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This is a place to read the latest news and stories about the club and its swimmers. If you have a story to tell, an event report or some useful information to share please let us know.

Wild Swim

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.

Surf Reef Delay

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.

Open Water Officials 2008

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 …

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End of Season Update

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 …

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Pre-Christmas Lunch and Swim

Start Time: 11:00
Date: 07-12-2008
Followed by lunch at the Ocean Palace Chinese restaurant at Noon

Channel Relay Team Success in 2008

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

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