EDOWSC swimmers at Poole

EDOWSC swimmers at Poole

Barry Alldrick, John Bolton, Bob Holman and Gina Wilcox founded East Dorset Open Water Swimming Club to provide regular opportunities and a warm welcome for motivated experienced or inexperienced open water swimmers to improve:

  • Technique
  • Stamina
  • Competitive training
  • .

We are a friendly club and plan to meet at Shore Road, Poole on Tuesday evenings at 6pm for check in by 6.15pm (from mid April 2015 through to September). Naturally the decision to swim is subject to weather and sea conditions. We will again be offering informal swims for experienced club open water swimmers on Sundays at 6pm from the same venue from May 2015. Initial taster swims will only be available on the first Tuesday of each month (May to September).

Thanks to support from Poole Borough Borough Council, we are again negotiating an evening lease on refurbished male and female changing rooms with a hot shower!

There are qualified coaches to support your open water swimming.

Our group includes and targets

  • swimmers 16 and over training for ASA open water competitions,
  • swimmers preparing to swim the English Channel, individually or as part of a relay
  • triathletes looking to improve their swimming skills
  • cold water swimmers and
  • those new to open water swimming

Membership is £20/year and Taster Sessions are £3 for each swim

For an informal discussion, please contact Gerry Griffin on 01929 556 009.


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