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.


Posted on 2, July 2012, in News and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I am with you! I have never seen the Thames, but here in the US I don’t swim in any water I can’t see whats in it! 😉

    Michelle Darnell
    Will you help us Save our History?

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