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Entry open for Boulters to Bray swim

Entry open for Boulters to Bray swim

Simon Meechan

Entry open for Boulters to Bray swim

Organisers of the historic Boulters to Bray swim along the River Thames are hoping for their largest turnout yet.

Tom Jost, Keith Dixon and Rob Davies brought the event back after a 44 year gap

Last July 180 people set off from Boulters Lock and swam the 2.8km to the Waterside Inn in Bray.

The swim was first held in the 1890s, and was a regular fixture in Maidenhead's sporting calendar until 1969.

Friends Keith Dixon, Tom Jost and Rob Davies revived the race in 2012 after a trophy was discovered in Bourne End Auction Rooms.

Keith hopes to have more than 200 competitors for this year's race on Saturday, July 5.

The solicitor, from College Avenue, said: "It's great for people who haven’t done this type of thing before because of the nice atmosphere, the history of it and we have a very good safety system."

Among the swimmers will be a 73-year-old man who competed in 1969, 2012 and 2013. He has confirmed he will be back in the river this July.

Anyone who signs up before February 5 can enter for £29. The price will then rise to £33.

Visit maidenheadswim.co.uk to sign up.

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