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!

Marc Newman Channel Swim

Aug 31st, 2015 | By
Marc Newman

Best wishes to EDOWSC club member Marc Newman who will set off from Dungeness. As a result the crossing will be 26 miles, 25% longer than the traditional route and a world first.

You can follow Marc’s swim on 1 Sep here.

EDOWSC End of 2015 Season Lunch

Aug 30th, 2015 | By

As in previous years, our end of season lunch on 8 November 2015 at RNLI College, Poole will be preceded by the traditional swim for those who so desire.

The lunch will be a celebration of EDOWSC’s year with some serious and some light-hearted awards. It is intended to be a relaxed social gathering with time for members to mingle.

SwimTreck 23 Aug 2015 cancelled

Aug 21st, 2015 | By
weather forecast for 23 Aug

The swimtrek planned for Sunday 23 August has been cancelled as the weather is predicted to be windy and wet and we know how quickly things do change. It wouldn’t be enjoyable picnicking and walking that distance in the rain, and the long swim isn’t feasible in high winds.

VoTwo Salty Sea Dog Triathlon and Long Swim Request

Aug 12th, 2015 | By

On Saturday VoTwo are running the last Salty Sea Dog Triathlon and Long Swim of the 2015 series.

Due to high season holidays they are looking for 2 bike course marshalls to help out on the Saturday morning triathlon race.

In return VoTwo will offer a free Long Swim Entry to any person that is able to marhsall the Triathlon race prior to the long swim.

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