Jubilee River Swim

The 10th year of the Jubilee River Swim - it's going to be one not be missed, especially as we have the RELAY option back!



10km River Swim

Date(s) and Times

Sunday 5 September 2021 10:00

Thames Valley Athletics Centre
Pococks Lane Eton, Windsor

Conveniently located 1 mile from J6 of the M4 and very close to Windsor.

Solo - £90

Relay (team of 2, 3 or 4 swimmers) - £140

Contact Us
0118 933 2761

Jubilee River Swim


The Jubilee River Swim was dreamt up in a pub in 2011, and has since become one of the countries favourite swims. The man made flood relief channel between Boulters Lock nr Maidenhead and Pococks Lane in Eton is free from craft and is a convenient length at 10km! There are three weirs along the rivers length that break up the swim nicely, and you’ll find our feed stations here.

Back for 2021 due to public demand – the relay option, teams of 2, 3 or 4 swimmers welcome.


Limited entry numbers - get in quick

Following the successful staging of the Jubilee River Swim in September 2020, we are very excited to have a 2021 date in the diary. Based on feedback from 2020, we are planning for registration and event parking to be at Thames Valley Athletics Centre, SL4 6HN. From here you will then be bused to the Swim Start (15-20 minutes away) at Boulters Lock in Taplow – then it’s up to you to swim the 10km back to your car!


Swimmers will be started in waves based on the predicted swim time you submit at point of entry – please ensure these are as accurate as they can be possibly be.


If you would like to be in the same starting wave as friends, we will do our best to accommodate this for you dependent on your predicted swim times. In order to allow the organising team to confirm event plans in good time, please do so by 27 August at the latest.


What’s new for 2021?

  • Competitors to provide their own food/drink clearly labelled for each feed station which we will transport to the relevant feed stations.
  • Competitors to use their own bags for their belongings they require at the finish line.
  • The RELAY option – teams of 2, 3 or 4 swimmers welcome.
  • Hand sanitiser to be available at registration, feed stations and the finish line


We are planning for parking for the 2021 event to be at the Thames Valley Athletics Centre.

Yes, and you will receive your result live as you cross the finish line. Relay team members will get their individual swim times.

Of course, each finisher will receive an event memento. 1st, 2nd and 3rd male/female in each category; skins and wetsuit will receive a trophy posted to them after the event.

Over the years the water temperature has ranged from 14.4 degrees to 17.8 degrees. We aim to give an update on the water temperature a week before the event.

Toilets and whatever else the law lets us at the time! In years prior to 2020, we have had coffee/refreshment facilities available at the start and finish.

No, you can swim the event without a wetsuit. When you enter online you will be asked to chose Skins (non wetsuit) or Wetsuit. If you change your mind before the event, please inform us no later than 27 August 2021.

The minimum age for the Jubilee River Swim is 13.

Yes, there is a swim cut-off time of 5 hours and 30 minutes. Whilst we will do our best to accommodate swimmers who are close to this time, we reserve the right to request someone to exit the river if required.

  • Your own food/drink supplies CLEARLY LABELLED for each feed station – we will transport this for you to each feed station from the registration area.
  • A SMALL bag for any belongings you wish to travel in from registration to the swim start.
  • Energy!

Yes, there will be able you will be able to download them for FREE after the event from FlickR.

No, this is optional.

Spectators were discouraged from attending the event in September 2020. We are hopeful this will not be the case in September 2021 as there is a footpath adjacent to the river which is ideal for spectators to follow the course.

Spectators are welcome to purchase a seat on the bus from TVAC to the swim start for an additional £5 charge as space allows. You can book these whilst entering the event or you can login to the entry portal (don’t delete your entry confirmation email) and add tickets anytime whilst availability allows.

Yes, we support MIND and Swan Support

We do not offer refunds or deferrals on entries at all. Once you have entered, that is it. If you enter the swim, and are then unable to take part, you can transfer your place to somebody else, this must be done by 27 August 2021.

Course Map


“I just wanted to drop you and your team a massive thank you for organising yesterday’s swim. Was a great event, extremely well run in these challenging times. Many thanks.”

“What a brilliant event,  I enjoyed it so much. I can’t think of anything you could have done better.”

“It was a memorable event for all the right reasons and thank you for ordering the sunshine too. As a skin swimmer, it was simply perfect”