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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Expressions of interest - Club Captain

Swimmers who are interested in applying for the position of club captain, please read this document View Expression of Interest


Lockdown 2 - Morpeth ASC Closure

We have been advised by Active Northumberland that the centre will close on 4th November and will reopen as soon as government guidance allows.

It goes without saying that we are disappointed with this news after the tremendous effort that has gone into returning safely and the effort put in by swimmers. We believe it is a safe and controlled environment and know how important it has been to our swimmers and coaches to be back. We are confident however that we will be back as soon as possible, and our swimmers will be raring to go once more.

We will carry on with land training via zoom and other activities to keep swimmers engaged with the club over the break. I would strongly encourage your child to take part and keep them actively engaged with their swimming and other activities during lockdown. 

Please look out for an updated Zoom schedule.

The Committee and I would like to thank you for your tremendous support and patience.

Stay Safe and see you all soon! 

Becki Head Coach Email Head Coach


Change of training time Sunday C2

From the 4th October C2's Sunday session will run 15:45-16:50 for C2. This is for the foreseeable future. 

Many Thanks,
Becki Head Coach Email Head Coach


Updated Forms now Available

Updated MASC Membership Form and MASC Privacy Notice are now available on the following pages:


Trophy Returns

Any swimmer or coach who won a Morpeth Sports Award in 2019 and still has the trophy could you please return it to the swimming club for return to the Morpeth Sports Award team.

Its better returned at an evening session, give it to either Niamh or Rachelle.


Land Training Fees (S&C)

As you will know from Becki's recent emails, the hugely successful Strength & Conditioning (previously Land Training) has now become integrated in every swimmer's weekly routine for all squads, C1 and above.

This is a reminder to all parents of

  • Perf and C3:            15 is due every month for face to face S&C.
  • C1, C2, CY:               5 is due every month for Zoom S&C.
  • Minnows and SD:   there is currently no S&C, so no additional payment is required for this.
  • Seniors:                     please pay 5 per month if your swimmer wishes to participate (voluntary)

Please make payment for September if you haven't already done so (unless you have remaining credit). If a swimmer in the fee groups above cannot / does not wish to participate, please make sure Becki and I know.

There is a plan to integrate S&C fees into subs in the near future when the post lockdown world returns to some normality...

Email Email Treasurer if you have questions.

Many Thanks,
Andreas - MASC Treasurer Email Treasurer


IMPORTANT INFO REGARDING FEES

An important update regarding fees can be found here View Fee Update 1

Also please find more info on July/August fees with

- different payment options

- info on redeeming credit

- info on sibling discount

here View Fees Update 2

Any questions, please email me.

Many Thanks,
Andreas - MASC Treasurer Email Treasurer


Equipment lists & update on return to swimming

When we return to the club sessions swimmers MUST have the correct equipment to take part in each session. 

Swimmers MUST have their OWN EQUIPMENT, there will be no equipment to borrow from the club for the foreseeable future. This is due to the guidelines from Swim England, no equipment can be shared between swimmers. 

ALL of the equipment below is available from NESS Swimwear

https://www.nessswimwear.co.uk/

and AMAZON 

If swimmers turn up to sessions without the correct equipment they will not be able to take part in the session. This is important to ensure: 

1. Social distancing can be adhered to (e.g. one swimmer without fins in a lane will compromise the social distancing in this lane as they will be unable to keep up)

2. Swimmers can complete the session correctly 

All equipment must be clearly labelled with a swimmers name and taken home at the end of each training session.

An updated Equipment List can be found here View Equipment Requirements

If you are unable to acquire any equipment on the lists please contact coach@morpeth-asc.org.uk

Many Thanks,
Becki Head Coach Email Head Coach


COVID-19 Tab

The club website now has a specific 'COVID-19' Tab in the menu bar on the left.

The tab will be used to keep any updates on the club training during COVID-19 in one place so it is quicker to access and refer back to specific posts.

Updates will continue to be posted via social media & email as well.

Many Thanks,
Becki Head Coach Email Head Coach


Swim England Club Awards & Speed Awards

Morpeth ASC uses both the Swim England Club Award scheme and Speed Award scheme. Please find below two information sheets that explain a bit more about what each scheme involves.

Speed Award Information

View Speed Award Info

Club Award Information

View Club Award Info

 

 


Approved Swimwear

Following a brief conversation at training, if anyone wants to double check if racing suits are FINA approved then you can check on the FINA website. Select the brand and a full list should appear.

Becki Head Coach Email Head Coach


Eating Well at Competitions

As parents you don't need to analyse your child's swimming, that is the job of the coaching team! One way you can really help and support them to perform well though is encouraging good eating and drinking habits at competitions. 

Swimming competitions are long days and a lot of young swimmers tend to overeat early on and then not eat or drink anywhere near enough towards the end of the day. 

Below are a few documents with snack ideas and information on when to eat at competitions (for example swimmers should be snacking and drinking straight after each race on their way to swim down). 

Our young swimmers don't need to be following any fancy nutrition plan just yet! Equally they don't need to be finishing off a family sized bag of chocolate buttons or Haribos before 9:15am or eating a large Pasta bowl 7 minutes before their 400 Free heat gets on the blocks. 

Please provide swimmers with all their snacks and drinks for each session at competitions. 

How much should an athlete drink?

View How much to drink

Cereal Bars

View Cereal Bars

Eating at Competitions

View Eating at Competitions

Travel Snack Ideas - Protein

View TravelSnackIdeas-Protein

Travel Snack Ideas - Carbohydrates

View TravelSnackIdeas-Carbohydrates

 

 

 

 

 

Many Thanks,
Becki Head Coach
Email Head Coach


Early Morning Training

Below is an article about how best to support your child with early morning training. While slightly earlier mornings is a change for Morpeth ASC it is the norm in all successful swimming clubs, it is part of any successful swimmers (and their parents) routine.

Breakfast: Also attached are some ideas for Breakfast to help set swimmers up for a good training session and day at school.

Morning Training Tips

View Morning Training Tips

New Breakfast Ideas

View Breakfast Ideas

 

 


IMPORTANT - SAFETY during sessions

Just a quick note to advise ALL swimmers should not be wearing jewellery during sessions. Swimmers should also remove watches and Fitbit type products. 

The lanes are narrow and with sometimes 8-10 swimmers per lane during club sessions an accident could easily happen.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Becki Head Coach Email Head Coach


Important Information - Drinks at Training

A quick reminder that all swimmers should be bringing a Water Bottle to ALL training sessions. Concern has been raised about the number of children turning up to training working hard sometimes for over a hour without a drink! Swimmers should attend with at least 750ml to 1L of fluid (water or dilute juice) for each hour of training. Swimmers in Performance and Junior Performance may need two bottles on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings.

Swimmers who attend training without a sufficient amount to drink will not be allowed to swim.


News Summary

Squad Equipment Lists for 2020

Please find the most up to date equipment lists for each squad View Equipment Requirements. The club have some of these items but we can't guarantee these will always be available. If swimmers don't have the correct equipment this will impact on their ability to complete the session correctly.

Ness swimwear have ALL of the items on this lists and have shops at many of the external competitions we attend. Alternatively, click on the NESS logo at the top of this page to go to their website.

MASC Privacy Notice

The policy now exists for the Club, there is nothing further you need to do. The full policy can be found here

MASC Social Media

We now have 3 'Social Media' accounts for everyone to follow, join, like.....

Closed Facebook page - Morpeth Amateur Swimming Club. This is for members only, important club information is shared here and parents can ask questions. 

Open Twitter page - @morepth_asc  Good for knowing what our swimmers are up to locally and nationally 

Open Facebook page - Morpeth Swimming Club. This page is NEW and needs some 'likes' - open page and will be used to promote the club and swimmers achievements. 

Please sign up for all 3 to keep up to date with what's going on at the club.

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.

NESS Swimwear

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.


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