Farleigh and District Swimming Club.
Half a mile downstream from Stowford Farm, Farleigh boasts the only
river swimming club left in the country. Founded in 1933, it now has
over 2000 members. The water is fresh, with a deep area above the
weir for lovely swimming. There are toilets and changing rooms available.
There is also a large car park with easy access to swimming.
The Club is run by a Committee, who take it in turns to collect subs.
The Club is chaired by stalwart enthusiast, Mr. Rob Fryer.
All swimmers must be members but rates are very low and can be paid in instalments on visiting. Alternatively and for convenience a season ticket can be purchased via Rob on www.wild-swimming.com
STRICTLY NO DOGS ALLOWED.
“The Farleigh and District Swimming club occupies a great sweep of south facing meadow by an old diving frame and gravel bedded weir pool on the Frome. With over 2,000 members, people come here from far and wide to experience real swimming and to sunbathe on grassy banks.” - Wild Swim by Daniel Start, 2008
For further information on outdoor swimming see the RALSA website.