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How Cold is Too Cold?

Jane Saycell of Portsmouth University talks about “How Cold is Too Cold? Research Determinates of Cold Water Swimming” in Session 2 of the FINA World Sports Medicine Congress 2016.

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Club Members

Our thriving Club is supported entirely by volunteers : people like you! Even if you don't fancy a dip in the sea, we can always do with more help.You could:

– walk the beach, ensuring swimmers have a safe enjoyable experience
– man one of our safety canoes as a qualified lifeguard.
– take the register so we know all our swimmers are accounted for
– help prepare refreshments and hot drinks.

And if that hasn't whetted your appetite, Gerry Griffin will happily get you involved

You can contact Gerry by email: Gerry-Wareham2003@hotmail.co.uk

Join Us

We are a group of open water swimming enthusiasts of varying abilities. Our members range from competitive swimmers and triathletes to social swimmers who enjoy swimming in relative safety with like-minded people. Swimmers are organised into small groups of similar abilities. When possible, the club arranges for safety cover in the form of accompanying kayaks and beach walking observers

Tuesday sessions for Club Members will recommence mid April 2015 through to September and Sunday sessions for experienced club open water swimmers begin May 2015. Initial taster swims are only available on the first Tuesday of the month, commencing May 2015 through to August.

You will find more information on the Club and how to book a taster session and become a member under the About menu tab.

Seahorse Swim 2013 from John Bolton on Vimeo.


Studland Beach
The 8th East Dorset Open Water SC Seahorse Swim will take place on 2 July 2017 near Knoll Beach, Studland by kind permission of the National Trust and in support of the Seahorse Trust.
– This is not an ASA event.
- Media from previous Swims is accessible under the Gallery tab. Click for reports and results from 2016; 2015 ; 2014; 2013; 2012; 2011 and 2010.

Featured Articles

EDOWSC Membership Applications and Renewals 2017

The Membership year for EDOWSC and the ASA runs from 1 Jan to 31 Dec. We hope everyone enjoyed swimming with us in 2016 and will renew their membership by 24 February to continue doing so in 2017 and enable the Club to make its required full membership return to the ASA.

EDOWSC 10km Swim 2016

Congratulations to all 9 EDOWSC swimmers who enjoyed a fabulous 10km swim from Southbourne to Shore Road, Poole on 11 Sep 2016.

Mark Shakles

29 EDOWSC members complete Brownsea Swim 2016

Following on from a summer of outstanding Channel Achievements, EDOWSC members put in a strong showing in the 2016 Brownsea Swim. In challenging conditions. 29 EDOWSC swimmers finished the race. View results.

Time Trial 16 Aug 2016

12 took part in our fourth informal Time Trial of the season, swimming either to the first groyne in the Sandbanks direction and back to the RNLI Lifeguard station at Shore Road (1km) or continuing on to Flaghead Chine and back (2km). Well done!

Seahorse Swim 2016

Seahorse Swim 2016 Results

We held our seventh annual Seahorse Swim on Sunday 3 July 2016 attracting swimmers from all over the country. The swim from Knoll Beach, Studland was held by kind permission of the National Trust and in support of the Seahorse Trust and was blessed with good weather. View race report, results and media from the event.

Kitbrix kitbags

Kitbrix discount for Club Members

Seahorse Swim prize sponsors Kitbrix are delighted to offer EDOWSC club members a £5.00 discount on their kitbags (using code edowsc5) via Kitbrix. Robert Aldous introduces his company and explains why the kitbags are particularly suitable for open water swimmers and triathletes.

Seahorse Swim

Chris Parkin, Race Director

Seahorse Swim 2017 – Waiting List opens

The Seahorse Swim on 2 July 2017 is now full!

However, it is likely there will be withdrawals so please sign up for the waiting list. When an entry becomes available the first person on the list will be given a chance to enter.

Events

Provisional Events Calendar 2017

Click to view calendar which is regularly updated – please check back regularly for more 2017 listings.
The club meets at Shore Road in Poole (just east of Sandbanks) on Tuesdays 6.00 pm for a 6.30 pm swim. The first swim of the 2017 season for Club members will be 18 April. Naturally the decision to swim is subject to weather and sea conditions. Contact Matt Smith for further details. Sunday swims for Club members who are experienced open water swimmers commence in May 2017 (same place, date and times to be confirmed).
Please note initial taster sessions are only available on specified dates. If bad weather prevents this, it will be on the next Taster session in the month.
Informal club time trials over various distances for those who to participate will be on the third Tuesday: 16 May, 20 June, 18 July, 15 August 2016.
* means Club targeted

Competitions

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New FINA wetsuit specification

Reminder: The new FINA requirements for swimwear approval (FRSA) have been released with effect from 1 January 2017. The section that applies to wetsuits is reproduced below.

Social

EDOWSC Pre-Season Social, AGM and Skittles Evening 28 Mar 2017

Following the postponement of the Club AGM on 5 Feb we are proposing to hold a pre-season social event on Tuesday 28 March at 7pm at the Coach & Horses, Wimborne which will include the AGM, a short briefing on ideas and events for the new swimming season, followed by a game of skittles to round off the evening.

Swim 21

swim21 accredited Clubs

swim21 accreditation is the ASA’s recognised kitemark for the development of effective, ethical and sustainable affiliated clubs.

View list of swim21 Essential Accredited Clubs (correct at 25 October 2016) which includes EDOWSC.

Videos

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How Hot is Too Hot?

Professor Jim Cotter, Otago University (NZL) and Dr Carl Bradford, Otago University (NZL) discuss the topic “How Hot is Too Hot? Open Water Swimming in Warm Temperatures” in Session 2 of the FINA World Sports Medicine Congress 2016.

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Interview: Lynne Cox and Meghan Wren

WHYY Public Media: Lynne Cox on open water swimming; and Meghan Wren on swimming across the Delaware Bay

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