Oxford Classic Mile Swim

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Oxford Classic Mile Swim
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1 Mile upstream swim from Donnington to Folly bridge. Set in the heart of Oxford's dreaming spires. Swim in this historic setting. The  finish is set in Christ Church Meadows. We will support you all the way. Swimmers set of in waves alongside safety teams as you head upstream
1 mile
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Sun 5th Sep 2021
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Donnington Bridge Rd, Meadow Ln, Oxford OX4 4BL, UK
Start times
Sun 5th Sep 2021
1 mile:
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Here are the distances available for Oxford Classic Mile Swim
1 mile
Route information
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.
What's included
  • Bag drop and transfer to the finish
How to get there
Donnington Bridge Rd, Meadow Ln, Oxford OX4 4BL, UK
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Event day logistics
09:00 Registration
11:00 First Wave
Start Donnington Bridge, Oxfordshire
Finish Folly Bridge, Oxfordshire
Swimmers must wear a wetsuit unless you are an experienced swimmer and have written permission from the race organiser.
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