5 Feb

The DASC Diddy League Time Trials on the DASC Gala Calendar provisionally for Tue 9 February will NOT be happening on that date. It will be squad training as usual for all squads who train on a Tuesday.

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

2 Feb

Diddy League training at Haughton Education Village 11.45am to 1.15pm on Sat 6 Feb is for swimmers of Diddy League age 10&under ie swimmers born after 31 Dec 2005

1 Feb

N&D Championships
Warm-up and session times
Rules about use of swimdown facility

Information about gala for Top1, A1 &A2 squads on Forthcoming Galas page
Harrogate AB Grade 2&3 April 2016
Entries due in Tue 23 Feb by 7.00pm

26 Jan

The N&D Championships are full, so no late entries from qualifiers at eg Rotherham Metro gala can be accepted. The N&D Championship Manager, Kath Smith,  has said:
'The Championship Manager has the authority to adjust the number of entries accepted to ensure the smooth running of the Championships."
The N&D championships are now full. Therefore no late entries will be accepted.'

Reminder that 2016 DASC Membership Renewal is due to be completed by Sunday 31 January. The Club Desk is currently open at the Dolphin Centre on Tuesdays 6.45-7.45pm and Sundays 4.30-5.30pm for membership renewal, gala entries and other enquiries.

19 Jan

A2 squad Thursday 21 January
Hummersknott session will finish 30 minutes early at 7.00pm. Please pick up promptly as the coach ha sto get to another session at another pool.

A2 & A3 squads Friday 22 January
Longfield sessions are cancelled because coaches are travelling to Sheffield for the Rotherham Metro gala.
Alternative sessions to attend on Friday are:
A3 can go to B1 session at Hummersknott5.30-6.30pm
A2 can go to A1 session at Hummersknott 6.30-8.30pm or Top1 squad session at Haughton 6.30-8.30pm

Date for your Diary - DASC Fund-Raising Bag Pack at Morrisons North Road - Sat 12 March

Diddy League training on Sat 22 Jan at Haughton Education Village 11.45am-1.15pm is for DL age 10&under

Opportunities to enter galas:
A2&A3, B1&B2 squads - Middlesbrough AA Grade on 20&21 Feb
Top1&2, A1&A2 squads - Mad March Hare Extravaganza at Stanley on 19&20 Mar
See Forthcoming Galas page or your e-mail for information

15 Jan

Membership Renewal Packs are available for collection from the Club Desk on poolside at the Dolphin Centre on:
  • Sundays 4.30-5.30pm
  • Tuesdays 6.45-7.45pm

Current members need to renew their DASC membership by the end of January. See Membership page for information.

Diddy League Training at Haughton this Saturday (16th Jan) is for swimmers of DL age 11&12 ie 11 or 12 as at 31 Dec 2016. More information is on the Diddy League page

The DASC Swim Shop will reopen on Tuesday 19 January 6.00-7.00pm on the poolside at the Dolphin Centre. It will aim to open again on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month (unless it clashes with a home gala). Thank you to Sue Healey and Christine van Mourik for running it on behalf of club members. More information about it can be found on the DASC Club Shop page.

10 Jan

DASC Gala Calendar for 2016

N&D Championship qualifiers have been notifed by e-mail. Entries due in by 7pm on Tue 19 January.

6 Jan 2016


The Dolphin Centre Main Pool and Diving Pool opens on Saturday 9 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

Training Programme from 9 Jan 16

Winners of DASC Fun Awards December 15

Updates Jan 16

NER Championships Event Scedule and Qualifying Times have just been published. See Forthcoming Galas page or NER website

Membership page updated with 2016 Fees and Membership Application Form. Membership Renewal should be completed by all existing club members by the end of January if they wish to belong to DASC in 2016.

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.

29 Dec

Times from Middlesbrough Christmas Meet, 12&13 Dec

Report from Scottish National Championships, 11-13 Dec

Diddy League page updated with 2016 information including fixture dates and venues and age as at date information

If you have any unwanted Christmas gifts (unused and in their original packaging) that would be suitable as Raffle Prizes at future galas, please consider donating them to DASC! Volunteers on the Club Desk will be happy to receive them.

22 Dec

Congratulations to our Club Champions for 2015:
  • Adam Howell (for the third consecutive year)
  • Chloe Oliver

DASC Club Championship Final Points Totals

Many thanks to all those who contributed to our great DASC Christmas Event and Christmas Raffle, especially Jeanette Rogers, Sarah Briggs and Lynette Anderson.
See Fund-Raising and Social page for more details.

28 Nov

Link to DarloASC Twitter account.
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