The Membership year for EDOWSC and the ASA runs from 1 Jan to 31 Dec. We hope everyone enjoyed swimming with us in 2016 and will renew their membership by 31 January to continue doing so in 2017 and enable the Club to make its required full membership return to the ASA by mid-Feb.
The ASA Level 2 Award in Coaching Open Water Swimming (QCF) qualification is aimed at Level 2 Swimming or Triathlon Coaches who want to acquire specialist knowledge delivering open water swimming sessions to a range of participants.
Courses in the South are now open for bookings!
Following on from a summer of outstanding Channel Achievements, EDOWSC members put in a strong showing in the 2016 Brownsea Swim. In challenging conditions. 29 EDOWSC swimmers finished the race. View results.
Post publication note: Reservations are now closed.
As in previous years, our end of season lunch on 20 November 2016 at RNLI College, Poole will be preceded by the traditional swim for those who so desire.
The lunch will be a celebration of EDOWSC’s year and swimming achievements with some serious and some light-hearted awards. It is intended to be a relaxed social gathering with time for members to mingle.
EDOWSC’s 10km swim for club members is scheduled for Sunday 11 September 2016.
The event will start in Southbourne from the lifeguard hut near ‘Bistro on the Beach’ and finish at the Shore Road changing rooms with a shared lunch.
There will be staggered starts from 8am.
Jack Burnell narrowly missed out on a medal and was then disqualified in the Men’s 10km marathon race at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
However, despite reaching the end in fifth place and initially given a time equal to places 3 and 4, he was disqualified in the final couple of metres.
Team GB Marathon Swimmer Keri-anne Payne finished seventh (1:57:23.9) in the Women’s 10km race which took place just off the Copacabana beach in Rio.
In this exclusive three-part series from Maclay Murray & Spens, Keri-anne talks about life as marathon swimmer, double World Champion and Olympic silver medallist, offering unique insight into what keeps her going and how she deals with four-year goals, a gruelling training programme and the added challenge of her gluten-free dietary regime.
Clive Grant has provided more details on this year’s swim and trek along the Dorset coast for EDOWSC club members. With good weather it will be an ideal day for families and friends to join us and for those who are confident sea swimmers to enjoy wild swims.
EDOWSC member Jon Tribbeck’s channel swim finally got underway after a delay due to strong tide and winds. Unfortunately Jon didn’t quite make it. He wasn’t far off France after 12hrs 32mins……a huge well done for a great effort and we wish him a speedy full recovery.
Jon’s swim was in aid of Julia’s House children’s hospice who are aiming to build and open Wiltshire’s first dedicated children’s hospice by Autumn 2017.