Henley Swim

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THE HENLEY CLASSIC is a 2.1 km endurance upstream River Thames swimming event, held over the Henley Royal Regatta course, very early on the Sunday morning before the Wednesday start of Henley Royal Regatta.

This event is a celebration of mid-summer. It provides a unique opportunity to swim one of the most famous and beautiful stretches of open water in the world, at what we believe is the most beautiful time of the day, dawn. A key feature of the event is that you arrive in darkness and walk the 1/4 of a mile to the start into the sunrise, led by the torch carrier.

The Henley Classic

Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, GB
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The Thames Marathon, now in its 8th year, is a 14km long-distance challenge swim from Henley-on-Thames to Marlow. It covers a beautiful stretch of the Thames and has become one of open water swimmings most prestigious marathon swims.

The swim is split into 4 sections. Swimmers will be required to exit the water at the 3 locks (Hambledon at 4km, Hurley at 10km and Temple at 11.8km) where food and drink will be available.

Participants have the choice of waves the first wave will be for faster swimmers wanting to compete against the clock.

There are a limited number of non-wetsuit places available. To be considered for a non-wetsuit place, swimmers must apply through the online entry system, giving details of their open water experience, and if approved will receive a link that allows them to complete their registration and payment. Non-wetsuit places are expected to sell out very quickly.

Thames Marathon Swim

Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, GB