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Whist current records go back to 2002, affiliation to the Dorset Schools Sports Federation date back to November 1994, so it is likely that schools competitive swimming has been alive and well for 25 years!

Currently there are eight areas in Dorset:

  • Bournemouth
  • Christchurch
  • East Dorset
  • North Dorset
  • Poole
  • Purbeck
  • West Dorset
  • Weymouth & Portland

Each area holds preliminary rounds for Year 5/6 and Year 4 swimmers that lead to FINALS for Year 5/6 and Year 4 in June.

The DSSA also organises the Dorset Secondary Schools Team Relay event in September which with other counties in the South West can lead to selection for the National Finals in November.

An Annual General Meeting is held in October each year at which officers are elected and the diary of events is approved.

Each event has a gala organiser who takes in entries and who formats the programme. An entry fee is requested from all schools who enter to help towards pool hire and administration costs.

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