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 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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