Sunday 28th June 2015
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 that it might be nice to swim the Henley Regatta course. To do this without disrupting the rowing community, dawn was decided as the best time of day to do it, and that Jeremy’s rowing club (Upper Thames) was the best place to meet.
Henley Swim Events is passionate about creating unique open water swimming events. Having first run the Henley Classic in 2004, there are now 4 events. The 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 s 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