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The Henley Mile Open Water Swim – where a Mile is more than a Mile

Henley Swim are offering Simply Swim subscribers a special offer, 10% off all Henley Mile events on Sunday 10th July 2016. Simply go to click Register Now and add the code 2016HMSS10 at checkout to receive your discount. Offer open until 16th April 2016.


Do not be fooled – The Henley Mile is so much more than just a Mile. Don’t panic either. It is a Mile. But for those who need a bit more from their day, we’ve added loads of extras into one fantastic SwimFest in the Thames.

To start with, there’s the main event. The Henley Mile or Half-Mile. A choice of two distances, downstream, straight. To be raced, conquered or achieved.


Henley Mile Collage


Those who can’t quite decide if they prefer skins or wetsuits, entries are again open for the ever-popular “Suits vs Skins” –  your chance to swim The Mile twice on the same day. Once in the morning with your beloved neoprene, and again in the afternoon au-naturel. Wonder no more at the difference neoprene makes to your speed.

There are a host of family friendly events designed to encourage our younger swimmers. Starting at age 8, your little ones can swim the famous Regatta course over a special 200 metre stretch in front of the iconic Temple Island – you can even swim it with them if your prefer.

And fear not – there will no waiting around getting all bored and cold. H2Open Magazine will once again be hosting their Open Water Swimming Show with stacks of stuff for everyone, including an endless pool, expo, seminars, kit retailers and the H2Open beginners’ open water swim experience.




And to cap it all, get up close and personal to some of the world’s best swimmers in the Elite race as they swim past a matter of feet away.

For the first time there will be a professional event host, TV presenter Laura Winter will be  bringing together all the elements on the day. Just don’t get too close to her otherwise she’s going to interview you, live in front of everyone!

The Henley Mile really is the perfect swimming day out for everyone. For details of other Henley Swim events visit