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NEW: Steven Speight is new GAW Chairman

We are very pleased to inform you that our new chairman is Steven Speight. Having been at the club for seven years with his son Patrick, Steven knows the club inside out and is a very welcome addition to the team. He brings a vast wealth of knowledge and expertise with him from his daytime […]

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UPDATED: Back to pool information, guidance and schedule

All members of the club have been sent information about returning to the pool.  The current training schedule can be found below.  All of the following documents can be found on Club Organiser. Latest communications update – 15/09/20  Gateshead and Whickham Return to Training Guidance GAW Covid-19 Risk Assessment GAW Back to pool scenarios – Jesmond […]

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NEW: Much loved coach Joan Edwards retires

Joan Edwards has decided to retire as coach for the Competitive Development squad.  She had planned to resign at the end of this year anyway, as she is now 63 and wants to focus more on her own swimming, which is hugely important to her.  She also needs to spend more time looking after her […]

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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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CHECK ENTRIES: CLS Open Meet – Saturday 18th – Sunday 19th April 2020

  Where’s it at? The venue for this event is Chester-le-Street Leisure Centre, Burns Green, Chester-le-Street DH3 3QH When’s it on? 18th and 19th April 2020 Who’s it for? This event is for selected swimmers from Performance Groups 1 & 2 (those not attending NERs) who meet the required Qualifying Times (NOT swam faster than the upper time limits provided in the Qualifying Times […]

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