Swimming in the Charles

Ever feel like a little excercise on a nice summer day? How would you feel about swimming in the Charles River? The Charles River Swimming Club has been recently established to serve as an advisory group to the city of Boston regarding swimming in the Charles and to recognize and promote the ongoing efforts at rehabilitating the Charles.


Most people think of the Charles as a “toxic body of water beyond repair” but that’s no longer true. Efforts to clean up the Charles have been successful, and the Charles River Swimming Club hopes to keep it that way.

Check out their website, and take a plunge into the Charles! Let’s see New Yorkers dive into the East River! HA!

1 Comment so far

  1. Ulla (unregistered) on August 10th, 2005 @ 4:35 pm

    Actually, some New Yorkers are swimming in the East River. The Manhattan Island Foundation organizes several competitive swimming races in New York’s rivers every year, most in the Hudson, but at least one also in the East River. I think it’s great that the Charles already meets swimming standards 54% of the time and that efforts are continuing to make it swimmable for everyone. I’m ready to jump in.

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