The Club to Pub swim is the latest addition to Henley Swim events. A summer 1.5km evening swim taking place in the heart of Henley. Starting from Henley Rowing Club, and finishing at the Historic Angel on the Bridge (dating back to 1728).

The first 400m from Henley rowing club will head upstream towards Marsh lock, turning at 2 large marker buoys, and hugging the Mill meadow bank all the way back down to the Angel on the Bridge.

Club to Pub entrants by wave

    • Date: Saturday 23rd July 2016 -7pm start
    • Location: Henley-on-Thames
    • Distance: 1.5km river up and downstream
    • Minimum age: 18
    • Entry Fee: £39 (£45 on-the-day)
    • 2016 Club to Pub infopack
    • View Course Map

Entry Categories

Open – Men & Women over 18 – wetsuits optional

Traditional – Men & Women over 18 (speedos or swimsuits (including jammers) only)

Masters 45-54 – Men & Women (age on the day of the race) – wetsuits optional

Masters 55 and above – Men & Women (age on the day of the race) – wetsuits optional


This event is ideal for the first-time open water swimmer. Our recommendation is that you are capable of comfortably carrying out regular continuous pool swims of 2km.


Waves will go off at 10 minute intervals starting at 7pm, as follows:

• Wave 1 – Open men
• Wave 2 – Rest of men (Traditional, Masters A & B)
• Wave 3 – Open women
• Wave 4 – Rest of women (Traditional, Masters A & B)

Team Challenge

It is also possible to enter as a team for this event (men/women/mixed) and the winning team will be the fastest four finishing times.

How to enter your Team
When you make your Club to Pub entry, simply select the option on the registration form. Anyone can become the Captain and assign a name and password for team members (remember to send the invitations to your team members).

Swim Course

The course is 1.5km. Click here for course map.

Start Venue - Henley Rowing Club

Parking will NOT be available at the venue. However, there will be parking at Wargrave Meadows opposite the club and will be clearly sign-posted. Alternatively, please use town centre car parks where free parking is available from 3pm. Toilets, changing facilities and showers are available at Henley Rowing Club

Finish Venue - Angel on the Bridge

There will be a BBQ available and it will be possible to pre-order. You can also purchase on the day for both swimmers and supporters.

Wetsuit Hire

WETSUITS – We have secured a wetsuit service for this event If you would like to hire a wetsuit, contact Laurence at with your chest size, height and weight to arrange. All registered swimmers for this event are also eligible to buy a new wet-suit from Athlete Service at a 20% discount (again contact Laurence for this offer). Any entrants who register with Athlete Services on the day will be entered into a free prize draw to win a BlueSeventy Fusion wetsuit.