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Conquer The Chilterns 1.5km & 3km Swim

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Take part in the Meglio Conquer The Chilterns 1.5km & 3.0km Swim. There are 2 distances to choose from that will cater for both beginners and experienced swimmers.

The Swim takes place in the River Thames and navigates the world famous Henley Royal Regatta and Temple Island Meadows.

How to enter the Conquer The Chilterns 1.5km & 3km Swim

  1. 1.5K Swim

    Swim 1.5km
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  2. 3K Swim

    Swim 3km
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Conquer The Chilterns 1.5km & 3km Swim routes

The Swim takes place in the River Thames and navigates the world famous Henley Royal Regatta and Temple Island Meadows.

Event Details

What’s Included

There will prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd overall Male and Female, 1st Vet (40+) Male and Female.

Bespoke Medals for ALL finishers.

Raceday Logistics
Please note that event wave timings are non-negotiable! We ask you to be in the right place at the right time.

Timings will proceed as follows, with or without you!

7:30am to 11:00am – Event Car Park & Village Open
7:30am – Athletes Registration
8:15am – All Distances Race Briefing
8.30am – Both 1.5km & 3.0km Swim Start
Circa 10:00am – Prize Presentation

Race Registration
On arrival at the venue you must register for your race, report your name and which race you are doing (1.5km or 3.0km) to the registration staff. You will then receive:
1. Swim hat. You must wear the issued swim hat for identification.
2. Race number written on your hand. Staff will write your number in permanent marker. 3. Timing chip. This is supplied with a secure strap to go around your ankle.


DO NOT LOSE YOUR TIMING CHIP as you will be charged £10 if lost. Any discrepancies will be dealt with at the end of the event when all other race kit has been removed from the registration area.

Race Briefing
It is mandatory to attend the race briefing relevant to your event. This is held up to 15 minutes before the start time. You must attend these in your wetsuit / swim wear with your swim hat and goggles ready to start the race immediately after the briefing. The briefing will be held in the swim entry area.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Are wetsuits mandatory for the Chilterns Swim?
Yes, wetsuits are compulsory for all participants unless the water temperature is unseasonably warm. This means that wetsuits will be compulsory 99% of the time.
At what time does the Conquer The Chilterns Swim start?
Event registration opens at 7.30am, followed by a race briefing at 8.15am and the event will commence at 8.30am.
Will there be convenient car parking available?
Yes, there will be free car parking onsite for both competitors and spectators.
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Conquer The Chilterns 1.5km & 3km Swim weather forecast

Light rain in the morning and afternoon.

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