• Chris Ayriss

Ex-lockkeeper is planning a wild swim

Updated: Sep 28


Oxford Mail reports: Former lockkeeper Ben Partridge will return to the Thames after nearly 15 years – but this time he will be swimming between locks rather than operating them. “I have done a few open water swims in the past so this will not be my first.”


Mr Partridge, worked on many locks in Oxfordshire as a summer job during 2000 and 2001. He now tries to get down to Berinsfield Lake as much as possible during weekends to train for open water events. He said: “I think it will be quite interesting. It’s quite a rural area so we will be able to see a lot of the Oxfordshire countryside a different way.


“I like being out in the lake as it is more interesting than being in a pool. It is something different. It is quite nice to get a different perspective on the world at eye level. More…


#Oxford #swimming #Thames #wildswimming

Take a trip back in time! Discover just how many official ASA recommended outdoor swimming facility's were available to a nation keen to take the plunge back in 1912...

Search by area by clicking the links:

Click the Pictures to learn more.