The Thames Marathon

SwimTayka is delighted to announce its partnership and involvement with the 2021 Thames Marathon, the Henley Swim event to take place 15 August 2021.

The Thames Marathon is a sell-out event of great past success – a 14km swim challenge that spans from Henley-on-Thames to Marlow. On ‘Blue Monday’, a day where many can feel a little down with a sense of lacking motivation looming over them, SwimTayka hopes to offer the chance to spark a new lease of life and fulfil your craving for a new adventure in the form of this well-known swim event. With this new partnership, we are excited to raise vital funds imperative to providing life-changing lessons on drowning prevention and environmental stewardship to underprivileged children living in deprived waterside communities across the world, all the while raising awareness for a cause that deserves to be recognised.

Our founder, Bryan Avery, explains how your participation could change lives: “Drowning is a silent epidemic that claims an estimated 360,000 lives a year, many of them children. Whilst we enjoy the joys of water, we can help others master it so saving lives. During this global pandemic our work has never been more important as people gain respite in open water with sadly not always the skills and safety knowledge they require. We are passionate about drowning prevention and we hope that these incredible swimmers taking on the Thames Marathon will support the cause.”

This swim can be taken on in skins or wetsuits, with limited places available in skins. Make it your personal solo mission or take part as part of a team, swimming alongside your friends. With participants having the option of selecting 1 of 10 waves, each setting off at 5-minute intervals, there is opportunity for you to part-take, no matter what your swimming ability. Are you ready to play your part in bringing life-saving lessons to children across the world and take that splash?

The partnership offers swimmers two ways to raise money for the charity:

FREE CHARITY PLACES:  Swimmers can sign up for a FREE charity place and pledge to fundraise £750.00. Each charity place swimmer will receive a fundraising pack in the post and lots more support.

YOUR OWN PLACE: Purchase a swim place and use this chance to fundraise for the charity, email fundraising@SwimTayka.org. 

Sign up now for the Thames Marathon on Sunday 15th August 2021 before the event sells out. Every year the event fills capacity with a long waiting list of swimmers hoping to take on the epic swim.