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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 events 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.

2019 saw 58 swimmers take part with 37 kayakers and various support boats. A big thank you to everyone who took part and who was there (very early in the morning) to help and support us, without this support the event would not be possible.


Event Details

Solent Swim Date: 2020 date tbc

Pool Trials: Date tbc

  • Swimmers will be required to provide evidence of their ability to swim 100 lengths in under 90 minutes of West Wight Swimming Pool (or equivalent)

Rescue and Recovery sessions: Date tbc

  • 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: Date tbc

  • All swimmers must attend the pre-event safety briefing at West Wight Sports and Community Centre.

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


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 tbc. 

2019 Photo Gallery

Click Here – Photos by Michael Dangerfield of Wight Productions

Highlight Video:


2018 Photo Gallery

Gallery One (Wight Productions) – Click Here

Gallery Two (Susan B Photography) – Click Here

Gallery Three (Adam Tucker Photography) – Click Here 

Highlight Video:     


The Solent Swim is supported by…


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