#1 a dive at night

February 2017

Dave and Mike have been friends since Kindergarten. Once a week they dive into the Aare River when it's already dark  - even in the wintertime.

"Inwardly I have to to cope with the cold. The surroundings are actually all quiet. I just try to enjoy the situation. But in the beginning I am not at at all at that point. The challenge is to find the inner calmness." Mike

"It gives you confidence in yourself if you get through it no matter what the surrounding circumstances are. I just concentrate on my breathing. In the moment I don't think about yesterday or tomorrow. I am just there in the river and feel my body and my breath. There is not much more apart from that. I am just there and I enjoy it." Dave

AARESCHWIMMER is a long-term project of ALAINGUILLEBEAU

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