County Team Championships
Congratulations to Hannah seymour who has been selected to represent Northumberland and Durham at this team championships this weekend. This is a great achievement and another first for both Hannah and Morpeth.
Good luck Hannah from everyone at Morpeth Click for full team details.
MASC Annual Club Championships
Please find below the entry form for this years club gala. Please print off a copy, fill it in and post it in the box that will be on the poolside. It is open to all members - old and new, all will be very welcome.
There are a couple of important points to note:
The date is now SUNDAY 13th November NOT the Saturday as was indicated in the annual gala plan due to circumstances out of our control, this does not clash with any external galas we are attending so hopefully lots of swimmers can attend.
Closing date for entries is Wed NOV 2nd, late entries cannot be accepted!
The format is slightly different this year so please check the details carefully.
This year the Handicap heats and the 100IM event (which gets you an invite into the skins) will take place on the Friday before (11th Nov) the gala. This will then allow the exciting finals of these events to be held during the main gala on the Sunday.
The normal Sunday 4-5pm session will not be on that week but all those members who normally attend are welcome to take part in the gala.
Also, one final point that often gets overlooked is that each swimmer competes in the age category that relates to their age at the END OF THE YEAR, please include this on your entry form.
Durham Medley Challenge Update
Thank you to everyone who attended the Durham Medley Challenge today, the swimmers were a cedit to Morpeth Swim Club and the parents were a fantastic support.
Throughout the day we had many excellent swims with great PBs resulting in over half of our 20 swimmers reaching the IM finals.
Kate Kennedy, SamTate and Niamh Atchsion made the IM final and won their age group event by over half a length. They were all presented with their gold medal and a huge trophy to reward three outstanding peformances.
Other finalists were Henry Brett, Richard Butterworth, Holly Smith, Hannah Seymour, Lauren Howe, Jess Watson and Ethan Howe.
Hannah won the silver in her age group with Ethan taking bronze in his age group.
The final event was the IM relay where our team of eight had a combined age of no more than 90 years. We had some young swimmers representing Morpeth and they done us proud - next year we will all be one year older and I guarantee we will be on that podium !!!!
I had a great day and I am sure I can speak for Helen Seymour and Jeremy Butterworth our poolside Team Managers to say that you all swam outside your comfort zone completing events you would not even dream of entering normally and for that you should all be very proud of yourselves.
Well Done to everyone
Proud Head Coach
Northern Regional Schools Biathlon
Eight MASC swimmers took part in the Northern Regional Biathlon competition this weekend in Hexham. There were outstanding performances from all our swimmers, with all apart from Kate Seymour (who was beaten by her sister) and Ross (who withdrew prior to the swim) coming first in the swim element of the swim/run event. Kate Kennedy (U10 girls) came overall 1st in her event as did William Butterworth (U11 boys), Ben Walker (U13 boys), Hannah Poutney (U15 girls) and Kate Seymour (U16 girls). Sam Tate finished in overall 4th position and Hannah Seymour finished in second position. Sadly, Ross Charlton had to withdraw due to injury but not before he impressed us all with his prowess in the laser pistol shooting demo. Kate K, Kate S, William and Hannah P gain automatic entry into the National event to be held in Crystal Palace next March.
MASC Win at Portobello
It was an awesome day support was fantastic from all the parents that traveled and the swimmers had fantastic swims.
The points were Portobello 219 Morpeth 241
Well done to everyone what a proud and fantastic day for Morpeth swim club.
Schedule and Results
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.
Gala Entry Payments
I have recently reviewed how the club will administer payment of gala's going forward.
- All entries need to be submitted to Lynda Garland (Gala Secretary) as normal.
- Once entries have been accepted by the organising club, these will be displayed on our club website.
- 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.
- 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.
Janet Peck (Treasurer)
September Swimmers of the Month
Congratulations to our Swimmers of the Month for September Maisie Sands, Ben Hewitt, Sophia Cunningham, Jake Hewitt, Eve Smith and Will Pallet.
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.
Diddy League Final
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Junior Committee Coffee Morning
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Morpeth Lions Sponsored Swim
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World Winter Swimming Championships - Siberia
Do you sometimes think the pool is a bit chilly?
One of our coaches always thinks it is too hot and is goes to some extreme measures to find somewhere cooler to swim! Catch up with her latest adventure and donate to her fundraising, click here.
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.