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Swim Squad complete Solent Swim whilst fundraising for Level Water

We’re so proud of our swimmers for completing a challenging swim across The Solent at the weekend.

Aged between 14 and 18, our swimming pupils successfully completed the 6km crossing from Fort Gilkicker near Gosport to Ryde Sands on the Isle of Wight after many months of intensive open water training at various locations along the Dorset coast, including Chapman’s Pool, Weymouth and Studland.

It took around 2 hours for all pupils to complete the swim, with 14-year-old Max L completing the course in just I hour 8 minutes. The event was planned and supervised by experienced event organisers, Solent Swim, with kayakers accompanying each pupil and RIB boats providing full safety cover throughout the swim. 

Head of Swimming Mr Johnson commented: “This is a stunning achievement for every member of the team. The Solent is an iconic stretch of water and presents a real test of endurance and a demanding challenge for even the most accomplished swimmers, as the swell and tidal currents can be very disorientating.”

Head of Outdoor Education Mr Curry added: “It was so uplifting to be reminded what a group of young adults can achieve when they set their mind to something. A true challenge made possibly by Mr Johnson and a hardworking group of pupils and staff.”

Bryanston’s Swim Squad have raised almost £5,000 for Level Water, a national children’s charity. You can continue to show your support by clicking here and visiting the JustGiving fundraising page.