Half-Mile Handicap Report

On Friday 14 July, 34 swimmers and supporters made their way to Henley on Thames for Otter's annual half mile handicap. In perfect conditions, 21 swimmers took to the Thames and glided effortlessly down to the Henley Sailing Club. We were treated to a flying visit from Barbara Woodward, in town for the ambassadors’ conference and, adding weight to the argument that the best way to secure a good handicap is to leave the country for a prolonged period (ambassadorial posting optional), she reigned supreme, winning the JW Rope trophy. 

In second and third place were Hayley Davis and Maddie Parra, with open water first timer, SJ Law, coming in fourth. All agreed that it was well worth the trip out of London for the evening, with Henley Sailing Club laying on another generous BBQ after the swim. Thanks to Dave Warren for organising and handicapping.

Full results can be found here: Half-Mile 2017 Results

The next open water event is the mile at Windsor on Friday 28 July. Sign up with Dave for another relaxed social swim with Otters from across the club. 

 21 swimmers at the start of the Half-Mile

21 swimmers at the start of the Half-Mile

 Half-Mile winner Barbara Woodward being presented with the J. W. Rope Memorial Trophy by President Paul Hindle

Half-Mile winner Barbara Woodward being presented with the J. W. Rope Memorial Trophy by President Paul Hindle