Chris Parkin, Race Director

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Seahorse Swim 2017 Entries

Entries to the Seahorse Swim will open on 13 February 2017 at 10am! Please put it in your diary and go to the registration page at the link below to make sure you don’t miss out.

https://app.lap.io/event/2017-seahorse-swim

We’re making some improvements to the swim this year by teaming up with Race Timing Solutions and Lapio to provide chip timing with live results. This year, finishers will also receive a bespoke commemorative medal and the chance to win a raffle prize.

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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 31 January to continue doing so in 2017 and enable the Club to make its required full membership return to the ASA by mid-Feb.

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 Entries

Entries to the Seahorse Swim will open on 13 February 2017 at 10am! Please put it in your diary and go to the registration page at the link below to make sure you don’t miss out.

https://app.lap.io/event/2017-seahorse-swim

We’re making some improvements to the swim this year by teaming up with Race Timing Solutions and Lapio to provide chip timing with live results. This year, finishers will also receive a bespoke commemorative medal and the chance to win a raffle prize.

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

FINA logo

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

Braodstone Golf Club

EDOWSC Annual General Meeting 5 Feb 2017

Our club AGM & lunch will take place on Sunday 5 February 2017 (noon to 4pm) at Broadstone Golf Club, Wentworth Drive, Broadstone BH18 8DQ

Dress code is smart casual at the golf club. Please can anyone intending to come to the AGM advise Chris Milliner (mailto:dizzyheights3@hotmail.com) by 21 January 2017 so we can make arrangements with the catering.

We encourage as many of you as possible to come along and celebrate the successes of last year and share your feedback. We are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers with ideas which could move the club forward. Any contribution is always welcome so please don’t hold back if your time is limited and you fancy making a difference.

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

Shelley Taylor-Smith keynote

Seven-time World number one Women’s Marathon Swimmer, Shelley Taylor-Smith is the only woman to hold a number one world ranking for both men and women in the history of any sport. This ranking led to the governing body, FINA, creating equal prize money and separate rankings for both genders that has left a global legacy for women and Shelley regards this as her greatest personal achievement.

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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