Henley Swim Events
Henley Swim Events is passionate about creating unique open water swimming events. Having first run the Henley Classic in 2004, there are now 4 events. The Bridge to Bridge, the Henley Mile and the Club to Pub.
The Henley Mile
The Henley Mile is a 1 mile open water swim down the River Thames in the United Kingdom held annually in July. It is part of the 2014-2015 World Open Water Swimming Series. “I don’t have enough superlatives to describe the Bridge to Bridge swim. It was 14km of heaven! To be able to complete the challenge of swimming from Henley to Marlow, along some of the most beautiful, untouched stretched of the Thames was such a unique, special and incredibly uplifting experience.” ~ Chrissie Wellington, 4x Ironman World Champion First swum back in 2004, when two of the organisers, Tom Kean and Jeremy Laming, decided their backs had finally had enough of rowing and that it might be nice to swim the Henley Regatta course. To do this without disrupting the rowing community, dawn was decided as the best time of day to do it, and that Jeremy’s rowing club (Upper Thames) was the best place to meet.