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Preparing for Open Water Competitions

May 13th, 2017 | By

85 entries have been received so far for the SW [and Dorset] Open Water Championships 2017 which take place in Weymouth on 24 June. Unfortunately not many swimmers have signed up for the Region’s introductory Open Water Swimmer Development course which is now at risk of being cancelled.

Your coach may already have discussed with you race tactics such as dolphining, drafting, bodysurfing, impeding, negative splitting, railroading, sheltered-side breathing, slip streaming and more. You may already be putting other specialty moves unique to open water racing into your training preparations in open water conditions ahead of the competition.

Or you may have considered just turning up to swim without such knowledge, not practised in open water conditions, which is inadvisable, or never swum in a wetsuit.

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EDOWSC 2017 Open Water Swimming Season

Apr 5th, 2017 | By
Time Trial Briefing July 2016

Our season commences on Tuesday 25 April. Please arrive at the Changing Rooms at Shore Road, Poole by 6:00 pm for a prompt swim start at 6:15pm due to daylight availability.

Sunday swims from the same venue will commence on Sunday 30 April 2017. Please arrive by 10:00 am for a prompt swim start at 10:15am. NOTE THE CHANGE OF TIME.

It is hoped that the change to Sunday mornings will prove popular with EDOWSC members

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Towards a Nation Swimming

Apr 3rd, 2017 | By
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Swim England, the national governing body for swimming in England, helps people learn how to swim, enjoy the water safely, and compete in all aquatic sports. It has launched with a strategic plan for swimming in England 2017–21: ‘Towards a nation swimming‘.

Swim England’s vision is of a nation swimming and it strives to inspire everyone to enjoy the water in the way that suits them.

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Swim England launches to get the nation swimming

Apr 3rd, 2017 | By
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On Monday 3 April 2017 the ASA will start using a new name, Swim England. Digital channels will change and its new website will be live at the same time.

Swim England is the national governing body for swimming in England. It helps people learn how to swim, enjoy the water safely, and compete in all its sports.

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Dorset ASA & ASA SW Open Water Championships 2017

Apr 2nd, 2017 | By
ASA SW Region

Online Entry Form https://goo.gl/forms/6IxIYcRn1ldiNd412 for this year’s ASA South West Region Open Water Championships on Saturday 24 June 2017 at Preston Beach, Weymouth DT4 7SX.

The event incorporates County Championships for Dorset ASA, Gloucester ASA, Somerset ASA and this year the Police Open Water Championships.

Registration opens at 9am.

Events: Male & Female 5km, 3km, 1,500m and a 750m Taster Event.
Entry fees £22 for each for 5km, 3km, 1,500m and £8.50 for the Taster Event.

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The Great British Open Water Elite Series 2017

Mar 23rd, 2017 | By
Great Swim Series

Great Swim in association with British Swimming present a new open water race series for 2017.

The Great British Open Water Elite Series will consist of 4 races over a variety of distances across the summer with overall series cash prizes awarded to the Top 3 male and female athletes and additional prizes in the form of exclusive sponsor product for 4th and 5th placed athletes. The overall series male and female winners will also be invited to attend a British Swimming Open Water program activity with members of the national team.

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Flare Amnesty and Sea Safety Day

Mar 22nd, 2017 | By

Dorset Police are pleased to be able to announce the first ever Flare Amnesty Event being held in Dorset.

A Sea Safety day is taking place at the MDL Cobbs Quay Marina on Saturday 15 April 2017, with the FLARE AMNESTY taking between 1000hrs and 1400 hrs only.

Please share details with all interested parties and download Poster for display at any suitable locations.

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British Swimming Guidance on Wetsuits

Mar 13th, 2017 | By

Following discussion by the British Swimming – Swimming Officials Group, read the guidance provided via officials.news@swimmingresults.org in respect of wetsuits at open water events.

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Seahorse Swim 2017 Sold Out

Feb 22nd, 2017 | By
Sold out

Thank you to everyone who has entered The Seahorse Swim 2017 on 2 July which is sold out. The waiting list is now closed but we will reopen it if necessary.

Meanwhile if you haven’t already done so sign up for the event’s Facebook Group for updates.

View race details.

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How Cold is Too Cold?

Feb 20th, 2017 | By
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Jane Saycell of Portsmouth University talks about “How Cold is Too Cold? Research Determinates of Cold Water Swimming” in Session 2 of the FINA World Sports Medicine Congress 2016.

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