West Wight Solent Swim success

By Richard Wright

Thursday, July 10, 2014

 

West Wight Solent Swim success

Swimmers from the West Wight Solent Swim arrive back to cheers on the Isle of Wight. Picture by Nathan Lewis.

IT WASN’T wild — but it was a bit on the choppy side for 64 cross-Solent swimmers.

The latest Wild West Solent Swim on Sunday was completed by 63 of the swimmers, with one retiring after inhaling water during the one-and-a-half-mile swim from Hurst Castle to Colwell.

They were welcomed ashore on the Isle of Wight by hundreds of people.

Each raised at least £250 for West Wight Sports Centre, which relies on fundraising to stay afloat, and expects to receive £30,000 from those who took part, who also supported other charities.

For more on this story, please see the Isle of Wight County Press tomorrow, Friday, July 11.

See a short film of the event, made by filmmaker and participant Joe Briscoe, below:

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