Swimming the Solent

Not the biggest fan of cold water

On Monday 25 July 2011 at 6.30am I’ll be plunging into the Solent at Hurst Castle and swimming across to the Isle of Wight to raise money for the Samaritans.

The Solent is well known for its treacherous tides and even in July the water will be a chilly 16 degrees Celsius. The route crosses more than a mile of the busy Western Approaches, equivalent to about 90 lengths of a 25 metre pool.

There will be 30 of us swimming with some canoeists and lifeboats standing by. All the money raised will help the Samaritans achieve their aim of providing round-the-clock support on the Island for the first time.

Please help me massively exceed my target of £1000 by making a donation through my JustGiving page.

There’s more about the event and the Isle of Wight Samaritans on the Swim the Solent website.

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