'Swim the Cam' will make a splash in Cambridge this weekend

Updated: 4 days ago


Cambridge Independent reports: Wild swimming is a very popular sport – and one that has a long history in Cambridge.


Places for this year’s Swim the Cam sold out within days of being advertised on social media. That’s 50 people who will swim the 3.8km from Bryon’s Pool to Sheep’s Green at 11am on Saturday, July 15.


The event revives a competition which once attracted about 200 swimmers to the city’s river and could, like swims of the past, become an annual fixture.

“The response has been amazing,” says Jo Black, one of four volunteers organising 'Swim the Cam'17. “We’re hoping it will become a regular fixture in the open water swimming calendar.” More…

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