Provisional Events Calendar 2012

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JANUARY 2012

20-22 January 2012 – 8th Winter Swimming World Championships 2012 – Jurmala, Latvia www.winterswimming2012.com/

FEBRUARY 2012

February 2012 – Int. Self-Transcendence 12 Hour-Swim 2012 – Cancelled due to reconstruction-work at Hallenbad-City. It is uncertain when, where and if the next 12-Hour Swim will take place Details

5 February 2012 – * Club Social (Lunch 12.30pm / AGM 2pm / Skittles 2.30pm) – Coach & Horses Pub, Wimborne Contact Gina Wilcox.

18 February 2012 – Dorset County Masters Championships (1500/800m) – Littledown

MARCH 2012

18 March 2012 – SLSC Spring Gala 2012 – Tooting Bec Lido – Team event 9am Details

APRIL 2012

17 April 2012 – * First ‘formal’ Tuesday swim of the season

MAY 2012

13 May 2012 – * First ‘informal’ Sunday swim of the season for experienced club open water swimmers (no taster swims on Sundays)

20 May 2012 – Royal Windsor Swim, part of Thames Open Water Swim Series – 950m, 1.9km & 3.8km (5:45am – 11am) Details

26 May 2012 – British Gas Great London Swim 2012 – Royal Victoria Dock, London (1 mile swim) Details

27 May 2012 – Speedo Open Water Swim Series – Eton – Lake Swim 750m / 1500m / 3km / 10km Details

JUNE 2012

3 June 2012 – Exmouth Fairway Buoy Swim 4.5m, Seniors only. Tidal assisted. www.exmouthswimming.org Entry pack

9 June 2012 – RNLI Long Swim Series – South Cerney. Gloucestershire – 3.8km / 5km Details

10 June 2012 – Speedo WomenOnly Swim – Dorney Lake – 750m / 1500m / 3km Details

10 June 2012 – BLDSA Wykeham Lake Championships (Nr. Scarborough) 5km Senior, 2 miles Junior / Senior Freestyle / Breaststroke and Novice 1,000 metre Freestyle event. Contact: Miss Liane Llewellyn, 62 Main Road, Denholme, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD13 4BL. Tel: 01274 830615. Online Entry e-mail: liane.llewellyn@btinternet.com

16 June 2012 – British Gas Great East Swim 2012 – Alton Water Park, Ipswich. 0.5m / 1m / 2m Details

16 June 2012 – BLDSA Champion of Champions (Dover Harbour) 5 / 3 / 1 Miles, Senior / Juniors, Freestyle. Start: 0900hrs. Competitors can swim in all 3, 2 or just 1 event. Online Entry Contact: Leslie Du Cane, Hanover Lodge, 14 Lansdowne Road, London, W11 3LW Tel 020 7727 5463 e-mail: Leslie@DuCane.net

17 June 2012 – BHF Weymouth Bay Swim 1m Details

22 – 24 June 2012 – British Gas Great North Swim 2012 – Windermere 0.5m / 1m / 2m Details

24 June 2012 – * Seahorse Swim 2012 – Knoll Beach, Studland, Dorset. 3.8km Entries closed. Details

24 June 2012 – The Henley Classic 2.1km Temple Island Meadows www.henleyswim.com. Entries Closed

JULY 2012

1 July 2012 – * ASA South West Region Open Water Taster Swim – 750m – West Country Water Park, Bradley Stoke, Bristol, BS36 1RY Details

1 July 2012 – * ASA South West Region Open Water Swimming Championships incorporating Dorset County ASA Championships, Somerset County ASA Championships – 5Km / 3Km / 2km / 1.75km / 1.5Km – West Country Water Park, Bradley Stoke, Bristol, BS36 1RY Details

1 July 2012 – British Gas Great Manchester Swim – Salford Quays 1 mile Details

1 July 2012 – RNLI Long Swim Series – Box End. Bedfordshire 3.8km Details

6 to 8 July 2012 – Swim Round The Pier, Beach Pier Festival – Brighton 10k Olympic distance endurance swim (Friday), 3k Middle distance challenge (Saturday), 1k Short distance fun swim (Sunday) Details

7 July 2012 – Creek Safari 5.3km swim at Roseland, Cornwall Details

8 July 2012 – Speedo Open Water Swim Series – Windsor – 750m / 1500m / 3km Details

8 July 2012 – The Big Cove Swim Series – Beachside Leisure Centre, Bowleaze Cove, Preston, Weymouth – 1.2 mile (1.9k) or 2.4 mile (3.8k) Details

8 July 2012 – The Henley Mile – Temple Island Meadows – 1m – Event serves as a qualifier for the following year’s ‘Henley Classic’ www.henleyswim.com.

8 July 2012 – 5th Clevedon Marine Lake Aquathlon 2012 – Marine Lake and run along the promenade (M5 J20 North Somerset BS21 (10:30 am start) 1 lap swim 400m/1 lap run, 3km; 2 lap swim 800m /2 lap run, 6km Details

8 July 2012 – Dover Regatta 2 km – Dover Harbour Details

13 to 15 July 2012 – European Junior Open Water Championships 2012 – Kocaeli, Turkey Details

14 July 2012 – Marlow River Swim, part of Thames Open Water Swim Series – 750m, 1.5km & 3km (4pm – 8pm) Details

15 July 2012 – ‘Informal’ Swimtrek for EDOWSC . Date has been amended to ensure we can make the last swim at Durdle Door (alibudynkiewicz@talk21.com).

15 July 2012 – BHF Bournemouth Pier to Pier 1.4 miles Details

15 July 2012 – Speedo Open Water Swim Series – Hampton Court – 2.25m Details

21 July 2012 – * British Gas ASA 3km Open Water Masters Championships 2012 – Rother Valley Country Park, Sheffield – Details

21 July 2012 – Brighton Pier to Pier 1km – Brighton Details

21 July 2012 – British Gas ASA Open Water National Age Group Championships 2012 – Rother Valley Country Park

22 July 2012 – * The ASA Open Water 1km Swim 2012 Rother Valley Country Park Details

22 July 2012 – * British Gas ASA Open Water Youth Championships 2012 – Rother Valley Country Park

22 July 2012 – The Big Cove Swim Series – Beachside Leisure Centre, Bowleaze Cove, Preston, Weymouth – 1.2 mile (1.9k) or 2.4 mile (3.8k) Details

28 July 2012 – Clevedon Annual Long Swim – Ladye Bay to Pier beach (approx. 1m sea swim) Details

AUGUST 2012

5 August 2012 – RNLI Long Swim Series – Bournemouth (sea swim) – Solent Promenade, Southbourne Coast Road, Bournemouth, BH6 4BE – 2.5km / 3.8km Details

10/11 August 2012 – Olympic Games – Open Water Events Details

18 August 2012 – Henley On Thames River Swim, part of Thames Open Water Swim Series – 750m, 1.5km & 3km (5:45pm – 9pm) Details

19 August 2012 – * Brownsea Island Swim Details

19 August 2012 – The Big Cove Swim Series – Beachside Leisure Centre, Bowleaze Cove, Preston, Weymouth – 1.2 mile (1.9k) or 2.4 mile (3.8k) Details

19 August 2012 – Swim the Sound (Plymouth Breakwater to Plymouth Hoe) – 2.5m Details

19 August 2012 – Bridge to Bridge (Henley Bridge to Marlow Bridge) – Temple Island Meadows – 14km www.henleyswim.com.

19 August 2012 – Eastbourne Maritime 2km – Eastbourne Details

25 August 2012 – British Gas Great Scottish Swim 2012 – Strathclyde Country Park 0.5m / 1m / 2m Details

26 August 2012 – Speedo Open Water Swim Series – Marlow – 750m / 1500m / 3km Details

26 August 2012 – The Big Swim – Port Isaac to Port Gaverne – 1m plus a ‘Not So Serious Swim’ and ‘The Little Swim’ for children. Places are limited Details

30 August 2012 Hellespont and Dardanelles Swim – Çanakkale, Turkey www.swimhellespont.com – overseas places via SwimTrek.

SEPTEMBER 2012

2 September 2012 – The Big Cove Swim Series – Beachside Leisure Centre, Bowleaze Cove, Preston, Weymouth – 1.2 mile (1.9k) or 2.4 mile (3.8k) Details

2 September 2012 – Southsea Pier to Pier 2km – Southsea Details

2 September 2012 – Burgh Island Swim in aid of The Chestnut Appeal Details

8 September 2012 – OSS Dart 10K Details

8 September 2012 – The Maxifuel Big South Swim Challenge, part of Thames Open Water Swim Series – 2km, 4km, 5km and 10km (6:15am – 11am) Details

9 September 2012 – ‘Informal’ 10km swim for EDOWSC members (Sandbanks to Southbourne) depending on optimal tides. Details

12 September 2012 – European Senior Open Water Championships 2012 – Piombino, Italy Details

16 September 2012 – Speedo Open Water Swim Series – Poole – 750m / 1500m / 3km Details

23 September 2012 – Queenford Relays – Queenford Lakes Watersports Centre, situated between Wallingford and Oxford on the A4074 – 4 x 1000m course relay swim www.henleyswim.com.

30 September 2012 – RNLI Long Swim Series – Dorney Lake. Berkshire – 3.8km / 5km Details

Tbc * Last ‘formal’ swim of the season