Swimming the Solent update

Sunrise over the Solent

I made it to the Isle of Wight on my swim and thanks to everyone who donated raised £1200 for Samaritans.

Despite strong winds at the weekend it turned out to be a lovely morning for the swim yesterday.

It was colder than I expected. I was one of the few swimmers not wearing a wetsuit but hot tea at the finish and the rising sun soon warmed me up.

Reaching the Isle of Wight

Having trained to do crawl I ended up swimming breaststroke most of the way as I wanted to take in the view, so I have a whole new set of muscles hurting today!

Here’s how it looked on the way back in the boat:

The Solent later that morning

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