How is it possible? It is, the length of the River Thames is 346km, equalling 7000 lengths of the Hackney Lido pool. To be on 30th June 2018 from 3pm till late.
With a combined effort, people are expected to swim those 7000 lengths within 4 hours. That is such a doddle. Inexperienced swimmers can swim as little as one length of the pool. Performance swimmers do much more.
This is couched within a splendid Hackney Aquatics Community Day at the park and the Lido with
- Swim the Thames! Sponsored Swim at London Fields Lido from 4pm.
- barbecue, ice cream and food stalls
- Pilates in the Park
- Outdoor Yoga
- Various games and activities such as football and extreme frisbee!
Of course all activities will be expertly run and are supervised.
I understand anybody can take part in the sponsored swim. There is a fundraising page on GoFundMe but I am not sure whether paying into this will also enter people for the sponsored swim. I am awaiting further details. However contributing to the founds would not do any harm to anybody. I think the aim is to help low-income families to allow their kids to swim at the club.