Seahorse Swim 2014 Results

Seahorse Swim 2014

East Dorset Open Water Swimming Club held its fifth annual Seahorse Swim on Sunday attracting 207 swimmers from all over the country. The swim from Knoll Beach, Studland was held by kind permission of the National Trust and in support of the Seahorse Trust and was blessed with fabulous weather and a sea temperature of 16C.

Club chairman Bob Holman said that there had been a number of challenges in previous years but this year the event was held in near perfect conditions. He said that the club was very grateful for the help and support from RLSS Poole and associated lifesaving clubs for providing fantastic safety cover. Bob said that his committee had worked extremely hard and had been supported by a fantastic group of volunteers on the day.

There had also been a very positive feedback from the swimmers. Jim Boucher commented ”You set yourselves a high standard because the previous year was so good and yet today was even better. You had more swimmers, better trophies and what a marvellous atmosphere – smiling swimmers and great banter too before the start”.

The club continues its season of sea swims from its Shore Road base, 6 for 6.30pm every Tuesday and Sunday throughout the summer.

Seahorse Swim 2014Seahorse Swim 2014 Results

Gents wetsuit 3.8kms:
1 Guy Giles 47.26
2 Andy Blow
3 Chip Rimmer

Ladies wetsuit 3.8kms:
1 Jane Austin 1.01.54
2 Helen Dickens
3 Shelly Broomfield

Gents non-wetsuit 3.8kms:
1 Steven Hurley 55.01
2 Christopher Hopton
3 Brian Daly

Ladies non-wetsuit 3.8kms:
1 Lauren Pascoe 1.00.15
2 Emma Baird
3 Lowa Gardner

Gents wetsuit 2kms:
1 Paul Bacon 29.13.11
2 Mark Straw
3 Dave Doust

Ladies wetsuit 2kms:
1 Louise Kathro 34.59.24
2 Elaine Sanderson
3 Siw Thomas

Gents non-wetsuit 2kms:
No entries

Ladies non-wetsuit 2kms:
1 Susan Rentol 40.56.02
2 Pip Tunstill
3 Valerie Pearce

Roy Harding Memorial Trophy for first local male non-wetsuit over 40:
Stuart Purcell 59.08.40

Roy Harding Memorial Trophy for first local lady non-wetsuit over 40:
Kath Steels-Fryatt 1.04.40

Oldest gentleman to complete the 3.8kms course:
Peter Jolly 1.07.38

Oldest lady to complete the course:
Ellery McGowan

Correction made 24 Jun


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