There will be no MASC sessions on Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th, Sunday 5th or Monday 6th April due to the Easter break.
Sessions will commence as normal from Wednesday morning (8th).
Annual General Meeting
The club’s 46th Annual General Meeting will take place at 8.00 pm on 28th April 2015 at The Cygnet Lounge, White Swan, Newgate Street, Morpeth. All members aged 16 or over on this date are invited to attend.
Any questions - please contact Jennie Belton (Club Secretary) at email@example.com
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.
Lions Swim 2015
The club took part in the Lions Swim on Saturday the 7th March 2015 to raise money for charity.
They swam a relay continuously for 55 minutes.
The Girls Team the Minnows swam a magnificent 146 lengths.
The Boys team the Tadpoles swam a terrific 152 lengths.
Well done to all involved.
Update for All Members
Parents/Swimmers - as you may have noticed, we have been lucky enough to have had a sudden influx of new members over the last few weeks, there are a couple of reasons for this:
- Although the committee tried very hard to retain the Collingwood pool session, exploring numerous avenues, in the end it was not possible to comply with poolside lifeguarding regulations. In order to keep as many of those young members as possble within the club, they have been invited to some of the sessions at the leisure centre, spread across a few different sessions in the short term.
- Over the past few months there has also been steadily increasing numbers attending the clubs Sunday session.
In an attempt to deal with this increased interest the club has managed to obtain a new 6.30-7.00pm slot on Friday which should help to spread the numbers across all sessions.
Over the next 2-3 weeks the head coach (John N) and his team will be assessing all swimmers and trying to make sure all sessions and squads are as evenly balanced as possible in terms of numbers and abilities.
Once this is complete there are likely to be a number of swimmers who are asked to move squads/sessions as appropriate.
I thank you in advance for your patience in this matter.
Simon Watson (Vice Chair)
Carol Dawson has organised another collection of old clothes to raise funds, start collecting your unwanted items and look out for the bags she will be handing out in March. Anything you have will need to be handed to Carol before the deadline of 28th April.
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.
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).
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.