You will be swimming upstream, so against the gentle flow of old Father Thames, or Isis at this point. In September there is very little flow on the river, but a more adventurous experience will be gained by all. Setting off from Donnington Bridge you will be swimming upstream towards Christ Church Meadows, passing the historic bathing spot at Long Bridges on the left. All swimmers will be on the right hand side of the river in a well marked course and escorted by safety canoeist. You will swim past, on your right the nature reserve, know as Aston’s Eyot. Aston's Eyot is a 33-acre island on the east bank of the River Thames in the city of Oxford, southeast of Christ Church Meadow. Making your way past the famous boat houses on the right , heading towards the finish, you will be faced with a large River Buoy, a final turn around this and head back down stream towards the platform where you will exit. Once out of the water make your way to the changing tents and Swim Oxford refreshments tent. Enjoy this location in all its splendour within the heart of Oxford.