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Disability Day - 28th January 2017

Please see below information for anyone interested in helping out or attending the Disability event which is being run on the 28th January 2017 at Ashington Leisure Centre.

This is an event aimed at encouraging people of all ages who have a disability to become involved in swimming with an opportunity to talent spot individuals who show potential and could develop their swimming through competition.

Anyone with a physical, mental or sensory disability is welcome.

Sessions are 2.30pm - 3pm & 3pm - 3.30pm

Each 30min session will be split into 3 levels:

  • Level 1 - where non swimmers will be introduced to a range of fun & safe swimming activities
  • Level 2 - where beginner swimmers will be able to develop their early swimming skills in deeper water
  • Level 3 - for those individuals who can swim 2 or more of the competitive strokes, where focus will be on stroke technique and talent spotting in relation to special Olympics and para swimming pathways. 

Individuals will be sign posted to their next step and given information on local clubs and swim schools.

Note: any individual who cannot swim 25m unaided MUST have a support person in the water with them.

Parents/ carers are responsible for their children throughout the event and must ensure that they are supervised in the changing areas and on poolside if this is required. 

Places are limited so booking is essential.

For a booking form or for any further information please email

This event is hosted by Go Swim in conjunction with England Programmes Para Swimming & Northumberland Hub

Head Coach Introduction


I have recently taken up the post of Head Coach at Morpeth ASC and thought I would introduce myself to you all.

I have been teaching and coaching swimming for several years and have experience of developing swimmers up to and including national level. I am looking forward to working with all of the coaches, volunteers and parents/carers at Morpeth towards ensuring that all of the swimmers meet their goals and fulfill their potential.

One of the first things I would like to do by the end of January is to have assessed all of the swimmers in each squad. I will also be handing out an information/goal sheet to the swimmers in B, A and AA for them to tell me about their swimming goals and level commitment.

It is important that the swimmers attend as many sessions as possible in the next few weeks so that I can assess them over several sessions.

I attended the Minnows training session on Sunday. Jenny Glossop will continue to be the lead coach for these sessions, I will attend once per month to monitor the progress of the swimmers in Minnows.

Please contact me via  if you have any questions or catch me at the end of any training session.

Kind regards,
Becki McGuire Email Head Coach

Session Update

Sessions are now back to normal apart from Land Training, as soon as there is news on these sessions we will send out more details.

New Leisure Centre?

As you may, or may not be aware, after many years of inactivity surrounding the Leisure Centre the council have recently announced there is a plan to consider building a new Leisure Facility in Morpeth. I would encourage all members to show their support so we can at least show how much this would mean to us.

Below is a copy of an email that was circulated to Leisure Centre members, the more people at the consultation event,the better at this stage. Also - there is an online survey that I would request everyone take a few minutes to complete.

In the New Year I will be discussing with the MASC committee how we form a team to focus on this, but for now lets at least get the survey done and see where that takes us.

Simon (Chair- MASC) Email MASC Chair

As a valued customer we would like to invite you to attend a consultation event to discuss the development of new sport and leisure facilities for Morpeth.

The event will take place at Morpeth Leisure Centre on Tuesday December 20th between 3 and 7pm.

If you are unable to attend, and would like to submit thoughts and ideas, you can do so by visiting

You can also email with your comments

2016 Swimmer of the Year

Congratulations go to our overall 2016 Swimmer of the Year Hannah Seymour and Samuel Tate.

Also congratulations to our Squad Swimmers of the Year Declan Tate (Minnows), Henry Brett (Development), Kate Kennedy (B squad), Jake Hewitt (A squad), Matthew Eke (AA Squad) and William Pallett (AB Squad).

The two new awards were won as follows:

Most Improved Male Swimmer went to Dominic Anderson

Most Improved Female Swimmer went to Hannah Pountney

For the full results of the MASC 2016 Club Championships please read this document View MASC Club Championship Results

Team Manager Module 2 Training

Please see the flyer View Flyer for the ASA North East Region Team Manager Training.


Janet Peck will be stepping down from her role as treasurer from March 2017 due to her many other commitments. This is one of the roles that is critical to the running of the club so we are looking for a volunteer to fill this position as soon as possible so Janet has chance to hand over all the details and has time to get banking details approved before March. If anyone is at all interested, or just want to know what the role involves please speak directly to Janet who is often at poolside, or contact me.

Northumberland & Durham Swimming Association Championships, 4th / 5th  and                           25th / 26th February 2017

The official documentation for the NDSA Championships (county championships) has been published.  The event is open to qualifiers - the qualifying times (50m) are set out on page 7 of the document.  Times must have been achieved since 1 January 2016, 25m converted times are accepted.

Entries will be requested towards the end of the year, but swimmers should note the dates and details of the event and be aware of the entry times - which might guide entries in other competitions between now and December.

Swimmers, please note that it is your responsibility to know whether you have qualified for any events.  The club encourages all swimmers to enter these championships if they are eligible.


View NDSA Champs Documentation


Gala Entry Payments

I have recently reviewed how the club will administer payment of gala's going forward.

  1. All entries need to be submitted to Lynda Garland (Gala Secretary) as normal.
  2. Once entries have been accepted by the organising club, these will be displayed on our club website.
  3. Payment must then be made for your entries. Please can you make sure that payment is made before the gala has taken place but not before entries have been accepted.
  4. Once entries have been accepted no refunds can be made.

I hope this is self explanatory however please do not hesitate to contact me should you wish.

Many thanks
Janet Peck (Treasurer) Email MASC Treasurer

December Swimmers of the Month

Congratulations to our Swimmers of the Month for December Lucy Leja, Abigail Murray, Joe Yates, Simone Syndercombe, Ben Walker, Ross Charlton, Laurie Blacklock, Ed Syndercombe and Maddie Syndercombe.

Swimmers of the Month for 2016.

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.

Read the Handbook

View BS Competition Pathway Handbook


News Summary

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

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.

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