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In December 2016 I set myself the challenge of swimming at least once a day, every day, to raise money for Crisis.

31 days and 31 dips: logistically challenging as I often go to work in the dark and return home in the dark, water temperatures are low and the air temperature is dropping. This is a collection of the swim spots I will be swimming.

You can also follow the swims on Instagram (@ellachloeswims) and donate at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Ella-Foote-December

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Swims in this collection

  1. Jubilee River (2)

    Car park immediately on the right after the bridge on Marsh Lane. Cross the road and swim downstream - it's 3.5km down to the...

  2. River Thames at Cookham

    Between Cookham and Marlow (upstream) there are many wonderful spots to swim. The Thames here is clear and clean, you can tell a lot from...

  3. Medenham swim spot

    there is free parking and even a concrete ramp for easy access. The river is stunning here and you can easily swim for 3k...

  4. Flower Pot

    River access point favoured with local triathletes. Recommendation is to swim out against the stream aiming for the island; remember to turn before the lock....

  5. River Test nr Longstock

    This a delightful river, crystal clear and full of fish. But here it seems open and not private land. The grass is cut back forming...

  6. Southbourne Beach

    If I am near Bournemouth I always head to Southbourne for dips and beach days. A lot quieter than the main beaches in Bournemouth -...

  7. River Thames, Port Meadow

    Walk from town across Port Meadow, with it's roaming ponies, grazing cows and armadas of ducks and geese. Or start at Wolvercote Bridge another longstanding swimming...

  8. Upstream of Horseshoe Falls

    Beautiful section of river well documented by the other marker. I went a little further upstream for a good resistance swim against the current and...

  9. Hope Cove

    Hope Cove is a small fishing village with a fantastic pub. The beach at Outer Hope is small and sandy, and it's a nice swim...

  10. Dinton Activity Centre

    Based in 350 acres of woodland, meadows and lakes; Dinton Activity Centre (DAC) offers a wide variety of watersports and land activities. Operating out of...

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