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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.



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.



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.



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.



How Cold is Too Cold?

Feb 20th, 2017 | By
FINA logo

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.



EDOWSC Pre-Season Social, AGM and Skittles Evening 28 Mar 2017

Feb 2nd, 2017 | By

Following the postponement of the Club AGM on 5 Feb we are proposing to hold a pre-season social event on Tuesday 28 March at 7pm at the Coach & Horses, Wimborne which will include the AGM, a short briefing on ideas and events for the new swimming season, followed by a game of skittles to round off the evening.



New partnership to SH2OUT about safe open water swimming

Jan 25th, 2017 | By
SH2OUT

The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) and British Triathlon have launched a new strategy on 25 Jan 2017 to help drive the development of open water swimming.

Supported by the ASA, the strategy will set standards and grow safe open water swimming.



Keri-anne Payne announces retirement

Jan 23rd, 2017 | By

Keri-anne Payne has called time on her illustrious swimming career that has spanned more than 12 years.

Her many accolades include a 10km Marathon Swimming silver medal at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and she was twice FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Champion in 2011 and 2013.

Payne will now turn her focus to her new business venture Triscape, started with husband and former Olympic swimmer David Carry, promoting healthy and active lifestyles for all.



Seahorse Swim 2017 Entries

Jan 15th, 2017 | By
Chris Parkin, Race Director

Entries to the Seahorse Swim will open on 13 February 2017 at 10am! Please put it in your diary and go to the registration page at the link below to make sure you don’t miss out.

https://app.lap.io/event/2017-seahorse-swim

We’re making some improvements to the swim this year by teaming up with Race Timing Solutions and Lapio to provide chip timing with live results. This year, finishers will also receive a bespoke commemorative medal and the chance to win a raffle prize.



New FINA wetsuit specification

Jan 15th, 2017 | By
FINA logo

Reminder: The new FINA requirements for swimwear approval (FRSA) have been released with effect from 1 January 2017. The section that applies to wetsuits is reproduced below.



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