Open Water Swimming Officials needed in South West

Nov 29th, 2015 | By

Do you want to officiate at events in the open air, rather than in a steamy swimming pool? Well you can enjoy the benefits of sun, sea and sand whilst judging a swimming event!

ASA SW Region are running development courses for existing and new officials during the 2016 season:

Saturday 28 May 2016 – Cheddar Pool, classroom and pool sessions
Saturday 4 June 2016 – Weymouth, practical sessions on beach and boat. Learn about officiating at Open Water events, update on rules from the 2013 FINA Congress. Practical experience in boats and with swimmers. Plus “ Spot the Foul”.


Date of Seahorse Swim 2016

Nov 14th, 2015 | By
Seahorse Swim 2014

Sunday 3 July 2016 – Knoll Beach, Studland. Held in affiliation with the BLDSA for wetsuit and non wetsuit competitors, aged 16/O. More details of the competition, distances, categories, schedule and entry forms will be published before Xmas 2015.

Invites to Kitbrix Pre Xmas Winter Range & Accessories Launch

Oct 30th, 2015 | By

We have received personal invitations for 10 lucky EDOWSC club members to join Seahorse Swim 2015 prize sponsors Kitbrix on a ride across the Purbecks in the afternoon of Thursday 19 November 2015 and then go straight on to their launch night and networking evening from 5pm at Rockets & Rascals, Poole.

Coast to Côte Team Relay record

Oct 7th, 2015 | By

Congratulations to the Coast to Côte Team of Barry Alldrick (Head Coach of Poole Swimming Club and one of the founders of EDOWSC), Danni Callahan (EDOWSC) and Glenn Bailey (Head Coach of Seagulls Swimming Club) who successfully completed their Channel Relay Swim on 3 October 2015.

The team were rewarded with the fastest ever time for a British 3 person relay team recorded by the CSA – 10 hours 32 minutes.

EDOWSC achievements recognised by Poole Sports Awards 2015

Sep 30th, 2015 | By
Mark Shakles

EDOWSC Channel Swim teams and star swimmers were honoured at Poole’s annual awards ceremony held at the Magna Academy School, Poole, on Wednesday 23 September 2015.

The awards, organised by Poole Sports Council in partnership with Borough of Poole’s Culture and Community Learning Service, celebrate the sporting achievements of individuals, teams and those who have dedicated long service to a sport. The prestigious Freddie Rowe Sports Cup was presented to Mark Shakles in recognition of his achievements and dedicated services to the Royal Life Saving Society and our Club.

ASA survey on participation in open water swimming

Sep 24th, 2015 | By

There has been a huge rise in the number of people taking part in open water swimming events over the last few years.

The ASA have launched a short survey to find out how they can help improve the experience for open water swimmers both recreationally and at organised events.

Please share your views before Friday 2 October 2015.

Magical Swim Treck 2015

Sep 22nd, 2015 | By

Thanks Ali for organising the club’s 6th Swim Treck and Roger for sharing the photos in our gallery. With magical weather, clear calm seas, this year’s Iconic swims took us from Durdle Door to Man o War Bay and Lulworth Cove to Stairhole, and for the first time we were able to swim through both arches.

EDOWSC 10km Swim Results

Sep 13th, 2015 | By
Emil and Jordan

Congratulations to all nine swimmers who took part in our 10km swim on 13 September 2015. With very testing conditions and a ‘lumpy’ sea, everyone swam magnificently!

SwimTreck rescheduled for 20 Sep 2015

Sep 11th, 2015 | By
Durdle Door 2

Club members are asked to inform Ali Budynkiewicz ( if wishing to attend. Even if you had previously expressed an interest, please confirm that you still wish to participate.

It is hoped that some of the more experienced swimmers might swim from Durdle Door to Lulworth.

EDOWSC 10 km Swim – Sunday 13 Sep 2015

Sep 4th, 2015 | By

Gerry Griffin, Membership Secretary, has emailed a request for information NOW from members intending to participate in the swim from Sandbanks to Southbourne on 13 Sep 2015. Even if you have indicated your interest in this swim Gerry will still need you to respond by return so that we have your emergency contact details.

It will not be possible to transport any personal items from the start to the finish. Your beach walker MUST carry all your clothing and belongings – NO BEACH WALKER NO SWIM!