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EDOWSC SwimTrek 2015

Jul 21st, 2015 | By
Durdle Door 2

Short swims at several iconic beaches along the Jurassic Coast. Meet at Durdle Door Car Park at 8am on 23 August 2015.

Our friends at RLSS will provide a support boat to escort any swimmers wishing to swim from Durdle Door to Lulworth Cove as part of the SwimTrek.

As with the whole SwimTrek individuals pick which bits of the swim they wish to participate in – nothing is forced and you are encouraged to swim within your abilities.

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Seahorse Swim 2015 Results

Jul 6th, 2015 | By
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Our sixth annual Seahorse Swim on 5 July 2015 attracted swimmers from all over the country to Knoll Beach, Studland for 3.8km and 2km events in support of the Seahorse Trust. It was a good to see current and former club swimmers winning their their categories.



Nominations open for Poole’s Sports Awards

Jun 26th, 2015 | By
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Poole’s Sports Awards are held each year to celebrate sporting success in the Borough. They are hosted by Poole Sports Council and supported by the Borough of Poole and will once again be kindly sponsored by the Council’s leisure partners, Everyone Active Leisure Centres.



Special offer on Kitbrix kitbags

Jun 17th, 2015 | By
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We are delighted to inform you of a £5.00 discount on Kitbrix kitbags (using code seahorse5) on offer to all Seahorse Swim competitors from 3.8km 1st prize sponsors, Kitbrix. Robert Aldous demonstrates on video some of the features and benefits of Kitbrix kitbags which make them particularly suitable for open water swimmers and triathletes.



EDOWSC June 2015 Time Trial

Jun 14th, 2015 | By
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Tuesday 23 June 2015 – Shore Road, Poole

East Dorset Open Water Swimming Club is organising a time trial for wetsuit and non wetsuit club members, aged 16 and over in order to familiarise Seahorse Swim volunteers with duties they will perform on 5 July 2015 race day. Results follow:



Entries open for the 2015 ASA Open Water National Championships

Jun 3rd, 2015 | By
Rother Valley

The two day competition at Rother Valley Park, Sheffield will see top open water swimmers compete for national titles in Masters events on Sunday 2 August 2015, and national Age Group events on Monday 3 August 2015.

Entries for the National Age Groups events close at 12 noon on 1 July 2015, while entries for Masters events close at 12 noon on 16 July 2015.

Download information on the ASA Open Water National Championships, including conditions and entry pack.



EDOWSC 2 June Session Postponed

Jun 2nd, 2015 | By
First training session of 2011

With forecast strong westerly winds for exposed coastal areas only slowly easing, we have decided to cancel our open water swimming session on 2 Jun 2015 and reschedule the taster session to 9 Jun 2015 at 6pm.

We are sorry for any disappointment but safety comes first!

The Met Office weather forecast follows.



EDOWSC News Mid-May 2015

May 13th, 2015 | By
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Now that the evenings are lighter swim sessions at Shore Road will commence at 6:30 pm prompt. Please arrive early enough to register and change to be in the water at 6:30. This applies to Tuesday and Sunday swims.

The shower drains in the changing rooms are being blocked with sand. It is imperative that wetsuits are NOT rinsed in the showers – use the cold water shower just to the north east of the chalets for rinsing wetsuits.

Volunteers are required for registering the swimmers and for beach walking. If there is no one to do registration there will be no swim.



Protecting threatened British Seahorses

May 7th, 2015 | By
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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.



EDOWSC News May 2015

Apr 30th, 2015 | By
Seahorse Swim 2014

Sunday swims start on 3 May for Club members who are experienced and competent sea swimmers.

We also need volunteers – Club members and relatives – to help with the Seahorse Swim on 5 July 2015 and with the registration of Club swimmers at our Shore Road swims.



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