Daily Archives: 2, July 2012

Swimmers banned from Thames

Actor David Walliams swam the length of the Thams River for charity and lived to tell about it.

Put away your swimming costumes (translation: swimsuits) and goggles.

The Thames is officially closed to swimmers by the Port of London Authority.

Whose idea of a good time involves swimming in the polluted, not to mention freezing waters of the Thames (I know, I know, it’s not as polluted as it used to be …)? Well, there are “wild swimmers” who do enjoy fighting the strong currents and whirlpools of the Thames. Now they’ll need a permit for the pleasure.

I think I’ll stick to the swimming pool.