Founded in 1932, the Farleigh & District Swimming Club is believed to be the oldest river swimming club in the world. This is the original "wild swimming club" with 100m of swimmable river, a slightly dilapidated hut, membership fees payable only in the real world with hard cash or even by cheque (remember them?)
It's a community club run by and for the members so there's an AGM for members to decide how to run it and elect their committee and officers. (See your membership card for details of the next AGM.) It only operates during the summer - a season determined by weather and water temperature in this instance.
The Club is sited 4 miles west of Trowbridge, Wiltshire, on the A366. BA2 7RS. Grid Reference: ST 805577, N51.31805° W2.28200°. Turn into the field on the corner by the club sign. This is on the Trowbridge side of the two stone bridges. NO DOGS please. Follow "Farleigh and District Swimming Club" on Facebook. The Club is a member of RALSA (River & Lake Swimming Association), where a database of other swimming locations is available.