47 solo swimmers and 18 teams from all over the world started early on Sunday morning in Rapperswil. Their goal: to reach Zurich within 12 hours by swimming nonstop. At 7am was the start of the solo swimmers, the teams followed am 7:15am.
The weather conditions were again excellent with a quiet lake in the morning, only in the afternoon the swimmers had to face some headwind and waves from boats. The water was warm with 23°C, the sky sunny with an airtemperature of 26°C. Unfortunately eight solo swimmers and one team did not reach the cutoffs or had to give up.
The first swimmers who arrived in Zürich was the team "Rahel und Roger" with Roger Bommer and Rahel Küng in 6h 31m 07s. Only four minutes later the first solo swimmer Till Mesmer reached the goal. The fastest solo swimmer among the women was Georgina Kovacs from Australia with a time of 6h 59min 31s.
Anna DeLozier from the USA set a new record in the Masters category with 7h 39m 59s. Steffen Hartig broke the record in the category Men Masters with wetsuit with a new time of 6h 43m 22s.