2016 Henley Classic
Sunday 26 June
Henley Classic history
First swum back in 2004, when two of the organisers, Tom Kean and Jeremy Laming, decided their backs had finally had enough of rowing and it might be nice to swim the Henley Regatta course. To do this without disrupting the rowing community, they arranged to start at dawn. News got around and each year more people turned up to join them. 2016 will see maximum numbers swim the course by the time rowers arrive to practice.
Henley Swim is passionate about creating unique open water swimming events. Since the first swim in 2004, the Henley Classic has now been joined by three more events: the THAMES MARATHON Bridge to Bridge, the Henley Mile and the Club to Pub.
“Cutting through the early morning mist along the most famous rowing regatta course in the world ranks as one of my most memorable sporting experiences ever. The Henley Classic is a must for all aquatic enthusiasts from the professional to the recreational.” – Greg Whyte – OBE
The Henley Mile was our family’s first experience of open water we all loved it, including our son. Next year we’ll be back and bringing his younger sister. A great combo of events and innovation