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Henley Swim Festival

Open Water Swimming Ltd.

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Temple Island Meadows, Remenham, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 3DD, United Kingdom

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Distance Date
Half Mile ?

0.50MI

Swim

July 11, 2021
Henley Mile ?

1.00MI

Swim

July 11, 2021
Suits vs Skins ?

2.00MI

Swim

July 11, 2021
4x Mile Challenge ?

4.00MI

Swim

July 11, 2021
Henley Splash (Junior) ?

0.20MI

Swim

July 11, 2021
Half Mile (Junior) ?

0.50MI

Swim

July 11, 2021
Henley Mile (Junior) ?

1.00MI

Swim

July 11, 2021

⚠️ COVID-19 Safety Measures

The following measures are in place to ensure Henley Swim Festival remains a safe event for all in attendance.

Social distancing requirements
Limited aid station facilities
Staggered start times
Virtual race brief
Limited event village
Disinfectant gels provided

Overview

Five distances to choose from - 200m, half-mile, mile, 2 mile (suits vs skins) and 4 mile challenge. Adults and children from age 8+. Wetsuit or non-wetsuit. Competitive or sporting. Option to swim the course twice, once in a wetsuit and once without. Watch the Performance swimmers. Make it a weekend with camping and enjoy the atmospheric event village with live music, food, children's entertainment and demonstrations, seminars, advice and product testing.



What athletes are saying

The characteristics which best describe Henley Swim Festival, as voted on by past participants.


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The Event

Spectator friendly 40
Family friendly 39
Ideal for beginners 36
Great medal 34
Useful pre-race info 34
Festival atmosphere 28
Exciting event village 23
PB potential 14
Supports good cause 10
Bucket list event 5
Well-stocked goody bag 5
Good public transport links 3


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Course Profile

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Review Highlights

Below are the top three aspects of the Henley Swim Festival, as determined by athlete reviews.

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Ease of Navigation
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4.94
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Safety
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4.91
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Natural Beauty
All Time Average
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2021 Average
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Latest Reviews

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Frances Brill
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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Great event, well organised and good fun for all (participants and supporters alike!)

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Lindsay Buck
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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I did the Henley Mile swim this year and it was brilliant! There was such a wonderful family friendly vibe on the day, that I wish I had brought my children with me! It's a lovely medal, and I'll definitely be taking part next year in some other events that also run on th...Read full review

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Awards & Accolades

Racecheck Badge Award

Racecheck Gold Award - 2019



Reviews (66)

All Time Average
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2021 Average
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Logistics
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Registration Process
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Race Briefing
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Value For Money
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Quality of Aid Stations
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Environmentally Friendly
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Course Rating
Natural Beauty
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Uniqueness
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Ease of Navigation
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Local Support
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Safety
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Marshal Supervision
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