Georgina Tomkins

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Georgina Tomkins is the Event Operations & Business Development Manager of the Henley Swim including events like the Henley Swim Classic.

[edit] Henley Swim Classic

The Henley Swim Classic, co-founded by Tom Kean and Jeremy Laming, is a celebration of mid-summer and is one of the World's Top 100 Open Water Swims. It is a unique opportunity to swim one of the most famous and beautiful stretches of open water in the world, at what we believe is the most beautiful time of the day, dawn.

It is unique in that it is a straight line point-to-point swim and takes advantage of the 2.1 km boomed course of the Henley Royal Regatta in the early morning hours. The swim is like no other open water swim and the feeling of having done it before most people have woken up is satisfying.

Since the first swim in 2004, the event has gone from strength to strength, attracting open-water swimmers from around the globe. A key feature of the event is the fact that you arrive in darkness, and walk half a mile to the start into the sunrise. Once the safety briefing is completed getting into the inky black water at that time is a slightly surreal experience.

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