Land Training Update
Tuesday 10th July's land training session was the last one of the season. The leisure centre is not available on 17th July and then we will be stopping them through the summer holidays so you can all have a good rest.
Looking forward to seeing you all again on September 4th when they will start again.
Joint gala with Making Waves - Well Done & Thank You
A big well done to all our swimmers who competed today at the joint gala with Making Waves. We had a fantastic afternoon of racing with almost 90 swimmers aged 5-12 taking part. They were all fantastic in and out the pool.
A huge thank you to everyone who volunteered to help out today, with all the jobs that needed doing. We wouldn’t have been able to put on such a well ran event without your efforts (I can’t thank you enough!).
Thank you to Morpeth Riverside Centre for helping us out with setting up and the logistics of accommodating everyone!
Full results and points will be published in the next week or so (but as a team we won!)
Remember to keep an eye on the notice board, website and emails for details of future competitions.
Becki Head Coach
NER Short course qualifying times for November
NER Short course qualifying times for November can be found here http://asaner.org.uk/mdocs-posts/swim-england-north-east-age-group-winter-championships-25m-2018/?mdocs-file=16239&mdocs-url=false
You might need to do some ‘converting’ http://www.pullbuoy.co.uk/times
Conversions from long course to short course are allowed.
Diddy League help needed
As some of you are probably already aware one of the most important parts of the Diddy League final (this year on Sept 16th) is the fancy dress competition.
Every year all the teams parade around the pool at the start for the coveted crown of DL fancy dress Champions. We need a few DL parents to co-ordinate this and start planning soon. Could you please let me know who would like to 'help' and who would like to 'lead' this important task.
Anyone interested just email me and I will attempt to put you in touch with like-minded soles who have vivid imaginations and top fancy dress skills!
Simon Watson (Chair - MASC )
Morpeth ASC Competitions 2018/2019 Season
The first list of competitions for the 2018/2019 season is now available on our Galas page.
Please take the time to read and note competition dates for your child's squad.
Please note however there will be some squad movement before the start of next season (September 2019). This may effect the competitions your child swims at. Once we have confirmation of pool time next season (from Active Northumberland) we will be able to advise swimmers on squad movement.
One big area of improvement for the club still, is for swimmers to enter the correct competitions targeted at their squad. Competitions which fit in with their squads training programme. This will give swimmers the best chance of success!
Becki Head Coach
Summer Session - UPDATE
Over the summer period the club will run a reduced programme. The Programme will run from Monday 30th July - Sunday 2nd September.
During this period swimmers in Competitive 1 and above MUST take a 2 week complete break from swimming. This is to allow swimmers and coaches to rest, recover and will allow everyone to start refreshed in September.
Normal training will continue up until and including Sunday 29th July 2018.
From Monday 30th July 2018 through to Sunday 2nd September:
- Evening sessions will run as normal
- No weekday mornings
- Saturday mornings will run as normal
- No Changes to Sunday sessions
Monday 3rd September 2018 - Training resumes as normal with Monday morning training.
Becki Head Coach
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
Morpeth Sport Awards 2018
On 23rd May 2018, Morpeth Sports Council held their Annual Sports Awards.
Morpeth ASC were very well represented at the awards with the following winners:
Team of the Year (u13) - Dalton Hutchinson Trophy - Morpeth Junior League Team
Silver Certificate of Achievement - Kate Kennedy (Swimming)
Services to Sport - Ulgham Parish Council Salver - Gordon Dixon
We also had members of Morpeth ASC pick up awards for 'other sports'
Junior Male of the Year (u18) - Daniel Dixon (Triathlon)
Team of the Year Award (u18) - King Edward VI School Trophy - Morpeth Harriers u17 Road and Cross Country Squad
Bronze Certificate of Achievement - Daragh Moody (Judo)
Congratulations to everyone involved and thank you to Morpeth Sports Council for putting on the awards.
Head Coach Report - May 2018
Please find Below a report I hope to send out each month highlighting some of the key achievements of our swimmers and any important changes within the club. A copy can also be found on the club notice board.
Becki Head Coach
Click here for all reports.
Northumberland Hub Update
Please find below the remaining long course training sessions at Sunderland aquatic centre, time 10am to midday
Kay will send out reminders the Wednesday before the session. Any problems please let Kay know.
N & D Full Report
Click here for a full report from our recent success at the 2018 N&D Championships attached. Congratulations again to everyone involved.
Well done to Kate Kennedy and Ben Hewitt who have been invited to be part of the N&D Swim England Talent program in 2018 following their strong performances.
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
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.
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.
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
Annual Membership Renewals 2018
For full details regarding renewals please read
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. Read more
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 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.