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Save the dates - Club Championships & Presentation Evening

This year you will see some changes to our annual club championships. We want this event to remain a fun gala whilst accommodating our increasing numbers.

Gala:

  • To be held on Saturday 23rd November 2019 at Morpeth Leisure Centre
  • This will be an all day event with a morning session and an afternoon sessions
  • There will be a break at lunch time
  • We are introducing a younger age group and dispensing with the double age groups
  • New age groups to be: 8yrs/9yrs/10yrs/11yrs/12yrs/13yrs/14yrs/15yrs+
  • Events will remain as heat declared winners (with the exception of the handicap & skins event)
  • We are introducing a small prize for heat winners
  • Medals will be awarded for 1st to 6th place in younger age groups
  • There will be a necessary restriction on spectators & a small entry fee
  • There will be a small charge for race entry

Presentation Evening:

  • To be held on Saturday 30th November 2019 at Morpeth Leisure Centre with bar and disco (similar to the 50th celebrations)
  • We will be asking for assistance with the buffet to keep the cost of tickets low
  • We aim to keep the cost of tickets the same as last years reduced price of £2.50 per person
  • There will be an earlier start so that our younger swimmers can attend
  • There will be the club championships medal presentation, speed awards and recognition of other achievements

Junior League Final - Results

Congratulations to our Junior League Team today! Division 2 WINNERS!! We are very proud of you all and everyone who swam during the heats. What a fantastic team effort!

Full results to follow....

Division 1 next year

Morpeth Vs Portobello Result

Well done to everyone who competed at the Annual Morpeth Vs Portobello event (in its 48th year!). Morpeth retained the trophy 293 points to 154.

Big thank you to Becky Freeman and Lesley Kennedy for all their organising and everyone who helped before hand, poolside and afterwards.

Great start to the 2019/2020 season.

Becki Head Coach Email Head Coach

*IMPORTANT* New squad fees & annual gala payment

Please read this info View 2019 Squad Fees relating to new squad fees and annual gala payment.

Please be advised that the current sibling discount will not be affected by the change in squad fees.

Summer Shut Down 2020

As previously mentioned, in 2020 Morpeth ASC will have a full summer shut down where there will be no training sessions. Rest and recovery is one of the most important parts of any athletes training programme and this breaks fits in with the competitive season. Taking a break at this time will optimise swimmers recovery and set them up for the 2020/2021 season. This is particularly important for swimmers in Performance and Junior Performance. Hopefully the advanced notice gives everyone the opportunity to organise family holidays etc. 

Details of the break are as follows:

Sessions will run as normal up to and including 16th August 2020 

Full Summer shut down 17th August 2020 - 6th September 2020 

Training resumes 7th September 2020 

Many Thanks,
Becki Head Coach
Email Head Coach

Open Water National Championships 2019

Please find below report detailing the club's recent success at the Swim England Open Water Nationals! A big well done to Kate, Libby and Sam who qualified for this event. Read the full report View Open Water National Championships

Important Information

All members please read this important letter from our Chair Lesley Kennedy View Members Letter

English Summer Championships 31/07/2019 - 04/08/2019 Report

Another busy week at the pool for  Morpeth ASC at the English Summer Championships, involving Richard Butterworth and Libby Freeman. Read the full report View English Summer Championships

Libby Freeman - British Champion at Tollcross

Congratulations Libby Freeman! British Champion in the 13-14 years 200 Back (and still just 12!). 3 second PB in the morning heats then another 2 seconds off in the final for a new PB of 2:16.94!

Read more View Libby Freeman and full results View Results

New Club Captains

After successful interviews, I can now inform you that Niamh Atchison and Dominic Anderson are your new club captains.

Well done Niamh and Dominic

Lesley Kennedy (Chair) Email Chair

IMPORTANT Session Changes

There will be a number of changes to training times from Monday 10th June. The changes along with all other training times will be reviewed over the summer. Please read carefully. 

Tuesday mornings

  • C2/Seniors - 6-7:30am 
  • Adult Swim - 6-7:30am - (2 lanes available) Please see below information regarding Adult Swim.

Wednesday evenings

  • Junior Performance 7-8pm
  • Performance 7-9pm
  • Seniors 8-9pm - 2 lanes available - however swimmers need to use this time and space more. Currently there are not enough swimmers regularly attending this session. Those swimmers who do attend regularly do a great job on a Wednesday night. 

Saturdays (From 22nd June 2019) 

  • Performance 7-9am
  • Junior Performance 7-9am
  • Adult Swim 9-10am -  (2-3 lanes available) - Please see below information regarding Adult Swim

 Adult Swim

  • Morpeth ASC are opening up some lane space for Adult Swimming
  • Sessions will NOT be coached initially but potential for this to start if interest in this following trial. Swimmers will just access lane space for now
  • This is a trial over June/July to gauge interest. Please spread the word if you know anyone who would be interested 
  • Open to all competent swimmers aged 18+ 
  • £5 Per Swim to be paid at each session (Pay as you Go but swimmers need to join Morpeth ASC)
  • Please spread the word and encourage swimmers to attend (parents are more than welcome!)

Many Thanks,
Becki Head Coach
Email Head Coach

Land Training Update

Land training will continue Tuesdays 5-6pm for swimmers in Performance and C2 who are identified by the Head Coach. There will be no session 4-5pm from now.

Swimmers in Performance and C2 identified by the Head Coach will take part in a 12 week block of work. Further details will be communicated to these swimmers this week. This session is aimed at swimmers for whom land training is an immediate priority. We plan to continue to explore opportunities for land training for younger swimmers in other squads. However I would like to emphasize that younger swimmers especially (12 & Under) can benefit substantially from being involved in other sports such as gymnastics, dancing, martial arts etc. For older swimmers who have not been identified for this block of land training please continue to work hard and attend pool sessions regularly. Regular attendance at pool sessions will greatly enhance the chance of swimmers being identified as requiring land training the in the future in line with Long Term Athlete Development. 

Many Thanks,
Becki Head Coach
Email Head Coach

MASC Chairperson

Dear Swimmers, Parents, Guardians, Coaches & Committee Members,

I am pleased to introduce myself as the new Chairperson at Morpeth Amateur Swimming Club.

I have a daughter who currently swims at MASC and I have served on the committee for the past year. To many of you, I am a well known face on the balcony and at swimming galas, but for those of you who don’t know me, I’m sure I will meet you in the near future.

I have spent several weeks acquainting myself with the workings of the club but there is still much for me to learn, so please bear with me.

I would like to thank the outgoing Committee members for the years and years of commitment and time that they have given to the club in their various roles – Simon Watson(Chair ), Lynda Garland (Competition Secretary and former Chair), Helen Seymour (Swim Mark coordinator) and  Kay Howe (who will continue to coach and is of course coordinating our 50th celebrations).

I would also like to take this opportunity to introduce to you the new committee members elected on 25th April 2019 – Kirsty Cunningham (Competition Secretary), Ruth Tweedie, David Parsisson and Fiona Blacklock.  Ruth Tweedie will also serve as Swim Mark coordinator.

I look forward to the year ahead working with Head Coach Becki McGuire and continuing the good work at MASC.

Lesley Kennedy (Chair) Email Chair

Lions Swim Update

Just an update from the Lions Swim 2019, many thanks to everyone who supported this great event,whether it was swimming, helping on poolside or sponsoring the swim, the club raised a total of £668.50, of which we will receive 75% of that amount and it will be used toward the Clubs 50th Celebration evening in July. A big thank you to everyone involved and especially to Lindsey Henderson who pulled everything together in and out of the pool.

Well Done to ALL!!

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

Land Training Update

Land training will continue Tuesdays 5-6pm for swimmers in Performance and C2 who are identified by the Head Coach. There will be no session 4-5pm from now.

Swimmers in Performance and C2 identified by the Head Coach will take part in a 12 week block of work. Further details will be communicated to these swimmers this week. This session is aimed at swimmers for whom land training is an immediate priority. We plan to continue to explore opportunities for land training for younger swimmers in other squads. However I would like to emphasize that younger swimmers especially (12 & Under) can benefit substantially from being involved in other sports such as gymnastics, dancing, martial arts etc. For older swimmers who have not been identified for this block of land training please continue to work hard and attend pool sessions regularly. Regular attendance at pool sessions will greatly enhance the chance of swimmers being identified as requiring land training the in the future in line with Long Term Athlete Development. 

Many Thanks,
Becki Head Coach
Email Head Coach

MASC celebrates 50 Years!

Morpeth ASC was first established in July 1969 which means we are celebrating our 50th anniversary this year.  To mark the occasion we are planning a “Celebration Evening” later in the year - July 6th -  for all of our members, so save that date in your diaries!

We really hope every member of the Club will get involved and join in the celebrations.

In order to keep ticket prices for this event to an absolute minimum we will need to do some fundraising events, the first of which was our Easter Egg Raffle.

Please do let the Committee know if you can lend a hand or have any fundraising ideas, and together we can make this an exciting and successful year for Morpeth ASC.

Regards,
Simon Watson (Chair)
Email Chair

IMPORTANT - Changing Rooms

Can all swimmers please aim to use the wet side changing facilities at all times, especially on a Sunday when between 5-6pm as this is when the dry side changing facilities are closed for cleaning.   We appreciate the changing rooms are busy so can we please encourage everyone to put their bags and clothes in lockers and refrain from keeping their things in a changing cubicle. All belongings are left at the owners own risk. Anything left in a changing room could be moved. Lockers are lockable with 20p to guarantee the safety of all belongings. 

The leisure centre staff have had problems cleaning the wet side changing rooms at other times in the week because some swimmers have left kit in cubicles or draped over locker doors. Please put all belongings into a locker properly so that they can do a good job without your kit getting soaked.

Issue with Spam

We have been alerted by Parentmail that there are some people experiencing problems with emails going straight into spam folder. If you know of anyone in the swim club having this problem please encourage them to use the Parentmail APP.

Message from Parentmail

Outlook/Hotmail Spam Issue
We are aware of an issue with Outlook and Hotmail inboxes incorrectly classifying our emails as spam, meaning parents may be unaware of emails they are receiving from ParentMail. We have made contact with the provider and we are treating this as a high priority. In the meantime, we highly recommend all users download the ParentMail App to ensure you are receiving messages. We will update you as soon as this issue has been resolved, and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

MASC Needs You!!

Please find below the details of the club's Annual General Meeting. We have a number of people stepping down from the committee this year after many years of service so are actively seeking new members to join our ranks.

You don't need to have any previous swimming experience or knowledge (if you do then that would be great!) but if you can spare a couple hours a month to help run the club it would be appreciated. If you want to know more about what might be involved then you can 'reply' to this email with any questions you have or simply have a chat to any of the current members who are often around poolside or the balcony.

The committee is an essential part of the club - without it we cannot function so please don't just assume 'someone else' will do it - we need you!!

AGM Notification

View AGM Notification

Declaration Form

View Declaration Form

 

 

Thanks,
Simon Watson (Chair)
Email Chair

Lions Swim 2019 - Riverside Leisure Centre, Morpeth

Fantastic effort from all the swimmers, thank you all for coming down to help raise money for the club and Morpeth Lions.

Big thank you to Jon Bensley, Gillian Law and Mark Freeman for being team captains!! And Sarah Stephenson who was our extra pair of hands.€Lion swim results:

  • Lane 1: 90 lengths - Gracey, Gabrielle, Megan and Mirella
  • Lane 2: 119 lengths - Joe, Dale, Flynn, Alex, Oscar and Harry
  • Lane 3: 136 Lengths - Ellie, Sophie, Freya, Emily, Abigail and Maisie
  • Lane 4: 106 Lengths - Sadie, Sonny, Sophie, James and Milo

New pool - Event Saturday 16th March

The council are putting on a consultation this Saturday (16th March) at the town hall. This will include the provisional ideas for the new pool in Morpeth.

The architects will be there as well as the county council officers who will be gathering opinions. It would be great if as many of you as possible could get along to support the development of the new pool. Please see the link below for more details. 

https://www.northumberland.gov.uk/News/2019/Mar/Community-invited-to-hear-latest-on-Morpeth-plans.aspx?fbclid=IwAR3xp4JiP1CjWx4uA0h0WF2ouSW5h1m1N_9ME7Mw5_Tj33UCmdb4fRsRCEs

Many Thanks,
Becki Head Coach
Email Head Coach

Club Membership Renewals

It is Club Membership renewal time again. Please read the information below carefully and complete confirmations and payment by 1st Feb 2019.

Renewal Information

View Renewal Information

 

Thanks,
Claire (Membership Secretary)
Email Head Coach


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