Iconic Isle of Wight Pier2Pier Sea Swim Event Confirmed. We are delighted to announce that the Pier2Pier Sea Swim Isle
Iconic Isle of Wight Pier2Pier Sea Swim Event Confirmed.
We are delighted to announce that the Pier2Pier Sea Swim Isle of Wight 2024 is open for entries! The event takes place on Saturday 20th July 2024 at 12pm, with a back-up date of Saturday 3rd August 2024 in the event of bad weather.
You can enter by clicking this link
For the first time we are including a 15-17 years age category, and so please encourage the younger swimmers in your family to join us.
This event tends to sell out very quickly and so we would encourage you to enter as soon as you can. Please also spread the word amongst your swimming community.
We look forward to seeing you next July, and would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a merry Christmas and very best wishes for the New Year.
on behalf of Marlins Swim Club Isle of Wight
The swimmers enter the sea from the beach alongside the Sandown Pier, and then swim across the 1.8 miles of the Bay to finish on the beach outside the Shanklin/Sandown Rowing Club. Whilst the results are processed the Rowing Club members supply everyone with well-earned refreshments.
To ensure the safety of the swimmers the crews of the Sandown/Shanklin and the Ryde Inshore Independent Lifeboats, and members of the Shanklin Deep Sea Fishing Club provide powered craft.
The first line of safety is supplied by kayakers, supervised by the Isle of Wight Kayak Club. The organisers are requesting anyone who is a kayaker or canoeist or paddle boarder and can assist to contact Adrian.firstname.lastname@example.org with their details. Please help us to keep this iconic event going by supporting us if you can.
Support for the event has been received from Godshill Model Village, Wight Crystal Water, Tesco Extra Ryde, and also Wightlink and Red Funnel, and we thank them for this.
For further details contact Fiona Claxton
Pier2Pier Sea Swim Isle of Wight – Saturday 20th July 2024
Entry Closing Date: Wednesday 13th July 2024
(Saturday) 12:00 pm