A message from Kay, our head coach:
Dear swimmers and parents,
I will be having squad meetings at the start of September and I would like as many people to attend as possible. The meetings are open to swimmers and parents / carers.
I will aim to have a meeting every 2 months. Planning ahead this will be November, January, March. I may then drop the meeting to once a quarter.
All meetings will take place in leisure centre bar and the dates of the meetings are:
- A Squad - Wednesday 2nd September 2015 at 6.45pm
- B Squad - Monday 7th September 2015 at 6.45pm
- Development Squad - Wednesday 9th September 2015 at 6.45pm
- Minnows (Fri / Sun swimmers) - Friday 4th September 2015 at 6.00pm
- AA Squad - Friday 11th September 2015 at 6.15pm
- AB Squad - Monday 14th September 2015 at 6.15pm
The purpose of the meetings are to give swimmers the chance to see where we are going as a club and also to raise any issues. I am also hoping to get a feedback box made up where swimmers can submit ideas and feedback about sessions and the club in general. This will give me a chance to see what the current themes are and also about how they would like to see sessions developing.
I hope you will all be able to attend the meetings and bring some positive ideas with you.
Summer Training Sessions Update
Throughout August the Monday / Wednesday / Friday morning sessions will be cancelled. The last one will be on Friday 31st July, starting again on the first day of the new school term - Wednesday 2nd September.
Sunday sessions throughout August will also be cancelled, all minnows who normally attend these sessions will be welcome to join the Wednesday evening sessions between 7.30 and 8.15pm throughout August only.
Saturday morning sessions and all evening sessions will remain unchanged throughout the holiday period.
Have a great summer break!
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.
Information on forthcoming galas during September and October are now available on the Galas page.
Forthcoming MASC Fundraiser
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 appetisers, aromatic Duck with pancakes and main meals and is suitable for all ages. You can pay in instalments 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 this event will be available from Mark Atchison (who is usually on the gallery most evenings and Sat AM) or email Mark .
We are raising money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.
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.