On Sunday 25th June eight brave Brockwell Swimmers headed for Henley to complete the dawn, laser beamed, 2.1Km, upstream, mad-for-it, Thames swim.

Bit of a shock to the system waking up at that unearthly hour, but at least the roads were clear and after just one hour of driving we were there. Very quickly marshaled to a parking space and before we knew it we were changed and walking down the tow path for the start of the race.

Safety briefing done, hats on and into the water at a very pleasant 21°C. Horn blast and we were off. A bit of argy-bargy at the start but once things settled down it was a question of heads down and plowing out that distance.

Luckily conditions were perfect and without much rain in previous days that devilish flow was not too strong (they nearly cancelled the previous year because it was just too fierce).

 

However, it is still quite a trek, and not for the faint hearted, but pleased to say all eight Brockwell Team members completed the swim. Well done all and looking forward to next year already.

 

Name

Surname

Position

Gender

Category

Yago

Aldir

130 / 776

Male (96 / 463)

Traditional (9 / 55)

Charlotte

Endacott

289 / 776

Female (87 / 313)

Open (44 / 154)

Sarah

Thompson

449 / 776

Female (155 / 313)

Open (79 / 154)

Fiona

McKinstrie

480 / 776

Female (171 / 313)

Open (88 / 154)

Tim

Sutton

501 / 776

Male (319 / 463)

Traditional (34 / 55)

Michelle

Ovens

571 / 776

Female (227 / 313)

Traditional (24 / 33)

Katrina

Blench

578 / 776

Female (231 / 313)

Sporting (40 / 60)

Betony

Kelly

590 / 776

Female (241 / 313)

Sporting (46 / 60)

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