World Record set by Marc Newman for Dungeness to France swim

Jul 23rd, 2016 | By
Marc Newman feeding

English Channel swimmer Marc Newman set a new 16h 9m (unratified) World Record by becoming the first person to complete the 26 mile Dungeness to France crossing which is nearly 20% longer than the traditional 21 mile route.

A huge well done to Marc on his amazing swim which has so far raised over £3000 for Julia’s House a children’s hospice based in Dorset. If you would like to donate to his charity please click on Marc’s justgiving page.


Dates for your 2016 diary

Jul 18th, 2016 | By
Durdle Door 2

Club Members please make a note of the following dates:

14 Aug 2016 – our annual swim & trek along the Dorset coastline!

11 Sep 2016 – our annual 10km swim across Bournemouth bay

20 Nov 2016 – our End of Season lunch and annual awards presentation.

Read on for further information.

Seahorse Swim 2016 Results

Jul 3rd, 2016 | By
Seahorse Swim 2016

East Dorset Open Water Swimming Club held its seventh annual Seahorse Swim on Sunday 3 July 2016 attracting swimmers from all over the country. The swim from Knoll Beach, Studland was held by kind permission of the National Trust and in support of the Seahorse Trust and was blessed with good weather.

Congratulations to Guy Giles who was first home and retained his title in the 3.8km wetsuit category. EDOWSC members Emily Clarke and Clare Jevons also won their respective 3.8km non-wetsuit and 2km wetsuit categories.

View photos in our Seahorse Swim 2016 Gallery taken by professional photographer Josh Nisbet. These and more high resolution images – pre-race, starts, finishes and presentations – will be available for sale from

Touch both Sides swim the Channel

Jun 28th, 2016 | By
Touch both sides

Congratulations to Tom Duly, Les Jessop, Jude Martin and Chris Millener – ‘Touch Both Sides’ who have successfully swum from England to France.

With the rough start to their channel swim came sea sickness but with determination the team pulled through this and cracked on with their swim. Time 13h 56m (unratified),

Huge well done

ASA SW Region & Dorset Open Water Championships 2016

Jun 27th, 2016 | By
Emily Clarke

Congratulations to swimmers achieving medal placings in Dorset ASA and SW Region Open Water events at Preston Beach, Weymouth on 25 Jun and all those completing swims.

A special well done to club member Emily Clarke who also trains with Poole Swimming Club and won the Ladies 5km swim in 1:01.25s.

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!

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