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NEW:Gateshead to Budapest Challenge completed

Half-term fundraising challenge raises whopping £6,318 for new state-of-the-art starting blocks From 23rd May to 28th May GAW swimmers and coaches accepted the challenge to collectively walk, run or cycle the distance from Gateshead Leisure Centre to Budapest, a total of 1,167 miles. Our athletes surpassed themselves and smashed that original total forcing the challenge […]

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SAD NEWS: Passing of GAW coach Jim Davison

“Big” Jim Davison  It is with great sadness and regret that I inform you of the passing of Jim Davison, a much loved figure for generations of GAW swimmers and parents. In his two spells coaching at Gateshead and Whickham, Jim transcended that role with his larger than life personality and passion for the sport.  […]

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NEW: Update from our Chairman

I hope everyone is keeping safe and well during this very difficult and challenging time. You will know we have had to cancel our May gala which I understand is frustrating for swimmers, but unfortunately we are all in the same boat.  Home galas are a much needed source of income for us but we […]

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UPDATED: Athlete support available

Did you know that Gateshead Council offers free gym passes and grants to eligible athletes? Swimmers are eligible for a gym pass if they have competed in a final of a northern / regional competition. Those aged 12 and over can now use the gym. Individual sporting grants are also awarded if a swimmer finishes […]

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REPORT:Derwentside and Peterlee New Year Meet 2020

HNY!!!!! First competition of the new year and also the last chance for attaining Northumberland and Durham County qualifying times. On our return to the Louisa Centre after a year away, the swimmers were upbeat and the first few events showed that they had been working hard.  With many gaining personal best (PB) times it […]

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REPORT: Tynemouth Winter Gala 22-24 November 2019

Sorry for the delay, life got in the way. Tynemouth was hosting a marathon of a gala starting on the Friday evening with the 200s free and IM.  With the majority of the swimmers gaining personal best times it was a great start and spirts were high.   Moving onto Saturday morning, it began with a notable […]

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UPDATE: New chairman announced

GAW welcomes new chairman The club is delighted to announce Emrys Pritchard as the new chairman. Emrys has taken over from Martin Connelly who stepped down from the role earlier this month after two years of much appreciated hard work and dedication to the role. GAW extends a very warm welcome to Emrys.

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NEW: We have a new kit supplier!

Local business unveiled as new supplier Thank you to everyone who contributed to our recent survey about our club kit. The overall consensus was to use a local supplier that was better value for money. We are delighted to announce that Logos Unlimited will supply our kit going forward. The kit will be able to order […]

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REPORT: Swim England NER Short Course Champs 2019

TEAM GAW SHOW THEIR STRENGTH AT REGIONALS  After honing racing skills in the last weekend of October with an entertaining and successful trip to Scotland, competing as the only English Team in the Carnegie Winter Open, Team GAW Performance Groups took on the best in the North East at the short course NER Championships. The […]

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REPORT: Chester-le-Street Junior Meet 25th – 27th October 2019

Swimmers impress at Chester-le-Street    With a traffic problem hindering and delaying the Friday evening session, we eventually got underway. The distance events were long but both Taylor Lewis and Max Murray made it interesting. Congratulations on two great times. With much better weather than last year’s snow, we started Saturday morning with some good swims and […]

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