The Selkie Henley Classic is a 2.1km upstream point to point swim on the course of the Henley Royal Regatta, taking place at dawn on Sunday 28th June 2020.
This swim is now in its 16th year. It started with two people in 2004, and now attracts hundreds of swimmers, having become established as a must-do event in the open water swimming calendar. There is no other opportunity to swim this course, at this time of day.
Charity Places - Starlight Children's Foundation
We are pleased to be working with Starlight Children's Foundation as an Official Charity Partner for the event this year. We have joined forces with them to raise funds that will help to preserve childhood for seriously ill children in and out of hospital. Sign up for a FREE Charity Place today and pledge to raise £350 to help with their incredible work. Each charity place swimmer will receive a fundraising pack and lots more support. Select the Starlight option below.
Swimming on the Henley Regatta course is a privilege and we are very grateful for the support we receive. 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 & Sporting)
Select this wave if you are either a junior (14-17 on 28th June) or if you wish to swim at leisure or alongside friends.
Please note Junior swimmers will be set off slightly in advance of the sporting wave.
Select this wave if you comfortably average between 2 mins 15 secs and 2 mins 30 secs per 100m during a distance swim.
Select this wave if you comfortably average between 2 mins and 2 mins 15 secs per 100m during a distance swim.
Select this wave if you comfortably average between 1 min 45 secs and 2 mins per 100m during a distance swim.
WAVE 5 (Performance)
Select this wave if you wish to race hard (likely to be in the top 100 swimmers) and average below 1min 45 secs per 100m during a distance swim.