Two-time World 10km Open Water Champion and Olympic silver medallist Keri-Anne Payne is to attend The Henley Mile, a day of open water swimming on the world famous Henley Royal Regatta course on Sunday 13 July. She will be racing, offering coaching and advice, and showing off her medals.
The day is based in Remenham Meadows Henley, the swimming course is downstream, in a straight boomed area of the river, which is closed to river traffic for the whole day.
This rare opportunity to swim one of the most iconic stretches of The River Thames, within the safe confines of an organised event is open to all competent swimmers.
There are a variety of events to enter including a mile and half mile for competitors age 12 and over, along with 3 junior races 200m/400m/800m for children aged 8-14. There are categories for experienced Open Water Swimmers, along with Sporting categories for those that want to swim at their own pace and enjoy the surroundings, and those trying Open Water swimming for the first time.
And with plenty of events to watch, stand up paddle boarding on the river, activities on the dry land, and food and drink available, it’s a day out for family and friends to enjoy.
Places are still available to enter the events, for further information and to enter go to www.henleyswim.com Twitter @henleyswim or search The Henley Swim on Facebook