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NEW: Training suspended as pools close

In line with the latest guidance from Government and Swim England’s consequence advice, training has now been suspended following the closure of Gateshead Council pools. All parents have been emailed information re GAW monthly fees.  Please can you take the time to read this.  If you have not received an email please get in touch […]

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UPDATED: Coronavirus Guidance

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance Further to the Prime Minister’s briefing this evening and Swim England’s announcement, I understand you will be concerned about the escalating situation with regards to the Covid-19 outbreak.  I would like to reiterate that the health, safety and wellbeing of our athletes and members remains our number one priority. Details of […]

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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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NEW: Christmas Training Schedule 2019

Performance Groups 1 and 2 Day Pool When Monday 23 December Blaydon  5-7pm Tuesday 24 December N/A N/A Wednesday 25 December  N/A N/A Thursday 26 December  N/A N/A Friday 27 December  Dunston 10am – 12pm Saturday 28th December GLC 7am – 10am Sunday 29th December P2 GLC – public 10am – 12pm  Monday 30th December […]

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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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