[OSS Oxon] OSS Swim the Thames - Swim #8 and #9 Radcot Lock - Tadpole Bridge - Shifford Lock - Sat13Aug11 12:00 / Sun14Aug11 10:30

Kate Rew kate.rew at outdoorswimmingsociety.com
Wed Aug 3 11:30:16 BST 2011

Hello all


If you haven’t already, please take a look at the new fully interactive wild swim map at http://wildswim.com <http://wildswim.com/>  and start adding your explorations and field notes if you feel so inspired? It’s quite a lovely tool to use, takes a few minutes to add details, images, and then other people can add more, add comments, etc 


Wondering, in the temporary absence of events from the facebook group, whether it may help you tell people about what you’re planning (SO annoying, the pillar of our community… looks like the only way to get them back is to become a page, not a group, which means losing all 7600 members, and asking them all to sign back up again…)


All best




Ps oli pitt is looking into the FB solution


PPS can you update your info on the main site? thanks


Kate Rew

07931 546241




From: ossoxon-bounces at earth.li [mailto:ossoxon-bounces at earth.li] On Behalf Of Jeremy Wellingham
Sent: 03 August 2011 05:30
To: ossoxon at earth.li; ossrats at earth.li
Subject: [OSS Oxon] OSS Swim the Thames - Swim #8 and #9 Radcot Lock - Tadpole Bridge - Shifford Lock - Sat13Aug11 12:00 / Sun14Aug11 10:30



We have decided, rather at the last minute, to make the weekend of Saturday 13th / Sunday  14th August a two swim weekend with optional camping on Saturday night at The Swan at Radcot, where we met for Swim #7.  This gives everyone a number of possibilities:


Saturday 13th August - Swim #8 Radcot Lock to Tadpole Bridge (4.9km)


Sunday 14th August - Swim #9 Tadpole Bridge to Tenfoot Bridge (2.8km) or Shifford Lock (5.6km), depending on how we feel.


Or both swim #8 and swim #9 - Either camping overnight or going home, to a hot bath and a soft bed, and returning on Sunday morning.




If you would like to camp, please let me (e-mail: jeremy at wellingham.com) know by reply, ASAP so that I can tell The Swan how many of us to expect. The cost will be £5 per tent with no limit to occupancy but I guessing a marquee may be pushing it. So buddy up, get to know each other and save money! Camper vans are £8 (Sorry Bertie).





If you are intending to camp we'll be meeting on Saturday 13th August at 10:30am at The Swan campsite on the island at Radcot to pitch our tents, marked by the green arrow:


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If you are intending just to swim on Saturday 13th August meet up at The Swan campsite, above, at 12:00 midday.


We'll first shuttle a few cars down to Tadpole Bridge to bring us back to Radcot at the end of the swim. Then we stroll down to Radcot lock to start the swim.(About a 1.6km walk or a mile, in old money.)  We'll get out at Tadpole Bridge, pick up the cars and drive back to Radcot. We can then have a drink at The Swan opposite the campsite before setting up a Barbeque for supper. Bring food and drink for yourself/and/or to share. It's a full moon so, if we can stay awake, a midnight dip will round off the day. This is a combination of swims 15, 16 and 17 from Michael Worthington’s I Love the Thames and a distance of 4.9km.




Meet up at The Swan at Radcot campsite, on the island, at 10:30am Sunday 14th August:


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We will shuttle down to Tadpole Bridge in cars and swim down to Tenfoot Bridge (2.8km) and walk back to Tadpole Bridge and the cars. Or if we decide on going the full distance to Shifford Lock (5.6km) we will also shuttle some cars down to Duxford which is the nearest road access to Shifford Lock.  We can then go back to eat in the Trout at Tadpole bridge (Posh pub) or The Swan at Radcot (Not so Posh). (I'll check out menus ahead of time.) This is equivalent to equivalent to swims 18 & 19 from Michael Worthington’s I Love the Thames and a distance of 5.6km. (or 2.8km if we decide to call it a day at Tenfoot Bridge.)


Both these swims are reasonably long so bring wetsuits and rubber feet (and socks and gloves if you get cold). There will be breaks at predetermined points.


The Swan at Radcot:




The Trout at Tadpole Bridge:





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All swimmers swim at their own risk.


Jeremy and Sef and the Mermaids and Merman of Team Thames


e-mail: Oxford at outdoorswimmingsociety.com


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