2015 Diddy League
The club will be taking part in the Diddy League this year.
Dates to be aware of are as follows:
- Gala 1 - Newburn, 8th March, 11:30 for a 12:10 start
- Gala 2 – MASC are not attending (round Robin where all clubs miss 1 week)
- Gala 3 - Stanley, 26th April, 11:45 for a 12:20 start
- Gala 4 - Stanley, 10th May, 9:00 for a 9:40 start
- Final – 28th June - South Shields
The Diddy League is restricted to swimmers between the ages of 9-12 inclusive as at the last Sunday in November (29th November this year). Previous galas have lasted approx 3 hours in total.
Further information regarding the Diddy League will be sent out as and when it is available.
Morpeth & Alnwick Friendly Gala, Friday 30th January
This is to be held at the Morpeth pool which means that normal training sessions will not take place on that night.
As it is a friendly gala there will be no minimum or maximum times that swimmers must have achieved.
A team sheet is being prepared by John which he will circulate accordingly.
Any specific questions regarding this gala should be directed to Derek or John either at pool side or by e-mail .
2015 Membership Renewals - Important Action Required
It is now time to complete a new membership form. The annual fee has gone up from last year, this increase has come from the ASA and this has and always has been set by the ASA.
As a swim club we have to be registered to the ASA, to run and allow swimmers to be competitive.
For all the swimmers and espaicaly the one who wish to compete, we need to register EVERYONE, or they will be unable to swim in the club or be able to compete.
All swimmers and members of the club must complete a new membership form and correct fee to be sent in with completed forms.
- Cat 1 - £15.00 For all swimmers who are NOT a competitive swimmer.
- Cat 2 - £33.00 For all swimmers who are COMPETITIVE. (the club may have paid for you to compete last year)
- Cat 3 - £15.00 Non swimmers & administrators.
From 5th January 2015 until 28th February 2015.
This gives everyone 7 1/2 weeks to complete, return and make payment.
If you are unsure about which category is assigned to you, please contact Lindsey Henderson, our Membership Secretary who will be happy to help. Email Lindsey .
Full details and a membership form to download are available on our Fees page.
Special Funding Raising Events
Throughout the coming year the club will be running several fund raising events to support the “Teenage Cancer Trust' charity as it has provided great support to Fraser Garland and his family in 2014. Mark Aitchison has volunteered to coordinate these fund raising events so if anyone has any good ideas - let him know!
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 – 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
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 2015.
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).
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.