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Dating back to the 19th century, this swim is one of the oldest open water swimming events. There are two distances available, 1.4k or 2.8k.

It is located on the scenic stretch of the Thames in Maidenhead, Berkshire The original event stopped running in 1969, but was reinstated in 2012 by the Boulter’s to Bray Swim Trust.

The Swim is organised by the Boulter’s to Bray Swim Trust, a not-for-profit organisation that is keen to maintain the original community spirit of the event. All proceeds are used to support and promote other amateur sports projects.

Swimmers will pass under two Grade 1 listed bridges – the 18th century Maidenhead Bridge and Brunel’s world-famous ‘Sounding Arch’ railway bridge – before finishing opposite the Roux brothers’ Waterside Inn at Bray.

The Boulter’s Mile (1.4k) was introduced in 2015. Taking place alongside the 2.8km version it finishes just downstream of the Sounding Arch.

For more information head to the website

boulterstobrayswim.org