The Henley Mile, a ‘fun filled day of swimming events’ in and around the River Thames, near London, England, will be taking place in Remenham, near Henley-on-Thames, on Sunday 10 July 2016. The event is now open for registration.
The H2Open Magazine Open Water Swimming Show will be taking place alongside the Henley Mile, with a line-up of exhibitors and speakers. The magazine team will also be running some ‘Introduction to Open Water Swimming Experiences’ – offering up a mixture of talks and practical help aimed at complete beginners to open water swimming.
The Henley Mile consists of a number of swims throughout the day. Children as young as 8 can take part. Adults and children can choose distances of a mile or half a mile, and youngsters between 8 and 12 also have the option of a 200m event. Children and adults can swim together or separately.
Swimmers can choose to swim with or without a wetsuit, and can decide if they wish to complete the course as fast as they can, or to swim at their leisure enjoying the beauty of this stretch of the Thames. The organising team adds that a swim in the Thames is a huge achievement, and many swimmers will use the Henley Mile as a fundraising challenge.
Anyone who registers for an event will also be entered into the Henley Swim Advent Extravaganza, a prize draw taking place every day between now and Christmas. ‘The sooner a swimmer is registered, the more chances they will have to win a prize.’
The Henley Mile is one of a number of events organised by The Henley Swim, which also includes The Henley Classic, an upstream 2.1K swim setting off at dawn; The Bridge to Bridge, a 14K swim from Henley Bridge to Marlow Bridge, and the Club to Pub a summer evening swim ending with a BBQ at The Angel pub.