We are delighted to learn that lifeguard Lara Moore was commended with a special award by RLSS Poole Lifeguard at their Annual Awards evening held during Februay 2014, in recognition of her decision making and prompt actions on 16 July 2013, Lara prevented a serious incident affecting three members of the public from developing into a major incident requiring the support of other emergency services.
Sam Woodward of Swim Bournemouth will be running a block of pool sessions out of the Littledown Centre over the winter period aimed as Masters, Triathletes and Open water swimmers.
Sam will be running sessions on Tuesday and Thursday mornings (6am to 7am) from January through to Easter.
Our annual end of season swim and lunch took place on Sunday 3 November 2013 with 11 swimmers braving the cooling waters at Shore Road for an excellent swim to Sandbanks and back.
Three brave souls (Chris, Hannah and Mark) swam non-wetsuit which was most impressive and just maybe something to do with a certain channel relay attempt next year!
We then moved on to the magnificent Harbour View restaurant at the RLNI headquarters for our lunch.
Our fourth annual mystery tour along the Dorset coast took place on 18 August 2013, taking in some of our favorite swimming spots. Thanks to Bob Holman for organising another brilliant day, surely worth all the pain. As Wallace and Grommit would say, “A grand day out, lad”.
Click to view the gallery – photos courtesy of Karen Smith and Bob Smith.
Sunday 18 August 2013. Meet 09.00 for 09.30 sharp start at the Durdle Door car park.
Waterfalls, rock platforms, lagoons and wonderful shingle bays are all on offer in this magical mystery swimming tour.
This will be our fourth Swim Trek adventure and you cannot afford to miss it! We will be on another mission to swim in some of the most beautiful places in the Purbecks, along the magnificent Jurassic coast These are iconic by nature and we are planning a route which will take you through an area of mind-bending natural beauty.
Sponsored by Everyone Active Leisure Centres
Wednesday, 25 September 2013 – 7.30pm to 9.00pm.
Venue to be confirmed.
Each year, Poole Sports Council, in conjunction with Borough of Poole, host an awards evening to celebrate sporting success and achievement by both individuals and clubs within the Borough of Poole. This year’s presentations of Certificates of Commendation will take place on Wednesday, 25 September.
Nomination forms follow for both Certificates of Commendation and the Freddie Rowe Sports Cup*, together with information sheets on who can be nominated, and a list of past recipients of the Freddie Rowe award.
EDOWSC committee nominated Membership Secretary Gerry Griffin to be the Dorset County ASA President for 2013/14 (June 2013 to May 2014).
The role provides an opportunity for clear leadership in the development and promotion of aquatic sport in Dorset.
Members of the nominating club are most welcome to attend Gerry’s inauguration at 7pm on Thursday 6 June 2013 at Dorset Youth Association, Lubbecke Way, Dorchester DT1 1QL.
A report published 30 May 2013 by Public Health England shows that swimming in the River Thames can carry a risk of gastrointestinal illness.
Daniel Start will already be known to many of you as an award-winning travel writer, photographer and author of best-sellers “Wild Swimming” and “Wild Swimming Coast”.
Start, Tania Pascoe and Jo Keeling have written the “Wild Guide to the South West” which promises night walks and campfires, wild swimming and secret coves amongst more than 500 suggestions to help you plan the perfect escape in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset or Somerset.
Lynne Ramsay’s ‘Swimmer’ starring Tom Litten has been awarded the Best Short Film BAFTA. The ceremony took place on Sunday 10 February 2013 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London.
Producers Diarmid Scrimshaw and Peter Carlton were present to accept the award. The ceremony can be seen on the BBC’s iPlayer service.