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.
Daniel Fogg secured gold on the opening day of the 2014 European Open Water Swimming Championships in Berlin.
The British Gas National Centre Loughborough swimmer won the men’s 5km time trial in a time of 53:41.4.
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A number of East Dorset Open Water Swimming Club members will be swimming the English Channel in August and September 2014 and with your support, hope to raise monies for their chosen charities.
Ali Budynkiewicz explains more in the video below.
Our best wishes go to:
- Ali and Mark Vides
- The Chilli Nutters
- Shore to Shore
The annual informal 10km swim for East Dorset Open Water Swimming Club members is set for Sunday 7 Sept.
There will be a staggered start and the favourable tide means the slower swimmers will set off first around 7am from Sandbanks Beach, near the Lifeguards Station (note NOT our usual Shore Road venue) with everyone aiming to finish at Fishermans Walk for refreshments around 11am.
“Although many children learn to swim the basic 25m set out in the national curriculum in their local pool, open water situations have their own set of dangers and challenges,” – Jon Glenn
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
SwimBritain is a series of fun swimming relays for teams of 4 taking place at 11 locations across Britain this Summer.
SwimBritain 1000 – each team member swims 1000m (4 legs of 250m).
SwimBritain 500 – each team member swims 500m (4 legs of 125m).
Sign up today!
EDOWSC may not not have had many swimmers in the championships held at Weymouth on 29 Jun 2014 following the 3.8km Seahorse Swim a week earlier but those attending put in good performances.
East Dorset Open Water Swimming Club held its fifth annual Seahorse Swim on 22 Jun by kind permission of the National Trust and in support of the Seahorse Trust. The open water swim attracted 207 swimmers from all over the country and was held in near perfect conditions.
Club Chairman Bob Holman said that the club was very grateful for the help and support from RLSS Poole and associated lifesaving clubs for providing fantastic safety cover. Bob was delighted by very positive feedback from the swimmers, a tribute to the hard work of his committee and support from a fantastic group of volunteers on the day.