Outdoor Swimmer Henley Swim Festival 2024

Sunday 14th July 2024


Event Details

The Outdoor Swimmer Henley Swim Festival takes place on Sunday 14th July 2024 at the stunning location of Temple Island Meadows just outside Henley-on-Thames, with camping available on the Friday and Saturday nights.

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 - all swims take place on Sunday 14th July

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: 09:30 - 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. 

 HALF MILE

  • 12:30

200m HENLEY SPLASH

  • 13:15

UNLTD & 4x MILE CHALLENGE

Swimmers will all begin their first mile at 09:00 / 09:15. 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.

2x MiILE & SUITS VS SKINS

Please note these are 2 x 1 mile events. The point to point mile swim is completed twice during the day. 

Swimmers can start their first mile between 09:30 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. 

There is a choice of 3 distances for Macmillan charity places, each with its own fundraising target. 

If you would like to use your swim to raise money for another charity of your choice, we can offer a 20% discount. Please email enquiries@henleyswim.com with details of your charity before you register, and we will send a charity discount code. 

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 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 Friday 12th July until 5pm on Sunday 14th July. The cost is £21 per person per night (camping or campervan) and U12s are free of charge. 

Parking

Parking is available and costs £7.50 to swimmers when booked in advance, this is available on the registration form - up to 2 cars can be booked in advance. All other cars will be charged at £15 on the day.

Entry Options - Age 8 & over on Sun 14 Jul 2024
200m Henley Splash (Junior) - Age 8 - 12
Available EARLY BIRD TIER 2 | £29.00 Enter
+Booking Fee : £3.50

The Splash is a participation event to give beginners an introduction to open water swimming events. It will not be timed.
Adults can accompany children of 12 or under, or other swimmers requiring special assistance, free of charge. 

200m Henley Splash - Age 12 & over
Available EARLY BIRD TIER 2 | £34.00 Enter
+Booking Fee : £3.50

The Splash is a participation event to give beginners an introduction to open water swimming events. It will not be timed. 

Zoggs Half Mile - Age 9 & over
Available Early Bird Tier 2 | £52.00 Enter
+Booking Fee : £3.50


Henley Mile - Age 14 & over
Available EARLY BIRD TIER 2 | £62.00 Enter
+Booking Fee : £3.50

Point to point 1 mile swim will require a half mile walk to the start and a half mile return to the event village. Please contact us if you require assistance to get to the start. 

2 Mile - Age 14 & over
Available EARLY BIRD TIER 2 | £90.00 Enter
+Booking Fee : £3.50

NEW FOR 2024 Swim the Mile twice, either both times in a wetsuit of both times in skins.

Please note this is a  2 x 1 mile. The point to point mile swim is completed twice during the day. 

You will have to walk or run just under a mile from the finish to the start after your first swim. 

Suits vs Skins - Age 14 & over
Available EARLY BIRD TIER 2 | £90.00 Enter
+Booking Fee : £3.50

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

Please note this is a  2 x 1 mile. The point to point mile swim is completed twice during the day. 

You will have to walk or run just under a mile from the finish to the start after your first swim. 

4 Mile Challenge - Age 16 & over
Available EARLY BIRD TIER 2 | £110.00 Enter
+Booking Fee : £3.50

Swim the Henley Mile 4 times throughout the day between 09:00 and 15:00.
You will have to walk or run just under a mile from the finish to the start after each mile completed.

Henley Mile UNLTD - Age 18 & over
Available EARLY BIRD TIER 2 | £125.00 Enter
+Booking Fee : £3.50

NEW FOR 2024 See how many times your can swim the Henley Mile between 09:00 and 15:00.
You will have to walk or run just under a mile from the finish to the start after each mile completed.

Macmillan Charity Place - ZOGGS HALF MILE - Age 16 & over
Available CHARITY PLACE 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 CHARITY PLACE 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 CHARITY PLACE 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. 

Club's Wave - Age 9 & over
Available Special Pricing
Enter
+Booking Fee : £3.50

Exclusive half mile and mile wave for swimming clubs to compete in an Inter Club Championship, or to host their own Intra Club Championship. Please email enquiries@henleyswim.com if you are a club and would like more information.

CAMPING ONLY - Age 18 & over
Available £21 per person per night Enter

+ Booking Fee: £3.50

Please use this option ONLY if you are not participating in an event and would like to book camping. If you are entering an event you will have the option to book camping with your registration.

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
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Sun 14 Jul 2024
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