Pier2Pier sea swim – 2022

Pier2Pier sea swim Isle of Wight 2022.Saturday 30th July 2022 at 12.45pm

(with a back-up date of 13th August 2022 at 12.15pm)

****STOP PRESS**** Entry is full, but please contact us if you wish to be put on the reserve list.

Now in its 68th year, the Pier2Pier Sea Swim Isle of Wight is a 1.8 mileopen water event organised by the Isle of Wight Marlins Swim Club, under the auspices of the British Long Distance Swimming Association (BLDSA). The swim starts adjacent to Sandown Pier and follows the Sandown to Shanklin Bay, a stunning stretch of coastline lined by dramatic sandstone cliffs. The race ends on the beach outside the Shanklin Rowing Club, which is located by the site of the old Shanklin Pier that was destroyed in the gales of 1987. The route takes in beautiful sandy beaches and the esplanade walk that tracks the swim route has many lovely cafés – perfect for family and friends who come to watch, and for a post-swim lunch!

For more information and to enter please click on this link: P2P Sea Swim 2022

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 and can assist to contact Andrew Dean at arcdean@btinternet.com with their details.  Please help us to keep this iconic event going by supporting us if you can.