VOTED BEST UK SWIMMING EVENT IN THE RACECHECK 2017 , 2018 AWARDS. This event is aimed at swimmers who would like to include a serious long distance challenge in their summer open water swimming season. It’s not a race, but an opportunity for you to challenge yourself and take in the stunning scenery at the same time. The swim is broken down into 4 sections, swimmers must exit the river at each of the 3 locks. There are feed stations at each stop. Tow floats are compulsory. There are a limited number of non-wetsuit places available, please see website for details of how to apply for a non-wetsuit place. Wetsuits are compulsory for all other swimmers.
The characteristics which best describe Thames Marathon Swim, as voted on by past participants.
Below are the top three aspects of the Thames Marathon Swim, as determined by athlete reviews.View full breakdown
A challenging swim down a beautiful stretch of the Thames. The third time I have swum it so must be good!
Amazing event. Doing it again in 2020!
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