DASC SWIMMING UPDATES

23 June

Diddy League Training is cancelled on Saturday 25 June
There will be two more DL training sessions on Saturday 2 & 9 July. After that it will stop for the summer holidays.
Both July sessions will be open to DL age 9/10/11/12 years from any of the B squads and to DL age 9/10 years from A3 squad.
See Diddy League page

Sun 10 July - Club Distance Gala
Top1 squad training is on as usual 8.00-9.30am
B squads training is on as usual 4-5pm but not 5-6pm in the back tank
A3 squad training is in the back tank 5-6pm
No training for A1 and A2 squads.
See Training page

Photos of DASC swimmers at NER Championships, May, Jun 2016 on Swimming News page

16 June

Club Gala 1 Results in more detail

2016 Club Championship Points Total after Gala 1

Volunteers to help at Club Gala 2 required. Please contact Jane Teague if you can help.

Top Squad land training on Thursdays at Haughton EV will stop for a break from Thursday 23 June until next term. Restart date tbc.

NER Age Group Championships
Gala Report   Times

14 June

Training for A2 squad at Hummersknott on Thursday 23 June is cancelled.

The dates of opening for the next DASC Swim Shop are:

  • 5 July
  • 19 July
  • 9 August
  • 6 September

11 June

Training changes/cancellations for the coming week:
  • A3 Squad
    Monday 13 June – Longfield session will be 30 mins shorter than usual 6.30-7.30pm only
    Thursday 16 June – Longfield session cancelled
    Friday 17 June – Longfield session cancelled

  • Top1 Squad and A1 Squad
    Friday 17 June – Haughton EV session cancelled

  • Top1 Squad
    Sunday 19 June – Dolphin Centre session cancelled

  • Diddy League Training
    Saturday 18 June - Haughton EV session cancelled.


10 June

The Club Distance Gala will be held on Sunday 10 July starting at 5.00pm. It is open only to swimmers in Top1, A1 &A2 squads. Entries are due in on the specific Distance Gala entry form by 7.30pm on Tuesday 21 June. Please read the small print on Club Galas (Main) page and look at your e-mail.

Have you looked at the new Fundraising page to find out how to make money for the club using easyfundraising?

9 June

See Swimming News page and   Report  on Christian Brown who has just qualified to compete in the ITU World Age Group Sprint Championships to be held in Mexico in September

8 June

Club Gala 1 Results

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped in any way at last night's club gala.
A reminder to all swimmers that entries for the next club gala to be held on Tuesday 28 June are due in by 7.30pm on Tuesday 14 June.

4 June

See Swimming News page for photo of Darlington Masters swimmers at the recent European Master Championships at the London Aquatics Centre. Gala Report.

31 May

Information about our second club gala of 2016 to be held on Tuesday 28 June is available on the Club Gala (Main) page

23 May

Preliminary information about our 7th Dander Meet is available on the Dander Meet page
DASC members - please note that the gala is not yet open for entries.

Club Swim Shop will be open on only one Tuesday in June on 14 June.

Thank you to Dave Stewart (father of Hannah and Abby) who has volunteered to take on the role of Swim 21 Co-ordinator for DASC.

DASC Times from:
Wear Valley Level 3 May Meet  BOYS   GIRLS
Billingham Invitational Time Trial  Times

19 May

Late May 2016 DASC Updates

Welfare page updated with link to new Wavepower 2016/19 document

16 May

Rota for B squads training on alternate Sundays on Training page

On the Diddy League page
  • Gala report from Billingham Gala on 8 May
  • Results after the heat galas, and what next
  • Rota for Diddy League training on Saturdays at Haughton 11.45am-1.15pm for the rest of this term. This is open to any swimmer of 2017 Diddy League age, whether or not you have been involved in Diddy League training or galas before. Watch out for an e-mail with more information about this.
Forthcoming Galas page updated with information about Club Galas

10 May

New Training Programme from 15 May 2016

Updated Gala Calendar May- Jul 2016

Information about Newcastle Swim Team Summer Meet to be held on 25&26 June is available on Forthcoming Galas page and is open to Top1, A1, A2 & A3 squads. This is the final licensed meet opportunity for most DASC swimmers this season, so don;t miss the opportunity to enter.

6 May

Leeds National Qualifying Meet 22-24 April. DASC Times

May 2016 Updates

Photos from Bag Pack

DASC Committee Page updated

11 Apr

Thank you to all the DASC volunteers, including several swimmers, who helped DASC to host and fund-raise at two Junior League galas at the Dolphin Centre yesterday. The galas ran smoothly and profitably thanks to your involvement.
Thank you also to Steve Jones, our DASC gala official at the first gala.
Brief report on Diddy League page

DASC Times at Harrogate AB Grade Meet 2&3 April


17 Mar

March Updates Newsletter

15 Mar

N&D Championships Gala Report


8 Mar

DASC has received a cheque for £111.43 from easyfundraising.org.uk as a result of DASC members and friends shopping online via easyfundraising in the recent quarter. Thank you to all who helped with this. If you have not got involved, please do so. It is easy and costs you nothing. See easyfundraising page for more information.

DASC Times from N&D Championships, 6&7, 27&28 Feb, Sunderland

2 Mar

See Swimming News page for photos of DASC swimmers at the recent N&D Championships. Report to follow.

DASC Times from Middlesbrough AA Grade Gala, 20&21 Feb
Boys   Girls

17 Feb

Click  here  for a  “Join Darlington Swimming Club” advert by our Head Coach (Glen) and one of our Master Swimmers/Coaches (Iain). Enjoy some fine dance moves!

5 Feb

DASC Times from Rotherham Metro Long Course Gala 23&24 Jan
Boys   Girls

10 Jan

Many Congratulations to Carol Bottomley, who received an MBE in the recent New Year Honours List. You deserve it!
Higher Executive Officer, West Midlands Regional Team,
Academies Group, Department for Education
For services to Education and voluntary service to Sport in Darlington


Winners of DASC Fun Awards December 15

Updates Jan 16

Our Swim21 accreditation was revalidated in Dec 2015. Thank you to our Swim21 Co-ordinator, Laurence Murray, for his hard work in seeing this through.