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REPORT: G&W Spring Meet

Potential Squad Report: Gateshead and Whickham Spring Meet 6/7 April 2019 It was a busy weekend at the first home gala of the year. The squad settled into stretches and team morale was upbeat. Warm ups completed and the event began with the boys 400 IM. As the morning developed many personal best times were […]

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REPORT National Para Swimming Championships 2019

Travelling to the, Beatles’, Mecca of the world, Liverpool; Rebecca Allan was taking part in the National Para Championships for the first time. Having recently managing to get her classification, Rebecca was ready to show the Para world what she can do. She was competing in the Front crawl events 50 and 400m and 100m […]

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REPORT Middlesbrough AA Grade Gala

Half term weekend gala at Middlesbrough AA Grade Gala – 23rd – 24th February 2019   Potential swimmers worked hard in training for this gala which included sprints to middle distance events. So the swimmers arrived for the gala with a well deserved confidence.   After an early start, the first session swimmers started to […]

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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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