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Swim Stroke Masterclass with Ocean Walker

On 13 Feb 2016, world renowned ‪#‎openwater‬ swimmer Adam Walker is running a Swim Stroke Masterclass camp at Canford Sports Centre, Dorset for a maximum of 10 people.

Ocean Walker Adam is the first British person to complete the hardest seven ocean swims in the World. Adam will give live demos of his stroke and explain the benefits of his swimming style.

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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.


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Apply to enter the 7th East Dorset Open Water SC 2km & 3.8km Seahorse Swim which will take place on 3 July 2016 near Knoll Beach, Studland by kind permission of the National Trust and in support of the Seahorse Trust.
– This is not an ASA event.
– You will find videos from previous Swims under the Gallery tab. Follow the menu links.
Click for 2015 report and results 2014 report and results and gallery; 2013 report and results; 2012 press release and 2012 results; 2011 swim results and 2010 press release and results.

Featured Articles

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ASA South West Open Water Development Course 2016

ASA SW Region are running a 2 day course over 2 weekends to introduce new swimmers aged 12 to 17 years into this growing element of aquatic sport and to develop skills for open water swimming.

Part 1 – Workshops, Land Training & Pool Eexercises
Saturday 28 May 2016 At Cheddar Pool

Part 2 – Open Water Swimming Skills and Practice
Saturday 4 June 2016 At Preston Beach, Weymouth

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EDOWSC Membership Applications and Renewals 2016

The Membership year for EDOWSC and the ASA runs from 1 Jan to 31 Dec. We hope everyone enjoyed swimming with us in 2015 and will renew their membership by 31 January to to continue doing so this year and enable the Club to make its required full membership return to the ASA by mid-Feb. Find out to join / renew and pay here.

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EDOWSC 10km Swim Results

Congratulations to all nine swimmers who took part in our 10km swim on 13 September 2015. With very testing conditions and a ‘lumpy’ sea, everyone swam magnificently!

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Brownsea Swim 2015 Results

The 2015 around Brownsea Island Swim on 2 August 2015 was well-supported by EDOWSC swimmers and volunteers. Our thanks as always go

  • RLSS Poole for organising the event and providing safety cover assisted by local lifeguarding clubs.
  • National Trust
  • John Lewis Partnership
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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.

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Seahorse Swim 2015 Results

Our sixth annual Seahorse Swim on 5 July 2015 attracted swimmers from all over the country to Knoll Beach, Studland for 3.8km and 2km events in support of the Seahorse Trust. It was a good to see current and former club swimmers winning their their categories.

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Entries for Seahorse Swim 2016

Sunday 3 July 2016 – Knoll Beach, Studland

Applications to enter the 2km or 3.8km event distances are OPEN.

East Dorset Open Water Swimming Club is organising its seventh open water swim across Studland Bay, near Swanage on the Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, by kind permission of the National Trust and in support of the Seahorse Trust. The swim will be held in affiliation with the BLDSA for wetsuit and non wetsuit competitors, aged 16/O.

Start: from Knoll Beach, Studland peninsula
Swims: 2km or 3.8km (non-transferable)
Registration: 8am to 9am
Briefing: 9.15am
Start Time: 10am
Entry Fee – £35, or £38 inclusive of temporary BLDSA Day Membership
No entries will be accepted on event day.

Awards to the top 3 fastest male / female swimmers in both wetsuit and non wetsuit categories and trophies for first local 3.8km male / female non-wetsuit swimmer over 40.

Events

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Provisional Events Calendar 2016

Click to view calendar which is being updated – please check back soon for 2016 listings.
The club meets at Shore Road in Poole (just east of Sandbanks) on Tuesdays 6.00 pm for a 6.15 pm swim. The first swim of the 2016 season for Club members will be mid April. Naturally the decision to swim is subject to weather and sea conditions. Contact Gerry Griffin for further details. Sunday swims for Club members who are experienced open water swimmers recommence in May 2016 (same time and place).
Please note initial taster sessions are only available on the first Tuesday of each month (commencing May to September). If bad weather prevents this on the first Tuesday, it will be on the following Tuesday.
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Competitions

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Open Water Swimming Officials needed in South West

Do you want to officiate at events in the open air, rather than in a steamy swimming pool? Well you can enjoy the benefits of sun, sea and sand whilst judging a swimming event!

ASA SW Region are running development courses for existing and new officials during the 2016 season:

Saturday 28 May 2016 – Cheddar Pool, classroom and pool sessions
Saturday 4 June 2016 – Weymouth, practical sessions on beach and boat. Learn about officiating at Open Water events, update on rules from the 2013 FINA Congress. Practical experience in boats and with swimmers. Plus “ Spot the Foul”.

Social

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EDOWSC 2016 AGM

Our AGM will be held on Sun 7 Feb 2016. The function room at The Junction, Broadstone has been booked from 12 to 4pm. The AGM from 1.30pm will be preceded by a finger buffet (12.15pm to 1.15pm). Following the AGM there will be a discussion and talk / video on:
– the Future of the Club
– Bob Holman’s Channel Swim
We need to confirm number of attendees who wish to eat by 20 January so please inform Gerry now.

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Open Water Coaching in Growing Demand

The IoS is now delivering the ASA Level 2 Award Coaching Open Water Swimming QCF which is aimed at Level 2 Swimming or Triathlon Coaches who want to acquire specialist knowledge delivering open water swimming sessions to a range of participants. Read on to register your interest.

Videos

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Australian open water swimmers visit AIS

The Australian Open Water Swimming team are getting ready for the Rio Olympics and recently took part in a camp at the AIS to help them prepare.

Audio

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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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