Long Distance Swimming Club
Welcome to the Warrington Dolphins Long Distance Swimming Club.
Warrington Dolphins is one of the premier long distance swimming clubs in Great Britain. Affiliated to the British Long Distance Swimming Association (BLDSA), the club caters for a wide range of abilities, from junior and adult novices to highly experienced Open Water Marathon Swimmers and Record Holders.
Our current membership include recreational swimmers and those with successful Channel, Loch Lomond, and two-way Windermere swims to their name.
Many of our members take part in open water lake and sea swims of between 1 and 21 miles throughout the summer, channel relay swims and other team events.
New members are always welcome and are invited to try one of our training sessions before joining.
Please contact Secretary@warrington-dolphins.co.uk for enquiries.
The 9th 1500m Indoor Championships were completed successfully on 29th February 2020 at Irlam & Cadishead Leisure Centre. Congratulations to the winners:
Results can be found on the Link Below
All training sessions run by the Warrington Dolphins are still currently suspended until further notice.
This is all training held at Great Sankey on a Tuesday and Broomfields on a Friday.
This is in response to the Government and Swim England advice
Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Outdoor training CANCELLED for the 2020 season
Initially because of Covid-19 and now by the presence of Blu-green algae.
Hi Everyone,Budworth Handicap and Budworth Championships
It is clear that the measures that are being put in place by the Government to restrict contact with people and to reduce the spread of the virus is having an impact on all our lives and I hope that everyone keeps safe and reaches out if you need any assistance with anything.
With the recent announcement that all our indoor training was to be cancelled with immediate effect my attentions turned to Budworth. With my deepest regret I am announcing that the Budworth Handicap and Budworth Championships are postponed for this year. This decision has not been taken lightly and I am personally sad that as a club we will not be running two popular open water events this year. I hope you do understand this decision and that swimmer safety is my and the committee's number one priority.
We have now been informed that there is now Blue-green algai in the mere, we were hoping to start up some form of training following the Social distancing guidelines, however with this latest news this will now not be possible.
In addition to the two events we also reviewed our ability to run Tuesday night training at Budworth and can confirm, Budworth training will not be taking place this year.
This is not something that I envisaged doing at all and to think that we will have no swim at Budworth this year is devastating news but given the bigger picture at the moment I have no way of guaranteeing safety.
As President of the club I will not put any swimmer at risk given the current environment and ask that you support the committee in this difficult decision in what is a very challenging time for us all.
President: Warrington Dolphins LDSC.