It has just come to our notice that Monmouth School for Boys has organised a swimming event to take place in the River Wye taking place this Sunday June 16th.
The event starts from the platform near Dixton Church at midday. The ‘short swim’ is downstream and the ‘long swim’ goes 500 mts upstream and then back down stream. This will take swimmers a few meters past Malley Brook into the bottom end of our waters but should not go as far as the swims near the car park on Hadnock Road.
Having spoken to one of the organizers a lot depends upon the state of the river on Sunday. If the river is too high the event might be cancelled.