Head Coach Announcement
I am delighted to announce that Kay Howe has been appointed as the new head coach of MASC. She will take over the role from John Nicholson when he steps down on July 17th.
To assist Kay in this new role we will also be adding another coach to the team - Chris Reekie. Chris has had many years of experience, having worked at Tynemouth, Newburn and is currently at Borough of Stockton SS. He will be mainly covering morning sessions but will also be helping Kay put together session plans for the whole club.
I would like to personally thank John for his time and efforts at MASC and welcome both Kay and Chris to their new roles.
Simon Watson (Chair)
We are planning to place an order for named swim hats soon. These will cost £7 per hat; if you require one please place the £7 in an envelope and clearly write the exact name you would like on the hat on the outside. Please pass these onto Valda Butterworth by Friday 3rd July. Any questions please email Valda .
The minimum order is quite high so we don’t order very often.
MASC: Performance Night - Friday 3rd July - CANCELLED
In view of the overwhelming number of club members unable to attend the above performance night due to being on expeditions, school trips etc. it has unfortunately had to be cancelled.
We will try and rearrange it for after the school holidays.
Forthcoming MASC Fundraisers
We have two events organised in the next few months:
- Event 1 - A Wine Tasting evening on Thursday 16th July at 7pm upstairs at BIN 21 with Patrick. Cost of tickets are £15 and are limited to numbers (20).
- Event 2 - A Chinese Meal on Sunday 13th September at 6pm at the Treasure Room (near Shambles) Cost of tickets are £15 and we have to limit numbers to 60/70. The meal is varied and includes appetizers, aromatic Duck with pancakes and main meals and is suitable for all ages. You can pay in installments over the summer but I would need a deposit of £5 per person when booking. This event has already had a great response so book early to avoid disappointment.
Tickets for both events will be available from Mark Atchison (who is usually on the gallery most evenings and Sat AM) or email Mark .
Both events will be raising money for Teenage Cancer Trust.
MASC Swimmer Reaches New Heights
Hannah Seymour has become the first Morpeth ASC registered swimmer to be invited to compete in the British swimming Summer Championships, she has also qualified in the English Summer Championships. Following changes to the way in which competitive swimming is organised swimmers are invited to participate in these national events if they achieve high enough ranking within their age group within a window between April and May (this year extended to include the first weekend of the NE Regional Championships) in Level 1, long course, competition. Hannah is currently ranked 17th in the 13/14 age group in Britain in 50m backstroke, recording a time of 31:84 in a recent gala at Sunderland, allowing her entry into the British championships. In the heats at last weekend's NERs in Sheffield she gained a sufficiently high ranking in 100m backstroke to be invited to the English championships (1:09:97).
Congratulations Hannah, from all at MASC.
Morpeth Sports Council Awards
Congratulations to the following Morpeth ASC members whose sporting success throughout 2014/15 was recognised at the Morpeth Sports Council Awards Special Event on Thursday 21 May 2015 held at Morpeth Rugby Club.
The awards were presented by the New Mayor of Morpeth Alison Byard.
Katie Cook was awarded the NPFA Salver.
A Certificate of achievement was awarded to:
- Sarah Lewis - Female Club Captain
- Daniel Dixon
- Ross Charlton
- Holly Peck
- Hannah Seymour
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.
May Swimmers of the Month
Congratulations to our Swimmers of the Month for May Kieran Leahy, Richard Butterworth, Grace Coffey and Mark Booth. 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).
Following the Annual General Meeting which took place 28th April 2015, the Committee Page has been updated with the members for 2015/6.
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.
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.