New to open water swimming? Try The Henley Mile for free

Are you interested in a free spot at The Henley Mile swimming event, taking place this July? The organisers want to offer free spots to five women who’re new to open water swimming and feeling inspired by the groundbreaking campaign ‘This Girl Can‘. 


Up for grabs is a race spot at one of the UK’s most popular open water swimming events, held on a beautiful stretch of the River Thames in Berkshire, along with a training programme and a swimming goody bag.

Women who are interested in taking up one of these free places will have to answer a few questions about themselves, and then describe what is driving them to have a go and what they think they will get out of the experience. They’ll also be asked to file a short weekly blog, allowing other to share their experience.

Jeremy Laming, co-founder of The Henley Swim, said: “We hope that the stories and achievements of the group of women we select will inspire others to get active and perhaps try something they didn’t even know they would enjoy doing.

“Swimming in a natural environment is one of the most exhilarating feelings, and training for a specific end goal helps to keep the motivation going. We want a wider group of people to experience this feeling of self achievement.”

For more information on the competition, the free hat offer and to see the terms and conditions visit The closing date for entries is Sunday 22nd March 2015.


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