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OCT 19 - ISSUE NO. 01
Les Jessop President Introduction 2019/2020
Wareham & District S. C. were very pleased to have put forward Les Jessop as President for the year 2019/2020, and that he accepted.
Les has been in the swimming world since the age of 6. His ASA Number is 212 a little bit different than today’s 7 digit asa numbers.
Over the years he has acquired many skills with ASA qualifications from Advanced Teaching and Coaching and as an Aqua fit Instructor. He has taught many from beginners to Adults.
At present he runs our swimming sessions at Swanage, helps Coach our younger Competitive swimmers at Purbeck and organises our Master swimmers.
In swimming which he still enjoys his achievements are many.
Starting in the 1960’s he swam for Bromley in the Interborough Championships
Represented Division 11 in the Kent & Surrey schools at Pier approach Bournemouth in the Life saving and swimming and at Corby in 1968/69.
Les went to Northern Ireland in 1967 on a Kent asa tour. In 1968 at 15 he won the Kent asa 200F/S. He represented Kent & Surrey in Division 2 of the Schools Championships & Life Saving. From 1970 when he was 17 he was Captain of Kent asa & Beckenhamuntil he moved to Swanage in 1978.
Also swam in two Speedo League Finals (now known as the Arena League) in Blackpool & Crystal Palace for Beckenham S.C.
1979/1980 he swam in the Dorset Championships and finished 2nd in 200m Br/s.
Started up the Masters swimming in 1984 at Weymouth and last competed at National Level in 2005 being always in the top 3 in his age group.
Les swam his first European Masters in 1987 at Blackpool and his 2nd European Masters in 1991 at Coventry.
One of his best achievements was competing at the 1996 World Masters in Sheffield coming 2nd in the 800m F/S and 5000m Open Water. Also in 1998
competing in the World Masters in Casablanca again gaining 2nd place in the 800m F/S and 5000m Open Water winning 2 Bronze medals.
In the year 2000 he travelled to LA and swam in a Relay from Catalina Island to Santa Monica (swimming with dolphins & seals with sharks in the vicinity). 7 Teams took part each with a swimmer with MS.
From 1996-2011 Les swam in National and Western County Open Water Championships coming 1st in his Age group each time.
In 2016 he was a member of a 4 person Channel relay to complete the swim in 13hrs 56mins. There were 6 other attempts at the same time but failed to complete because of rough conditions.
Les still competes for Dorset in Inter-County Masters Competitions.
During his time in swimming he has raised over £3,500.00.
With all the knowledge he has gained over the years we feel he will be an excellent representative for Dorset County asa as president.
POOLE OPEN MEET RESULTS
What a phenomenal weekend at Dorchester for Wareham SC!!
50 medals and 3rd overall visiting team on points. - check out the coaches corner for full report!
Update now available on the Coaches Corner from all the recent events including the Second Round of the Novice League and the Dorset County Champs
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DORSET COUNTY GRADED MEET
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Closing Date for Entries 12th March 2019