Welcome to the Farleigh & District Swimming Club, founded in 1933. We believe the Club is the oldest and only (non-naturist) river swimming club in the country. We are a proper club with an AGM and elected officers accountable to the membership.
In the 1930s there used to be river swimming clubs all over the country. The Farleigh & District Swimming Club is now the only one left. All other clubs have either closed down or gone soft with the enticement of heated indoor pools. At the club we are proud to remain wild and untamed.
If you are interested in a more comprehensive history of the Club, our chairman, Rob Fryer, has written a book with an in-depth overview complete with lots of archive pictures. This can be purchased from Collectors on site in the summer, or from the Cream Teas Room.