Dorset County ASA Inaugural Masters Competition 2014

Block 1 & 2: Sunday 16 February 2014 – closing date Saturday 16 January 2014 (midday).
Venue: Rossmore Leisure Centre, Herbert Avenue, Parkstone, Poole, Dorset BH12 4HR.
b. Block 3 (800/1500m – Dorset only): Saturday 12 April 2014 – closing date Saturday 22 March 2014 (midday).
Venue: Purbeck Sports Centre, Worgret Road, Wareham, Dorset BH20 4PH.

Dorset Treasurer, Gerry Griffin said: “Over the last few years the previous competition had to be cancelled due to a lack of swimmers. Now that it is “under new management” and in a revised format let’s get behind it and make it a success.

“It is a Masters competition meaning that it is for the over-18’s and competition is banded by age, so whatever your age you have a good chance of competing against similar abilities. ASA Category 1 and Category 2 members can take part – that is all of our EDOWSC swimmers.

“In previous competitions, EDOWSC only had a few swimmers taking part, meaning that we had no chance of winning a significant number of Team Points. Let’s see if this year we can raise the profile of EDOWSC and show that we can swim indoors as well as in the sea!

“I can assure you that Master events are fun and friendly – yes they are competitive but you are only competing in your age band. You might even see me in the water; especially as I have just gone up an age group!

“If you need further convincing give me a call (01929 556 009) or contact the event organiser, Keith Hartley (keithhartley@talktalk.net).

“As they say – Use It or Lose It! If the event has to be cancelled this year then it will probably never take place again and I feel that would be a great loss to the swimming community. Make sure that you beat the registration deadlines as stated in this document.”

For more information on county aquatics visit www.dorsetasa.org.