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.