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The Long Reach Swim is now 9km in length, downstream and features one lock.

The River Thames is an iconic landmark stretching from the Gloucestershire countryside, through the Home Counties and the City of London to open out into the Thames Estuary - we'll be using a delightful section between Wallingford & Goring. We're delighted this year to have lengthened the swim slightly, to finish at the stunning Swan at Streatley.

How to enter the Long Reach Swim

  1. 9km River Swim

    Swim 9km
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Long Reach Swim route

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At HQ you will find event registration, toilets, showers and refreshments.


We anticipate water temperatures in the region of 17-18 degrees, but this is subject to the usual variables in such a river. The swim isn’t wetsuit compulsory, and you’ll be asked about your swim category within the entry form. The swim will again be towed float compulsory, however.


    • We’ll have plenty of water safety staff & medics with each swim group.
    • The swim will be chip timed.
    • Transport is provided to swimmers as part of their entry, and for spectators as space allows, for £5 each. This is provided from the finish AFTER THE SWIM back to the event car park.
    • We suggest spectators follow the action on foot along the Thames Path – you will be close to the action along the swims length apart from a one-mile section near Moulsford School. Check the 2017 Spectator Guide for an idea.
    • Three feed stations along the swim, serving bananas, flapjacks etc along with water, cola, hand sanitizer, foil blankets. You can have your own favorite items sent to feed stations of your choice.
    • Awesome medals to all finishers, completed with an iTAB engraved with your name and finish time in the days after the swim.
    • Prizes

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A series of fun, interesting and challenging events from beautiful venues. We'll bring you some classic swims and runs, and for every event finishers will receive an iTAB with their medal



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