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Oxford Swim Lock to Lock 10k Swim, Eynsham, Oxfordshire, Great Britain

Date: 
Friday, 28 August, 2015 (All day)

 

http://swimoxford.co.uk/event-10k-2016-1.php

10k Lock to Lock Swim

This is the “biggy”. Following the meandering River Thames from Eynsham Lock to Osney Lock, right in the heart of Oxford. The 10k route starts in rural Oxfordshire with meadows either side of the River, passes Kings Lock, Godstow Lock, Wolvercote and Port Meadow before entering the outskirts of Oxford through a breathtaking, tree lined straight. The last kilometre becomes urban with the river edged with allotments, Victorian terraced houses and warehouses before finishing next to The Punter pub on East

  • Date: Sunday 28th August 2016
  • Registration: TBC
  • First wave: TBC
  • Start: Eynsham, Oxfordshire
  • Finish: Osney Lock, Oxfordshire
  • Distance: 10k downstream river swim
  • Entry fee: TBC

 

Details

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This is the “biggy”. Following the meandering River Thames from Eynsham Lock to Osney Lock, right in the heart of Oxford. The 10k route starts in rural Oxfordshire with meadows either side of the River, passes Kings Lock, Godstow Lock, Wolvercote and Port Meadow before entering the outskirts of Oxford through a breathtaking, tree lined straight. The last kilometre becomes urban with the river edged with allotments, Victorian terraced houses and period warehouses before finishing next to The Punter pub on East Street in Oxford. If you wish to race and aim to achieve a personal best timing chips will be used to record all results. Swimmers will set off in waves of 20 to 30 at regular intervals with space between each wave to ensure all swimmers can enjoy the experience of participating in this wild river swimming event.

Swimmers should be familiar with open water swimming and able to complete the 10k distance. Open water swimming is different to pool based swimming. The option of wearing a wetsuit depends upon you’re swimming experience and is not compulsory but recommended. If in doubt please contact us regarding your previous open water swimming experience. Wetsuits are excellent for buoyancy and are important for retaining heat. For safety reasons we recommend wearing a comfortable wetsuit.