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A happy bunch of swimmers about to jump in - 6C
December 2010 swim

Following an invigorating swim on Sunday 12 December 2010, we were delighted to announce East Dorset Open Water Swimming Club’s awards for the 2010 season at our annual Christmas lunch:

Best female swim: Emily Abbott
Best male swim: Paolo De Luca
Most improved male swimmer: Simon Gater
Most improved female swimmer:Martha Holman
Most inspirational swimmers: Annie Richardson and Mike Trew
President’s Awards: Bob Holman and Stuart Purcell
Chairman’s Award: Gerry Griffin

Training will start again at Easter 2011 – we will confirm dates nearer the time.

Meanwhile if any members wish to swim through the winter, some swimmers will be at the Beach hut every Sunday, just contact Ali ( to experience the burn!

Several East Dorset club members are competing at Tooting Bec Lido in January in the Cold Water Championships. Entries close 24 December 2010 if you are keen to take part. We need one more swimmer to make up another relay, so please get in touch with Annie Richardson ( if you are inspired.

And another request, please contact Ali if you are able to store and bring the club kayak to our Tuesday sessions as it needs a new home!

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