Swimming in rivers of “Ile de France” : Paris and 15 others cities make the “Big Jump”

Pioneering actor for swimming in Ile-de-France, the Syndicat Mixte “Marne Vive” (Val de Marne) has been conducting actions since 1993 to bathe again in the Marne, in complete safety. With its experience of 13 editions of the Big Jump (co-organized with ERN), especially in Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, the Marne Vive president, Sylvain Berrios, has launched a deliberation with the Greater Paris Métropole. Its objective is to support “the development of perennial bathing sites on the Seine and Marne” with the aim of “sharing a culture of” living rivers “with the population”. This deliberation was adopted unanimously on September 28th.

15 other cities have already applied: Saint-Maurice, Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, Champigny, Nogent / Marne, Gournay / Marne, Chelles, Epinay / Seine, Ile-Saint-Denis, Paris (several sites) , Rueil-Malmaison, Ivry / Vitry, Choisy-le-Roi, Villeneuve-le-Roi, Orly and Viry-Chatillon.

“Grand paris” Metropolitan President, Patrick Ollier, also expressed their wish to organize a metropolitan “Big Jump”. He welcomed this festive event, originally launched by Roberto Epple and coordinated throughout Europe by our association “ERN”.

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