swimming

Drowning Prevention Charity Becomes Henley Swim Partner

As today marks ‘Blue Monday’ Henley Swim have today announced a new 2021 partnership for the Thames Marathon with drowning prevention charity, SwimTayka. SwimTayka hopes to help lift spirits by offering […]

New Brass Monkey Challenge from Henley Swim

The team from Henley Swim have added the Brass Monkeys Challenge to their portfolio, a series of virtual cold water swimming challenges that can be achieved anywhere in the world, […]

Mermaids Channel Swim Recognised With Town Plaque

The Henley Herald surprised the Henley Mermaids who swam the English channel in June in relay last night at Red Lion Lawn with the unveiling of a plaque to recognise […]

Leisure Centre Pool to Reopen

Henley Leisure Centre will be reopening their swimming pool from Monday (14 September). The Centre reopened its Gym and other facilities on 25 July with restrictions on social distancing and […]

Henley Swim Back With A Splash

Hundreds of swimmers braved the Thames last weekend for the Henley Swim’s Club to Pub and the Henley Swim Festival. On Friday and Saturday, Temple Island Meadows were flooded with […]

Tale of the Mer-Mazing Channel Swim

Dodging jellyfish, swimming in the dark, overcoming sea sickness and breaking waves, the Henley Mermaids touched down on Wissant beach in France last Wednesday at 17.23 after a gruelling nearly […]

Henley Mermaids Complete Channel Challenge

Update 1730 They’ve arrived safely in France with Joan Fennelly doing the last leg. Congratulations girls!!!! The unofficial time is 18 hours. ————————————————————- Update 1620 They’re nearly there – they […]

Henley Mermaid Councillor to Champion the River Thames in South Oxfordshire

South Oxfordshire District Council has appointed Woodcote and Rotherfield ward Councillor Jo Robb to the newly created role of Thames Champion. The River Thames is an important ecological corridor and […]

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 […]