Pier2Pier sea swim – 2020

Pier2Pier sea swim. 2020 event sadly cancelled. Date for 2021 – 7th August, midday start.

It is with regret that the IOW Marlins Masters Swim Club has taken the decision to cancel this years Pier2Pier Sea Swim. This is due to the fact that we could not confidently run an event that would fulfill our social responsibility obligations and would be enjoyable for the swimmers and spectators alike, given the current uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 situation.

Bob Cooper, Safety Officer and Chair of the IOW Marlins Swim Club said, “This has been a very difficult decision to make as we had an entry of 150 swimmers, with 120 of them coming from the mainland, and I know that several of them had booked accommodation to stay over and enjoy the Island. Unfortunately, try as hard as we could, there was no practical plan available for us to provide social distancing at the start location of Sandown Lifeboat Station and the finish at the Shanklin and Sandown Rowing Club. The event traditionally draws large crowds of spectators as well as the swimmers. However, I am pleased to announce that we intend to hold the event next year on Saturday the 7th August 2021 with a start time of noon. Again we will be having 150 entries as we are inviting this years entrants to retain their entry. Please visit resultsbase.com for more information.”