Alex Clements is a British open water swimmer who participated in the Wild West Solent Swim, a 1.2-mile charity swim from Hurst Castle to Colwell Bay in England across the Solent that was conducted on behalf of the West Wight Sports and Community Centre on 26 June 2016.
Wild West Solent Swim Participants
Mark Bassom, Ali Bonnick, Lynn Brading-Palmer, Fanny Breteau, Stuart Chatfield, Alex Clements, Louise Coombs, Ellen Divver, Victoria Faulkner, Natasha Green, Antonia Greeves, Anna Griffith, Sam Grist, Adam Gutch, Chris Hayles, Sara Heinrich, Sven Herrmann, David Hollis, Stephanie Hubold, Maja Johannessen, Cathy Kay, Andrew Kendrick, Mark Lawson, Hugh McCann, Pete Millar, Irene Morrison, Ruth Noyes, Penny Noyes, Julia Olesinska, Anita Parker, Helen Ralfs, Jennifer Rooke, Kane Sears, Terry Sears, Simon Shaw, Steve Smoker, Angela Sowden, Helen Synnott, Daniel Van Cuylenburg, Jessica Waite, Martine Waitt, Kirsty Walker, Nerys Welfoot, Matt Whishaw, Stuart Whitman
The Solent is the strait that separates the Isle of Wight from the mainland of England. It is about 20 miles long and varies in width between 2.5 - 5 miles, although the shingle Hurst Spit which projects 1.5 miles into the Solent narrows the sea crossing between Hurst Castle and Colwell Bay to just over a mile.