If you are interested in registering your interest for our 2021 Solent Swim please email [email protected]

Join us for one of our most popular open water swims across the Solent, the stretch of water that separates mainland England from the Isle of Wight.  For the first time this year we will be offering a choice of two Solent routes: our Classic Eastern route and new Western route. 

Eastern Solent

Starting in Stokes Bay, you will swim two and a half to three miles (depending on tides) 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.

2020 Eastern Solent Swim dates: 

15 August – ONE space remaining

16 August – Good availability

12 September – Full

26 September – Full

To book your place email [email protected]

Western Solent

Our brand new swim for 2020 will see swimmers meet at Keyhaven near Milton on Sea before being taken by boat to a point close to The Needles on The Isle of Wight. You will then swim the 3 mile distance (depending on tides) back to Hurst Castle. Full safety cover will be provided by RiBs and kayakers and you will have marker buoy check points to guide you across. Wetsuits optional.

2020 Western Solent Swim date:

5th September – Good availability

Deposit with minimum sponsorship will be required to take part. For more information please email Andrew on [email protected].

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