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ROGER GUTTRIDGE Journalist•Author

Roger Guttridge has been a journalist for more than 40 years and a published author since 1983.
He is particularly well-known for his features, columns and books on the history and geography of Dorset and his other speciality, the sport of swimming, which he covers at local, national and international level.

Articles coming up

Swimming Times

February 2014:

Duel in the Pool: European Allstars v USA

This Life: US swim star Jessica Hardy

Where Are They Now? / Commonwealth Games memories: Adam Ruckwood, Sarah Price, Paul and Robin Brew, Robin Francis

National Arena Swimming League finalists


January 2014:

Arena National Arena Inter-League final

ESSA relay finals

Honesty Box: Guildford coach Richard Garfield

Quick Interview: GB water polo keeper Ed Scott



December 2013:

A Lesson Learned? Turning around the learn-to-swim stats 
How potential Olympian survived a brain tumour 

Quick Interview: TSB Bank chief Paul Pester's love affair with swimming


Blackmore Vale Magazine

Occasional historical features


Stour & Avon Magazine

Occasional historical features


Daily Echo, Bournemouth

Swimming round-up every Thursday


Dorset Life

It's a Dorset Life for Me:

Latest column: December 2013 issue

Next column: February 2014 issue


Daily & Sunday Express

Reports from major swimming events


Talks coming up

Tuesday February 11, 2014:

My Family & Other Smugglers: Sopley WI, Bransgore Village Hall 7pm


Wednesday February 12, 2014:

My Family & Other Smugglers: Puddletown Wednesday Club, Puddletown 2.30pm


Wednesday May 7, 2014:

My Family & Other Smugglers: Ferndown Probus Club, Dudsbury Golf Club 2.15pm (members only)


Recent books

London 2012 Training Guide
London 2012 Training Guide Swimming
Sturminster Newton Through Time
Sturminster Newton Through Time

Paranormal Dorset
Paranormal Dorset