ASA South West Open Water Development Course 2016

ASA SW Region are running a 2 day course over 2 weekends to introduce new swimmers aged 12 to 17 years into this growing element of aquatic sport and to develop skills for open water swimming.

Part 1 – Workshops, Land Training & Pool Eexercises
Saturday 28 May 2016 At Cheddar Pool

Part 2 – Open Water Swimming Skills and Practice
Saturday 4 June 2016 At Preston Beach, Weymouth

Download advert and application form – you can apply for one or both of these days, but it is recommended that you attend both.

The cost for is £35 per day or £60 for both days

Closing date for entries: 7 May 2015

Please share this with your networks and on Club Notice Boards and note that the date of the Regional and County Championships changed from Sunday 26 to Saturday 25 June 2016.

For more details contact:
Kat Baker, ASA SWR Open Water Coach (
Laura Nesbitt – Somerset ASA Open Water (

Dorset ASA & ASA SW Region Open Water Championships 2016 – 25 June 2016 (new date)
Dorset ASA Championships are incorporated into the South West Region Open Water Championships which offer opportunities to qualify for ASA National Championships.

Distances: 5km, 3km, 1500m, and for 13yrs & U 750m taster event

It would be good to see a greater number of EDOWSC swimmers at the championships – show the SW what talent we have in our Club. Wetsuits will be allowed but such swimmers will not be eligible for medals. Wetsuits will allow those who are less sure of their abilities to get the flavour of the day and then consider going for medals next time.

The South West Region has decided to forego its portion of the “day membership” thereby reducing the cost for those who are Category 1 members of the ASA.

Please put the date in your diary and look out for details of how to enter in 2016.