Ernst Bromeis grew up in Ardez in Switzerland’s Lower Engadine, where he attended the Rhaeto-Romanic primary school. After his teacher training seminar, Ernst Bromeis taught at the primary school in Zuoz. Subsequently, he studied sports at the University of Basel and specialised as a coach for top-level sport at Swiss Olympic. As a triathlon trainer, the extreme swimmer worked for several years with Olympic medalist Sven Riederer.
After finishing his top and competitive sports career, he spent years in communications as a sports and event manager at Destination Lenzerheide and as an editor at SRG/Radio Rumantsch. Ernst Bromeis has been self-employed since the end of 2007 and is a full-time water ambassador and border swimmer for the water sensitisation projects of the Blaues Wunder (The Blue Miracle). Beside his water mandates in the tourism and economy sectors, he is a sought-after motivational speaker. In addition to various swimming expeditions, Ernst Bromeis is the initiator of the UN World Water Week in Scuol, Switzerland. The project of a World Water Centre in Graubünden, Pole of Water – Pole of Life, is his brainchild.
Ernst Bromeis is married to the theologian Cornelia Camichel Bromeis and father of three children. He lives with his family in Davos.
Making people aware of how precious a commodity our water is. Since 2007, Ernst Bromeis has been shaping his professional life as a water ambassador and extreme swimmer. What began in 2008 with the first expedition in the middle of the Alps in Graubünden has developed into a multifaceted commitment in the field of water awareness: The Blue Miracle.
The projects of The Blue Miracle deal with socio-political, current and future issues, both in the local and global context:
Ernst Bromeis works together with various organisations for a human right to water. The Blue Miracle is linked to the Solidarit'eau Suisse project of the SDC (Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, DFA) and to the initiative for a 2,000-litre society.
Ernst Bromeis’ previous expeditions as an extreme athlete:
With his decision to swim the entire length of Lake Baikal, Ernst Bromeis chose a natural setting as symbolic as can be. The majestic Siberian lake is the deepest and oldest lake on Earth. It contains 20% of the freshwater resources of our planet. There is no better symbol to raise awareness for the reduction of plastic water bottles. Ernst Bromeis wants all of us to to feel connected to the blue of our planet.