BEHIND THE SCENES: The Henley Mile & Outdoor Swimmer Show

We had a wonderful day last Sunday at The Henley Mile - an annual swimming event in which ~1000 men, women and children swim a mile or half a mile along the stunning River Thames in Henley.

The weather was picture perfect and we spent the day chatting with individuals taking part and exhibiting our first collection at the Outdoor Swimmer Show - taking place along the banks.

We were delighted that Contributing Editor for Outdoor Swimmer and Author of A Lotus Rises, Alice, was wearing our Coral Onepiece for the event. Alice wore the suit for some coaching in the endless pool and for the Henley Mile swim itself. We grabbed her as she came out of the water for a quick verdict. She said: "10/10!"

Here we share some of our favourite snaps from the day...

HENLEY MILE SWIM DEAKIN AND BLUE

A clear blue sky all day over the River Thames 

 

Deakin and Blue Fitness Swimwear Henley Mile

Our First Collection set up and looking lovely at the Outdoor Swimmer Show

 

Deakin and Blue Fitness Swimwear for Real women's Bodies

It's all about the details... our new labels looking smart!

 

Deakin and Blue Team Henley Swim Fitness Swimwear

The D&B Team in action

 

Alice A Lotus Rises Henley Swim Deakin and Blue

Underwater action... Alice wears our Coral Onepiece in the Endless Pool

 

HENLEY MILE SWIM DEAKIN AND BLUE

Lots of Swimmers...

 

Deakin and Blue Testing our Lily Two Piece in the Endless Pool

D&B Team Member Jess tests our Lily Swimbra & Regulars in the Endless Pool

 

Deakin and Blue Swimwear for Swimming Henley Mile

A post Endless Pool swim debrief...

 

 Deakin and Blue Coral One Piece Fitness Swimwear

Our Coral Onepiece glows in the water - there's no missing you!

 

 Deakin and Blue A Lotus Rises Coral Onepiece Outdoor Swimming

Alice coming into the finish of the Henley Mile in our Coral Onepiece

 

Deakin and Blue This Girl Can Swimwear

Alice & 2016 This Girl Can Swimmer Alison

 

Deakin and Blue Team at Henley Swim

The D&B Team and our new poster girl, Alice!

 

We had a fantastic time at the Henley Mile. We loved the range of individuals taking part in the day. From 8 to 80+ and a mixture of individuals going for PBs, others enjoying their first outdoor swim race and others just jumping in and enjoying it.

For anyone new to Outdoor Swimming this is a well organised and friendly event open to swimmers of all abilities, and a perfect place to try your first outdoor swim. 

We had a great time chatting to swimmers - both elite and newcomers alike, about Deakin and Blue, who we are and what we're doing. We loved hearing your thoughts and feedback on our first collection and enjoyed seeing many of you in it too!

We look forward to seeing you at the Henley Mile again next year.

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