Get involved Swimming Solent Swims 2019 Join us for one of our most popular open water swims and swim the Solent to the Isle of Wight. The Solent is the stretch of water that separates mainland England from the Isle of Wight. Starting in Gosport, you will swim two and a half to three miles (depending on the tide) across the Solent to reach Ryde Sands on the Isle of Wight. You’ll be guided by rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) and kayaks the whole way to ensure a safe crossing, so there will be help and support on hand at all times, should you need it. Wetsuits are optional. All dates are currently full. Occasionally people drop out so if you are really keen to join us this summer then please do get in touch and we will add you to the waiting list. 2019 Solent Swim dates: Sunday 14th July - Completed Monday 15th July - Completed Saturday 10th August - Full Sunday 11th August - Full Saturday 7th September - Full Sunday 22nd September - Full Saturday 5th October - Full Please note: Aspire Solent Swims are weather dependant and may have to be postponed, so please be flexible with your dates. We will always have contingency dates available should we have to postpone. 2020 Solent Swim dates: we will be announcing dates for next year's Solent Swims in October. Register your interest now by emailing [email protected]. Photos from our Solent Swim on 15th July 2019: Deposit with minimum sponsorship will be required to take part. For more information please email Andrew on [email protected] or call him on 07825 740623. Testimonials from previously Aspire Solent Swimmers Ghouls and her team beat the Solent From knee injury to swimming the Solent Taunton School swimmers do it again A team effort raises over £8000 "He really needs to get a move on" Other swimming events How we help Booking for this event has now closed.