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Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19 all normal club sessions have been canceled until further notice. Members have been and will continue to be updated via email on current home based training programmes for their squad.

COVID-19 Tab

The club website now has a specific 'COVID-19' Tab in the menu bar on the left.

The tab will be used to keep any updates on the club training during COVID-19 in one place so it is quicker to access and refer back to specific posts.

Updates will continue to be posted via social media & email as well.

Many Thanks,
Becki Head Coach Email Head Coach


I'm sure most of our members have had advice from school or places of work, but to reiterate:


  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • Put used tissues in the bin immediately
  • Wash your hands with soap and water often – use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell


  • Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

Below is a link to NHS advice.

Also please read this general guidance View General Guidance previously sent by Becki

Lesley Kennedy (Chair) Email Chair

Swim England Club Awards & Speed Awards

Morpeth ASC uses both the Swim England Club Award scheme and Speed Award scheme. Please find below two information sheets that explain a bit more about what each scheme involves.

Speed Award Information

View Speed Award Info

Club Award Information

View Club Award Info




Good evening,

We’ve reached that time of year when the committee are looking to recruit new members.

If you are interested, would like to be more involved with the club, have some time that you can spare or maybe have some skills that you think would help with the smooth running and our continued development, please email

Lesley Kennedy (Chair) Email Chair

Updated Structure/Criteria/Training Times - MUST READ

As mentioned in a number of correspondents over the last 5-6 months Morpeth ASC have being sourcing additional pool time and space to benefit all of it's members. The club apologise for the delay but this was out of our hands.

The good news is Active Northumberland have now confirmed a start date for the new Northumberland Development Squad: ( ).

This allows Morpeth ASC to update it's own programme to ensure the short and long term development of the club. 

Changes will be effective from Monday 9th March 2020

You will receive an email by Wednesday 26th February to advise which squad your child has been allocated to. Swimmers selected for the Northumberland Development Squad will be notified of this by Monday 2nd March. 

Please read the information below carefully.

Outline of Changes

View Outline of Changes

Formalized Coaching Structure

View Formaliized Coaching Structure

Morpeth ASC Test Set Data

View Test Set Data

Morpeth ASC Squad Criteria

View Revised Squad Criteria

New Training Times

View New Training Times






Many Thanks,
Becki Head Coach Email Head Coach

Squad Fees

Please see the Squad Fees Page and check that you are paying the correct amount.  If your squad name has changed but you haven't moved, there should be no change.

For those who have changed squad, standing orders need to be changed for your April payment.

Sibling discount remains the same.

Many Thanks,
Lesley Kennedy (Chair) Email Chair

Junior Leage 2020 Dates

Following the meeting held in November regarding Junior League 2020. Please click View Junior League Info Sheet for the information sheet for reference and below the confirmed dates for Morpeth ASC 2020. 

12th July 2020 - 2:30pm warm up - Middlesbrough, Neptune Centre 

6th September 2020 - Final (if we qualify) - South Shields, Haven Point 

As previously mentioned it will be a big ask for Morpeth ASC in Division 1, especially if we are unable to field a full team. Please can all swimmers (born 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008) keep these dates free.

Many Thanks,
Becki Head Coach Email Head Coach

Approved Swimwear

Following a brief conversation at training, if anyone wants to double check if racing suits are FINA approved then you can check on the FINA website. Select the brand and a full list should appear.

Becki Head Coach Email Head Coach

Eating Well at Competitions

As parents you don't need to analyse your child's swimming, that is the job of the coaching team! One way you can really help and support them to perform well though is encouraging good eating and drinking habits at competitions. 

Swimming competitions are long days and a lot of young swimmers tend to overeat early on and then not eat or drink anywhere near enough towards the end of the day. 

Below are a few documents with snack ideas and information on when to eat at competitions (for example swimmers should be snacking and drinking straight after each race on their way to swim down). 

Our young swimmers don't need to be following any fancy nutrition plan just yet! Equally they don't need to be finishing off a family sized bag of chocolate buttons or Haribos before 9:15am or eating a large Pasta bowl 7 minutes before their 400 Free heat gets on the blocks. 

Please provide swimmers with all their snacks and drinks for each session at competitions. 

How much should an athlete drink?

View How much to drink

Cereal Bars

View Cereal Bars

Eating at Competitions

View Eating at Competitions

Travel Snack Ideas - Protein

View TravelSnackIdeas-Protein

Travel Snack Ideas - Carbohydrates

View TravelSnackIdeas-Carbohydrates






Many Thanks,
Becki Head Coach
Email Head Coach

Early Morning Training

Below is an article about how best to support your child with early morning training. While slightly earlier mornings is a change for Morpeth ASC it is the norm in all successful swimming clubs, it is part of any successful swimmers (and their parents) routine.

Breakfast: Also attached are some ideas for Breakfast to help set swimmers up for a good training session and day at school.

Morning Training Tips

View Morning Training Tips

New Breakfast Ideas

View Breakfast Ideas



IMPORTANT - SAFETY during sessions

Just a quick note to advise ALL swimmers should not be wearing jewellery during sessions. Swimmers should also remove watches and Fitbit type products. 

The lanes are narrow and with sometimes 8-10 swimmers per lane during club sessions an accident could easily happen.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Becki Head Coach Email Head Coach

Important Information - Drinks at Training

A quick reminder that all swimmers should be bringing a Water Bottle to ALL training sessions. Concern has been raised about the number of children turning up to training working hard sometimes for over a hour without a drink! Swimmers should attend with at least 750ml to 1L of fluid (water or dilute juice) for each hour of training. Swimmers in Performance and Junior Performance may need two bottles on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings.

Swimmers who attend training without a sufficient amount to drink will not be allowed to swim.

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Squad Equipment Lists for 2019

Please find the most up to date equipment lists for each squad View Equipment Requirements. The club have some of these items but we can't guarantee these will always be available. If swimmers don't have the correct equipment this will impact on their ability to complete the session correctly.

Ness swimwear have ALL of the items on this lists and have shops at many of the external competitions we attend. Alternatively, click on the NESS logo at the top of this page to go to their website.

MASC Privacy Notice

The policy now exists for the Club, there is nothing further you need to do. The full policy can be found here

MASC Social Media

We now have 3 'Social Media' accounts for everyone to follow, join, like.....

Closed Facebook page - Morpeth Amateur Swimming Club. This is for members only, important club information is shared here and parents can ask questions. 

Open Twitter page - @morepth_asc  Good for knowing what our swimmers are up to locally and nationally 

Open Facebook page - Morpeth Swimming Club. This page is NEW and needs some 'likes' - open page and will be used to promote the club and swimmers achievements. 

Please sign up for all 3 to keep up to date with what's going on at the club.

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.

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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