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Gateshead and Whickham Amateur Swimming Club

Based in the North East Of England, supporting competitive swimming and swimming for fun.

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Coaching Changes

Tom Maddison will be stepping down from his coaching duties with Gateshead and Whickham at the end of August 2018.  Since joining us, Tom has been a great servant to the club and we wish him all the best with his next coaching role closer to home.

On 3 September 2018, Kieran Peart will be moving up to fill the ‘Potential’ Assistant Coach role that Tom leaves behind.  Many of you will have seen Kieran in action as part of our Academy set up.

Paul Armstrong will take on responsibility of the Academy supported by Kieran, Karen and Ross.



New Timetable, New Coach

New Timetable

A new timetable for our squad training schedule has been published here. This reflects our new ‘Performance’ / ‘Potential’ structure with each of these squads having two distinct groups. There may still be a few tweaks to come, but in the main we will be starting on September 3rd with this timetable.

New Coach

I am pleased to announce that Ross Bradley will be joining our coaching team on 27 August 2018. He will be taking up the role of Assistant Performance Coach, working with Paul Armstrong but with particular responsibility for Performance Group 1.




British and Swim England Nationals Report 2018

Congratulations to all seven of our swimmers who competed at the British Swimming Championships and the Swim England National Meet.

Read the full report here.





TEAM GAW Coach Smashes British Records Masters

Competitive Development Coach Joan Edwards has set the competition standard for her young athletes.

Read more here.



Three GAW athletes receiving help to further coaching careers

As part of our club long term Teacher and Coach development plan, three of our athletes have been selected for financial support in their Coaching and Teaching career.


Read more here.



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