swimming

Henley Mermaids Compete in Winter World Championships in Preparation for Channel Challenge

The beautiful backdrop of Bled’s lake and mountain at the Winter Swimming World Championships was the next challenge for the Henley Mermaids and part of their training towards swimming the […]

Henley Swim Partner With Starlight Charity for Classic

The 2020 Selkie Henley Classic has partnered with Starlight Children’s Foundation to raise funds to help preserve childhood for seriously ill children. The upstream 2.1km open water swim is held […]

Henley Swim Wins Four National Gold Awards for 2019 Events

Local event organiser Henley Swim has received national recognition by winning GOLD athlete-rated awards for all four of their 2019 events. The Thames Marathon has been awarded ‘BEST UK SWIM’ […]

Mer-mazing Channel Challenge in aid of Henley Music School

A group of five women from Henley who have named themselves The Henley Mermaids will swim the English Channel next year in support of Henley Music School.  The 21 mile […]

Swimmer Completes 365-Day Challenge to Overcome Panic Attacks

Kate Goodman was invited to join Henley Open Water Swimming Club (HOWSC) but during her first swim in the river she realised she was having a panic attack and these […]

Swimmers From All Over the World Complete Thames Marathon

Over 850 swimmers took over the Henley to Marlow stretch of the Thames on Sunday in Henley Swim’s final event of the season, the Thames Marathon. Swimmers set off from […]

Joel Finally Wins Club to Pub After 2 Close Attempts

Joel Winter from Reading Swimming Club finally won the Club to Pub swim on Saturday night after coming second twice in the last 2 years in a time of 18 […]

Thousands Make a Splash at Swim Festival

Record numbers swam and enjoyed water based riverside fun on Sunday (14 July) at the Henley Swim Festival. Swimmers congregated to compete in multiple distances, including 4 miles, 2 miles, […]

Real-life Iron Man to Fly at Henley Swimming Festival

Richard Browning, (founder and chief test pilot at Gravity Industries) the real-life Iron Man will fly at the Outdoor Swimmer Henley Swim Festival  on Sunday (14 July) in Henley in […]

Record Number Swim Henley Classic

This weekend (Sunday 30 June) saw the 15th Selkie Henley Classic take place, with over 800 swimmers registered and celebrating a record number of loyal swimmers. The historic sunrise swim […]