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INFO N&D County Championships Change of venue

It has been confirmed Sunderland Aquatic Centre will definitely be open in February and March 2019.  The County Championships for the 14 & under age groups, as well as the 800/1500m events will be hosted at Sunderland rather than Middlesbrough.  Entries will be open nearer the time along with amended meet conditions and QTs. 15s […]

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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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VACANCY Club Operations Manager

Vacancy – Club Operations Manager A vacancy has arisen for the position of Club Operations Manager which is a crucial role in the day-to-day management and coordination of all swimming club activities.  This role is currently carried out by one person, but it is possible that duties could be carried out by a number of […]

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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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Five ways to bounce back from a bad swim

  Be resilient Normally your racing conditions will generally be acceptable, sometimes even perfect. But relying on them to be perfect always leaves you open to getting rattled when things don’t go as you expect: Your goggles snap Your goggles come off or fill with water Your rival has pulled out and you have to […]

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Top Ten Questions

The Top Ten Questions Every Swimming Parent Wants to Know by Wayne Goldsmith and Helen Morris Most parents are desperate to find out the answers to these important questions:   How many training sessions should my child do each week? There is no magic number of training sessions for every swimmer. Even at elite level, […]

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