Selkie Henley Classic
The Henley Classic is a 2.1 km endurance upstream River Thames swimming event, held very early on the Sunday morning before the Wednesday start of Henley Royal Regatta. The event is a celebration of mid-summer and provides a unique opportunity to swim one of the most famous and beautiful stretches of open water in the world, at dawn. Swimmers arrive at the event in darkness and walk the 1/4 of a mile to the start as the sun rises, led by the torch carrier. It is an experience unlike any other and to which adventurous swimmers return year after year.