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swim2bestivalThe Swim2Bestival crew, who each year taken on the challenge to swim across the Solent, are set to appear on television tomorrow (Sunday).

BBC One South will air a new series of Sea City at 16:45, the first episode of which will follow the intrepid aquatic chums from Swim2Bestival as they swim across the Solent on their way to a madcap weekend of hi-jinx last September.

An annual run-up to the festival since 2007, Swim2Bestival recruited 26 swimmers in 2013, all of whom made it across the Solent within an hour and ten minutes!  The fastest swimmer zipped across in just 33 minutes and between them all they raised a Swim2Bestival record total of £17,156.40 for charity, which helped them gain a Kellogg’s ASA 2013 Swimtastic Gold Award for fundraising. Every year a proportion of the funds raised go to the Island Youth Water Activity Centre who run activities and courses for the benefit of all young people on the Isle of Wight. Swimmers also raise money for charities close to their hearts.

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Also appearing on the BBC series is cross-Solent ferry operator Red Funnel.

If you fancy yourself as a Solent-swimming cash-raising adventurer you can apply to Swim2Bestival here.

Photograph courtesy of Rachel Dodd. 

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