Provisional Events Calendar 2016

Click to view calendar which is being updated – please check back regularly for 2016 listings.

We have been publishing calendars for many years and the numbers of events continues to rise rapidly. We are grateful to race promoters, event organisers and collators who send us details for publication and share events of interest to the open water swimming community, including, but not limited to, British Swimming *, ASA, Open Water Source, Toby at, the team from and

* designed to be of use for officials looking to gain experience at open water swimming events. The contact details if given are for the person who co-ordinates the appointment of the officials. Organisers are asked to provide opportunities for trainee officials and officials are advised to approach the event contact directly, stating their training requirements if applicable.

The club meets at Shore Road in Poole (just east of Sandbanks) on Tuesdays 6.00 pm for a 6.15 pm swim. The first swim of the 2016 season for Club members will be 19 April. Naturally the decision to swim is subject to weather and sea conditions. Contact Matt Smith ( for further details. Sunday swims for Club members who are experienced open water swimmers commence on 8 May 2016 (same time and place).

Please note initial taster sessions are only available on Tuesday 10 May, 7 June, 5 July, 2 August 2016 (unless notified otherwise). If bad weather prevents this, it will be on the following Tuesday.

Informal club time trials over various distances for those who to participate will be on the third Tuesday: 17 May, 21 June, 19 July, 16 August 2016.