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Head Coach Report - March 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.

March 2018

View Head Coach Report March2018


Many Thanks,
Becki Head Coach
Email Head Coach

Junior League - Round 3 - 29th April 2018  - PLEASE CHECK

Please find below the team announcement for the 3rd Round of Junior League 2018. This round will be held at Tynemouth Pool. Valda will confirm the bus time asap but it is an afternoon gala with Warm Up at 2:45pm. 

ALL SWIMMERS SELECTED for this team (regardless of squad) - Should attend a team training session on Thursday 26th April 2018 6:30-7:30am.

The team will be on the Notice board tonight please tick to confirm availability. Please remember this is a team event and if we are missing swimmers we will lose valuable points towards progressing to the final. We have been short in the 9 year old category (born 2009) this year specifically.


View Selected Team


Many Thanks,
Becki Head Coach
Email Head Coach

Swimming Hat Order

The club will be placing an order for MASC swimming hats at the end of next week.

If anyone wants to order some please see Mark Atchison at the Leisure Centre any evening next week.

Costs are 

£5 for plain ones, £7.50 for named ones.

2018 Annual General Meeting

For details of this year's MASC Annual General Meeting please read the document below.

2018 AGM

View 2018 AGM Details


Any questions, please send them directly to Jennie Belton Email MASC Secretary.

Volunteers Needed

The clubs AGM will take place in April when volunteers are elected to join the committee. Jennie B (Club Secretary) will send out official details in due course but I thought it was worth asking people now to think about volunteering and giving up some time to help run the club. Before 'signing up' at the AGM now is the time to ask questions of me, or any of the current committee if you want to know more or are considering volunteering.

Below is a brief summary of the roles available, some of which will be done at the AGM, some of which can happen at any point (Competition officials). Please take some time to read through it and ask any questions you may have.

Volunteer Roles

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Simon Watson (Chair - MASC Email MASC Chair)

Brilliant Weekend for MASC! (10th / 11th March)

I just wanted to thank everyone who took part in any of the club activities last weekend.

On Saturday we entered 17 teams at the County Team Championships, 13 of which got to the finals. 

At the same time, back at Morpeth we had three teams of swimmers, parents, coaches, siblings and friends taking part in the fun event organised by the Lions - well done for all those who turned up and did MASC proud - setting the bar high for all the other teams.

The weekend then finished off with our younger swimmers doing brilliantly in the Diddy League event. It is our first year in Division 2 and we managed to put in a great team performance to come first in this round.

I can't remember such a busy and exciting weekend for the club, thanks to everyone who played a part.

For anyone who is collecting sponsorship (or if anyone would like to donate) to the Lions Swim if they could please send the payment to MASC via normal payment methods (electronic payment or the letterbox on the back of the door) as long as they are clearly marked 'Lions Swim' we will collate all the money and forward onto the Lions in one payment.

Thanks again, I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.

Simon Watson (Chair - MASC Email MASC Chair)

2018 Summer Meets Information

The Qualifying Window for the British Summer Championships and the Home Nation summer meets is now up and running, and willcontinue until 28th May 2018.

For more information follow the link

Junior League - Round 2 - 11th March 2018 - RESULTS

Good news for Morpeth ASC! In only our second Division 2 Junior League gala the team WON! Great to see lots of new faces on the team today and our more experienced swimmers keeping them right. An amazing effort. Well done Morpeth.


  1. Morpeth - 198
  2. Darlington - 192
  3. Alnwick - 183
  4. RichmondDales - 172
  5. North Tyneside - 123

Some cracking races and close finishes, well done to ALL swimmers!!

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.

Read the Handbook

View BS Competition Pathway Handbook


News Summary

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

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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