Applications Open for This Girl Can Henley Swim!

Inspired by This Girl Can, the national campaign designed to get more women and girls active, Henley Swim are once again giving away places in The Henley Mile on Sunday 15 July 2018.

These free spaces are available to women aged 16+ who have never swum in an open water event before. Henley Swim provide support to the swimmers every step of the way, with advice on training and equipment and making the transition from the pool to open water. In the process the camaraderie of the group is second to none – we loved hearing the 2017 cohort being interviewed post swim at the Henley Mile last year. 

The initiative has run since 2015, and you can read the brilliant blogs by previous participants here. It’s a fantastic opportunity to take your first leap into open water, and the Outdoor Swimmer Team will be there cheering you on too! 

So what do you need to do? Those selected to take part are asked to keep a blog of their journey – from the I’ve lost my swim mojo days through to the eureka moments! For a chance to win one of the free places, and if you are willing to share your experiences with the world – go for it and fill in the application here ! 

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