Bob Holman and Emile Foote

News

Round Brownsea Island Swim 2014

They say every open water swimmer has a story to tell. Here is Swimmer 457’s (aka Bob Holman, Chairman of EDOWSC). The article featured in the October 2014 issue of Swimming Times.

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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 on 15 April 2014 through to September and Sunday sessions for experienced club open water swimmers begin on 4 May 2014. Initial taster swims are only available on the first Tuesday of the month, commencing 6 May 2014 through to August. 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 01929 556 009 or simply click on the Contact menu tab and leave us a message.

Seahorse Swim 2013 from John Bolton on Vimeo.


Studland Beach
The sixth East Dorset Open Water SC 2km & 3.8km Seahorse Swim will take place on 5 July 2015 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 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

Vote for EDOWSC – The Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund 2014

Like @edowsc supplying hot chocolate & safety cover at #openwater sessions? Please vote for us to win £300 in the @GalaxyHotChoc Fund campaign.

Southborne EDOWSC 10km Swim 2014 Results

Jordan Young (02:55:52), Rob Kellaway (03:05:12) and Mark Harris (03:05:40) were the fastest 3 finishers in the club sea swim from Sandbanks to Southbourne on 7 September 2014.

Tom, Judith, Chris and Mark of the @edowsc Chilli Nutters Chilli Nutters Channel Relay 2014

Update 16 Aug 2am #edCN14 – @edowsc Chilli Nutters got the go ahead for their Channel relay crossing and left Dover at 11am on Fri 15 Aug. They completed it after 15h 14m of challenging conditions – well done to all.

Brownsea Swim 2014 Brownsea Swim 2014 Results

The 2014 around Brownsea Island Swim on 13 July 2014 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

Seahorse Swim 2014 Seahorse Swim 2014

Our Swim21 accredited club’s open water Seahorse Swim across Studland Bay in support of The Seahorse Trust and National Trust took place on 22 Jun 2014 and was filmed by Ross Birnie & Will Goldenberg.

Lynne Cox Lynne Cox – Open Water Swimming Manual

Lynne Cox has set open water swimming records across the world, and now she has focused her decades-long experience and expertise into this definitive guide to swimming.

Seahorse Swim

Seahorse Swim 2014 Entries open for Seahorse Swim 2015

Sunday 5 July 2015 – Knoll Beach, Studland

Applications to enter the event are now OPEN.

East Dorset Open Water Swimming Club is organising its sixth 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 – £32, or £35 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

Calendar-Icon150 Provisional Events Calendar

The calendar is regularly updated – please check back in November for 2015 listings. and when provided, events on British Swimming calendar * (with contact details of officials organiser).

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 2015 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 2015 (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.

* means Club targeted

Competitions

southbourne-2 EDOWSC 10km Swim 2014

The annual informal 10km swim for East Dorset Open Water Swimming Club members is set for Sunday 7 Sept.

There will be a staggered start and the favourable tide means the slower swimmers will set off first around 7am from Sandbanks Beach, near the Lifeguards Station (note NOT our usual Shore Road venue) with everyone aiming to finish at Fishermans Walk for refreshments around 11am.

Social

Swimmers Storm Repairs 2014 – Shore Road Beach

The storms of winter 2013/14 caused a significant loss of sand along this frontage and work was prioritised to ensure the beach is wide enough to protect properties and infrastructure against further winter storms. Read project timetable.

Swim 21

the-asa300 Calling all ASA Volunteers

2014 sees the launch of the first ASA annual volunteer satisfaction survey for all ASA volunteers.

The survey will not only offer you the opportunity to tell the ASA more about your current experience, but to highlight any additional support or training that you would like to receive.

Videos

video2 Great Scottish Swim 2014

World class athletes, around 2,500 amateur swimmers, and a huge number of supporters and spectators, were part of Scotland’s biggest ever open water swimming event, the Great Scottish Swim.

Audio

head3a The long crawl to France

Find out what goes into to becoming an English Channel swimmer!