Sunday 15th July is the 2nd Wild West Solent Swim and 70 swimmers will be crossing from Hurst Castle to Colwell. The event is organised by West Wight Sports Centre as a fund raiser for it’s own charity, but 19 other charities are also being supported by the swimmers.
Each swimmer has a target of £250 to raise but many have already exceeded this – organisers are optimistic that the swim will raise £25,000 in total.
Swimmers will set off Yarmouth in ribs and 7 in the morning and are transported across to Hurst where they will start the swim at 0740. Fastest swimmers will reach Colwell around 0815.
Swimmers are supported by a team of kayakers – 46 in total, together with a small fleet of safety and support boats and two of Freshwater’s Lifeboats. It’s set to be a spectacular sight and an emotions will be running high when the swimmers come ashore.
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