Over 1.1 million primary school children will break up for half term next week unable to be safe in and around water.
The ASA and Kellogg’s surveyed 3,501 primary schools on how many of their children have attained Key Stage 2 swimming requirements. It found 51% of children aged seven to eleven cannot swim the length of a typical swimming pool (25 metres) unaided.[continue reading...]
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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
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
Due to some unseasonably cold weather, our Tuesday sessions for Club Members will recommence on 30 April 2013 (14 days later than planned) through to September and Sunday sessions for experienced club open water swimmers begin on 5 May 2013. Initial taster swims are only available on the first Tuesday of the month,commencing 7 May 2013. You will find more information on the Club and how to join under the About menu tab.
If you can swim continuously for a minimum of 30 minutes, why not give Gerry, our Membership Secretary a call on 07532 187 680 or simply click on the Contact menu tab and leave us a message.
– Held by kind permission of the National Trust, in support of the Seahorse Trust.
– This is not an ASA event.
– Enter and pay online - entries are accepted on a strictly first come first served basis
– Videos from Swims are posted in our Gallery. Follow the menu links.
Click for 2012 press release and 2012 results, 2011 swim and 2010 press release and results.
24 June 2012 – Studland, Dorset
We would like to thank the National Trust, RLSS Poole, Branksome and Boscombe Lifeguards, St John Ambulance and all our volunteer helpers who contributed to make this a safe, enjoyable event for competitors and spectators.
Openwaterpedia. It is great for research, reference and enhancing one’s knowledge and appreciation of the sport.
Open water swimming is becoming increasingly popular. And like any other aquatics discipline it needs officials to insure events run smoothly.
“Let’s do something different” exclaimed Club President Ali Budynkiewicz. “Let’s spend a day swimming at some different and unusual locations”.
“I’ve always been drawn to water. Maybe it’s all the fun it’s given me, all the adventures. Perhaps it’s how I feel when I’m in it – I feel free.” – Robson Green
Coaches Quarterly offers innovative training ideas and invaluable tips and the Spring 2008 edition features an open water report.
The fourth annual 3.8km Seahorse Swim on 23 Jun 2013 is now full.
Please find below competitor entry status as at 18 March 2013. Applicants marked with a ‘P’ or ‘Q’ have until 26 March 2013 to remit correct payments due otherwise they will forfeit their application and their provisional place will be offered to a reserve. In addition to the list below, we are awaiting competitor information for 6 places by 26 March 2013, for which a payment has been received.
We are now accepting applications for Reserves who will be offered places as they become vacant, on a first come first served basis from entries received with correct payment. No entries will be accepted on event day.
There are over 135 events in the calendar and the page is regularly updated – please check back for new listings. Also view events on British Swimming calendar * (with contact details of officials organiser, list updated 26 Apr 2013)
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 2013 season for Club members was on 16 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 on 5 May 2013 (same time and place).
Please note initial taster sessions are only available on the first Tuesday of each month (commencing 7 May to September). If bad weather prevents this on the first Tuesday, it will be on the following Tuesday.
* means Club targeted
This event returns to Preston Beach, Weymouth on Saturday and Sunday 29 and 30 June 2013:
The 10km Reg Blackburn Trophy Race will be held on the Saturday afternoon.
As at 6 February this is the only 10km race in Britain this year. It is hoped to have another 10km race, swum concurrently, which will be for swimmers not competing in the Reg Blackburn race.
On Sunday there will be 750m, 1,5km, 2km, 3km and 5km races. These will commence from 10am with the first briefing at 9am.
Daniel Start will already be known to many of you as an award-winning travel writer, photographer and author of best-sellers “Wild Swimming” and “Wild Swimming Coast”.
Start, Tania Pascoe and Jo Keeling have written the “Wild Guide to the South West” which promises night walks and campfires, wild swimming and secret coves amongst more than 500 suggestions to help you plan the perfect escape in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset or Somerset.
During the open water swimming season, we will be keeping you informed of how we are catering for the increased popularity of our Club and sport.
Our first taster session of 2013 on 7 May went well with thanks to Gerry, Jan and Mark. We had 36 swimmers in the water including 13 tasters so it can be a little hectic!
This year our membership is likely to exceed 100. So we want to spread our volunteers’ workload whilst ensuring enough people are available to assist on Tuesday club nights, particularly when we are running taster sessions.
Olympian Marc Jenkins shows how to prepare for the open water swimming leg of a Triathlon. Marc and a training partner demonstrate deep-water starts and tips for how best to be positioned in the water whilst waiting for the gun.
Marc also covers sighting, practising turns, tumble turns and the rolling technique when pulling round the buoy, which helps maintain momentum. Marc also shows how best to exit the water.