Anna Wardley completes Five Island Swim Channel with swim around Isle of Wight


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37-year-old Anna Wardley from Gosport in Hampshire has become the first person in nearly 30 years to swim solo, non-stop, around Isle of Wight. She completed the challenge in 26 hours, 33 minutes and 28 seconds – more than three hours ahead of schedule – and completed then also her two-year Five Island Swim Challenge, to swim around Dragonera (Mallorca, Spain), Portsea (Hampshire, UK), Jersey (Channel Islands), Tiree (Inner Hebrides, Scotland) and the Isle of Wight (Solent, UK), raising funds for the Samaritans, the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust and Sail Africa. She completed the challenge under the rules of the British Long Distance Swimming Association wearing just a standard swimming costume, goggles and a swimming cap.

Here is a nice video from when she completed the swim around Portsea Island

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