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MASC 2017 Annual General Meeting

Please see below documents explaining the details of the AGM to be held at 7.00 p.m. on Thursday 27th April 2017 at The Cygnet Lounge, White Swan, Newgate Street, Morpeth. All members aged 16 or over on this date are invited to attend.

The committee is made up of 12 volunteers who do a lot of work in the background to help run the club. If you would like to be considered for one of the specifed roles, or just become a committee member please contact Jennie Belton (Secretary) Email MASC Secretary directly.

AGM Agenda

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Committee Nomination Form

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SImon Watson
(Chair Email MASC Chair)

Mini Time Trial Update

Well done to all swimmers from Minnows, Development and B Squad who competed on Sunday at the Morpeth ASC Mini Time Trials Series - Gala 1.

The results for each 25m race are now available on our Timed Swims page. (Please note swimmers age is as of 31st Decrmber 2017).

The results indicate any Speed Awards achieved by swimmers. Details of how swimmers can collect certificates/badges for the Speed Awards will be communicated shortly!

The results also indicate if any swimmer was disqualified from an event for swimming outside of the ASA rules. As you will be able to see more swimmers were disqualified in Breaststroke and Butterfly. These are the two more technical strokes for young swimmers to master. Details of why each swimmer was disqualified will be passed onto the coaching team so they can work on correcting technique before the next time trial.

I am hoping to run a similar time trial in May/June but need confirmation that the pool is available first.

Finally, a big thank you to all the coaches, parents and older swimmers who helped yesterday afternoon pool side! Your help was really appreciated.

Many Thanks,
Becki (Morpeth Head Coach Email Head Coach)

Annual Membership Renewals

It is now time for the clubs annual membership renewals with the ASA. You can open the clubís new membership form Click to download 2017 MASC Membership Form Click to download 2017 MASC Membership Form for completion.

The Club has a deadline:
Dear Registration Officer Renewals batches must be completed and submitted to ASA Membership Services by 31st March 2017 this includes your OMS submission and payment. Failure to submit your full renewals by this time will result in your club being suspended and a late fee of either 10% of your 2017 renewal fees or £50.00 whichever is the greater.

To give Andreas (treasurer) and myself enough time to complete the ASA system and send payment in time I am asking that the form is returned completed with prompt payments by Monday 20th March, this is giving everyone two weeks notice.

Andreas has kindly requested that all future payments are to be sent electronically.

If you do NOT have a bank account and can not pay electronically please can you contact Andreas or myself.



Membership fees:

Category 1: £17.00  Non competitive swimmer (minnows)
Category 2: £34.00  Competitive swimmer (Squads B, A & AA MUST be Competitive)
Category 3: £12.50  Administrators/coaches

Development: As a guide all swimmers involved with Diddy league should be looking at Category 2 (they do NOT need to be for Diddy) however they should be looking into entering future galas.

AB Squad: Their own choice.

Lyndsey Henderson (Membership Secretary Email our Membership Secretary)

New Treasurer

Please join me in welcoming Andreas Leja to the club as our new treasurer. Andreas has taken over from Janet Peck from the start of March and can be reached at

I would also like to personally thank Janet for all her hard work in the role, the whole club depends on that role and it is very much appreciated.

Simon (Chair Email MASC Chair)

Gala Entry Payments

I The way the club will be administering the payments for galas going forward is.

  1. All entries need to be submitted to Lynda Garland (Gala Secretary) as normal.
  2. Once entries have been accepted by the organising club, these will be displayed on our club website.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Many thanks
Andreas (Treasurer) Email MASC Treasurer

December Swimmers of the Month

Congratulations to our Swimmers of the Month for December Lucy Leja, Abigail Murray, Joe Yates, Simone Syndercombe, Ben Walker, Ross Charlton, Laurie Blacklock, Ed Syndercombe and Maddie Syndercombe.

Swimmers of the Month for 2016.

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.

Read the Handbook

View BS Competition Pathway Handbook


News Summary

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

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