Overall winners, West Dorset Warriors scored 30 points; Seagulls came second with 27 and equal third were Bere Regis Orcas and East Dorset Open Water Swimming Club with 8 points. Although BRO and EDOWSC only had one swimmer representing them, they each won their particular swim categories.
There are over 135 events in the calendar and the page is regularly updated – please check back for new listings. Also view events on British Swimming calendar * (with contact details of officials organiser, list updated 26 Apr 2013)
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 2013 season for Club members was on 16 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 on 5 May 2013 (same time and place).
Please note initial taster sessions are only available on the first Tuesday of each month (commencing 7 May to September). If bad weather prevents this on the first Tuesday, it will be on the following Tuesday.
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Our annual end of season swim and lunch took place on Sunday 3 November 2013 with 11 swimmers braving the cooling waters at Shore Road for an excellent swim to Sandbanks and back.
Three brave souls (Chris, Hannah and Mark) swam non-wetsuit which was most impressive and just maybe something to do with a certain channel relay attempt next year!
We then moved on to the magnificent Harbour View restaurant at the RLNI headquarters for our lunch.