Scilly Sea Swim Challenge 2016

Saturday, September 10, 2016 to Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Event runs Sep 10th 2016 to Sep 14th 2016

Nick Lishman: 01720 422513

Scilly sea swim challenge

The inaugural sea swim took place in 2014

The third Scilly Sea Swim Challenge, organised by Adventure Scilly is set to take place on Saturday 10th September. This year, an additional two-day event has been added for Tuesday and Wednesday 13th and 14th September. Watch the spectacle as 150 swimmers swim and walk between Scilly's main islands - from St. Mary's to St. Martin's to Tresco, Bryher, Samson, St. Agnes and back to St. Mary's.  It is not a race, simply a challenge - but a tough one that is estimated to take around 12 or 13 hours, depending on the sea conditions.

Starting at sunrise from Bar on St. Mary's north side the swimmers head first to St. Martin's arriving at Higher Town Quay. They then walk the length of the island to Lower Town Quay. Here they set off for Tresco, to Old Grimsby Quay passing Tean and St Helen's.  After walking across the backbone of Tresco to New Grimsby, they head off once again for the shortest of the swims to Bryher and then on to Samson. From Samson, comes the penultimate swim and arguably one of the toughest - through the deep channel to St. Agnes.  And then the longest swim of all to wrap up the challenge - from St. Agnes to Porthcressa Beach back on St. Mary's. 

You can view the swimmers from Tripper boats, or cheer them on as they reach land.  There's also a fun wrap up party to help everyone recover and celebrate their achievements!

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