Development Squad Session Change
For those who have children swimming in the Development Squad, you are reminded you that from Friday 2nd October swim times for the Friday night session have changed from 7pm-8pm to 6.30pm-7.30pm. This will make better use of the pool during the popular Friday night sessions.
See the Squad page for full details of all sessions.
Northern Region Biathlon Championships
Please find below information about the Northern Region Biathlon Championships on 18th October at the Wentworth Leisure Centre, Hexham.
MASC Club Gala
Note for the diary - The annual MASC club Gala will be held at the Leisure Centre on November 21st from 3pm-6pm. The presentation evening is planned to be on the following Sunday (29th) - details will follow.
Our fundraising efforts continue to go well with a fantastic of food, drink and entertainment (can you call goat impressions entertainment?) evening being well attended last Sunday. Many thanks to all who turned up to support the event and a special thanks to Mark A for organising it.
The next fundraising effort is being organised by Carol D, she has already been handing out 'Bags 2 School' information and would like any old clothes, shoes, handbags etc to be dropped off at her house during the first week in October (details and address are on the bags she is circulating).
Congratulations to our President Peter Rushworth
The Rotary Club of Morpeth has made Peter a Paul Harris Fellow in recognition of his tireless work and service promoting and encouraging swimming and sport within and for the local community.
This is a Rotary International Award.
Peter is one of the original founders of the Club being Chief Coach and Secretary for many years from when the club was formed in 1969. Throughout his life he has been a very active sportsman and a successful swimmer and coach for several clubs in Northumberland and Durham.
He has been President of the club since 1991.
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.
June Swimmers of the Month
Congratulations to our Swimmers of the Month for June Ben Hewitt, Erin Power, Fay Smith, Sarah Lewis and Hannah Eke. Swimmers of the Month for 2015.
Head Coach Update
Kay Howe has been appointed as MASC’s new Head Coach from 17th July. Read more.
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. Read more.
Morpeth Sports Council Awards
Congratulations to a number of Morpeth ASC members whose sporting success throughout 2014/15 was recognised at the Morpeth Sports Council Awards Special Event on Thursday 21st May 2015 held at Morpeth Rugby Club. Read more.
Following the Annual General Meeting which took place 28th April 2015, the Committee Page has been updated with the members for 2015/6.
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).
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.