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Solent Swim

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 300 people have swum the Solent and raised over £170,000 for the charity. Come down to Colwell Bay on the day and cheer on our swimmer!

As well as swimmers we also need support crew of both kayakers and safety boats / RIBs, if you think you can help please don’t hesitate to get in contact. To enter this event please download the appropriate from below, complete and return to our Reception with entry fee (for swimmers).

Swimmer Entry Form

Swimmer Sponsor Form

Kayaker Entry Form

Safety Boat & RIBs Form


Swimmer Event Details

Solent Swim Date: Saturday 4th August 2018* (time tbc, but will be a morning start)

*Reserve Solent Swim Date: Saturday 18th August 2018

Pool Trials: Saturday 21st July 2018 from 09:00 to 12:00

Rescue and recovery sessions: Sunday 22nd July at 10:00, or Tuesday 24th July at 19:00

Pre-event safety briefing: Friday 3rd August 2018 at 19:30

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

Entries: Swimmer Entry Form

Minimum Ages: 18yrs

Swim Route: Hurst Castle to Colwell Bay


Sponsor Form

Use our step by step video guide to create your Every Click fundraising page in order to collect sponsorship.

2018 Swimmers Sponsorship Pages

Bob Seely MP – Click here

Vicki Gardner – Click here

Penny Wilkinson – Click here

Photo Galleries

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The Solent Swim is supported by…

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