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Gateshead and Whickham Amateur Swimming Club

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

To find out more about the club and how to join click here.

All Good Things Come To An End … Our Head Coach is hanging up his fins

For more information on this and to find out about the future plans that have been put in place, please click here to read more from Club Chairman, Martin Connelly.


GOLD for Ryan!!

Congratulations to 14 year old Ryan Zhao for winning gold in 100m 

backstroke at the British Summer Championships 2018.

Everyone at GAW is very proud of you and all of our swimmers who have competed.

Coming soon, a full report of all of our GAW swimmers who have competed at the Championships.

Those of you on Twitter can follow all of our swimmers achievements @GAWswim.


TEAM GAW Coach Smashes British Records Masters

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

Read more here.


National athletes 2018

This season TEAM – GAW athletes recorded a record number of qualifying times for Scottish, English and British National Championships

Pictured are team mates left to right:

  • Sarah Wright: Scottish/English/ British 
  • Ellie Houghton: English
  • Zoe Price: Scottish/English
  • Sam Pashley: Scottish
  • Adam Barrett: English
  • Adam Strickland: English/British
  • Ryan Zhao: English/British
  • Jamie Cordes: Scottish
  • Sarah March: Scottish/English
  • Josef Craig: British MC (inset)


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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