“Although many children learn to swim the basic 25m set out in the national curriculum in their local pool, open water situations have their own set of dangers and challenges,” – Jon Glenn
The 2014 around Brownsea Island Swim on 13 July 2014 was well-supported by EDOWSC swimmers and volunteers. Our thanks as always go
- RLSS Poole for organising the event and providing safety cover assisted by local lifeguarding clubs.
- National Trust
- John Lewis Partnership
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SwimBritain 1000 – each team member swims 1000m (4 legs of 250m).
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EDOWSC may not not have had many swimmers in the championships held at Weymouth on 29 Jun 2014 following the 3.8km Seahorse Swim a week earlier but those attending put in good performances.
East Dorset Open Water Swimming Club held its fifth annual Seahorse Swim on 22 Jun by kind permission of the National Trust and in support of the Seahorse Trust. The open water swim attracted 207 swimmers from all over the country and was held in near perfect conditions.
Club Chairman Bob Holman said that the club was very grateful for the help and support from RLSS Poole and associated lifesaving clubs for providing fantastic safety cover. Bob was delighted by very positive feedback from the swimmers, a tribute to the hard work of his committee and support from a fantastic group of volunteers on the day.
There will be no organised Club swim from Shore Road on Sunday evening due to many of us having been involved swimming in or organising the Seahorse Swim in Studland Bay.
Whilst entries for the swim are closed, please come and watch the event.
Weather forecast as at 19 Jun for the Seahorse Swim on 22 Jun is Sunny Intervals throughout the morning – no sign of rain. During set up 04:00 – 10:00hrs NE 9mph Gusting 15mph. Actual race 10:00hrs – 13:00hrs SE 8mph gust 13mph. it is likely to be a choppy sea.
EDOWSC relay teams are training hard for their Channel crossings scheduled in a window of 9-16 August. The shore to shore team is pictured on the boat for boat practice on Saturday 14 June.
The two 2014 National Age Group and Youth, and Masters Open Water Championships events are the only chance for swimmers to be crowned national champions for open water and will take place at Sheffield’s stunning Rother Valley Country Park over the weekend of 3/4 August 2014.
We ran a timed swim from Shore Road on 3 June 2014 in order to familiarise Seahorse Swim volunteers with duties they will perform on 22 June 2014 race day.
Results are below.
The ASA is very excited to launch the 2014 dates for its industry leading qualification – the ASA Level 2 Award in Coaching Open Water Swimming.
The Level 2 qualification provides Level 2 swimming and triathlon coaches the specialist knowledge to deliver coaching sessions in an open water environment, raising the quality of delivery and ensuring the safe and effective practice in such a specialist area. It is also supported by Skills Active as a high quality and specialised qualification and accredited onto the Qualifications and Credit Framework.