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.

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.

EDOWSC Annual General Meeting 5 Feb 2017

Jan 8th, 2017 | By
Braodstone Golf Club

Our club AGM & lunch will take place on Sunday 5 February 2017 (noon to 4pm) at Broadstone Golf Club, Wentworth Drive, Broadstone BH18 8DQ

Dress code is smart casual at the golf club. Please can anyone intending to come to the AGM advise Chris Milliner ( by 21 January 2017 so we can make arrangements with the catering.

We encourage as many of you as possible to come along and celebrate the successes of last year and share your feedback. We are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers with ideas which could move the club forward. Any contribution is always welcome so please don’t hold back if your time is limited and you fancy making a difference.

Date announced for Seahorse Swim 2017

Nov 29th, 2016 | By
Seahorse Swim 2014

The 8th East Dorset Open Water SC Seahorse Swim will take place on 2 July 2017 near Knoll Beach, Studland by kind permission of the National Trust and in support of the Seahorse Trust. A new Facebook Group has launched for the Seahorse Swim. Please join, like and share the group to keep up with latest information on the event. For more information on the entry process and race details, please subscribe to our mailing list on this page. Details will also be published soon on the website and social media.

EDOWSC Membership Applications and Renewals 2017

Oct 25th, 2016 | By

The Membership year for EDOWSC and the ASA runs from 1 Jan to 31 Dec. We hope everyone enjoyed swimming with us in 2016 and will renew their membership by 31 January to continue doing so in 2017 and enable the Club to make its required full membership return to the ASA by mid-Feb.

ASA L2 Award for Coaching Open Water Swimming Courses

Oct 24th, 2016 | By

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

Courses in the South are now open for bookings!

29 EDOWSC members complete Brownsea Swim 2016

Sep 5th, 2016 | By
Mark Shakles

Following on from a summer of outstanding Channel Achievements, EDOWSC members put in a strong showing in the 2016 Brownsea Swim. In challenging conditions. 29 EDOWSC swimmers finished the race. View results.

EDOWSC End of 2016 Season Lunch

Aug 22nd, 2016 | By

Post publication note: Reservations are now closed.

As in previous years, our end of season lunch on 20 November 2016 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 and swimming achievements with some serious and some light-hearted awards. It is intended to be a relaxed social gathering with time for members to mingle.

EDOWSC 10km Swim 2016

Aug 18th, 2016 | By
10km Swim 2016

EDOWSC’s 10km swim for club members is scheduled for Sunday 11 September 2016.

The event will start in Southbourne from the lifeguard hut near ‘Bistro on the Beach’ and finish at the Shore Road changing rooms with a shared lunch.

There will be staggered starts from 8am.

Rio Olympics 2016 Men’s 10km – Burnell DQd

Aug 16th, 2016 | By

Jack Burnell narrowly missed out on a medal and was then disqualified in the Men’s 10km marathon race at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

However, despite reaching the end in fifth place and initially given a time equal to places 3 and 4, he was disqualified in the final couple of metres.

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