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Lyme Splash Water Polo Sea Championship 2019

March 24, 2019   By

Lyme Splash, the UK’s only Water Polo Sea Championship, will again take place this year in Lyme Regis. The event will be held over the weekend of 3-4 August 2019 at The Cobb with the first games starting at 8.00 am and 8.45 am respectively. The event, which is for Men’s and Women’s teams of 16 years and over, will offer two floating pitches to accommodate a whole host of teams and be run under Swim England Technical Rules.

Camping will be available for participants at Haye Farm and a barbecue held for players and supporters on the first evening at The Power Boat Club on Monmouth Beach, which has donated the use of the venue for the evening function. For further details of The Lyme Splash Water Polo Sea Championship and booking forms: https://www.lyme-splash.com/lyme-splash-water-polo-championship/

Lyme Splash is a not-for-profit organisation run by volunteers, and with DCASA’s own Bridport Barracudas assisting in organisation of the event. Monies raised will be donated to selected charities, as well as provide for essential equipment. This year’s charities are: Bsharp and Plastic Free Lyme Regis

England Programmes County Pathway

March 18, 2019   By

For the third year running Dorset will participate in the national England Programmes Pathway providing a local development opportunity for 11 year old swimmers, club coaches and team managers. Plans for 2019 Dorset County Pathway are well underway, with selections having been sent out to clubs following the completion of this year’s County Championships and coaches signing up for the three scheduled camps that make up the programme.

In the meantime, certificates for all those from the eight Dorset clubs who had participated in 2018 and successfully completed the full programmes were awarded to the coaches of the home clubs at the end of the County Championships.

Dorset England Programmes certificates were awarded to: Clayesmore SC – Freddie Beasley, Charlie Hodges, Lottie Hodges and Georgia Kenny; Poole SC – Lucy Gibbs, Aaron Hopkins, Isla O’Connor and Luca Sartorius; Seagulls SC – Bethany McWilliam; Swim Bournemouth – Minnie Barratt, Sam Chamberlain, Mia Dalkin, Elizabeth Dawson, Halle Harris, Freddie Hodgetts, John Mouskis and Cameron Willcocks; Tornadoes of South Dorset – Natalia Baran, Lilly Davies and Sophie Marsh; Wareham – Austin Blanchard; West Dorset SC – Isla McPhail, Nikita Miah and Sam Ray; Weymouth – Abigail Sedwards.

Above: Dorset’s England Programmes County Pathway 2018

The 2018 County Pathway camps were all held at Canford Sports Centre and lead by Head Coach Sam Woodward (Swim Bournemouth) supported by Skills Coaches Nicky Brunell (Weymouth), Meghan Corby (Poole), Jon Creffield (Blandford), Steve Johns (Clayesmore), Hannah Kearns (Tornadoes of South Dorset) and David Moorey (Bridport Barracudas SC) together with Team Manager Tina Corbin of Littledown Masters.

Jack Jones returns to Dorset

December 17, 2018   By

Dorset’s Senior Men have done it again! The prestigious “Jack Jones” water polo trophy is back in the county after the Dorset team produced impressive performances to win every match in the Senior Mens tournament of this year’s Swim England South West Inter-County Water Polo Championships held in November at Millfield.

Match results were as follows:  Somerset 5, Dorset 7; Devon 6, Dorset 7; Gloucestershire 4, Somerset 7; Devon 10, Gloucestershire 7; Gloucestershire 0, Dorset 10; Somerset 6, Devon 9.




Back Row (l-r): Charlie Roberts (Southampton WPC), Steve Canham (Bournemouth SC), Anand Vaithilingam (Seagulls SC), Dan Kinsey (Weymouth & Portland WPC, Coach), Jackson Mullins (Southampton WPC), Nathan Perren (Bournemouth SC) / Sam Evans (Bournemouth SC); 

Front Row: Cianan Mann (Seagulls SC), Leo Jaggs (Bournemouth SC), Mikey Kingsley (Southampton WPC), Tim Barnes (Bournemouth SC), Alex Marsango (Bournemouth SC), Dan White (Weymouth & Portland WPC).

Clayesmore Swimming Club – Coach Vacancy

December 17, 2018   By

Interim Head Coach, Clayesmore Swim Club

7.5 hours per week

One Term Fixed Term Contract

To be responsible for coaching the development of the club’s swimmers, co-ordinating training and competition schedules to maximise the performance potential of individual athletes and to build the club’s performance within Dorset County and the South West Swimming region. Further detail and an application form are available from: www.clayesmore.com/employment. Closing date: 8:00am on Monday, 7 January 2019. Clayesmore is committed to the safeguarding and promotion of children’s and young people’s welfare and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.