The Big Jump, or European River Swimming Day, is regularly announced by the European Rivers Network based in France, always on the second Sunday of July. The Big Jump was first announced in 2005 and follows the International Bathing Day in the Elbe, organized annually since 1997 by the German organization Deutsche Umwelthilfe.
The Big Jump was first announced in 2005 and follows the International Day of Swimming in the Elbe, which has been held annually since 1997 by the German organization Deutsche Umwelthilfe. The main idea of the European Day of Swimming in rivers is that rivers should not be and are not just unattractive sewers, but rather places of relaxation and meeting in nature. Hundreds of thousands of people celebrate it in Europe. Various events have also been prepared by organizers in the Czech Republic. If you decide to join thousands of Europeans, dive into the water on Sunday, visit river swimming pools, or simply swim in a suitable place away from lakes, harbors, and other dangerous places. The water is colder than in an aquapark, but without chlorine and crowds of people.