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On the 4th August West Wight Sports & Community Centre is hosting the return of it’s annual Solent Swim, where participants swim across the Solent from Hurst Castle to Colwell Bay. WWSCC , which is a charity, receives no funding from local government and the Solent Swim is their biggest fundraising event of the year to keep the centre running and open. There will be some 50 swimmers who will aim to complete this tough but rewarding challenge of swimming in the sometimes choppy waters of the Solent.

Among this year’s participants is Island MP Bob Seely who is actually swimming the Solent for this second time, but first time while being an MP. While meeting up for a sea training season Bob explained why he was getting involved,

“I was inspired to swim this as I love swimming and thought being the Island’s MP it seemed an obvious fit for me to be swimming the Solent for a great local cause. West Wight Sports & Community Centre is a really important centre for both sport and the community and through this event alone they are trying to raise £40,000”

If you could like to sponsor any of the Solent swimmers or indeed be one of them please visit our Solent Swim Page


Bob came down for a meet up with some of the swimmers, we look forward to seeing all of you again for the swim in August!