The prestigious and award-winning Thames Lido has joined forces with the Outdoor Swimmer Henley Swim Festival to elevate the offering for beginners at the event. Helping newcomers to open water swimming experience river swimming for the first time, the event, taking place on Sunday 14th July, will host a Thames Lido Swim Area.
The special roped off area managed by a swim safety team will offering support through swim coaching. The free taster area is for those that otherwise might not have the chance to try open water swimming and adds to the festival programme of activity for spectators.
The Thames Lido Swim Area will be open for three free sessions during the event and will ‘make a big splash’ at 14:00 as the event encourages everyone to jump in together for the ‘Big Jump’ a European initiative supporting the preservation of rivers.
The Thames Lido is a contemporary take on the historic lido. It offers an outdoor swim along with spa and luxurious restaurant. Co-Founder, Mark Thwaites, explained, “Our customers refer to The Lido as an urban oasis and a break from the grind of everyday life. It’s not so much about fitness and more about enjoyment, relaxation and making time for yourself.
“We understand that a lot of people will be at Henley to race and beat their PBs and to just generally compete. The Thames Lido area is for those who just want a leisurely relaxing swim, much like they would at the Lido.”
Those wanting to join in the free Thames Lido Swim Area can attend as a spectator and sign up for a session on the day.