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Five Island Swim Challenge

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The Five Island Swim Challenge is a series of five charity swims totaling 150 miles around Dragonera (Mallorca, Spain), Portsea (Hampshire, UK), Jersey (Channel Islands), Tiree (Inner Hebrides, Scotland) and the Isle of Wight (Solent, UK) by Anna Wardley, a marathon swimmer from Great Britain.

Anna Wardley[edit]

The 37-year-old marathon swimmer has completed the English Channel and the Strait of Gibraltar on 6 April 2010 in 5 hours 59 minutes. She has also competed at the World Ice Swimming Championships on the Finnish-Russian border, in the Hellespont Race from Europe to Asia, the Midmar Mile in South Africa, and in the 21-mile Double Windermere in the Lake District.

Before her first Channel attempt in 2007, Anna was an occasional pool swimmer, logging just 40-lenghts, twice a week in her local pool.She also created and will attempt

Five Island Swim Challenge[edit]

  • Sa Dragonera in Mallorca, Spain on 27 May 2012, 6 miles at 18°C - 10 km swum in 4 hours 40 minutes
  • Portsea in Hampshire, United Kingdom in June 2012, 13 miles at 13°C - 13 miles swum in 7 hours 20 minutes
  • Round Jersey in the Channel Islands in June 2013, 41 miles at 14°C - 41 miles swum in 11 hours 53 minutes
  • Tiree in Inner Hebrides, Scotland in August 2013, 30 miles at 13°C - 22 miles swum in 16 hours 9 minutes
  • Isle of Wight in Solvent, United Kingdom in September 2013, 56 miles at 16°C - 56 miles swum in 26 hours 33 minutes

Charity Swims[edit]

Her challenge is a part of Anna’s Turning the Tide campaign to raise £50,000 for the Samaritans, a 24-7 support for anyone experiencing distress and despair, Toe in the Water for re-inspiring injured service personnel through competitive sailing, and Sail Africa for improving the life chances of disadvantaged young people in Durban through sailing.

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