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

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

We've skipped spring and gone straight to summer; as such you're probably ready to cool off with a swim in a Bad or a See. After over 400 people drowned last year, the German lifesaving society has come up with some swimming tips and has debunked some swimming myths.

Drownings rise sharply as refugees ‘overestimate ability’

Drownings rise sharply as refugees ‘overestimate ability’

100 years since Germany tried to break UK’s grip on the seas

100 years since Germany tried to break UK’s grip on the seas

German swims from Europe to Africa in under 3 hours

German swims from Europe to Africa in under 3 hours

Just 30 minutes on a refugee boat is terrifying

Just 30 minutes on a refugee boat is terrifying

Vacationer killed by Baltic Sea bacteria

Vacationer killed by Baltic Sea bacteria

Sandcastles verboten on German beach

Sandcastles verboten on German beach

Third of species in German seas at risk

Third of species in German seas at risk

Holidaymakers warned of blow-up death traps

Holidaymakers warned of blow-up death traps

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

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