Application for Rib Crew

The nominated charity for are making their final plans as to an event in 2017. Please note that you cannot currently pre-register, but there is no date set for the event and it may not take place for 2017. We will not confirm receipt of your application until any plans are in place for the Swim the Solent 2017 to take place. We would advise that you may wish to look for other Swim the Solent 2017 events to be sure of a place.

Applications for the Swim the Solent 2017 are due to open in early 2017. More details on the swim will be made available then including dates, nominated charity and further information.

Please take time to read through the Swim the Solent frequently asked questions here.

However, you may subscribe to the Swim the Solent newsletter:

Your details are never passed onto third parties (except those organisations/companies directly involved in administering the Swim the Solent – you will not receive any marketing or newsletter other than the newsletters) and you may unsubscribe at any time.

There will be a safety briefing the night before the swim which swimmers MUST attend and all swimmers are required to spend that night on the Isle of Wight. No exceptions!

The coxswain of the escorting lifeboats or RIBs makes the final decision about whether conditions are safe on the morning of the swim.

If you are willing to volunteer your RIB, please fill in a copy of this form for yourself and each member of your crew. All participants must be over 16 years old.

    I declare that I am fit and healthy to participate in Swim the Solent. Should I not be fit on the day of the event I will notify the organisers. I understand I am participating entirely at my own risk and neither charity (Challenge & Adventure/Waterside Pool) nor any third party involved in the event (voluntary or otherwise) are culpable. is not associated with the West Wight Sports and Community Centre cross solent swim.