Summer Session Update
From Monday 24th July there will be no weekday morning sessions.
Sessions will run as follows from Monday 24th July until Sunday 10th September:
- Monday PM - Sessions as normal
- Wednesday PM - Sessions as normal
- Friday PM - Sessions as normal
- Saturday AM 7:45 - 8:45 - SD1/SD2, C1, C2, Junior Performance + Performance can attend
- Sunday PM - Sessions as normal
There will be no land training during August. Please note there will be no training on Monday 28th August. (BANK HOLIDAY).
Full training will begin again on Monday 11th September.
I would advise swimmers to continue training over the summer, those swimmers in Junior Performance, Performance and C2 who regularly attend 4 or more session per week should take 1-2 weeks off completely over summer. Swimmers attendance in August will not count towards attendance levels in terms of squad movement/criteria etc. Those swimmers who are being moved squads will be advised shortly.
Becki (Morpeth Head Coach )
Morpeth ASC - New Code of Conduct
As you may be aware, MASC is a 'Swim 21' accredited club. By following the guidelines and good practices outlined in the 'Standard' we ensure we are following the advice of the governing body of the sport - the ASA.
This year, the recommendation by Swim 21 was that our club code of conduct should be revised in line with the ASA's standard. The new code of conduct now contains details for all members - swimmers, coaches, volunteers and committee members.
The revised code of conduct document can be found on our Club Policies page and would ask all members to take a few minutes to familiarise themselves with it and also ensure their children see and understand the part relevent to them.
There has also been a specific section added regarding Social Networking that now plays such an important part in our everyday lives. This can also be found on our Club Policies page. Again, if you could take a few minutes to read and discuss with any younger members that would be greatly appreciated.
Simon Watson (Chair - MASC )
MASC Payments Box
To make paying ONE OFF FEES more convenient for parents, there are now TWO ways to pay for things like:
- a first Minnows squad fee
- a top-up / catch-up payment
- a gala entry fee
- a hat purchase
- the annual ASA membership fee
1. CHEQUE OR CASH...
...posted (in an envelope with at least the swimmer's name on) by parent or swimmer into the poolside payments box
2. as before, by BANK TRANSFER online or by BANK DEPOSIT at the bank into the MASC Barclays account.
Please note that the RECURRING SQUAD FEES should continue to be paid by STANDING ORDER as is the case now.
My hope is that the payments box will be welcomed by Minnows parents to get started and by all others for the money owed for bits and bobs.
Diddy League Final Update
2017 Diddy League (Division 3) Chanpions MORPETH!! Winners of the 9,10,11 and cannon trophies as well.
Well done swimmers what a fantastic result Division 2 next season!!
Mini Time Trial Series - Gala 2
Results for the second time trial gala are now available on our timed swims page.
New Squad Fees
As I am sure everyone is aware we have been having some changes in squads that Becki has outlined.
The committee has given Becki full support on these changes and we firmly believe they are a good move for the club, giving swimmers (and parents) some clear goals and guidelines to what is expected from each squad and what it means to be a member of each squad.
Ideally, when the changes were announced we would have liked to have announced the monthly fees for each of the new squads but we did not have enough information at that time to make an informed decision. Even now, several weeks into the changes there is still much discussion with the Leisure centre about exactly what time we are allowed in the pool.
Although there may be some minor changes to training times we are confident that there will be no significant change to training times so have agreed on the monthly fees as set out below.
Skills Development 1 & 2
They are based broadly in line with the amount of pool time allocated to each squad and the committee feel strongly that every squad offers very good value for money and they compare very favouorably with clubs of similar size and similar pool time,
Could anyone who is affected by these changes please alter their monthly payments for June in line with these changes. I realise the squad changes took effect in May but we are not asking to collect any 'arrears' from May, we will start from June 1st.
If anyone who is now paying less than before wishes to get a refund for the 'overpayment' in May, please send an email to (email@example.com,uk) and this will be arranged.
Simon Watson (Chair - MASC )
Gala Entry Payments
The way the club will be administering the payments for galas going forward is.
- All entries need to be submitted to Lynda Garland (Gala Secretary) as normal.
- Once entries have been accepted by the organising club, these will be displayed on our club website.
- Payment must then be made for your entries. Please can you make sure that payment is made before the gala has taken place but not before entries have been accepted.
- Once entries have been accepted no refunds can be made.
I hope this is self explanatory however please do not hesitate to contact me should you wish.
May Swimmers of the Month
Congratulations to our Swimmers of the Month for May Sophie Almond, Emma Dewhirst, Kate Richmond, Simone Syndercombe, Laurie Blacklock, Holly Gillie, Sam Tate and Will Pallet.
Swimmers of the Month for 2017.
British Swimming Competition Pathway Handbook
It is an exciting time for swimming in Britain. The Domestic Competition Structure is changing. This brochure will outline the changes, and explain how these aim to contribute to the development of swimmers in the sport going forward.
IMPORTANT - Change to training times
As some of you may be aware the new pool times agreed with the pool management didn't 'work out' for a number of reasons and have been amended slightly, read revised times.
NEW Squad Structure
Read Beckiís full announcement
New MASC Twitter Account
Please follow our new twitter account @morpeth_asc for important announcements, training changes, gala results etc.
Club Captain Update
New captains have been appointed, read full announcement
Please join me in welcoming Andreas Leja to the club as our new treasurer, read more
Lions Swim Update
This year MASC entered three teams in the annual 'Lions Swim', read full report
Mini Time Trial Update
Well done to all swimmers from Minnows, Development and B Squad who competed at the Morpeth ASC Mini Time Trials Series - Gala 1. Results for each 25m race are now available on our Timed Swims page.
Head Coach Introduction
Read Beckiís introduction here
New Leisure Centre Consultation
Full details here.
2016 Swimmer of the Year
Full details here.
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.
Squad Session Equipment Requirements
Please read here for what you need to bring to each session.
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.