Updated: Feb 24
Swinford Bridge is where I first started swimming outdoors when we came to Oxford from Australia, twenty years ago. In Oz, I was used to swimming in the ocean and in a nearby river. Oxford couldn't be further from the sea, so the river called. We bought a house in Eynsham and then moved to another 50 meters away - having chosen to live in this village from the start, it has never disappointed. Kristie swims here all the time, and the joint birthday swim was fitting - on Eynsham Carnival day, Kristie in the shirt race, breakfast of salmon and/or caviar on toast. Another fantastic Summer's day.