253 swimmers took to the water in excellent conditions to swim round Brownsea Island on 7 July 2013.
We would like to thank RLSS Poole Lifeguards for hosting a thoroughly enjoyable event for swimmers, whether for their first time or as one of many coming back to swim in such a fantastic location.
The event was again well supported by EDOWSC volunteers and competitors!
Seahorse Swim winner Guy Giles added another Brownsea title, powering around the island in 1:15.14, 5m+ ahead of SLSC’s Daniel Abel and the chasing pack.
EDOWSC’s Stuart Purcell, third in the Seahorse Swim non-wetsuit category two weeks earlier, went one better to finish second in 1:36.02.
Katie Nimmo of Cheltenham Swimming & Water Polo Club led the ladies wetsuit category (1:21.45) with Michelle Noble first EDOWSC lady back in 1:40.31.
In the ladies age group non wetsuit category, EDOWSC’s Danni Callahan won the 20-30 years (1:51.20) and team mates Ann Richardson and Ali Budynkiewicz made it a 1-2 in the 50 to 60 years (1:56.34 and 1:59.14).
In the men’s age group non-wetsuit category, EDOWSC’s Will Collings‐Wells and Mark Vides were first and third in the 50 to 60 years (1:51.14 and 2:12.37). Jonathan Easterbrooke was third in the same age group for wetsuit (1:42.02).
Dave Doust continues to defy age, recording 1:38.39 to win in the wetsuit 60 to 70 years age group.
Congratulations to all swimmers who completed their full and half-distance swims. At the time of posting, amounts raised in sponsorship from swimmers for a wide number of charities totalled approximately £19,000.
Provisional Date for 2014 – 1 July 2014 (approximately 9:30am start)