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ASA SW Region Open Water Events 2017

In preparation for this year’s ASA SW Region Open Water Event in Weymouth the following two courses are being organised for swimmers and officials.


The Open Water Swimmers’ Development Course is for budding swimmers aged 12 to 17 years – please click here for more information.


The Open Water Officials Training Course is for any one who would like to Officiate, if you are over 16 years of age and want to embark on this very enjoyable volunteering role then please make enquiries - more information is available if you click here


Hengrove Para Swimming

Introducing an exciting new monthly session for Para Swimmers
From the 7th May 2017 there will be a new monthly session available to Para Swimmers at Hengrove Pool.
The swim skills based session will also provide an opportunity for teachers and coaches to experience working with swimmers with a wide range of impairments.

For more information please click here

SW Regional Skills Event - 13th May 2017

Check out SW Regional Skills Event this year which also combines with our Drake Trophy.  The events are being run as an Open competition so teams from other Regions are more than welcome to come down and join in.

Any queries please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

ASA SW Region Open Water Championships 2017


We are pleased to be able to publish the online ENTRY FORM for this year’s ASA South West Region Open Water Championships.

The event also incorporates County Championships for Dorset ASA, Gloucester ASA, Somerset ASA and joining us this year are the Police Open Water Championships.
The date for the event is Saturday 24th June 2017 and will be held at Preston Beach, Weymouth DT4 7SX.  Registration opens at 9am.

Events being swum are Male & Female 5,000m, 3,000m, 1,500m and a 750m Taster Event. Entry fees £22 for each for 5,000m, 3,000m, 1,500m and £8.50 for the Taster Event.

Full details of the event, this link to the ENTRY FORM and the ASA Temporary Membership form  click here

All information is included on the ENTRY FORM  Please ensure that you read all the links embedded in the ENTRY FORM prior to completing it.


Swimmers must be Category 2 at the time of entry, please ensure that if you are not Category 2 that you have asked your club to increase your level of membership.  Please ask if you need any guidance on this.


Swimmers wishing to enter as a Temporary ASA Member must complete the ASA Temporary Membership form, attached, and send to Kelly Podbury once the entry form has been completed and payment made. Payment for the temporary membership is £10 and should be made at the same time as paying your entry fees.  Indicate on the entry form your payment amount as ‘Other’.  Kelly Podbury would prefer to receive your forms scanned and emailed, however if you would like to post them let Kelly  know and she will send you her address. Contact details for Kelly Podbury, ASA SW Region Open Water Competition Secretary: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This event is usually a lovely day by the beach, if you haven’t tried Open Water swimming before maybe this is the time to consider it!  If you don’t want to swim but want to get involved we are always looking for Officials for both shore side and in boats, we will train you, we would love to hear from you; OR if you just want to get involved and volunteer, again please let us know and we will get you involved.


The deadline for entries is Friday 2nd June 2017.