The diving location has already been identified: at the foot of the City Hall. It will be a beautiful dive full of symbolism,” she assured [a little less than a month after announcing her intention to go swimming in the Seine, on the occasion of her wishes. Anne Hidalgo intends to attract sports personalities around her, including the President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron. “If he (Emmanuel Macron) wants to come, he will obviously be welcome,” she added.
The Olympic Games are set to mark the return of swimming to the Seine: the triathlon and open water swimming events will start from the Alexandre-III bridge, which connects the Grand Palais to the Invalides. Prior to the cancellation of the two triathlon events (para and mixed), it was the open water swimming events that had to be cancelled due to pollution caused by an unusual summer rain episode.