DASC SWIMMING UPDATES
DIDDY LEAGUE TRAINING ON SATURDAY 18 APRIL HAS HAD TO BE CANCELLED AS WE HAVE NO AVAILABLE COACHES PARTLY BECAUSE OF DASC ATTENDING TWO GALAS THIS WEEKEND. SORRY ABOUT THE VERY SHORT NOTICE.
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.
Photos of Bag Pack winners on Fund-Raising & Social Page
Report and results from Good Friday Bag Pack.
It appears that even a Bag Pack is competitive!
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.
Fund-raising & Social page updated with recent totals for the Easter Raffle and the Good Friday Bag Pack.
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
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!
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
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'.
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.
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.
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
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
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
DASC Fund-Raisers Spring 2015
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
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
DASC Times from Last Chance Qualifier, Stanley, 10&11 Jan 15
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.
Click here for further information about N&D Gala Officials' Training Courses to be held at the Dolphin Centre in Jan - Apr 2015
DASC December Updates
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
Main Gala 4 Results in more detail
DASC Times from BOSSS Winter Festival
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
Latest DASC Updates (Nov 14)
See the new History of DASC page for an account of the highlights of the first 100 years of DASC 1882-1982
The ProSwimwear link has been repaired.
Middlesbrough Hallowe'en Meet
Chester-le-Street Junior Meet
Wear Valley Guy Fawkes Meet BOYS GIRLS
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
Brief report on Water Polo Champions on Swimming News page
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.
DASC Times from Dander Meet BOYS GIRLS
Darlington Dander October Meet 2014 Full Results
Gateshead & Whickham Autumn Invitational Meet, Dunston, 4&5 Oct Times
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.)
Main Club Gala 3 Results in more detail
Billingham Invitation Time Trial Times
Richmond Dales Gala Times GIRLS BOYS
Main Club Gala 3 - more results
Article on ASA website about Channel Swim
Farewell photos on Swimming News page
Report and photos on Christian Brown at World Triathlon Championships on Swimming News page
Information about Diddy League 2015 is updated on Diddy League page