NEWS ARCHIVE - 2013
A massive well done to everyone at MASC who swam on Sunday 8th September. A very positive result. Click here for the full results.
In addition to this I was very impressed with the quality of our swimming. The younger swimmers were spot on with their relay takeovers, and the majority of you did fabulous, strong fly kicks off the walls. I do have some notes to type up and once this is done I will send these out too.
Well done, Super stars.
Morpeth Lions Swim
Amy and Ben Walker were presented with a cheque for £170 by Morpeth Lions on 27th June 2013.
This was as the result of the Charity Lions Relay Swim on the 4 May 2013 where the following club members took part - Amy Walker, Ben Walker, Eve Smith, Laurie Blacklock, Holly Peck, Richard Butterworth, Cole Vinton, Leo Vinton, Adam Williams, Victoria Lewis, Megan Watson, Jessica Watson and Mathew O’Donnell, raising a staggering £340.
Diddy League Final Update
Morpeth ASC’s Diddy League team produced a fantastic result to finish a strong third in the Durham and District Junior League Division 3 final on Sunday 23rd June. There were some excellent individual swims, but it was the team effort that really stood out, with relay swimmers, supporters and team managers all making every effort to earn every point possible.
Congratulations to every member of the team.
Click here to read the report.
Thank you also to Helen and Claire for their organising of the Diddy Team. Derek, Helen and Claire for your organisation and support on poolside. As well as to Lynda and Keith for officiating at the Final and previous heats.
p.s. thanks to the whole club for supporting the team, the committee and everyone who has been involved in the fundraising to make it possible.
South Tyneside Gala , 16/03/2013 - 3rd place.
Hartlepool Gala, 14/04/2013 - 2nd Place.
Durham Gala, 28/04/2013 - 3rd Place.
Final at Tynemouth, 23/06/2013 - 3rd Place.
Click here for full fixtures.
Volunteers Week Update
Volunteers’ Week is an annual campaign led by Volunteering England to celebrate the fantastic contribution that volunteers make across the country. This year the theme for the week is ‘Time to say Thank You.’ Read more...
Swimmers from Morpeth ASC joined the nationwide celebration by presenting the club’s volunteers with thank you certificates during the first week in June. The certificates were displayed on the poolside at Riverside Leisure Centre.
Below are photos of some of the volunteers with their certificates and of Dominic Marshall presenting a certificate to volunteer assistant coach, Helen Seymour.
Bag Pack Fundraising
The bag pack at Morrisons raised £967.85 and the first Marks and Spencer bag pack raised £633 – fabulous totals.
Thank you to everybody who gave up their time and for supporting our swimmers.
Morpeth ASC Disability Hub Club
Morpeth Swimming Club has been appointed as one of the ASA’s network of Disability Hub Clubs – we will be the first point of contact for any swimmer in Northumberland with a disability who will be able to come to us for an assessment of their ability in the water and signposting on to the appropriate swim provider.
Click here to see a copy of the article which is on the Northumberland Sport website and has been sent to the local press. Please feel free to pass this on to any interested contacts you may have.
The Morpeth Herald has published the article and it can be found here.
2012 Swimmer of the Year
Congratulations go to our overall 2012 Swimmer of the Year Lauren Howe, along with our Squad Swimmers of the Year Lewis Thompson, Daniel Dixon, Hannah Seymour and Abi Oman.