The Swim Through May Return to the River Cam

The Swim Through May Return to the River Cam

Cambridge News reports that following discussions on Thursday the one mile ‘Swim Through’ race may soon be re-instituted in Cambridge.


“The swim through was an annual event across the city for more than 40 years before the river quality was deemed not good enough, but organisers say the water has improved since the 80s.”


“The early morning open-swim used to run along the College Backs, from the Mill Pond to Jesus Lock, before it was disbanded and organisers hope, if the event is renewed, they can waive the entry fee and transform it into a charity event.”


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