Saturday 29 August 2020
The Solent Swim is one of the main fundraising
Entries for the 2020 swim are now CLOSED. We remain optimistic that the swim will go ahead within the current COVID restrictions.
We need kayakers and safety boats! Please sign up if you’re able to help
Solent Swim Date: Saturday 29 August 2020 (reserve date of Sunday 30 August)
Cost: £25 non-refundable deposit and £250 minimum sponsorship
Entries: Full details and the application form can be found above or from the West Wight Sports & Community Centre Reception. Please complete this and return it along with your
Minimum Ages: 18yrs
Swim Route: Hurst Castle to Colwell Bay (1.3 miles)
Spectators: Everyone is welcome to come along on the morning of the swim and cheer our swimmers on, the best time to come along will be confirmed nearer the time.
100 Length Swim: Saturday 25 July from 0900.
Swimmers will be required to provide evidence of their ability to swim 100 lengths in under 90 minutes of West Wight’s 25m Swimming Pool (or equivalent)
Safety and Training Event: Sunday 19 July at 1000 or Tuesday 28 July at 1900
Swimmers are given the opportunity to take part in two Rescue and Recovery Sessions in the sea at Colwell Bay before the event.
Pre-event safety briefing: Friday 28 August at 7.30pm
All swimmers must attend the pre-event safety briefing at West Wight Sports and Community Centre.
Can you help on the day?
We need competant Kayakers plus Safety Support Boats to help keep our swimmers safe for the crossing. If you would like to join us on the day please get in touch on 01983 752168 or complete one of the application forms above.
Volunteers: If you would like to get involved and help volunteer at this event we would love to hear from you. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Wendy on firstname.lastname@example.org