Henley Swim’s Bridge to Bridge Swim
Henley Swim’s Bridge to Bridge Swim is a 14.1 km marathon swim held in Henley, England on 19 August 2012 from Henley Bridge to Hambledon Lock, where they will then be split into groups according to speed. Swimmers exit the river 4 times in total, as they navigate the locks and weirs and take in 4 feeding stops during this marathon swim.
The swim is organised by Jeremy Laming and Tom Kean, the duo who run the Henley Swim Classic.Kean explained, "The logistics for this event are surprisingly complex and predictably centre on swimmer safety, so we’ve grown the event in 2012 to a point where we feel we can sensibly help 200 swimmers achieve this incredible distance. We are once again delighted to be starting from the famous Leander Club, home to so many of Team GB’s rowers, and finishing at the fire-ravaged Marlow Rowing Club. Henley Swim see a massive potential in sportive style swims, especially following the success of the Olympic marathon 10K and hope to grow them in the years to come. We also hope lots of people come along and support the swimmers because the walk is equally stunning as it passes through some classic English countryside."