17 April


The Diddy League team for the final heat gala on Sunday 26 April at Stanley has been selected. All squads with Diddy League swimmers in will receive an e-mail shortly about it.

16 Apr

Photos of Bag Pack winners on Fund-Raising & Social  Page

9 Apr

Report and results from Good Friday Bag Pack.
It appears that even a Bag Pack is competitive!

6 Apr

Entries for NER Youth and Senior Championships are due in by 14 April at 7pm. Qualifiers will have been notified by e-mail.
See Forthcoming Galas page for more information.

4 Apr

Fund-raising & Social page updated with recent totals for the Easter Raffle and the Good Friday Bag Pack.

31 Mar

Information about two galas open for entry with a closing date of 14 April at 7pm:
  • Wear Valley May Meet 16&17 May for A1, A2 and Top squads
  • Derwentside Charity Meet 6&7 June for A1 and Top squads

See Forthcoming Galas page.

30 Mar

A great opportunity for all swimmers in B1&2&3 squads to enter a local time trial gala aimed at new young swimmers at Billingham Forum on Sunday 17 May. Closing date is Tuesday 21 April.
See Forthcoming Galas page for more information. Ask your coach or volunteers on the Tuesday Club Desk for advice. Have a go!

25 Mar

Easter Holiday Training Programme

Congratulations to Lucy Proctor on achieving her Level 1 Coach Qualification. Lucy is to be our new B1 squad coach with immediate effect.

There will be some minor changes to training on Thursdays at Longfield affecting B1, B2 and A3 squads, starting from 2 April.
Updated Term-time Training Programme

Photos and stories from Body Shop Fund-Raising Event

  • Easter Raffle ticket stubs and moneys due in Sun 29 Mar. Raffle to be drawn on Tue 31 Mar at 6pm
  • Nominations  for DASC Committee 2015-16 will close  on Tue 31 Mar at 8pm
  • Sign up for the Easter Bag Pack at Morrisons North Road on Good Friday 3 Apr 10am-4pm

17 Mar

New Fund-Raising & Social page set up.

Diddy League page updated with information on Diddy League training and time trials

Club Gala 1 Results in more detail, Club Gala Records, Club Championship Points

Congratulations to Harriet Rogers (A1 squad) who has been invited on a NDSA Training Camp on 18 April for 11&12 year old N&D Championship medallists. It will be run by Fred Furniss, the ASA Talent Development Officer for the North of England, and will consist of a pool session followed by a presentation session on 'Preparing for the Race Day'. 

11 Mar

Results Main Club Gala 1
Thank you to everyone who helped make the gala work - officials, marshals, runners, squad helpers, those selling raffle tickets and sweets,  those in the poolside office and the spectators for their support.
The attendance was high, and there were many excellent performances.
Well done to the coaches and swimmers for a good night of racing.
Please remember to record your PBs.

10 Mar

Brief report on Diddy League Gala 1 on Diddy League page

N&D Championships Weekend 2, 28 Feb & 1 Mar 15, Sunderland

The Annual General Meeting of DASC will take place on Wednesday 29th April 2015 at 7.30pm in the Dolphin Centre (Stephenson Suite 1st Floor).
Information about DASC AGM and Committee
All DASC adult members are welcome to attend, speak and vote at the AGM and stand for nomination to the Committee. Please support your club by attending.

2 Mar

No land training for A1 squad on Sundays 8&29 March

From 8 March and until further notice there will be some changes to training on Sundays at the Dolphin Centre affecting Top1&2 squads and A2 squad:
  • Top1 squad  to train 8-10am
  • A2 (whole squad) to train 5-7pm 
  • Top2 squad to train with A1 squad 5-7pm
27 Feb

Opportunities to enter galas:
A1&A2 Squad - South Tyne Spring Meet on 18&19 April
A3 Squad - Middlesbrough AA Grade 18&19 April
See Forthcoming Galas page for more information

24 Feb

All DASC entries for North Tyne Mad March Hare Extravaganza on 28&29 March have been rejected as the gala is very over-subscribed. Refunds can be collected from Lindsey at the Club Desk from tonight.

DASC Gala Calendar 2014-15 updated

19 Feb

DASC Fund-Raisers Spring 2015

14 Feb

N&D Championships Weekend 1, 7&8 Feb 15, Sunderland
Times  Report  Photo on Swimming News page

DASC Times from Billingham Invitational Time Trial, 18 Jan 15

12 Feb

Photo of DASC competitiors at N&D Championships Weekend 1 on Swimming News page. Gala report to follow.

Information about NER LC Championships on Forthcoming Galas page

February Updates Newsletter

15 Jan

DASC Times from Last Chance Qualifier, Stanley, 10&11 Jan 15

8 Jan

Diddy League Training Rota from 10 Jan

Diddy League page updated

January Updates Newsletter

2 Jan 2015

Dates and Venues of 2015 Diddy League Galas. Please put the information on your calendars. Information about DL training this term to follow. DL page updated

DASC Times from NER Championships, 6&7 Dec

DASC Times Middlesbrough Christmas Gala, 13&14 Dec

swim21 page updated with news of our re-accreditation for another year.

14 Dec

Click here for further information about N&D Gala Officials' Training Courses to be held at the Dolphin Centre in Jan - Apr 2015

4 Dec

DASC December Updates

2 Dec

Thank you very much to all those who helped to run our marathon session of Diddy League Time Trials and enduring until the end!

Times from Diddy League Time Trials

DASC Times from Derwentside Christmas Cracker Meet

28 Nov

Main Gala 4 Results in more detail

DASC Times from BOSSS Winter Festival

25 Nov

Thank you to all who helped us run one or both of the club galas, especially if it was the first time you had volunteered. There was some great swimming.

Novice Gala 2 Results

Main Gala 4 Results

15 Nov

Latest DASC Updates (Nov 14)

13 Nov

See the new History of DASC page for an account of the highlights of the first 100 years of DASC 1882-1982

10 Nov

The ProSwimwear link has been repaired.

9 Nov

Times from:
Middlesbrough Hallowe'en Meet

Chester-le-Street Junior Meet

Wear Valley Guy Fawkes Meet  BOYS  GIRLS

3 Nov

We have set up an affiliation scheme with NESS Swimwear. If you order items online at www.nessswimwear.co.uk and use the discount code Darlo2014 at the checkout stage, then you can get 5% discount and the club will get 5% commission.  For more information go to NESS page

30 Oct

Brief report on Water Polo Champions on Swimming News page

29 Oct

Congratulations to Michael Cousins and Richard Murray who are part of the Sedgefield WPC team who have just won gold at the ASA National Age Group U15 Water Polo Championships in Manchester. The team is coached by Richard Cousins.

20 Oct

DASC Times from Dander Meet  BOYS  GIRLS

13 October

Darlington Dander October Meet 2014 Full Results

Gateshead & Whickham Autumn Invitational Meet, Dunston, 4&5 Oct  Times

6 October

ASA Document on the new Swimming Competition Structure for 2015
(This may be of interest to those swimmers at or near N&D level and above.)

5 October

Main Club Gala 3 Results in more detail

30 September

Billingham Invitation Time Trial Times

Richmond Dales Gala Times  GIRLS  BOYS

Main Club Gala 3 - more results

11 September

Article on ASA website about Channel Swim

10 September

Farewell photos on Swimming News page

5 September

Report and photos on Christian Brown at World Triathlon Championships on Swimming News page

3 September

Information about Diddy League 2015 is updated on Diddy League page