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Solent Swim

Welcome to the Solent Swim in aid of West Wight Sports & Community Centre

Please note that our Solent Swim is entirely organised by and in aid of West Wight Sports & Community Centre. We have no association with any third party event organiser.

The 7th Solent Swim will take place on Saturday 2nd September 2017

  • if the event is postponed due to weather conditions, the reserve date is Saturday 16th September

The Solent Swim is the main fundraising event for the Centre and since our first event in 2010, more than 250 people have swum the Solent and raised over £150,000 for the charity. Come down to Colwell Bay on 2 September and cheer in our swimmers!

 

Timetable

Friday 1 September 2017

1930 Pre-event safety briefing at West Wight Sports & Community Centre to be attended by all swimmers, kayakers, safety boat crews and volunteers

Saturday 2 September 2017

0600 Weather conditions checked and announcement made on the website and Facebook as to whether event will go ahead

Swimmers

  • 0630 Registration for swimmers at Yarmouth Harbour
  • 0645 Ribs and safety boats to moor at Yarmouth Harbour
  • 0710 Final safety briefing from Freshwater Independent lifeboat
  • 0720 Swimmers to depart for Hurst Point
  • 0740/0750 Approx arrival at Hurst Point

Kayakers

  • 0645 Registration at Colwell Bay
  • 0705 Kayakers depart for Hurst Point
  • 0740 Approx arrival at Hurst Point

0800 Swimmers set off in pairs with their kayakers from Hurst Point

0830 Swimmers will start arriving at Colwell Bay

CLICK HERE FOR LIST OF SWIM PARTNERS AND KAYAKER SUPPORT

 

Safety Boat and RIB registration form

Click here for Solent Swim Frequently Asked Questions

 

The Solent Swim is supported by

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