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The Great British Open Water Elite Series 2017

Great Swim in association with British Swimming present a new open water race series for 2017.

The Great British Open Water Elite Series will consist of 4 races over a variety of distances across the summer with overall series cash prizes awarded to the Top 3 male and female athletes and additional prizes in the form of exclusive sponsor product for 4th and 5th placed athletes. The overall series male and female winners will also be invited to attend a British Swimming Open Water program activity with members of the national team.

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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 18April 2017 through to late September / mid-Oct and Sunday sessions for experienced club open water swimmers will begin May 2017. Please note initial taster sessions are only available on the following Tuesdays: 16 May, 23 May, 6 June, 13 June, 20 June, 27 June, 4 July, 11 July, 1 August, 15 August and 5 September (unless notified otherwise).

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

Seahorse Swim 2014

EDOWSC Membership Applications 2017

The Membership year for EDOWSC and the ASA runs from 1 Jan to 31 Dec. We hope you will enjoy swimming with us in 2017. We have completed our ASA Membership return for those indicating they wished to renew their membership. Read on for details of how to join our Club.

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.

Seahorse Swim

Sold out

Seahorse Swim 2017 Sold Out

Thank you to everyone who has entered The Seahorse Swim 2017 on 2 July which is sold out. The waiting list is now closed but we will reopen it if necessary.

Meanwhile if you haven’t already done so sign up for the event’s Facebook Group for updates.

View race details.

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 Gerry Griffin 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 date in the month.
* means Club targeted

Competitions

Great Swim Series

The Great British Open Water Elite Series 2017

Great Swim in association with British Swimming present a new open water race series for 2017.

The Great British Open Water Elite Series will consist of 4 races over a variety of distances across the summer with overall series cash prizes awarded to the Top 3 male and female athletes and additional prizes in the form of exclusive sponsor product for 4th and 5th placed athletes. The overall series male and female winners will also be invited to attend a British Swimming Open Water program activity with members of the national team.

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

Open Water Swimmer Safety: Coaches’ Role

Prof David Gerrard, University of Otago (NZL) and Dr Kevin Boyd (GBR) talk about “Open Water Swimmer Safety: Coaches’ Role” in Session 6 of the FINA World Sports Medicine Congress 2016.

Audio

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Interview with Tom Kean

Tom’s early morning swim has lead to a rapidly growing open-water swimming business

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