Selkie Henley Classic 2023

Sunday 25th June 2023

Event Details

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 the Selkie Henley Classic on 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. 

Wave Selection

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

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 £250 to help with their incredible work. 

If you would like to use your swim to raise money for another charity of your choice, please enter using the OWN PLACE discounted rate below. 

Entry Options - Age 14 & over on Sun 25 Jun 2023
Selkie Henley Classic - Junior - Age 14 - 17
Available £65.00 Enter
Selkie Henley Classic - Adult - Age 18 & over
Available £75.00 Enter
Selkie Henley Classic - Macmillan Charity Place - Age 16 & over
Available FREE Enter

FREE entry into the Selkie Henley Classic in return for fundraising pledge of £250.

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

OWN CHARITY PLACE - 20% Discount - Age 18 & over
Available £60.00 Enter

Are you swimming the Classic to raise money for Charity? Please enter using our special discounted rate. You will be asked to confirm the details of your charity during registration, and to send us the link to your fundraising page once it is set up.

Henley Classic - School's Cup

School teams only. Year groups 8-13. Please email for more information.

Henley Classic - Varsity - Age 18 & over

Varsity Teams By Invitation

Refund Policy

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

Sun 25 Jun 2023 at 04:00
Contact Info
Henley Swim
01491 577922
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