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Nutritional Workshops for Parents, Coaches, Team Managers and Swimmers

Please see the information Kay has received below.

Annual Membership Renewals 2018

Club annual membership renewals are here again. This is for every member of Morpeth Amateur Swimming Club.

Membership for 2018 will be:

Category 1 £17.00 - Non-competitive swimmers.

Minnow and Skill Development squads.

Normally swimmers can not compete in galas until they are 9, however there are a few invitational galas for 8 and overs, who can enter without upgrading their membership to Category 2.

Category 2 £34.00 - Competitive swimmers.

Everyone in C1, C2, Junior performance and Performance squads

Category 3 £12.50 - Voluntary contribution

Coaches, administrators, officials


Note to Seniors – Which category you swim in will be your decision.

If you are unsure which category your child should be in please ask.

Membership forms:

This year there will be no forms to be completed unless your personal information has changed.


  • email
  • contact number
  • address
  • medical

If everything has stayed the same, there will be no need to compete a new membership form. Incase anyone needs to update their information the membership form can be found here

Deadline: 4th February 2018

Membership runs 1 January – 31 December.

We are requesting a deadline for every swimmer 4th February this will give everyone just over 3 weeks to confirm their Category and make payment.


By BANK TRANSFER online or by BANK DEPOSIT at the bank into the MASC Barclays account.

Junior League 2018 Dates

Dates for 2018 Junior League:

  • 11th March
  • 29th April 
  • 16th September - Final if we make it

Kit Bags at the Pool

Please see below message from Kay who has with others worked hard to tidy up the Kit bag area over half term.

"I have marked up the kit bag pegs into squads please use the correct peg when returning your kit. Please do not return your kit if it is not marked up with your name in all equipment

I will be carrying out periodic checks on the kit and any on the wrong pegs or not named will be returned to cupboard and you will not be allowed to use the facility and will need to take your kit bag home after each session

Please do not hesitate to contact me if there are any questions"

Thanks Kay Howe

Gala Entry Payments for Competitive Swimmers

The Morpeth ASC committee has decided to change the way parents are asked to pay for their swimmer’s Gala entry and to use a system of payment at the time of entry, which is common for most clubs.

In the recent past…

parents often didn’t know whether and when to pay for a gala entry and we were frequently waiting - often for many weeks - to hear of rejections. This has not been ideal as payments came trickling in at random and reminder emails were often required.

This also meant, that the club had to pay the Gala host long before recouping the cost from the entrants.

In future…

Please pay for your swimmer’s entry at the time of online registration. Lynda Garland, our gala secretary, may also insert a payment prompt into the registration system. There will be several days for payments to be made before the Gala host's deadline.

Payments are best made by BACS. Alternatively, you may put cash or a cheque into the poolside payments box, but in this case, please drop me a quick email to let me know you’ve paid.

As a parent you can then forget about the entry formalities and look forward to the gala. 


Like most well run clubs, MASC has updated it’s banking capabilities and - in the case of rejections - neither a credit system nor refunds to parents are now a problem.

Credits: I already run a credit system. When owed a £10 refund, most people chose to stay in credit and redeem the £10 on any other payment to the club: the next Gala, squad fee, hoodie, ASA fee, swim cap…

If you are in credit, I will email you and remind you of that option.

Refunds: If you prefer a refund, this can also be done. I would just ask you for your bank details so I can BACS you promptly. Cheque refunds are time consuming and only available in exceptions. 

As always, if you have questions or comments, don’t hesitate to email Andreas (Treasurer) Email MASC Treasurer.

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.

Northumberland 2017/8 Hub Sessions

The dates for 2017/8 Northumberland Hub are as follows:

3rd March 2018

Long Course at Sunderland 10am to midday



The last hub session we have set is the 3rd March, however we may manage another one in April but this is dependent on when Sunderland pool is closing In addition to dates already set we will be having a minimum of a further 4 short course sessions across our hub pools however these dates are yet to be set but will run from April/may until end of season Any questions please don't hesitate to ask Thanks Kay Howe.

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

New MASC Twitter Account

Please follow our new twitter account @morpeth_asc for important announcements, training changes, gala results etc. 

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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