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Simply Swim & The Henley Mile 2019

We are happy to announce that Simply Swim is teaming up with the Outdoor Swimmer Henley Swim Festival again this year! It will be a bigger partnership than in previous years and extend Henley Swim’s tradition of partnering with brands which add value to swimmers and help create an amazing event day experience.


This fantastic event is taking place on the 14th July this year and will attract thousands of swimmers of all ages and abilities, including those wanting to tick off a bucket list challenge, avid open water swimmers and those just wanting to dip their toes in the water.


The day will include the Mile, Half-Mile, Suits vs Skins and 200m junior events as will as the all new Four-Mile event for swimmers looking for a bigger challenge. The event will also play host the The Big Jump, a European initiative joining tens of thousands of supporters across the continent as they jump in the river at 14:00 to mark their love and desire to protect our European Rivers.


In addition to the main swimming disciplines the festival village will be more extensive than ever with food vendors, a bar and live music, exhibitions on swimming kit, nutrition, and coaches will be on hand to offer their expertise and showcase technique.


As well as the Henley Mile there are three other main event days run by Henley Swim: the Henley Classic, the Club to Pub and the Thames Marathon. All of them are set on the most beautiful and prestigious stretch of the Thames and takes places just one week after the Henley Royal Regatta.


The Selkie Henley Classic – Sunday 30th June 2019

Is a 2.1km endurance upstream River Thames swimming event, held over the Henley Royal Regatta course. The event is a celebration of mid-summer and provides swimmers with a unique opportunity to swim one of the most famous and stunning stretches of open water in the world. You arrive at the event in darkness and walk the quarter of a mile to the start into the sunrise, led by the torch carrier.


The Club to Pub – Saturday 20th July 2019

Is one of the fastest growing events at the Henley Swim Festival. It is a gorgeous summer 1.5km evening swim which takes place in the heart of Henley, starting from Henley Rowing Club, and finishing and the Historic Angel on the Bridge for a BBQ and drinks!


The Thames Marathon – Sunday 4th August 2019

Now in its 9th year the Thames Marathon has become one of the most prestigious open water marathon swims. It is a 14km challenge from Henley-on-Thames to Marlow and split into 4 sections where swimmers will be required to exit the water at 3 locks and get their hands on some food and energy snacks.


The Outdoor Swimmer Henley Swim Festival takes place on the 14th July 2019 and includes camping, multiple distance swims, live music, and an event village filled with advice and product offers for all levels of swimmers. This includes our own unique discount code: HENLEY19 which offers all Henley Swim Festival participants a 10% discount on all their swim gear and equipment.


Sign up before final price rise kick in here and GOOD LUCK!