Guildford to Bassendean swim

Swim items on display

Check out our new display entitled “The Guildford to Bassendean swim”. The display provides a glimpse of a time when the annual swim was a must for locals eager to test their skills. A newspaper article describes an easy win by Sheila Holman, a momentous event from the days when women were not encouraged to enter swimming races.

Besides newspaper photos and clippings about the race, information about sun hats, swim caps, ladies fashion of the day, and the latest must have swimwear is provided. All items on display are part of the Swan Guildford Historical Society’s collection.

Entry to this fun event is FREE. Opening hours: daily from 9AM to 4PM

Location: Swan Valley Visitors’ Centre, corner of Meadow and Swan Streets, Guildford.

See you soon in Guildford.