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UPDATED Sports Grant Application

Did you know that your child could qualify for a Gateshead Council Athletes Support grant?   Talented athletes living within Gateshead boundaries could qualify for individual grants of £100, £200 or £400.  Here’s all you need to know and the application form: Gateshead Council – Sports Grant Application

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NEW Scottish Nationals Report

Congratulations to our swimmers who competed at Scottish Nationals  Several of Team GAW’s Junior and Youth swimmers concluded their Short Course season with a bang at the Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh, taking on a star studded field at the Open Scottish Nationals. Friday belonged to age-groupers Naomi Parker, Elif Celikay, and Ellie Houghton who […]

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REPORT Derwentside Christmas Cracker

Derwentside Christmas Cracker: 1-2 December 2018 Well welcome to December! On a dark foggy morning we arrived at the Louisa Centre, Stanley. This was quite an important event with regards to obtaining qualifying times. Even though it was colder inside the pool, the swimmers managed to amass a copious amount of selection boxes by being successful […]

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NEW Chester-le-Street gala report

Junior Gala 26-28 October 2018 Starting with longer distances on the Friday evening and two very long competition days, this gala was quite an experience. With the freezing pool water, over 30 of our younger swimmers competed.  After trying to get comfortable on ‘primary school chairs’ the swimmers managed to collect quite the medal haul […]

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NEW: Short Course NER Report

Youth / Senior Due to injury and illness, Team GAW took a relatively small group of seven athletes to Ponds Forge, Sheffield, for the Open Short Course North East Regional Championships.  With the ‘open’ nature of the event, it was a step up for a young team of 16 years and under.  However, step up […]

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Report Derwentside Gala

    The competitive development squad recently competed in the Derwentside Invitational Development Meet, for many of the swimmers their first step into the competitive arena.   The focus of the meet was to understand the competition environment and to transfer skills practised in training into a race.   They all performed fantastically, most competed […]

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CONDOLENCES Sad passing of ex GAW swimmer and coach

  It is with great sadness that we share with Gateshead and Whickham swimmers, coaches and parents, both past and present, that Graham Pearson passed away last Sunday following a short struggle against pancreatic cancer.  Graham was an active member of Gateshead & Whickham ASC in the 90s and 2000s. He was a very competitive […]

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Richmond Dales Back to Pool Report

Potential Squad After the summer break, the Potential swimmers returned to the pool to make preparations for their first competition of the season.  Well we certainly made a “Splash in the back to pool”!!!! The competing swimmers were awesome and they gave some fantastic performances. With a full programme of events, which made for a […]

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REPORT British and Swim England Nationals Report 2018

During the last week in July and the first week of August, seven team GAW swimmers closed their competitive seasons in style at national championships; firstly at the British Swimming Championships, and then the following week at the Swim England National Meet.   British Championships At British Champs, Team GAW had three athletes competing.  First […]

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