Outdoor Swimmer Henley Swim Festival 2023

Sunday 9th July 2023


Event Details

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The Outdoor Swimmer Henley Swim Festival takes place on Sunday 9th July 2023 at the stunning location of Temple Island Meadows just outside Henley-on-Thames.

This family friendly event has options for everyone aged from 8 years old and above – whether new to open water swimming or an experienced swimmer seeking a personal best. All events are downstream.

Swim Times

There will be a single mass start wave at 09:00 to cater for those of you that like the excitement and competitive nature of a racing start.

All other starts (including the half mile and the splash) will be rolling starts. For the Mile please chose a start window. You will be able to start at any time within the window, allowing you to plan according to your travel and other commitments. 

MILE START WINDOWS

  • MASS START: 09:00
  • A: 09:15 - 09:45
  • B: 09:45 - 10:15
  • C: 10:15 - 10:45
  • D: 10:45 - 11:15 *Breaststroke Wave*
  • E: 11:15 - 11:45
  • F: 11:45 - 12:15
  • G: 13:45 - 14:15
  • H: 14:15 - 14:45

*Breaststrokers are welcome to swim in any wave, however if you wish to start alongside fellow breaststroke swimmers, Wave D is reserved exclusively for those that plan to swim the mile mostly or entirely breaststroke. Please note that it is possible that swimmers in this wave will catch, or be caught by swimmers using other strokes as they progress along the course, however by this stage the swimmers will be well spaced out, and our safety team will ensure that any swimmers overtaking do so safely. 

ZOGGS HALF MILE

  • 12:30

200m HENLEY SPLASH

  • 13:15

4x MILE CHALLENGE

Swimmers will all begin their first mile at 09:00. Subsequent miles can be started at any time before 15:00, but please note there are no mile starts between 12:15 and 13:45 so please plan your swims around this break.

SUITS VS SKINS

Swimmers can start their first mile between 09:15 and 12:15 and start their second swim at any time before 15:00 (again please note there are no mile starts between 12:15 and 13:45).

**PLEASE NOTE ALL WAVE TIMES ARE PROVISIONAL AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE - PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK THE SWIMMER INFORMATION PACK BEFORE THE EVENT.**

Charity Places

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. 

Sign up for a FREE charity place below, and pledge to fundraise to help with their incredible work. 

Prizes
Finishers in all events will receive a medal.
The 200m Henley Splash will not be timed. There will be participation certificates for all finishers in addition to the medal. 

Prizes will be awarded for junior events only. Presentations for the junior half mile (age groups 9-13 & 14-17) will be made shortly after the event. The results for the junior mile, suits vs skins and 4x Challenge will not be available until the last swimmers have finished, and awards will therefore be sent out by post. All swim times will be available at the event and also sent to you by text. Full results will be available online after all waves are complete.

Other Attractions

Swim entry includes access to the entire Outdoor Swimmer Henley Swim Festival for you and your spectators, where you can experience live music, food and drink, exhibitors, equipment testing, entertainment and whole day of fun by the river.

Camping

The campsite will be open from 3pm on Saturday 8th July until 5pm on Sunday 9th July. The cost is £20pp (camping or campervan) and U12s are free of charge. 

Parking

Parking is available and costs £7.50 when booked in advance and £15 on the day. 

Entry Options
Entries close Sun 09 Jul 2023 17:00
Macmillan Charity Place - ZOGGS HALF MILE - Age 16 & over
Available FREE Enter

FREE entry into the Half Mile in return for a fundraising pledge of £200

By selecting this option you are agreeing to Henley Swim sharing your details with Macmillan.

Macmillan Charity Place - MILE - Age 16 & over
Available FREE Enter

FREE entry into the Mile in return for a fundraising pledge of £250

By selecting this option you are agreeing to Henley Swim sharing your details with Macmillan.

Macmillan Charity Place - 4 MILE CHALLENGE - Age 16 & over
Available FREE Enter

FREE entry into the 4 Mile Challenge in return for a fundraising pledge of £400

By selecting this option you are agreeing to Henley Swim sharing your details with Macmillan.

Please note this is 4 x 1mile throughout the day, with walking just under 1 mile from the finish to the start each time. 

200m Henley Splash - Age 8 & over
Available Early Bird Tier 1 | £28.00 Enter

The Henley Splash is a participation event to give beginners an introduction to open water swimming events. The Splash will not be timed. ALL swimmers will receive a medal and certificate of achievement. 

Adults can accompany children of 12 or under, or other swimmers requiring special assistance, free of charge. 

Zoggs Half Mile - Junior - Age 9 - 17
Available Early Bird Tier 1 | £36.00 Enter
Zoggs Half Mile - Adult - Age 18 & over
Available Early Bird Tier 1 | £42.00 Enter
Henley Mile - Junior - Age 14 - 17
Available Early Bird Tier 1 | £49.50 Enter
Henley Mile - Adult - Age 18 & over
Available Early Bird Tier 1 | £57.00 Enter
Suits vs Skins - Age 14 & over
Available Early Bird Tier 1 | £92.00 Enter

Swim the Mile twice, first time with a wetsuit, and second time without

4 Mile Challenge - Age 14 & over
Available Early Bird Tier 1 | £119.00 Enter

Swim the Henley Mile 4 times throughout the day between 09:00 and 15:00

Refund Policy

Please carefully read clause 5 (cancellation by you) and clause 6 (cancellation by the organisers) of our terms and conditions

https://henleyswim.com/terms-and-conditions/

Dates
Starts
Sun 09 Jul 2023
Contact Info
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