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:
- 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 19 April 2016 through to end of 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 8 May 2016. Initial taster swims will be available on 10, May, 7 June, 5 July, 2 August (unless notified otherwise).
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
- recreational sea swimmers
- those new to open water swimming
Club membership is £22/year. Affiliation fees (which we pay to ASA, Dorset ASA and ASA SW Region) are also collected if you are not a current member of an ASA club.
Taster Sessions are £3 for each swim
For an informal discussion, please contact Matt Smith.