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EDOWSC SwimTrek 2015

Short swims at several iconic beaches along the Jurassic Coast. Meet at Durdle Door Car Park at 8am on 23 August 2015.

Our friends at RLSS will provide a support boat to escort any swimmers wishing to swim from Durdle Door to Lulworth Cove as part of the SwimTrek.

As with the whole SwimTrek individuals pick which bits of the swim they wish to participate in – nothing is forced and you are encouraged to swim within your abilities.

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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 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

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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.

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Seahorse Swim 2015 Results

Our sixth annual Seahorse Swim on 5 July 2015 attracted swimmers from all over the country to Knoll Beach, Studland for 3.8km and 2km events in support of the Seahorse Trust. It was a good to see current and former club swimmers winning their their categories.

Swim Track for Kate Todd

Channel tunnel vision

Ali Budynkiewicz has shared the inspirational news that Kate Todd, who was awarded the 2012 most improved female swimmer award by EDOWSC, swam the channel in 15h 26m on 2 October 2014.

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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.

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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

David Beater Photography

Official Photos for Sale

View official photos for sale, taken by David Beater and Dave Roberts. Gallery Password: seahorse.

Take advantage of the Early bird offer. The gallery will expire on 30 Sep 2015.

Events

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Provisional Events Calendar 2015

Click to view calendar which is being updated – please check back regularly for more 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

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EDOWSC 10km Swim 2015

Our annual 10km swim from Sandbanks to Southbourne will take place on 13 September 2015.

Further information will follow but please remember each participant will need to bring a beach walker.

Social

Members enjoy a club night at Shore Road

Club social for volunteers & club members

4 August 2015 after club swim.

We will be asking everyone to bring a plate to share The club will provide non alcoholic / alcoholic drinks.

Swim 21

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Club maintains swim21 quality mark

The National swim21 panel has met and approved East Dorset Open Water Swimming Club’s swim21 accreditation (Sport England ClubMark equivalent for ASA affiliated aquatics clubs) for the next 12 months.

swim21 accreditation is the ASA’s recognised kitemark for the development of effective, ethical and sustainable affiliated clubs.

Videos

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Top lifesaving tips for open water swimming with Ash Jones

The ASA and RNLI are urging parents to take more responsibility for their children in open water and concerned that the message of the added dangers and difficulties of beach swimming are misunderstood by both parents and kids.

Audio

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Paddy and Mick – Swimming and Philosophy

Fi Glover introduces a conversation between men who share an interest in mindfulness and meditation, and who also brave the icy waters of Northern Ireland’s lakes, rivers and seas. Another chat in The Listening Project series on BBC Radio 4.

http://bbc.in/1wdwKt8

Can you help?

Sign Up Below!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, particularly with tasks related to helping our sessions run smoothly and safely.

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