Pier2Pier Sea Swim IOW 2024
The Pier2Pier Sea Swim Isle of Wight is a 1.8 mile open water event organised by the Isle of Wight Marlins Swim Club, under the auspices of the British Long Distance Swimming Association (BLDSA).
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Join us for our 70th year anniversary event, a very special celebration.
The Pier2Pier Sea Swim Isle of Wight is a 1.8 mile open 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.
All independent and club swimmers, skins and wetsuit swimmers are welcome. The Isle of Wight Marlins Swim Club aim to organise a friendly and enjoyable event, whilst providing a challenge for all swimmers. Trophies will be awarded for various swim-stroke, age and team categories, with a commemorative keepsake presented to each winning swimmer.
New for 2024, a 15-17 age category offers a great opportunity for younger open water swimmers to gain competition experience in a supportive environment.
Family and friends can enjoy a stroll along the Esplanade walk that tracks the route of the Pier2Pier Sea Swim, taking in beautiful sandy beaches as well as some delightful coffee and lunch stops along the way! More than half of the Island is a designated “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty”, with its mild climate, stunning coastline and fascinating history, making it the perfect place to stay for a few days either before or after the event.
This year the Isle of Wight was awarded the “Best UK Destination of the Year” in the Group Leisure & Travel Awards – join us and find out why!”
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