Read how The Seahorse Trust is lobbying to protect probably the most important place for Spiny Seahorses to breed in the UK at Studland Bay from loss of habitat. Since 2008 numbers of known individuals have dropped from 40 to 1 in 2014 which is tragic.
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.
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.
Bob Holman wasn’t sure whether to tell us about this wild swim as it is Dorset’s best kept secret!
We were delighted to welcome BLDSA President Vince Classen to our fourth Seahorse Swim from Knoll Beach, Studland on 23 June 2013. The weather leading up to the event led us to revise our course to 3km to ensure competitors could enjoy a safe swim, albeit cooler than usual for the time of year. 165 completed the course. Results follow.
Thank you to swimmers and volunteers who supported our time trial in preparation for the Seahorse Swim on 23 June 2013.
Congratulations to category winners Mark Harris (MW) and Stuart Purcell (NW), pictured right and left, and Jacqui Couch (FW).