Farleigh & District Swimming Club

Founded in 1933, the Farleigh & District Swimming Club is believed to be the oldest river swimming club in the country. This is the original "wild swimming club".

Founded in 1933, the Farleigh & District Swimming Club is believed to be the oldest river swimming club in the country. This is the original "wild swimming club".

This is a community club run by and for the members. An annual general meeting is held for members to decide how to run the club and to elect the committee and officers. The next AGM is on 7th November 2019.

This is a community club run by and for the members. An annual general meeting is held for members to decide how to run the club and to elect the committee and officers. The next AGM is on 7th November 2019.

A 70m stretch of deep water, with shallows above the weir.

Facilities include changing screens, toilets, a picnic and sunbathing field and ample parking.

 

The Club was founded when the Greenhill brothers, Les, Art and Cecil - the owners of the south bank - invited some casual simmers from the opposite side of the river to start a swimming club on the Greenhill's land. 

The Club was founded when the Greenhill brothers, Les, Art and Cecil - the owners of the south bank - invited some casual simmers from the opposite side of the river to start a swimming club on the Greenhill's land. 

The club has over 5,000 members and could be considered the home of wild swimming.

In the 1930s the Club was founded by the Greenhill brothers, Les, Art and Cecil, who encouraged sunbathing - a tradition still very much alive!

In the 1930s the Club was founded by the Greenhill brothers, Les, Art and Cecil, who encouraged sunbathing - a tradition still very much alive!

Not even a spot of snow will stop the Farleigh & District Swimming Club!

Not even a spot of snow will stop the Farleigh & District Swimming Club!

The Club has played host to some memorable moments over the years...

The Club has played host to some memorable moments over the years...

Come and join us!