The 1912 Amateur Swimming Association  directory for swimmers in England listing: Indoor swimming baths, lidos, swimming lakes, swimming rivers, and seaside swimming facilities...

BERKSHIRE.

ABINGDON.

River Thames. Free certain Days. Historic wild swimming venue.

 

The bathing place Abingdon 1939

COOKHAM.

River Thames. Historic wild swimming venue.

 

 

Swimming in the Thames at Cookham Regatta 1926

FARRINGDON.

Public Bath.

HENLEY.

River Thames. Historic wild swimming venue.

MAIDENHEAD.

River Thames. Historic wild swimming venue

Ladies river swimming Maidenhead
NEWBURY.

Public Bath, Northcroft.

This heated lido 216 ft x 39 ft and dates back to 1870. It started off with two shallow ends and a deep water in the middle. It also used to be segregated by sex, males on one side and females on the other, and was at that time unheated. It was enlarged in 1914 and completely rebuilt in 1937 possibly using the same tank. At that time it was said to be the largest pool in the south of England.

Northcroft Lido
Northcroft Lido - Newbury
READING.

Public Bath, King's Meadow.

 

Kings Meadow Men's Open Air Baths Lido

READING.

Public Bath. Free certain days for ladies.

 

 

Kings Meadow Ladies Open Air Baths - 1902

Public Bath - Kings Meadow - Reading
READING.

Private Bath, Leighton Park College.

PANGBOURNE.

River Thames. Historic wild swimming venue.

The Weir Pool at Pangbourne 1900

SHIPLAKE.

River Thames at the locks. Good accommodation for diving. Historic wild swimming venue.

 

 

Shiplake Lock from downstream with the weir stream to the left 

WINDSOR.

Public Bath. Historic wild swimming venue.

 

 

Bath Island Windsor

 

River Severn. Historic wild swimming venue.

WINDSOR. ​  Public Bath. Historic wild swimming venue.    Bath Island Windsor
The history of river swimming - Hung Out to Dry Swimming and British Culture
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