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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 EasyFundraising

We’re registered – There’s no catches or hidden charges Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be collecting free donations for Gateshead and Whickham ASC?There are over 3,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation, including Amazon, John […]

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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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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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