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.
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.
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.
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.
Help the ASA to attract more volunteers into our sport and break down the barriers to volunteer participation.
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.
ASA South West Region are holding a weekend course to develop Open Water swimmers on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 May 2015 starting at 8.30am.
The course will be held at the Osprey Leisure Centre Portland. Dorset DT5 1BD.
Accommodation will be provided at Portland YHA, DT5 1AU.
The course is designed for young swimmers with an upper age limit of 18 on 31 December.
EDOWSC has been invited to apply for grant funding from the Borough of Poole for 2015/2016 providing it is for activities which support the Council’s objectives for the promotion of sports and active healthy lifestyles.
2014 sees the launch of the first ASA annual volunteer satisfaction survey for all ASA volunteers.
The survey will not only offer you the opportunity to tell the ASA more about your current experience, but to highlight any additional support or training that you would like to receive.
Issue 15 of Volunteering News not only highlights the fantastic work of some of the ASA’s aquatic workforce, but thanks every volunteer who gives up their time freely to make aquatics happen.