SOLENT SWIM 2010 – URGENT NEWS
We very much regret that, following discussions with the Solent
Coastguard, we will not be able to swim across the Solent in September.
We have agonised long and hard over this decision, as we know
how much effort and training you have all invested into this swim,
and have not made it lightly. We have been unable to secure enough
safety canoes to ensure that you have a safe swim across the Solent,
and as we cannot compromise on safety we have to cancel the swim.
We are able to offer an alternative swim on the same day at a
similar time: along the coastline from Barton on Sea to Milford
on Sea, an open water swim of approximately 3.5 miles. We do have
enough safety vessels to enable us to offer this alternative,
as you will be swimming along the shoreline. This will be better
for spectators as they will be able to walk along the beach or
the cliff top and support you along the way.
We will completely understand if you decide that this alternative
swim is not something that you wish to take part in, as it won’t
be the same challenge as swimming across the Solent. However we
can promise you a fun open water swim with some degree of difficulty.
Please let us know your thoughts – either by email to email@example.com
or firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone: Gilly 07725 048505 or Paul 07771
Please accept our deepest apologies that we cannot offer you
the swim that you had hoped for. We really hope that you will
still carry on and participate in the alternative swim and help
us raise some much needed funds – the demand from schools
for our workshops far exceeds the monies we have available to
provide them, so we really need to raise as much money as we can
from this event.
OPEN WATER SWIMMING SESSIONS
There will be open water swimming sessions on the following Saturday
at the The Needles Eye cafe on Milford sea front (SO41 0PY for
the sat navs) at 10ish, to aim for a 10.15/10.30 start.
have been arranged in conjunction with the Lymington Triathlon
club, so there may not be a representative from Champs there.
The organiser is Valeria Sesto (email@example.com), so please
contact either Vale or myself if you need any further information.
also be worth adding that regular open water sessions are every
Monday and Wednesday at 7pm, and Friday at 6.15pm from the same
location in Milford.