The University of Portsmouth is currently running a study investigating the lower water temperature limits for FINA sanctioned open water swim races.
Researchers are keen to hear from lean fast endurance trained swimmers as these people are very similar to the athletes who participate in the FINA races.[continue reading...]
- BEST FEST 2015 – Volunteers required
- Study on lower water temperature limits for open water races
- Shore Road changing rooms
- Borough of Poole Sport and Recreation Grants 2015/16
- Consultation on designating Studland Bay a Marine Conservation Zone
- Changes to the FINA Swimming Rules
- Calling all ASA Volunteers
- Round Brownsea Island Swim 2014
- The long crawl to France
- Vote for EDOWSC – The Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund 2014
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
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.
– 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.
Like @edowsc supplying hot chocolate & safety cover at #openwater sessions? Please vote for us to win £300 in the @GalaxyHotChoc Fund campaign.
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.
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.
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
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 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.
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
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.
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
Fancy a week in the sun?
Don’t know what to do?
Or where to go?
Then BEST FEST 2015 is THE PLACE for you!
We are grateful to Judith and the Sandbanks Beach office for seeking our input and taking time to discus potential improvements to the facilities at Shore Road.
EDOWSC has been invited to apply for grant funding from the Borough of Poole for 2015/2016 providing it is for activities which support the Council’s objectives for the promotion of sports and active healthy lifestyles.
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.