Nominations open for Poole’s Sports Awards

Jun 26th, 2015 | By
Poole Beach 1952

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.


EDOWSC June 2015 Time Trial

Jun 14th, 2015 | By

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

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

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.

Volunteers and swimming teachers needed for Swim Safe 2015

Apr 22nd, 2015 | By

The ASA and the RNLI are looking for volunteers and swimming teachers to deliver Swim Safe 2015 at a number of locations across the UK including Boscombe this summer.

This is the third successive year that Swim Safe has run across the UK’s beaches and lakes, with the 2013/14 programmes seeing over 6,000 children take part and learn how to be safe in different water environments.

Marathon swimmers compete for World places

Apr 22nd, 2015 | By

Britain’s marathon swimmers will be fighting for World Championship selection when they compete off the Mexican island of Cozumel over the 10km distance.

Seven athletes will take part in the fourth leg of the FINA/Hosa 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup on 2 May 2015 and will bring to an close a two-part World Championship selection process that began in Australia in February.

Paid open water coaching opportunities

Apr 20th, 2015 | By
Coastal Activity Park, Boscombe

The Coastal Activity Park, Boscombe has recently been rewarded funding through Sportivate from Sport England to run a women’s coastal beach series including the following sports; Open Water Swimming, Netball, Fitness and Beach Tennis.

Lauren Mawdsley, Coastal Acitvity Park Assistant (Tourism & Corporate Communications) has advised us that they are currently looking for a coach to run these sessions.