Enjoy some slow, wild swimming in the River Cam

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The Cambridge Independent reports: What started off as a bit of fun for six friends has, over the last five years, grown into an event for nearly 500 swimmers and their friends and families.


Now the social swim and picnic that takes place at Dedham Vale on the Essex-Suffolk border, has spawned a sister event in Cambridge.


On Sunday, July 8, a 2.5km wild swimming event will run from Grantchester to Sheep’s Green, where the picnic will be held. Although it is not a race, there will be a starter, an official timer, support kayaks, marshals and records to set. There will also be two trophies awarded, one each for first-placed man and first-placed woman.


With four ‘waves’ for swimmers to choose from, getting progressively more laid back, there should be something for everyone. More…


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