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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 Solent Swim is one of the main fundraising event for the Centre and since our first event in 2010, more than 350 people have swum the Solent and raised over £190,000 for the charity. Come down to Colwell Bay on the day and cheer on our swimmer!

2019 Solent swim event timetable          


FRIDAY July 26th


Pre-event safety briefing at West Wight Sports & Community Centre (in the Community Centre). This will take no more than one hour.    

SATURDAY July 27th

05:00 A message will be posted on website home page here giving decision on proceeding with the event or not. Decision to proceed will be based on weather conditions at that time and forecast for later in the morning

05:00 SWIMMERS register at Yarmouth Harbour Office. Swimmers will be transported across the Solent in support vessels.

05:00 KAYAKERS register at Colwell Bay and be ready for paddle across the Solent

05:15 BOAT SKIPPERS to meet at Harbour masters pontoon for registration

06:15 (or thereabouts) swimmers will depart Hurst. Precise time will be determined by the local tidal conditions at the time.

06:45 onwards Swimmers expected to arrive at Colwell

Event Details

Solent Swim Date: Saturday 27 July 2019*

*Reserve Solent Swim Date: Sunday 28 July 2019

Pool Trials: 15 June 2019

Rescue and recovery sessions: 7 July 2019 or 16 July 2019

Pre-event safety briefing: 26 July 2019 at 7:30pm

Cost: Minimum £250 sponsorship including a £25 non-refundable deposit

Entries: Complete form and return with deposit to Reception at WWSCC

Minimum Ages: 18yrs

Swim Route: Hurst Castle to Colwell Bay


2018 Photo Galleries

Gallery One (Wight Productions) – Click Here

Gallery Two (Susan B Photography) – Click Here

Gallery Three (Adam Tucker Photography) – Click Here

2018 Highlight Video

The Solent Swim is supported by…

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