SH₂OUT is pleased to announce the first Event Organiser going through SH₂OUT Event Accreditation. Open Water Swimming Ltd are working with SH₂OUT to ensure that all of their events meet the highest possible safety standards, providing the best experience for all participants.
SH₂OUT is pleased to announce the first Event organiser going through SH₂OUT Event Accreditation. Open Water Swimming Ltd are working with SH₂OUT to ensure that all of their events meet the highest possible safety standards providing the best experience for all participants.
Back in 2004 the two founders, Tom Kean and Jeremy Laming, decided their backs had finally had enough of rowing and that it would be cool to swim the Henley Regatta course. To do this without disrupting the rowing community, they arranged to start at dawn. Fast forward to 2018 and we will see more participants than ever swim this most famous stretch of river by the time rowers arrive to practice.
Henley Swim is passionate about creating unique open water swimming events. Since the first swim in 2004, the Henley Classic has now been joined by three more events: the Thames Marathon, the Henley Mile and the Club to Pub.
Due to the nature of events there are 2 stages to accreditation. The initial stage is to submit your paperwork prior to being paired up with your Technical Advisor who will check through your safety documents to ensure they meet SH₂OUT minimum standards. The final stage is Full accreditation where the Technical Advisor has signed off to say that the Risk Assessment, Normal Operating Procedure and Emergency Action plan are reasonable for the events being held, this may require an event to be observed.
Helen Bowker, National Open Water Delivery Manager said "We are really pleased that Open Water Swimming Ltd have recognised the importance of SH₂OUT accreditation in developing and supporting their events to deliver the best possible experience for all participants in their swims. To be able to work with such a well-recognised open water swimming event provider is a great step in the right direction for open water swimming. We are keen to develop this partnership further in future years and support more events moving forward."
Over the winter months SH₂OUT has developed 3 clear categories to help Venues, Events and Clubs all achieve the highest possible safety standards. CLick on the links for more information on SH₂OUT Venue Accreditation, SH₂OUT Event Accreditation and SH₂OUT Club Accreditation.