Thursday, 21 June 2018

Henley Mile swimmers to take over the river

The annual Henley Mile swim will take place on Sunday (12)

The annual Henley Mile swim will take place on Sunday (12).

More than 600 swimmers will take to the Thames for the event, which will see them swim the Henley Royal Regatta course.

They will include elite swimmers, locals and even a children's category. The race, which is part of the Henley Swim series, sets off at 9am. Last year's race had more than 400 entrants including Olympic silver medallist Keri-Anne Payne.

Eight women aged between 26 and 56 have also entered this year's swim as part of the This Girl Can campaign, which encourages women to exercise.

A half-mile swim and children's splash event will also be held later in the day.

Alongside the races, there will be an open water swimming show with guests speakers including Red Szell, the only blind person to climb the Old Man of Hoy sea stack, and author Caitlin Davies.

There will also be food and drink for spectators and competitors. For more information or to enter the race, email enquiries@henleyswim.com or visit www.henleyswim.com

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