Easter Training Sessions Update
Please note that the training sessions on Good Friday and Easter Monday are cancelled as the leisure centre is closed. The session on Easter Saturday will run as normal.
The stroke development session on Easter Sunday has also been cancelled.
Have a good Easter from all at Morpeth ASC.
Stirling Swim Camp 2014 Update
The details of the camp have now been finalised and there is an updated price for swimmers. The plan is to travel up for the first session at 10.00 on Saturday 28th (leaving Morpeth about 6.00), train for three 2 hour sessions in total and leave Stirling early afternoon on Sunday after the third session.
The updated cost is £120 per swimmer - this reduced cost includes a subsidy from the club, and there will be a fundraising event at some point to help cover this subsidy.
The camp is limited to 20 places and remains open to Category 2 swimmers only until Easter when it will be opened to other swimmers in the club, so please let Lynda know as soon as possible whether swimmers would like to attend.
If the camp is oversubscribed from the competitive swimmers, a place will be offered to those swimmers who the head coach considers will benefit the most from attending. Swimmers who attend will be expected to follow up the camp by competing at the Sunderland Summer Splash meet in July if possible.
To secure a place, please let Lynda have your name and a deposit of £50 (cheques please) by 23rd April. Cheques will not be cashed until we know that the camp is viable, but once it is confirmed that the camp will take place, deposits will not be refundable unless a suitable replacement swimmer is found to fill the place.
If anybody would like to ask any questions about the camp at this stage, please email Lynda or catch her at the pool.
Blue Bag Collection
The club is organising another collection of old clothing to raise funds. Blue bags will be handed out to the swimmers during the next few sessions, and you should try and fill them with old unwanted clothing.
Items accepted are old clothing, handbags, paired shoes, belts, hats, soft toys. They do not accept duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows/cushions, curtains, towels, soiled clothing, school uniform, rags - some of these items have previously been accepted so please read through the list.
The filled bags need to be dropped at Carol's house (address on the bag) between 16th and 22nd April. We are no longer able to store bags at the pool as the club cupboard is out of action.
Thanks for your help.
New Head Coach Appointed
I am pleased to be able to announce that the committee has appointed a new head coach, John Nicholson. John has extensive experience of coaching swimming at age group, youth and senior level, and the committee is delighted that he will be joining us.
2013 Swimmer of the Year
Congratulations go to our overall 2013 Swimmer of the Year Hannah Seymour.
Also congratulations to our Squad Swimmers of the Year Izzy Hull (Tadpoles), Katherine Mooney (Killer Whales), Kate Seymour (Tiger Sharks) and Matthew Pallet (Barracudas).
March Swimmers of the Month
Congratulations to our Swimmers of the Month for March Sam Tate, Lauren Cummings, Arthur Granacher and Patrick Booth. Swimmers of the Month for 2014.
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 Requipments
Read here for what you need to bring to each session.