We were delighted when Alice Roberts joined us in June. to open our new York stone steps. The steps now have a handrail, and we also have a new flagpole with our club flag flying proudly. Alice kindly cut the ribbon to the steps – thank you, Alice!
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.
At the 2018 AGM it was decided to restore the original plaque on the memorial seat, dedicated to the founders of the Farleigh & District Swimming Club. The plaque was made in the 1960s.
The AGM will be held at The New Inn at Westwood from 6.30pm when you can order supper. Everyone welcome. Hope to see you there !!
For postal applications please print and complete this form. A cheque made payable to Farleigh and District Swimming Club can be sent – along with a completed membership application form and a stamped addressed return envelope – to F&DSC c/o Ms Bryant, Stowford Manor Farm, Wingfield, Trowbridge, BA14 9LH
If you would like to pay online, please do so here.