For a whole Club challenge, we are going to attempt a cumulative virtual swim from
Teddington Lock up the Thames to Kemble – a distance of 151.8 miles (244.3 Km). Swim as far or as
near as you like – in a pool or open water. No distance is too short – just log it and send in details via
and Nea will plot our progress to the mighty river’s source. Who knows,
by the time we get there we might be able to meet in the relevant field –to celebrate emerging from COVID-19 restrictions together.
Week 1 (19/10 - 25/10)
Week 1 (red on map) of our River Thames club swimming challenge came to an end on Sunday with 4 swimmers putting in an impressive effort to get us a total distance of 18,432m for the week - a great start!
This means we are at Vauxhall Bridge already and well on our way out of London with a total of 225.87km left to swim.
Total Mileage - 18.4km
Percentage Complete - 7.53%
Week 2 (26/10 - 01/11)
Week 2 (green on map) of the swim challenge came to an end with another 9.5km completed making our total distance a fabulous 27,998m! Our very own Nicola W shared a photo of her efforts looking very smiley for how cold it probably was!
Total Mileage - 28.0km
Percentage Complete - 11.46%
Week 3 (02/11 - 08/11)
This week (orange on map) the club swam a total of 15,430m - our second best week yet, despite the new lockdown restrictions. We had another photo from a very brave Nicola, this time in the Thames itself, which she said was a mighty 8°C.
Total Mileage - 43.43km
Percentage complete - 17.78%
Week 4 (09/11 - 15/11)
This week (purple/dark pink on map) the club swam a total of 3,622m - our lovely Nicola being the only contributor this week and submitting an impressive distance despite the closure of swimming pool and the sudden recent drop in temperature and increase in rain and wind.
Total Mileage - 47.05km
Percentage complete - 19.26%
Week 5 (15/11 - 22/11)
This week (pink on map) the club swam a total of 4,982m - Nicola being the only contributor again this week swimming the St John's Lock to Lechlade segment of the real-life Thames!
Total Mileage - 52.03km
Percentage complete - 21.30%
Week 6 (23/11 - 29/11)
This week (purple on map) the Nicola - our singular club swimmer for the past three weeks - has contributed 3,782m this week getting us to the equivalent of Eton College on the Thames.
Total Mileage - 55.81km
Percentage complete - 22.84%