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NEW Plateauing Performances of Teenage Athletes

By Emma Merrill, Swimming World College Intern Many swimmers experience a plateau at some point in their careers. Even worse, the plateau can often closely follow some of the fastest swims of their lives. John Collins, head coach of the Badger Swim Club in Larchmont, N.Y., laments the seeming lost potential of an age group phenom who […]

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NEW Don’t worry boys your turn will come!!!

Academy Coach Kieran Peart proves that you have to be patient as swimming is a long-term journey….. just look at KP’s contrasting pics at different times in his career. Kieran, who reached British Nationals standard in the  competition arena, started his career with South Tyneside and then Sunderland before teaming up at GAW with his […]

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NEW National Athletes 2018

This season TEAM – GAW athletes recorded a record number of qualifying times for Scottish, English and British National Championships Pictured are team mates left to right: Sarah Wright: Scottish/English/ British  Ellie Houghton: English Zoe Price: Scottish/English Sam Pashley: Scottish Adam Barrett: English Adam Strickland: English/British Ryan Zhao: English/British Jamie Cordes: Scottish Sarah March: Scottish/English […]

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Condolences: Sad passing of coach

It is with great shock and deep sadness that we heard the news of the death of a great fellow coach, mentor and friend Fred Furness. For 28 years Fred has always been so helpful to me professionally and a great friend, he was such a passionate, genuine and sincere guy. Several of our coaching […]

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NEW Summer Training Programme 2018

Due to the summer holidays we are once again combining a number of the sessions.  Starting Monday 6th August, all groups below will train together at respective venues, days and time. Youth Senior Performance Junior Age Group Performance Youth Senior Potential Junior Age Group Potential All other sessions for these specific groups will run as […]

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JOIN Go Gateshead Gym Membership for £19.00 per month

Further to our earlier announcement that we were negotiating to get corporate membership of Go Gateshead gym membership, I’m pleased to say that we have been been able to secure this. Please follow the process below to access the reduced rate. Member signs up online at and select corporate membership 12 Month (Minimum Period) […]

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GDPR Privacy Documents online

It’s been hard to escape GDPR in the news and your email inbox. There’s more info from the Information Commissioner’s Office here. Gateshead and Whickham ASC will never divulge your contact details to any third parties without your consent and we don’t use any cookies on our website for marketing purposes. You can view our […]

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