Wild Swim by Kate Rew is the definitive guide to over 300 beautiful outdoor swims in rivers, lakes, tidal pools, the sea and lidos across Britain. You can sample the book by the founder of the Outdoor Swimming Society below.
A £2.68m artificial surf reef which is currently under construction at Boscombe, near Bournemouth, may not be completed by the end of the year.
Poor weather has been blamed for delays to the scheme, which will create the first artificial reef in the northern hemisphere 225m (738ft) off the Dorset coast.
The qualification route to become an Open Water swimming official changed at the beginning of the 2007 season. We now have two new British Swimming qualifications; Open Water officials and Open Water referee. This note tells you how to qualify as an Open Water official and also how to progress to become an Open Water …
Well done to everyone who braved the sea on the last Tuesday session of 2008. We swam the annual handicap race, but slightly adapted because of the conditions – and the gloom! 1. Connor 2. Steve (Sadler) 3. Kevin and Katie Most of you will know that we were not able to rent a hut for …
Start Time: 11:00
Followed by lunch at the Ocean Palace Chinese restaurant at Noon
Six members of East Dorset Open Water Swimming Club, aged 14 to 46, successfully swum the English Channel in relay to raise money for charity. Having experienced delays for several days due to adverse wind and weather conditions, the team finally set off at 2am on 6 August 2008