[OSS Oxon] Swim this Friday?
Louise & David
lou.david at virgin.net
Mon Oct 10 22:53:54 BST 2011
Hi - (does this go out to everyone?) does anyone fancy a swim up from
Port Meadow Car Park and back, Friday morning, half 9ish meet. I've
got until about 11, so would go up stream for a bit and back - wetsuit
on (no heroics) - wanting to push it a little but not so much as to
miss the experience
On 10 May 2011, at 22:48, Sefryn Penrose wrote:
> Dear all,
> Details of Swim #2 in OSS Oxford and Reading's Swim the Thames event
> series. This is the second swim of the OSS Swim the Thames event and
> we will pick up where we left off at Water Eaton footbridge.
> Hopefully by now the Thames will be deep enough to allow for more
> swimming than wading. The swim will combine swims 3 and 4 from
> Michael Worthington's book - 'I Love the Thames' - and will cover
> about 3km. If the going gets too heavy we can always stop part way
> and re-schedule the remainder for another day.
> We will be meeting at 10:30 on Sun 15 May 2011 in the Red Lion car
> park at Castle Eaton (marked by the green arrow). We have promised
> we will eat lunch there at the end of our swim.
> The swim will be from Water Eaton footbridge (marked by green arrow)
> to Round House farm, which is upstream of the Red Lion. We can
> shuttle up to Water Eaton where there is limited parking for 3 cars
> - just - in a pull off from the road next to the entrance to the
> private fishermen's carpark (marked by green arrow).
> (If no fishermen are present the green field car park makes for a
> good outdoor changing room.) Walk up the road towards Castle Eaton
> and take the Bridle Path to Water Eaton footbridge.
> We will exit the river opposite the Round House farm campsite
> (marked by green arrow).
> Then walk down stream about 1km back to the Red Lion for lunch. The
> Red Lion is the first pub on the Thames and the grounds go down to
> the river so must be part of the Swim the Thames experience.
> Following our experience with swim (wade) #1 this is going to
> require a decent pair of 'feet' - a pair of surf boots with thick
> grip soles - but you can get cheap shoes of the kind that you can
> buy at the beach for very little and they'll do, either on their
> own, or with a pair of wetsuit socks which are again quite cheap.
> (See OSS Facebook Wading shoes discussion
> topic.php?uid=55781602829&topic=17110 ).
> As I (Sef) missed Swim 1, I will be catching up on this on Saturday.
> If anyone would like to join me, drop me a line, or if you have any
> questions (07949039099).
> By attending you confirm that you are a member of the OSS and have
> read and accepted the OSS swim responsibility statement:
> See you there!
> Jeremy & Sef
> Oxford at outdoorswimmingsociety.com
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> If you choose to swim you do so entirely at your own risk and on
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