Chlorination Fails to Eliminate Cultural Enrichment From Germany’s Outdoor Swimming Pools

Thanks to the intense heat wave that has hit Central Europe, Germans are flocking to the public outdoor swimming pools. And that includes “Germans” — the culture-enrichers who have been so generously welcomed to the Federal Republic during the last four years.

An unprecedented epidemic of migrant misbehavior, much worse than in previous years, has engulfed German swimming pools this summer. The following thee videos discuss the incidents — violence, fighting, mob attacks, etc. — at the pools. Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translations, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling.

The first video is a news report about what has happened at a number of German outdoor pools:

The second video shows a brief cell-phone clip of one of the incidents described in the news report. You can’t see much except migrant “youths” becoming rambunctious:

The third video features Beatrix von Storch, the deputy leader of the AfD, discussing the recent incidents at Germany’s open-air swimming pools:

Video transcript #1:

00:00   Open-air swimming pools: An increase in the presence of hoodlums
00:04   Free entry causes teenie riot in Michaeli swimming pool in Munich
00:08   Vulgar behaviour drives customers away at the Prinzen swimming pool in Kreuzberg
00:12   Panic at the Michaeli swimming pool
00:16   Thomas Struck has a hot job these days, not only because of the heat.
00:21   As the head of the Kehl outdoor swimming pool he has to ensure safety.
00:24   This is becoming more and more difficult.
00:27   Groups of youths disregard the rules and attack each other.
00:31   Thomas Struck explains there’s simply a lot of the
00:34   male hormone testosterone in play. —We have a
00:37   fifty-meter swimming pool, we have a ten-meter dive tower, and accordingly there’s action here.
00:40   There’s testosterone on the dive tower.
00:43   When the testosterone is used, it impregnates the air,
00:46   and if you add a red bull to it, then it gets explosive when it’s
00:50   hot. Then there are various youth gangs from
00:53   the block; if they meet each other clashes can occur.
00:58   When they don’t respect the rules, they get out of control and attack the staff.
01:04   Like last week, when Thomas Struck even had to close the bathroom completely,
01:08   and because of overcrowding he couldn’t allow any more
01:11   bathers in, then fifty French youths climbed over the fence and went on a rampage.
01:19   Thomas Struck alerted the police. —I only saw when the sixty people
01:23   entered the pool area. That’s when I called the police,
01:29   who then came with full manpower. You could see them,
01:32   then the group started to protest, so the police recommended
01:35   the evacuation of the pool, and that’s we did. —Since then
01:38   the security checks have been additionally tightened.
01:41   Instead of four security guards, there are now eight to check the bathers’ bags and backpacks.
01:47   It’s pretty bad. It’s really bad, what has happened and yes,
01:51   what else can I say about that? That’s why I think
01:54   the security check is great. —We have found weapons.
01:58   We’ve also had a knife attack. That’s why the security team
02:01   is more attentive, and we are checking thoroughly. —Right now the open-air swimming pools
02:04   are full, but are they really an oasis of relaxation or are they actually a magnet
02:08   for violence? We have to ask the question after a brawl
02:12   in an open-air swimming pool in the city of Essen and a fist fight near a french-fry stand
02:16   at a public swimming pool in Herten. In Essen, about eight young men attacked two lifeguards,
02:21   and while escaping they injured an 8-year-old girl.
02:25   An investigation has been opened. We weren’t permitted to film at that location,
02:29   so Henry Bischoff visited another swimming pool
02:32   for his story. —Kempen. Over 30°C and quite a lot of people in one place.
02:36   The open-air swimming pools are bursting at the seams,
02:41   and even if it looks chaotic there are rules. —Excuse me,
02:45   please don’t stay in the water here. Please always get out immediately,
02:48   OK? Thank you. —But what if more and more people don’t want
02:52   to stick to the rules? —There are about 3,000 people here,
02:57   and they are all crammed into a relatively small area of water.
03:01   Some people came here to relax, and others want to party.
03:04   Many different interests that find themselves together,
03:07   but does it lead to conflict? Let’s have a look.
03:10   Here’s Christian Stunk. He is actually a lifeguard,
03:13   but most of the time he’s on land keeping the peace.
03:16   With the changing mentality in Germany, you have to be afraid
03:19   that you’ll get punched in the nose. The facility’s management
03:22   can’t do much, and meanwhile it doesn’t matter where you go,
03:25   so either you live with it or stay in the garden, right?
03:28   For family outings, it’s not enough anymore just to keep an eye
03:32   on your own children anymore. —We have 6- and 8-year-old
03:36   children. There’s no longer any consideration taken at all.
03:40   It’s often that way, and mostly teenagers who push smaller children
03:43   away just because they want to be first on the slide. —Not only lifeguards
03:47   report more often a lack of respect, problems and
03:50   aggression in a place which is actually meant for relaxation.
03:56   Finally it’s summer. Finally there’s sun. Finally it’s open-air swimming season.
03:59   In the Island Swimming Pool in Untertürkheim, up to 15,000 people visit daily.
04:03   Two shifts a day, with 16 lifeguards who supervise, to assure that nothing happens.
04:08   Lifeguards are rare, and it becomes more and more difficult to hire them. A job that means
04:11   working on weekends, and lots of responsibility — few people want that.
04:14   Still, they are able to maintain the operation here, but only with
04:17   certain adjustments. —Our only possibility was
04:21   to stop swimming courses during the summer season and to bring the swimming instructors
04:26   as lifeguards to the open-air pools. We haven’t received a single application
04:30   for a lifeguard, and were forced to carry out this measure.
04:34   Not a single application? The municipality of Eggingen has known that situation all too well.
04:38   The town in the southern Black Forest had to close its natural pool,
04:42   even though the mayor tried everything to find a lifeguard.
04:45   I have tried everything, the daily newspaper, municipal homepage, Facebook,
04:49   inquiries with the federal association DLHG
04:53   to help find supervision here, but up to the present time we haven’t
04:57   found anyone. —No luck in finding applicants
05:02   for the 2,500 open position for lifeguards in Germany. At Titisee
05:05   the open-air swimming pool has been closed for two years now
05:08   for that reason. With no personnel and the facility is in ruins.
05:12   The heat wave we are experiencing can make people aggressive.
05:16   The Federal Association of German Swimming Pools complains
05:19   that there are more and more incidents at bathing establishments.
05:22   Recently, in the city of Essen a group of young men attacked two lifeguards
05:25   because they were expelling them from the swimming pool.
05:28   It is not only brawls at the edge of the pool that pose ever-greater challenges to the operators.
05:32   Sasiaka Gable and Volker Weininger report. —In this swimming pool
05:36   in Essen, lifeguards were punched.
05:39   We weren’t permitted to film inside the facility, but the city claims to
05:43   have doubled the security presence. Two lifeguards in a red shirts at each pool and an additional
05:48   eight security guards patrol to remove hotheads among the 3000 bathing guests.
05:52   We are very often threatened. They say, “When
05:56   you’re finished with work you have to go home, and we know where you live.”
06:01   That’s how Sven Conrads describes the situation at the sports club where he operates
06:05   a small open-air pool in Essen. Zero respect, employees threatened, and brawls
06:09   among pool guests recently occurred in the Westphalian city of Haltern,
06:12   in Berlin and in Munich. In one swimming pool in Munich,
06:15   the police had to come five times within one week.
06:18   Security problems began occurring about fifteen years ago.
06:22   Respect for authority has deteriorated in a creeping process,
06:25   which became stronger and stronger, reducing the threshold of restraint.
06:28   Being a lifeguard used to be an enviable profession, but not anymore.
06:32   Today it isn’t just about saving lives and maintaining discipline at the edge of the pool.
06:36   Lifeguards struggle with french-fry stand garbage, hygiene in the water and the changing rooms.
06:40   Together with security teams they stop cell-phone thieves, collect bottles,
06:44   knives and other weapons and put themselves in harms way when fist-fights break out.
06:48   In Essen, there’s a certain group that are often involved with these incidents. Unfortunately, they
06:51   tend to be people with foreign backgrounds. Some are second-, third-, fourth-generation.
06:56   This outdoor pool in Essen still manages without
07:01   security, but not without the help of the police.

Video transcript #2:

00:10   That guy up there is having fun!
00:17   F***ing s**t!
00:36   Mr. Lifeguard!

Video transcript #3:

00:00   “Our country will change drastically and I look forward to it!” A famous Göring-Eckardt quote
00:05   about Merkel’s refugee disaster. And now she really has something to be happy about.
00:10   Here’s just a tiny list of incidents from Germany’s colourful public swimming pools,
00:14   and these are just from last weekend. On Saturday, at the Rheinbad in Düsseldorf,
00:19   tear gas had to be used on hundreds of people because of a mass brawl. For the most part,
00:23   young men were involved who threatened a family and police. The swimming pool
00:27   had to be evacuated. On Sunday, it continued. Five so-called bathing guests were banned
00:32   from re-entering. Following that 100 of people formed an angry mob. The police were called
00:36   again and the swimming pool was evacuated once again. In Stuttgart, 50 people rioted.
00:40   The police were called to stop youths rampaging and attacking lifeguards. In Hannover,
00:45   a fist-fight among families. In Finsterwalde, a 15-year-old Syrian attacked a 13-year-old,
00:50   biting and punching him, because of a bag of potato chips. A fist fight. In Gelsenkirchen,
00:55   a knife attack, and the homicide department is investigating. The director of the Association
01:00   of German Swimming Pools, Peter Harzheim, told BILD that the lack of respect has reached
01:05   levels not witnessed in his 45 years working as a lifeguard. His precise words:
01:09   “Increasingly, this behaviour is found among bathing guests with a migration background.”
01:14   For some facilities, the security protocol includes not admitting too many young men.
01:19   It is documented. So you might ask, where do all these highly aggressive young men from?
01:26   The Police Union has been demanding more security personnel for open-air swimming pools.
01:32   We at AfD believe that it is our task to point out these incidents and their origin in the most clear
01:38   and blunt fashion, as well as to condemn them. Yes, our country has changed, and drastically.
01:46   The reason for this is the over-proportional numbers of migrants, and we AREN’T happy about it.
01:52   We won’t manage it. That’s exactly why we took office, to stop this. Our country is too beautiful
02:00   to just give up on it. It is still our country and it should stay that way.    

3 thoughts on “Chlorination Fails to Eliminate Cultural Enrichment From Germany’s Outdoor Swimming Pools

  1. So, its the testosterone in diving towers (?!) its the Red Bull, its the weather (cool by African standards) its lack of respect for authority – its everything except a bunch of lawless migrants.

  2. Don’t these “youths” know anything about German history? Europeans will put up with a lot, until they don’t.

  3. ‘How to behave when you are at a public pool’ lessons will soon be organized to deal with the problem. All they need is an “education”; they are just like us.

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