Seadogs Open Water Swimming

Open Water Swimming photo albums

Who Are The Seadogs?

The Seadogs train Friday 7:00-8:30PM during adult lane swim at Shirley Swimming Pool, standard admission prices apply.

Star Swimmers:

Chris started to learn to swim in 2010 using the learner pool here at Shirley Pool. Chris was 38 years old and had never been taught to swim as a child. 5 years later he has just completed the gruelling 6.5km open water swim around Brownsea Island.

Chris completed the swim in 2Hrs04mins, remembering his first lessons as he did so “I can clearly remember waiting nervously by the small pool for my first lesson, watching the lane swimmers going up and down, thinking that if I could just do one length like that then I’d be delighted. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that I could achieve anything like this.”

Congratulations to Shirley Swimming Pool Managing Director David Perry, who recently completed the Escape from Alcatraz swim.

The swim consists of 1.5 miles of strong currents, freezing water temperatures and the constant threat of shark attack!

Injury Prevention: Shoulder Injuries

Seadogs Events

A brief summary of the events that the Seadogs have taken part in over the years

River Itchen Biathlon

Our own charity event: a 24.7 mile run (shared by up to 4 runners) followed by a 2.5 km swim from Woodmill to St Dennys allong the River Itchen. BBQ and music at the Junction Inn. Funds go to the Countess Mountbatten Hospice Charity, Surfers Against Sewage and the Hampshire Wildlife Trust.

River Itchen Biathlon Photos

Padstow to Rock Swim

A charity event, swim across the Camel Estuary. Book Early! Pasty & t-shirt. Rock Oyster festival combined well in 2015

Padstow to Rock Swim Photos

Newlyn to Penzance Swim

Nick Brocks started this event to raise funds for his late wife’s cancer charity. We call it the ‘End of the world swim’. Change in the iconic Art Deco Jubilee Pool, race the locals if you dare!

Newlyn to Penzance Swim Photos

St Ives Biathlon

A unique challenge! Run 1.5 miles in a wetsuit up a steep zig-zag followed by a 1.5 mile swim. Starts and finishes at the pub – also known as the Sloop Slog. Pasty, pint and t-shirt. In aid of St Ives Surf Life Saving Club.

St Ives Biathlon Photos

Brownsea Island Challenge

4.5 mile swim in aid of the Royal Life Saving Society. Classic swim, hard to get in.

Brownsea Island Challenge Photos

Seahorse Swim

Sandbanks, Dorset. Nice beach, lovely area but not the most exciting of swims.

Seahorse Swim Photos

River Dart Swim

A memorable wild swim inspired by Kate Rew

River Dart Swim Photos