Thursday, 29 July 2021

Long way to swim for free beer (and bottle opener)

Long way to swim for free beer (and bottle opener)

A TOTAL of 750 people took part in the eighth annual Henley Club to Pub swim on Saturday. The 1.5km challenge, which is organised by ...

 

Bad weather halts Marvels’ Channel relay at the halfway point

Bad weather halts Marvels’ Channel relay at the halfway point

SIX women who attempted to swim the Channel in relay for a Henley charity had to stop halfway due to bad weather, writes Gee Harland. ...

 

Jellyfish, saltwater and huge waves... women ready for swim

Jellyfish, saltwater and huge waves... women ready for swim

THE Henley Mermaids will attempt to swim Bristol Channel in relay on July 22. Laura Reineke, Jo Robb, Joan Fennelly, Susan Barry and ...

 

‘Rats’ aim to set swim record

‘Rats’ aim to set swim record

FOUR friends hope to make history next week when they take on a charity swimming challenge. The Henley River Rats will be aiming to ...

 

Marvels bid to swim Channel

Marvels bid to swim Channel

SIX women are aiming to swim the Channel in relay for a Henley charity. Marika Perkins, Alaine Berry, Rebecca Bell, Vicky Elson-Smith, ...

 

Motivation and medication

Motivation and medication

FIRST there were the Mermaids and now there are the Rats. Four men are to attempt to swim the Bristol Channel in relay for charity ...

 

Swim sold out in only one week

THE Club to Pub Swim in Henley has sold out in just a week. The annual event, which is organised by Henley Swim, will take place on ...

 

Take a dip in water

WOMEN are being encouraged to take up open water swimming. Henley Swim’s This Girl Can campaign is hoping to inspire six newcomers to ...

 

Neighbours object to swimming pool plan

Neighbours object to swimming pool plan

A MAN’S plans to build a swimming pool in his garden have been opposed by neighbours. Steven Esom has applied to South Oxfordshire ...

 

Swim supports drowning prevention charity

Swim supports drowning prevention charity

ORGANISERS of the Thames Marathon have partnered with a drowning prevention charity called SwimTayka. The annual event is a 14km ...

 

Mermaids going back in water

Mermaids going back in water

A GROUP of women who swam the Channel in relay last year are to attempt the same with the Bristol Channel this summer. The Henley ...

 

Chilly dip for virtual swimming challenge

A SERIES of virtual cold water swimming challenges has been launched. The Brass Monkeys Challenge has been added to the Henley Swim ...

 

Hundreds take part in serious and fun events at second annual swim festival

Hundreds take part in serious and fun events at second annual swim festival

THE Outdoor Swimmer Henley Swim Festival took place on Saturday for the second year. It began with the Henley Classic, which was ...

 

Club to Pub swim with a difference

Club to Pub swim with a difference

MORE than 500 swimmers took part in the rescheduled Club to Pub swim. The event is usually held in July and participants swim ...

 

Novice swimmers warned to stay away from river

Novice swimmers warned to stay away from river

A PROFESSIONAL swimming coach from Henley is encouraging people to be responsible as they return to the water for the first time since ...

 

‘Mermaids’ take on world

‘Mermaids’ take on world

MEMBERS of Henley Open Water Swimming Club took part in the winter world championships in Slovenia. Eighteen people travelled to Bled, ...

 

Henley Swim founders say thank you to volunteers

Henley Swim founders say thank you to volunteers

A CELEBRATION was held to say thank-you to the volunteers who help co-ordinate Henley Swim’s annual events. About 50 guests attended ...

 

Swimmers spend day at aquatic centre

Swimmers spend day at aquatic centre

A GROUP from Henley Swimming Club spent a day at the London Aquatic Centre. Head coach Sarah Williams said: “The swimmers were able to ...

 

‘Mermaids’ to swim the Channel for music school

‘Mermaids’ to swim the Channel for music school

FIVE friends who are members of the Henley Open Water Swimming Club will attempt to cross the English Channel next summer. The Henley ...

 

Exciting swim

OPEN river swimming in Oxfordshire is fourth in a list of the top 10 greatest British adventures, according to a study commissioned by ...

 

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