Time Trial 21 June 2016

Jun 22nd, 2016 | By
Briefing 21 Jun

We staged the second of a series of informal Time Trials which we are holding once a month through the Summer. It was another great turnout of 20 swimmers, just one fewer than in May!

Congratulations to Tamsin, Clare, Emily, Christina, Jacob, Nick and Matt.

Results follow:


Payne in contention for Rio 2016 Olympic selection

Jun 12th, 2016 | By
Keri-Anne Payne

British marathon swimmer and former Olympic medallist Keri-anne Payne has put herself into contention for Rio 2016 Olympic selection after finishing second in the FINA 10km Marathon Swimming Olympic Games Qualification Tournament in Portugal.

Payne (Warrender), a former 10km Olympic silver medallist in 2008, and team mate Danielle Huskisson (University of Stirling) had to finish within the top nine and as the highest placed Brit. Both athletes finished within the cut but Payne ahead of Huskisson in ninth.

Watch Rio 2016 open water qualifiers live

Jun 11th, 2016 | By
Keri-Anne Payne

Keri-anne Payne and Danielle Huskisson are set to race for Olympic selection on Saturday 11 June, as they compete in the FINA Marathon Swimming Olympic Games Qualification Tournament 10km race at Setubal in Portugal.

Watch the Women’s and Men’s races live from Setubal.

The Joys of Open Water Swimming

Jun 7th, 2016 | By
Bob Holman and Emile Foote

Bob Holman is a founder member of our Club, contributor to Swimming Times, Channel swimmer and has swum in every lido in the country.

He recently shared his love of open water swimming with the Independent.

EDOWSC Channel Swims

May 27th, 2016 | By
Channel Swim 2008

Membership Secretary Matt Smith highlights various channel swimming teams which involve EDOWSC members this year.

Read on for details of who is doing what and wish them luck as do all EDOWSC members in the last phases of their training and their crossing attempts. Better still, dig deep and donate to the worthwhile Charities they are supporting!

Entries closed for Seahorse Swim 2016

Apr 27th, 2016 | By
Sold out

Entries are now closed for the 2km and 3.8km swims on Sunday 3 July 2016 from Knoll Beach, Studland. Accepted entries are shown below.

We sent confirmation of entry emails to everyone who submitted a complete application and paid the corresponding fee.

Any applicant (online or postal) in receipt of an acknowledgement email from us who has not received confirmation of entry had 7 days in which to send the required payment to complete the entry. Anyone who has sent in or made payment without submitting a corresponding application had 7 days to submit the entry form.

Season’s Greetings!

Apr 10th, 2016 | By

News of our first club session on Tuesday 19 April 2016 (6pm for a 6.30pm start) and a new celebrity member. In the recent storm the roof got blown off Shore Road changing rooms. It sounds like it will take a few weeks to fix. In the meantime we are planning to just meet at Shore Road anyway at the usual time.

ASA Level 2 Award for Coaching Open Water Swimming 2016

Apr 3rd, 2016 | By

The ASA Level 2 Award in Coaching Open Water Swimming (QCF) qualification is aimed at ASA Level 2 Swimming Coaches or First4Sport Level 2 Triathlon Coaches who want to acquire specialist knowledge delivering open water swimming sessions to a range of participants.

Download Open Water Poster.

The KitBrix Experience

Apr 1st, 2016 | By
Kitbrix Experience

Seahorse Swim 2016 prize sponsor Kitbrix were delighted when athlete Ness Knight agreed to become their lead ambassador for the KitBrix Experience project. Ness is the first female to swim the length of the Thames and has completed the longest stand-up paddle journey by a female in history.

British Triathlon and RLSS UK set to grow safe open water swimming

Mar 10th, 2016 | By

Open water swimming is set to grow as British Triathlon and the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) have confirmed a new partnership to support the promotion and development of the sport.

The three-year partnership recognises the potential growth of open water swimming and the need to develop the sport’s existing infrastructure to ensure a safe and enjoyable environment for new and existing participants.

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