The Henley Classic

Date & Location

Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

Organiser’s Description

A 2.1k endurance upstream swim, held over the Henley Royal Regatta course, very early on the Sunday morning before the Wednesday start of the Regatta. This event is a celebration of mid-summer. It provides a unique opportunity to swim one of the most famous and beautiful stretches of open water in the World, at the most beautiful time of the day – dawn. Arrive in darkness and walk to the start into the sunrise, led by a torch carrier!


  • 2.1 km
  • Swimming
  • 1 - 5km
  • 1 - 5 miles
  • River

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