Welcome to the new home of

Dorset County ASA

The one stop place for all county ASA results, dates and information.

ASA South West Region ASA/NSCPP

May 27, 2015   By

Time to Listen Workshops

The Time to Listen programme provides the opportunity to consider the role and responsibilities of the Club Welfare Officer and action taken should any incident occur. The course aims to support the Welfare Officer to acquire core knowledge and develop essential skills to fulfil their role and responsibilities, adopt a child-focused approach to safeguarding and share good practice and learn from others in the same role. All participants need to have attended a Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop prior to attending a Time to Listen course.

Dates are: Tuesday 9th June 2015 at the SASP Offices, Castle Road, Chelston Business Park, Junction 26 M5, Taunton TA21 9JQ; Wednesday 15th July 2015 at the WASP Offices, Richmond House, Epsom Road, White Horse Business Park Trowbridge BA14 0XE; Thursday 20th August 2015 at the Dragon Leisure Centre, Bodmin, PL31 1DE.

All workshops will be presented by Jane Wilson and run from 6.30pm-9.30pm. There is no cost for attending the Workshop but a booking form should be completed and sent to Bryony Gibbs at bryony.gibbs@swimming.org or ASA South Division, Castle Business Centre, Castle Road, Chelston Business Park, Wellington, TA21 9JQ. To download a booking form click here. TTL workshops booking form 18 May.

For queries, contact Paul Shergold, ASA South West Club Development Officer on 07583094412 or at


Poole Swimming Club

April 22, 2015   By

British Championships 2015

Poole’s Jacob Peters joined a small number of Dorset swimmers to qualify for the 2015 British Championships. Follow the link here to read the article on Poole’s website and  find out how Jacob and Dorset’s other representatives fared at the London Aquatic Centre.

Dorset County ASA Volunteer Awards 2015

April 21, 2015   By

On Saturday 28 February, the annual DCASA Volunteer Awards were presented to this year’s winners during the 2015 Dorset County Championships at Littledown. The seven category winners were as follows: Club Volunteer of the Year – Steve Meter, Weymouth SC; Outstanding Contribution by a Young Volunteer – Starr Sams, Tornadoes of South Dorset; Outstanding Contribution to Swimming in the Community – John Gibbs, Swim Bournemouth; Outstanding Contribution at County/Regional Level – Gordon Smart, Poole SC; Services to Officials Development – Wendy Hooper, Poole SC; Volunteer Teacher/Coach of the Year – Karen Yendole, Bournemouth SC; and finally a joint award for Celebrating Excellence in Club Volunteering – Marissa and Kevin Roberts, Seagulls SC. Many congratulations to all these winners!
PHOTO (courtesy of DE Photo): L to R – Gordon Smart, Karen Yendole, Wendy Hooper; John Gibbs, Starr Sams, and Steve Meter.

Development weekend for Open Water

April 2, 2015   By

An Open Water Development Course organised by the ASA SouthWest is to be held at Weymouth on 30/31 May 2015. The residential course, which will provide an introduction to open water swimming and sea training, is open to both swimmers and officials. Places are limited so early booking is advisable. For further information click here ASA Flyer Open Water Flyer 2015.

ASA SWR Open Water Championships 2015

April 2, 2015   By

The 2015 ASA SWR Open Water Championships will take place on 28/29 June at Weymouth. Entry forms are now available on the ASA SWR website at http://swimwest.org.uk/swim/index.php/open-water-events/icalrepeat.detail/2015/06/27/53/-/open-water-championships. Swimmers entering the regional Championships will automatically be entered in the 2015 Dorset County ASA Open Water Championships.