[OSS Oxon] Fwd: Weekend Morning Thames swims

Jeremy Wellingham jeremy at wellingham.com
Wed Aug 4 22:17:51 BST 2010

Early morning swim sound like a really good idea.

Can't make this Saturday, 7August but should be OK for the 21st/22nd August.


> Dear All,
> I've had several positive responses to my suggestion for early morning
> weekend Thames swims during August, but no suggestions as to where. I
> suggested Radcot as a possibility but I'm relatively new to river
> swimming myself and others may know better!. I don't know where most
> respondents are based so can't take that into account!
> How about next Saturday 7th a.m, meet at Radcot bridge at 0800 hours?
> I did a little recce on foot there last Saturday, my idea is to walk
> upstream towards Grafton Lock, get in at a suitable place and swim
> back to Radcot bridge, or further downstream past the campsite where
> getting out might be easier. We can decide that finally on the day. I
> think something on your feet might be useful for walking up towards
> Grafton Lock. If necessary, I will forego the swim myself to carry
> people's kit back. River traffic built up rapidly last Sat. after
> 10.00 hrs so an early start would be best.
> We can meet and park would be the Swan Hotel overflow car park by the
> campsite on the island east of the road, access is between the two
> traffic signal-controlled bridges.  
> Some people have suggested they can't make the 7th but can do the
>  21st or 22nd.  What about another group swim somewhere else
> (downstream of Oxford?) on the 21st, at a similar time of day to avoid
> the river traffic?. Perhaps someone who is interested and has better
> local knowledge would like to suggest a place? 
> Hope to see some of you on the 7th. If so perhaps you would let me know.
> Regards
> Neil Richardson
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