Island challenge swim over

Endurance swimmer Anna Wardley from Gosport has completed her swim around the Isle of Wight. The challenge took more than 24 hours.

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Food breaks during round the island swim

Anna Wardley with a support boat during her round the island swim
Anna Wardley with a support boat during her round the island swim Credit: Simon Jessop

Swimmer Anna Wardley has become only the fourth person to swim around the Isle of Wight. At some stages during the swim, she needed a food stop ever half an hour - taking about 57 feed breaks during the attempt.

The sea temperature for her swim was about 16.8 degrees centigrade. This was several degrees warmer than the 13.9 degrees she faced in Tiree.

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Swimmer is fourth to circle Isle of Wight

Anna Wardley during her swim round the Isle of Wight Credit: Simon Jessop

Gosport swimmer Anna Wardley has become the fourth person to swim around the Isle of Wight, in a time of 26 hours, 33 minutes and 28 seconds.

She successfully completed the swim as part of her charity fundraising challenge to swim round five islands.

The Isle of Wight was the last island she had to tackle. She previously had to pull out of a swim around the Isle of Tiree after becoming extremely cold and having trouble breathing.