Tom Kean

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Tom Kean is the co-founder, along with Jeremy Laming, of the Henley Swim that includes the Henley Classic in June, the Henley Mile in July, the Bridge to Bridge in August, and the Queenford Relays in September. These races are organized by Kean, Laming and Georgina Tomkins.

The Henley Swim Classic is one of the World's Top 100 Open Water Swims and is part of the 2014-2015 World Open Water Swimming Series.



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Kean says, “This will be a brand new race format which we has been designed around swimming and triathlon club members. It will provide the perfect environment to practice the fiendishly difficult open-water skill of drafting in the team pursuit event, and give clubs the chance to pit themselves against other clubs in the relays. It should be a fascinating morning of swimming, which should be just as compelling from the bank!”

H2Open Magazine editor Simon Griffiths says about the event, “Henley Swim have devised yet another format that we think will become hugely popular in years to come. They stand out as an event organiser who are determined bring something different and exciting to swimmers”.

2XU UK Marketing Director Mike Martin says about the event, “Henley Swim have devised yet another fantastic race. We are very pleased to be the wetsuit partner to the Henley Swim series and are enjoy working with such a motivated and enthusiastic race organiser who is going the extra mile to come up with a race which is just a little bit different.”


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2014 World Open Water Swimming Series Events

1. aQuellé Midmar Mile in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa in February. Race director Wayne Riddin
2. Miami Mile in Miami, Florida, U.S.A. in April. Race director Jonathan Strauss
3. El Cruce in Cancún, Mexico in May. Race director Rafael Hernández
4. Jax Coco Shek O Challenge in Hong Kong in July. Race director Doug Woodring
5. Henley Mile in Henley-on-the-Thames, United Kingdom in July. Race director Tom Kean
6. Hellespont and Dardanelles Swim in Turkey in August. Race director Simon Murie
7. Aichi Crossing in Nagoya, Japan in August. Race director Yutaka Shinozaki
8. BCT Gdynia Marathon – Open Race in Gdynia, Poland in August. Race director Tomasz Pąchalski
9. Waikiki Roughwater Swim in Oahu, Hawaii in September. Race director Kaia Hedlund
10. Swim The Island in Italy in October. Race director Matteo Testa
11. The Five in Hong Kong in October. Race director Doug Woodring
12. King and Queen of the Sea in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in December. Race director Pedro Rego Monteiro
13. Stroke for Egypt in the Red Sea, Egypt in December. Race coordinator Mohamed Marouf


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