2024 sees the 20th Anniversary of the Henley Classic. Since 2004 Henley Swim has had exclusive once-a-year access to the Henley Royal Regatta course, allowing you the opportunity to swim the stunning, world-renowned 2.1km course at dawn.
Henley Swim is privileged to be able to stage theon this beautiful reach of the Thames. This is the ONLY time you will be able to have a safe supervised swim on the course, while it is completely closed to boat traffic.
Swimming on the Henley Regatta course is an honour and we are very grateful for the support we receive that allows us to give you the exclusive opportunity to swim this course. In return we have to be clear of the river by 0630 so it is important that you select the correct wave based on your anticipated swim time.
Please remember that it is an upstream swim so be realistic with your time and err on the side of caution.
WAVE 1 (Juniors) - Junior swimmers will automatically be put in this wave
WAVE 2 (Sporting) -Select this wave if you wish to swim at leisure or alongside friends.
WAVE 3 - 2 mins 15 secs and 2 mins 30 secs per 100m*
WAVE 4 - 2 mins and 2 mins 15 secs per 100m*
WAVE 5 - 1 min 45 secs and 2 mins per 100m*
WAVE 6 (Performance) - you wish to race hard (likely to be in the top 100 swimmers) and average below 1min 45 secs per 100m*
* comfortable speed during a distance swim
We are pleased to be working with Macmillan Cancer Support as our Official Charity Partner. Macmillan aim to help everyone with cancer live life as fully as they can, by providing physical, financial and emotional support.
For a free place, with a fundraising pledge of £250, please apply below.
Please carefully read clause 5 (cancellation by you) and clause 6 (cancellation by the organisers) of our terms and conditions