River Swim

Thames swim

Friday 26 July 2019

The SLSC River Thames swim is a one-mile summer evening swim down the Thames from Kingston Bridge to the Royal Canoe Club at Trowlock Island, followed by beer and barbecue.

Enter below to compete for one of the three club handicap and open trophies or glide along the Thames inspecting the riverside gardens.

Open to SLSC members only. Entries are limited to maximum of 50 swimmers.

This is a race, not an introductory tutorial to open water swimming. Although a flotilla of safety canoes will cover all competitors, every swimmer must be confident swimming one mile in open water and convince the Swim Captain of this.

After the swim, grab a drink from the Royal Canoe Club bar and tuck into a delicious barbecue (the food is included in the race fee). We can’t think of a better way to spend a Friday evening in July.

If you are bringing supporters please buy BBQ only - see below.

If you have any questions please email Charles on swimcaptain@slsc.org.uk

Please note:

  • Registration is from 6pm to 6.45pm at the Royal Canoe Club, Trowlock Way, Teddington TW11 9QY.
  • The safety briefing will take place at 6.45pm prompt and minibuses will depart at 7pm to the start line at Kingston Bridge.
  • You MUST attend the safety briefing to allow you to enter the swim. Therefore please arrive in plenty of time to register and be ready for the briefing.
  • At the end of the swim there will be an awards ceremony.
  • Showers, changing rooms and toilets are available in the club house.

River Swim Results and River Swim times

I accept that this event is conducted under the auspices of the South London Swimming Club and I agree to abide with these rules and any instructions issued by the South London Swimming Club. I declare that I am fit to take part in this event and understand that I take part entirely at my own risk and relieve the South London Swimming Club of any responsibility for any injury, loss or damage sustained to either my person or my property as a result of participation.