-era challenge
Germany

Munich swimmers take to icy waters in Covid-era challenge

Zurich’s ‘Badis’ open to all swimmers again from today
Switzerland

Zurich’s ‘Badis’ open to all swimmers again from today

Danish beaches hit ‘swimming temperature’ earliest in a decade
Denmark

Danish beaches hit ‘swimming temperature’ earliest in a decade

Spain to open swimming pools and shopping malls from Monday June 1st
Spain

Spain to open swimming pools and shopping malls from Monday June 1st

World records smashed in speedy Berlin swimming championship
Germany

World records smashed in speedy Berlin swimming championship

Ice-swimming in Sweden: Is this the world’s most extreme competition?
Sweden

Ice-swimming in Sweden: Is this the world’s most extreme competition?

Spain in grips of new viral challenge that puts the POO into pool
Spain

Spain in grips of new viral challenge that puts the POO into pool

Rescue action off Danish coast as three children drift to sea on surfboards
Denmark

Rescue action off Danish coast as three children drift to sea on surfboards

Malmö: Swimmers warned to stay out of water due to dangeous algae
Sweden

Malmö: Swimmers warned to stay out of water due to dangeous algae

Danish lifeguards issue new warnings with heatwave on way
Denmark

Danish lifeguards issue new warnings with heatwave on way

Bavarian teen hailed hero after saving youngster from drowning in pool
Germany

Bavarian teen hailed hero after saving youngster from drowning in pool

Don’t go into Danish waters alone, emergency services warn
Denmark

Don’t go into Danish waters alone, emergency services warn

How to keep safe when swimming in Switzerland’s lakes and rivers
Switzerland

How to keep safe when swimming in Switzerland’s lakes and rivers

Freibad fracas: Rows escalate at Germany’s open air swimming pools
Germany

Freibad fracas: Rows escalate at Germany’s open air swimming pools

Germany records its hottest June temperature
Germany

Germany records its hottest June temperature

How to keep cool during Germany’s heatwave
Germany

How to keep cool during Germany’s heatwave

Finally: Geneva’s new free public beach opens
Switzerland

Finally: Geneva’s new free public beach opens

German pools cut opening hours amid lifeguard shortage
Germany

German pools cut opening hours amid lifeguard shortage

Valencia opens first ocean pool (where you can watch Jaws while floating on a lilo)
Spain

Valencia opens first ocean pool (where you can watch Jaws while floating on a lilo)

France issues warnings after shocking new drowning figures released
France

France issues warnings after shocking new drowning figures released

Four die in swimming accidents across Germany
Germany

Four die in swimming accidents across Germany

This map reveals Sweden’s cleanest swimming spots
Sweden

This map reveals Sweden’s cleanest swimming spots

Why Danes love swimming more than you think
Denmark

Why Danes love swimming more than you think

Zurich extends summer swimming pool season by nine weeks
Switzerland

Zurich extends summer swimming pool season by nine weeks

Six deaths in 24 hours as Germany suffers spate of swimming accidents
Germany

Six deaths in 24 hours as Germany suffers spate of swimming accidents

IN PICTURES: Swedes go for a swim in rail station underpass after torrential rain caused floods
Sweden

IN PICTURES: Swedes go for a swim in rail station underpass after torrential rain caused floods

Sweden sees rise in number of drownings in connection with heatwave
Sweden

Sweden sees rise in number of drownings in connection with heatwave

The ambitious plan to turn Berlin’s central canal into a giant swimming pool
Germany

The ambitious plan to turn Berlin’s central canal into a giant swimming pool

France sees 121 fatal drownings in just one month this summer
France

France sees 121 fatal drownings in just one month this summer

Eight great swimming spots to escape the Swiss summer heat
Switzerland

Eight great swimming spots to escape the Swiss summer heat

All you need to know about keeping safe while swimming this summer
Germany

All you need to know about keeping safe while swimming this summer

A guide to Berlin’s hidden swimming spots – from the woman who wrote the book on it
Germany

A guide to Berlin’s hidden swimming spots – from the woman who wrote the book on it

The absolute best spots for a swim in Stockholm
Sweden

The absolute best spots for a swim in Stockholm

At least two deadly swimming accidents over summer-like weekend
Germany

At least two deadly swimming accidents over summer-like weekend

The best places to have a safe barbecue in Stockholm
Sweden

The best places to have a safe barbecue in Stockholm

Swimmers take plunge as Germany’s first open air pool of season opens
Germany

Swimmers take plunge as Germany’s first open air pool of season opens

Geneva bans burkini and topless bathing in city’s swimming pools
Switzerland

Geneva bans burkini and topless bathing in city’s swimming pools

Slides into the river Aare? Now there’s an idea…
Switzerland

Slides into the river Aare? Now there’s an idea…

Another week, another new world record for Sweden’s Sarah Sjöström
Sweden

Another week, another new world record for Sweden’s Sarah Sjöström

Sarah Sjöström finishes World Championships with three gold medals and two world records
Sweden

Sarah Sjöström finishes World Championships with three gold medals and two world records

Sarah Sjöström out to break more records at World Championships
Sweden

Sarah Sjöström out to break more records at World Championships

Sweden’s Sarah Sjöström books place in 100m freestyle world semi-finals
Sweden

Sweden’s Sarah Sjöström books place in 100m freestyle world semi-finals

Sweden’s Sarah Sjöström makes more history with new gold medal
Sweden

Sweden’s Sarah Sjöström makes more history with new gold medal

Sarah Sjöström makes history with stunning new freestyle relay world record
Sweden

Sarah Sjöström makes history with stunning new freestyle relay world record

Paris canal swimming pool opens with a splash
France

Paris canal swimming pool opens with a splash

Hundreds sign petition to kick male staff out of historic women-only baths
Germany

Hundreds sign petition to kick male staff out of historic women-only baths

Swimmers warned after aggressive beaver attacks two in Swiss river
Switzerland

Swimmers warned after aggressive beaver attacks two in Swiss river

Paris canal swimming set for summer go ahead after tests show water is clean (enough)
France

Paris canal swimming set for summer go ahead after tests show water is clean (enough)

Germany’s best beaches – The Local’s ultimate guide
Germany

Germany’s best beaches – The Local’s ultimate guide

Aarhus bans popular women-only swimming session
Denmark

Aarhus bans popular women-only swimming session

Italy scoops first Paralympic gold medal
Italy

Italy scoops first Paralympic gold medal

Naked swimmer hospitalized after angler hooks his penis
Germany

Naked swimmer hospitalized after angler hooks his penis

Parisians invited to swim in the Bassin de la Villette
France

Parisians invited to swim in the Bassin de la Villette

Giant 2-metre catfish attacks woman in Bavarian lake
Germany

Giant 2-metre catfish attacks woman in Bavarian lake

Spaniard breaks record for Lake Geneva swim

Spaniard breaks record for Lake Geneva swim

Record number of drowning deaths in Sweden this year
Sweden

Record number of drowning deaths in Sweden this year

Stay out, the water’s filthy! Germs ruin Swedes’ swims
Sweden

Stay out, the water’s filthy! Germs ruin Swedes’ swims

Police report increase in sex crimes at swimming pools
Germany

Police report increase in sex crimes at swimming pools

Lower Austrian swimming pool bans burkinis
Austria

Lower Austrian swimming pool bans burkinis

Ticino beaches praised in European report
Switzerland

Ticino beaches praised in European report

Denmark’s waters are cleaner than ever
Denmark

Denmark’s waters are cleaner than ever

Italy’s golden girl Pellegrini to fly her country’s flag in Rio
Italy

Italy’s golden girl Pellegrini to fly her country’s flag in Rio

German swims from Europe to Africa in under 3 hours
Germany

German swims from Europe to Africa in under 3 hours

Swedish pool in hot water for ‘man-free’ swimming date
Sweden

Swedish pool in hot water for ‘man-free’ swimming date

Culture shock: an Italian tries a Bavarian swimming pool
Germany

Culture shock: an Italian tries a Bavarian swimming pool

Pool closed after ailment afflicts 40 swimmers
Switzerland

Pool closed after ailment afflicts 40 swimmers

Swedish pools ban parents’ smartphones
Sweden

Swedish pools ban parents’ smartphones

Dortmund hosts Euro dog diving championship
Germany

Dortmund hosts Euro dog diving championship

Crowded Benidorm beach closed after boy bitten by mystery fish
Spain

Crowded Benidorm beach closed after boy bitten by mystery fish

British expat drowns swimming in French lake
France

British expat drowns swimming in French lake

Teen swimmer finds €16,000 gold bar in lake
Germany

Teen swimmer finds €16,000 gold bar in lake

Briton drowns in France after ‘hit by giant wave’
France

Briton drowns in France after ‘hit by giant wave’

Sweden’s golden girl swims to new record
Sweden

Sweden’s golden girl swims to new record

Swedish swimmer smashes butterfly record
Sweden

Swedish swimmer smashes butterfly record

Italy’s Ruffini wins gold and girlfriend’s hand
Italy

Italy’s Ruffini wins gold and girlfriend’s hand

British girl drowns on school trip to France
France

British girl drowns on school trip to France

Blue stinging jellyfish invade Norway’s coast
Norway

Blue stinging jellyfish invade Norway’s coast

Cold Danish waters can be dangerous for bathers
Denmark

Cold Danish waters can be dangerous for bathers

Poisionous gas threatens swimmers on Vulcano
Italy

Poisionous gas threatens swimmers on Vulcano

Swedes in boozy ‘don’t drink and dive’ video
Sweden

Swedes in boozy ‘don’t drink and dive’ video

Danish beaches are better than ever
Denmark

Danish beaches are better than ever

Magaluf ‘shark’ terrifying tourists was tuna fish
Spain

Magaluf ‘shark’ terrifying tourists was tuna fish

Danish swimmers set world record in Doha
Denmark

Danish swimmers set world record in Doha

France falls to Germans in nude swim tourney
France

France falls to Germans in nude swim tourney

European record for Italy swim champ
Italy

European record for Italy swim champ

Blue shark sparks panic on Rome beach
Italy

Blue shark sparks panic on Rome beach

‘Mad professor’ to swim length of Rhine
Germany

‘Mad professor’ to swim length of Rhine

Bathers cool off in Swiss flag swimming pool
Switzerland

Bathers cool off in Swiss flag swimming pool

Paris: Birthplace of bikini reopens after 25 years
France

Paris: Birthplace of bikini reopens after 25 years

Venice pool bans men to integrate Muslims
Italy

Venice pool bans men to integrate Muslims

Facebook craze to force every Norwegian into sea
Norway

Facebook craze to force every Norwegian into sea

Pic of the day: Christmas swim race in Barcelona
Spain

Pic of the day: Christmas swim race in Barcelona

250 summer swimmers die in German waters
Germany

250 summer swimmers die in German waters

Village builds giant rake in search for turtle
Germany

Village builds giant rake in search for turtle

Snapping turtle terrorizes Bavarian lake
Germany

Snapping turtle terrorizes Bavarian lake

German pair take gold in synchronized diving
Germany

German pair take gold in synchronized diving

Holidaymakers warned of blow-up death traps
Germany

Holidaymakers warned of blow-up death traps

Four swimming deaths in a week prompt warning
Germany

Four swimming deaths in a week prompt warning

Germans bathe easy in clear waters
Germany

Germans bathe easy in clear waters

Munich inventor makes splash with sea rucksack
Germany

Munich inventor makes splash with sea rucksack

Hardy Germans brave snow to take a dip
Germany

Hardy Germans brave snow to take a dip

Athlete fights for silver; swimmers sink
Germany

Athlete fights for silver; swimmers sink

Swimmers fail to make splash as Olympics open
Germany

Swimmers fail to make splash as Olympics open

Pressure mounts for swim sweethearts
Germany

Pressure mounts for swim sweethearts

Swimmer sinks own German record
Germany

Swimmer sinks own German record

Bruno ‘The Orca’ takes on mammoth swim
Germany

Bruno ‘The Orca’ takes on mammoth swim

Phelps shines in Berlin swim meet
Germany

Phelps shines in Berlin swim meet

Swim champ Britta Steffen makes shock withdrawal
Germany

Swim champ Britta Steffen makes shock withdrawal

Open water swimmer Lurz takes fifth world title
Germany

Open water swimmer Lurz takes fifth world title

Cologne council members consider opening Rhine to swimmers
Germany

Cologne council members consider opening Rhine to swimmers

Lakes and beaches sparkle for summer bathing season
Germany

Lakes and beaches sparkle for summer bathing season

Councils with liquidity problems leave swimming pools out to dry
Germany

Councils with liquidity problems leave swimming pools out to dry

Danube town hosts Europe’s biggest winter swim carnival
Germany

Danube town hosts Europe’s biggest winter swim carnival

74-year-old German man swims Strait of Gibraltar
Germany

74-year-old German man swims Strait of Gibraltar

Steffen breaks world 100 metres freestyle record but credits suit
Germany

Steffen breaks world 100 metres freestyle record but credits suit

Fears more poor swimmers will drown this summer
Germany

Fears more poor swimmers will drown this summer

Girl dead after mystery swimming accident puts family in hospital
Germany

Girl dead after mystery swimming accident puts family in hospital

Frodeno wins surprise triathlon gold
Germany

Frodeno wins surprise triathlon gold

Steffen upsets Trickett for 100-metre freestyle gold
Germany

Steffen upsets Trickett for 100-metre freestyle gold

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Sweden

Lifesavers: teach all children to swim

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Sweden

Jellyfish attacks Swedish swimmer

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Sweden

Gold for Sweden in swimming world championships

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Sweden

Sports digest: Elfsborg tipped to retain title

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Sweden

Alshammar breaks women’s 50m butterfly world record

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Sweden

Sports digest: Johansson ends 10-year win drought

Sports digest: Nystrand smashes two world records
Sweden

Sports digest: Nystrand smashes two world records

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Sweden

Sports digest: Anja Pärsson scores double victory

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Sweden

More Swedish bathing areas below EU standards

Baby bikini withdrawn after massive protest
Sweden

Baby bikini withdrawn after massive protest

Warm weather brings wave of drownings
Sweden

Warm weather brings wave of drownings

Sweden wins first gold medals in Beijing
Sweden

Sweden wins first gold medals in Beijing

Alshammar sets new swimming world record
Sweden

Alshammar sets new swimming world record

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Sweden

Flasher suspect claims public masturbation was ‘groin massage’

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Sweden

Swedish supermarket ends sales of ‘sexy’ child bra

Alshammar’s new world record stripped
Sweden

Alshammar’s new world record stripped

Swimsuit rules ‘sexist’: Swedish swimmer
Sweden

Swimsuit rules ‘sexist’: Swedish swimmer

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Sweden

Group rules against Swedish swimmer on ‘sexist’ swimsuit ban

EU gives failing grade to eight Swedish beaches
Sweden

EU gives failing grade to eight Swedish beaches

Sjöström swims to title in world record time
Sweden

Sjöström swims to title in world record time

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Sweden

Boy, 5, rescues drowning dad

Peeing in indoor pools increases asthma risk: Swedish study
Sweden

Peeing in indoor pools increases asthma risk: Swedish study

Swedish swimmer sets double world records
Sweden

Swedish swimmer sets double world records

Swedish swimmers shine while Phelps disappoints in Stockholm
Sweden

Swedish swimmers shine while Phelps disappoints in Stockholm

Alshammar breaks her own world record
Sweden

Alshammar breaks her own world record

Alshammar misses out despite world record
Sweden

Alshammar misses out despite world record

Police arrest Stockholm swimming pool squatters
Sweden

Police arrest Stockholm swimming pool squatters

Drownings most frequent in July
Sweden

Drownings most frequent in July

Swedish waters cleaner than normal
Sweden

Swedish waters cleaner than normal

Sjöström claims European gold medal
Sweden

Sjöström claims European gold medal

Swedish boxer wins women’s world title
Sweden

Swedish boxer wins women’s world title

Sweden’s Alshammar takes World Cup crown
Sweden

Sweden’s Alshammar takes World Cup crown

‘Some middle-aged men choose a Harley, I chose a nose clip’
Sweden

‘Some middle-aged men choose a Harley, I chose a nose clip’

Sweden’s Alshammar settles for silver
Sweden

Sweden’s Alshammar settles for silver

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Sweden

Woman ‘scalped’ at Swedish swimming pool

One in six Swedish children can’t swim
Sweden

One in six Swedish children can’t swim

Sweden’s Alshammar swims home new gold
Sweden

Sweden’s Alshammar swims home new gold

Handicapped Swede sets Alcatraz swim record
Sweden

Handicapped Swede sets Alcatraz swim record

Swim class reported: kids still can’t swim
Sweden

Swim class reported: kids still can’t swim

Sweden’s Alshammar faces fitness fight
Sweden

Sweden’s Alshammar faces fitness fight

‘I will race on Friday’: Alshammar
Sweden

‘I will race on Friday’: Alshammar

Women banned from public shower shaving
Sweden

Women banned from public shower shaving

New Year’s Day bathers brave the Baltic
Sweden

New Year’s Day bathers brave the Baltic

Burkinis to help Muslim Swedes take the plunge
Sweden

Burkinis to help Muslim Swedes take the plunge

Stockholm bather hit by speeding water scooter
Sweden

Stockholm bather hit by speeding water scooter

Bacteria leaves Malmö awash with bathing bans
Sweden

Bacteria leaves Malmö awash with bathing bans

Swedish teen takes home butterfly gold
Sweden

Swedish teen takes home butterfly gold

Channel swimmer ‘angry’ after wheelchair theft
France

Channel swimmer ‘angry’ after wheelchair theft

Swiss ex-Olympic coach jailed for child sex abuse
Switzerland

Swiss ex-Olympic coach jailed for child sex abuse

Swiss swim coach admits abuse of children
Switzerland

Swiss swim coach admits abuse of children

Major swim meet makes waves in Barcelona
Spain

Major swim meet makes waves in Barcelona

Top ten ways to beat Spain’s summer heat
Spain

Top ten ways to beat Spain’s summer heat

Italy’s waters are even safer to swim in
Italy

Italy’s waters are even safer to swim in

Muslim girl made to attend swimming lessons
Switzerland

Muslim girl made to attend swimming lessons

Rung swims to third medal at Paralympics
Norway

Rung swims to third medal at Paralympics

Dale Oen honoured by record-breaking rival
Norway

Dale Oen honoured by record-breaking rival

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France

Brit ‘tried to swim from France to America’

Rhine swimmer cuts short ‘impossible’ quest
Switzerland

Rhine swimmer cuts short ‘impossible’ quest

World swim champ Dale Oen died of heart attack
Norway

World swim champ Dale Oen died of heart attack

Norwegian swimming champ dies in shower
Norway

Norwegian swimming champ dies in shower

German lifeguard service: ‘Coronavirus won’t stop guards saving drowning swimmers’
Germany

German lifeguard service: ‘Coronavirus won’t stop guards saving drowning swimmers’

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Germany

What are the new rules for swimming pools in Germany?

Is it safe to go swimming in Germany this summer?
Germany

Is it safe to go swimming in Germany this summer?

These are the German lakes not deemed to have excellent swimming water
Germany

These are the German lakes not deemed to have excellent swimming water

Swiss socialists call for crackdown on ‘hipster food’ at public pools
Switzerland

Swiss socialists call for crackdown on ‘hipster food’ at public pools

Two asylum seekers charged with abusing girls in swimming pool
Germany

Two asylum seekers charged with abusing girls in swimming pool

Drownings rise sharply as refugees ‘overestimate ability’
Germany

Drownings rise sharply as refugees ‘overestimate ability’

Berlin refugee teen prepares to swim at the Olympics
Germany

Berlin refugee teen prepares to swim at the Olympics

Refugees offered swimming help after spate of drownings
Germany

Refugees offered swimming help after spate of drownings

Town bans male refugees from pools amid complaints
Germany

Town bans male refugees from pools amid complaints

Swedish beaches ranked among poorest in EU
Sweden

Swedish beaches ranked among poorest in EU