Outdoor Swimmer Henley Swim Festival 2022

Sunday 10th July 2022

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Event Details

The Outdoor Swimmer Henley Swim Festival takes place on Sunday 10th July 2022 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 09:15 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. 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. 


  • MASS START: 09:15
  • A: 09:30 - 10:15
  • B: 10:15 - 11:00
  • C: 11:00 - 11:45
  • D: 11:45 - 12:30

SPLASH (200m) Age 8-12

  • 13:00


  • 13:20 Clubs Half Mile (Mass Start by invitation)
  • 13:25 - 13:40 Zoggs Half Mile - Rolling Start


  • E: 13:45 - 14:30
  • F: 14:30 - 15:00
  • 15:15     Clubs Mile (Mass Start by invitation)


4x Mile Challenge swimmers must start their first mile in start window A between 09:30 and 10:15. Subsequent miles can be started at any time, but please note there are no Mile starts between 12:30 and 13:45 so please plan your swims around this break.

Suits vs Skins swimmers can start their first mile between 09:30 and 12:30 and start their second swim at any time before 15:00 (again please note there are no mile starts between 12:30 and 13:45).

Adults can accompany children in the Henley Splash free of charge.

Charity Places - The Rivers Trust

We have partnered with The Rivers Trust as an Official Charity Partner, offering swimmers the chance to race to revive rivers and communities.

The Rivers Trust is an environmental charity that brings together the people, knowledge, data and intelligence to deliver improvements on the ground that will help rivers thrive again. 

Sign up for a FREE Charity Place today and pledge to fundraise to help with their incredible work. Each charity place swimmer will receive a fundraising pack and tshirt and lots more support. Select one of The Rivers Trust options below. 


Prizes will be awarded for junior events only. Presentations for the junior half mile (age groups 9-13 & 14-17) and the Henley Splash (age groups 8-10 & 11-12) will be made shortly after the events. The results for the junior mile and suits vs skins 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, endless pool, entertainment and whole day of fun by the river.


Advanced booking for parking has now closed. Parking will be £10 payable on the gate.

Entry Options
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Refund Policy

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


Sun 10 Jul 2022
Contact Info
Henley Swim
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