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Qualify as a Level 2 Open Water Coach

May 17th, 2016 | By

There has been a recent change to the pre-requisites required for attending the ASA Level 2 Award in Coaching Open Water Swimming.

Previously it was necessary to hold an ASA Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Swimming or a 1st4Sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Triathlon however an ASA Level 2 Certificate in Teaching Aquatics (QCF or RQF) is now acceptable.


Dorset County ASA Volunteer Awards 2015–2016

Apr 3rd, 2016 | By

Nominations are now invited for the DCASA Volunteer Awards 2015 – 2016.

The categories are:
– Club Volunteer of the Year
– Young Volunteer of the Year
– Volunteer Teacher / Coach of the Year
– Services to Aquatics

Open Water Coaching in Growing Demand

Jan 17th, 2016 | By

The IoS is now delivering the ASA Level 2 Award Coaching Open Water Swimming QCF which 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. Read on to register your interest.

EDOWSC – Vice Chairperson Required

Nov 13th, 2015 | By

The role involves chairing meetings at times when our Chairman Chris Parkin is not available and helping out with the odd task at other times. Chris undertook such a role when Bob Holman was Chairman

Club open water season extended

Sep 23rd, 2015 | By

Our formal ‪openwater‬ swimming season is being extended by two weeks so the last swim will now be on Tuesday 13 October 2015. Due to the evenings drawing in all swims from now until the end of the season will start promptly at 6.15pm. Please do your best to arrive in time to be ready by 6.15pm.

Volunteers needed to fill key roles

Aug 10th, 2015 | By
Gerry with orange buoy

Gerry Griffin and Ali Budynkiewicz will be standing down from their Club roles at the AGM (held January / February 2016). This means there are several key roles for which the Club is requesting support from members.

Club maintains swim21 quality mark

Jun 19th, 2015 | By

The National swim21 panel has met and approved East Dorset Open Water Swimming Club’s swim21 accreditation (Sport England ClubMark equivalent for ASA affiliated aquatics clubs) for the next 12 months.

swim21 accreditation is the ASA’s recognised kitemark for the development of effective, ethical and sustainable affiliated clubs.

Making the transition from pool to open water as an age group swimmer

Jun 16th, 2015 | By
Cassie Patten

Open water Olympic Bronze and two times World Silver Medalist Cassie Patten gives some tips to a 12 year old swimmer on making the transition from pool to the outdoors in Windermere.

ASA Survey for Non-Aquatic Volunteers 2015

Mar 24th, 2015 | By

Help the ASA to attract more volunteers into our sport and break down the barriers to volunteer participation.


Mar 14th, 2015 | By
Winspit - Bob Holman

We thank club members for attending the AGM at The Junction, Broadstone on 8 Mar. The Club showed its appreciation of the contribution of outgoing Chair Bob Holman with a gift. Bob’s leadership, drive and enthusiasm has been instrumental in developing open water swimming in the area. Your Committee is looking forward to offering similar support to Chris Parkin, your new Club Chairman. Minutes and reports follow.

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