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The Swim England South West Region Open Water Committee has taken the decision to cancel the Regional Open Water Championships for this year.

The event was due to be held on 6 July in Weymouth, but postponed due to water temperatures being below the required FINA regulations of a temperature of 14C at 40cm depth. However, it was hoped to stage the event this month.

Unfortunately, and despite contacting several clubs and companies, the SWR Open Water Committee has been unable to obtain enough on-water cover of canoes or paddle boards to ensure swimmer safety. Sue Dors, Committee Chairman, advises that refunds to entrants will be addressed once costs incurred through cancellation of the event have been assessed.