Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
from all at Morpeth ASC
Christmas and New Year Session Update
In order that all swimmers (and coaches!) get a break at Christmas the final session of the year will be on the evening of Friday 19th December (PJ Party Night) . There will then be NO sessions, morning or evening until the morning of Friday 2nd Jan when all sessions will commence as normal.
Club Christmas Card
This year, rather than spending money on individual Christmas cards to other MASC members, there is a special 'Club Card' available on poolside for anyone who would like to donate the money they would have spent on cards to the 'Teenage Cancer Trust' to sign.
Throughout the coming year the club will be running several fund raising events to support this charity as it has provided great support to Fraser Garland and his family this year. Mark Aitchison has volunteered to co-ordinate these fund raising events so if anyone has any good ideas - let him know!
Christmas Pool Party
The clubs Annual Pool Christmas Pyjama party will be held at 7pm on Friday the 19th Dec 2014 at the Leisure Centre.
The party will be games in the pool where all club members will take part wearing pyjamas NO ONSIES, SLIPPERS OR DRESSING GOWNS.
Please ensure the pyjamas are light weight and you are able to swim comfortably in them!!
If you would like to wear fancy dress that will be great but make sure it does not disintegrate in the water.
Entry into the party will be a £1ís worth of sweets/choc bars (without nuts) etc. these will go into a bran tub which will be at the entrance of the pool on the night.
The winning team will have first choice of selection at the end of the party.
There will be no training after the party which is estimated to last about 1 and 1/2 hours.
New Gala Information Guides
We have two new Club Guides relating to competing at galas available on our Club Policies page, go to guides.
New Competition Swimming Structure for 2015
We have received the following mail Ė click here read the document referred to.
Attached is the current version of the above providing information of the new Swimming Competition Structure, specifically targeted at ASA Clubs, Counties and Regions. This is a live document and updates and additional information will be made available as and when appropriate.
Please can you ensure that this is put on your club website and also distributed to your committee, coaches and parents.
We will endeavour to answer any questions relating to this document at the re-convened ACM this Saturday 11th October at 10.30 under AOB at the Sunderland Aquatic Centre.
Acting Chair N&D Management Board
Membership Fees Updates
Annual membership fee for all members (swimming and non-swimming) is £15. In the first year of membership there is a joining fee of £20 to include one yearís membership and a club hat. Full details are available on our Fees page.
Important Information for Inhaler Users
Can parents please ensure that if their child has an inhaler that it is brought onto poolside, that it is named and in a sealable clear bag so it stays dry.
September Swimmers of the Month
Congratulations to our Swimmers of the Month for September Rebecca Hudson, Sam Tate, James Wells and Duncan Kelly. Swimmers of the Month for 2014.
2014 Swimmer of the Year
Congratulations go to our overall 2014 Swimmer of the Year Hannah Seymour.
Also congratulations to our Squad Swimmers of the Year Alice Hudson (Development), Lauren Cummings and James Wells (B Squad), Daniel Dixon (A squad) and Erin Aitchison (AA Squad).
IRC T2 Triathlon Championships (Nationals)
Congratulations to MASCís Daniel Dixon on his success at these championships. Read more.
NESS Swimwear have given club members the opportunity to receive a 5% discount when ordering, use the discount count morpasc20 in the shopping basket. At the same time the club will also receive funds from NESS.
Click on the NESS logo to go to their website.
Squad Session Equipment Requirements
Please read here for what you need to bring to each session.