About Us


Swim the Wight is a Community Interest Company based on the Isle of Wight, UK


Victoria Thorneton-Field – STA Qualified Level 2 Open Water Swimming Coach and STA Brand Ambassador, SLS Tube Rescuer, oceanographer, passionate advocate for mental health and sea swimming. I have loved and had an affinity with the sea all my life. I am a founder of Swim The Wight and a huge advocate of the benefits of open water swimming. Read more

Sandy Ciccognani – STA Qualified Level 2 Open Water Swimming Coach and STA Brand Ambassador, SLS Tube Rescuer. Iā€™m Sandy. Sandy by name and by nature. As anyone who knows me well, will tell you, anywhere I go I seem to leave a trail of sand! Aka Alexandra Ciccognani and one of the founders of Swim The Wight. Read more….

Our Patrons:

Keri-anne Payne: among her achievements are two-time 10-kilometre open water world championship gold medals, and an Olympic silver medallist, Keri-anne is an inspiration and since her retirement from competitive swimming she has never been so busy including agreeing to become our patron! For more go to https://kerianne.co.uk/about/

Dr Heather Massey: definitely a person who works and plays with cold water, Heather has swum the channel and completed a round the Isle of Wight relay swim – who better to help and advise Swim The Wight. For more…

We are also very fortunate to be supported by:

Outdoor Swimming Magazine
Simon Griffiths founded this terrific magazine in 2011 and it has gone from strength to strength! Simon and his team are incredibly supportive of what we are trying to do.
The Swimming Teachers Association is the organisation through which we trained to become Open Water Swimming coaches with Keri-anne Payne
Wight Aid
A local charity, Wight Aid recognise the unique experience of living on the Isle of Wight and endeavour to help, promote and advise us to reach our goals.

Company number 13085742