Open Water




Swindon Dolphin Open Water

Swindon Dolphin are actively trying to build on this fast growing area of our sport and are lucky to have many good open water swimmers in our ranks.  Encouragement to get into the open water environment starts as early as our Academy squad, in the hope of buildings a strong position in the future and create some bright young stars in the discipline.

Swindon Dolphin have dominated the podium across the age groups at Wiltshire County level over the past few years, also having representation at Regional and National level, including a national champion and national podiums.

As a club we are lucky enough to have specialist open water coaches, both qualified and in training, with vast experience in Open Water Swimming:
Jason Tait, Open Water lead and Open Water Secretary, Long Distance Open Water Swimmer – Full time Open Water & Swim Smooth stroke technique coach, Qualified STA Open Water coaching tutor and soon to be Qualified Open Water ASA Official.  One of the South West regions only Open Water specialist coaches to both ASA and STA standards.  ASA Wilts Open water coach/advisor/committee member, Open Water and Triathlon Swimming advisor to multiple lakes.

Colin Jones, Masters Squad Lead Coach, Open Water Swimmer –  ASA Level 2 Open Water qualified coach.

For any further information please contact Swindon Dolphin Open Water Lead Coach Jason Tait

Key Dates for 2017

Competitions confirmed

18th June 2017 – ASA Wiltshire Open Water Championships

24th June 2017 – Regional ASA Open Water Championships , Preston Beach, Weymouth DT4 7SX.

24th June 2017 –  Cotswold 226 event weekend swims (1.9 / 3.8km) 14 years plus.

1st July 20017 – Tri ferris Big Swim 1

16th September 2017 – Tri ferris Big Swim 2 – Team required Minimum 6, no Max.

Competitions tbc

tbc – Usually August Bank Holiday – National ASA Open Water Champiionships – Dates TBC, qualification required at Regional level with the exception of Masters Swimmers.

tbc – Swindon Dolphin Club event (possibly mixed with a social)

tbc – Air Ambulance Night Swim (non competitive, charity support)