DASC swimmers from NER Championships (October & November 2017)
Photo:Allison Matthias

20 Nov

Training on Friday at Longfield for A1 and A3 squads is cancelled this week (24 Nov).
A3 are invited to join the B1 session at Longfield on Wednesday (22 Nov) 5.30-6.30pm as an alternative this week.

18 Nov

Gala entries are invited from Top, A1 and A2 squads  for the Leeds January New Year Meet (short course) on 6&7 January 2018 at John Charles Aquatic Centre Leeds by 6.00pm on Sunday 26 November. Note that a quick turnaround is needed for these entries.
Gala Information

Generic gala entry form

17 Nov

Updated version of DASC Competition Calendar

15 Nov

Gala Report from NER Championships
See photos on Swimming News page.

14 Nov

Diddy League training on Sat 18 Nov is cancelled

DASC Bag Pack on Sat 18 Nov at Morrisons Morton Park. Sign up with Sarah Briggs at training tonight for a 2 hour slot to raise money for DASC.

DASC Times from recent NER Championships:

Age Groups Short Course Sunderland 28&29 Oct 17
DASC Times

Sen & Jun Long Course Sheffield 4&5 Nov 17 
DASC Times          

NER Championships Report to follow

3 Nov

Tony Day won a gold medal in the National Masters Swimming Championships in 800m Freestyle. See Swimming News page

31 Oct

Diddy League Saturday training rota updated on Diddy League page

DASC Swim Shop Tuesdays 6.00-7.30pm next opening dates in November and December are:
  • 7 November
  • 21 November
  • 12 December - last chance before Christmas

If you are looking for swimming-related Christmas presents, you could help raise finds at the same time for DASC by using:

30 Oct

All DASC entries have been accepted for:
  • Derwentside Christmas Cracker, Stanley, 2&3 Dec         Acceptances 
  • Rotherham Metro A&B Grade Meet, Sheffield, 20&21 Jan
Entries are invited from all squads by 7.30pm on Tue 14 November for Club Gala 4 to be held at the Dolphin Centre on Tue 28 November.
Information and Entry Form
SKINS Events - Information, qualifiers and rules

Middlesbrough Hallowe'en Meet, 21 Oct 2017

Full Gala Results
DASC Times

20 Oct

Dates for your Diary in chronological order:

DASC Shopping Night Monday 6 November. Darlington Cricket Club

DASC Bag Pack Saturday 18 November. Morrisons North Road

DASC Club Gala 4 (final one of 2017) Tuesday 28 November. Dolphin Centre

DASC Fun Night Tuesday 19 December. Dolphin Centre

DASC Christmas Raffle to be drawn on Fun Night

DASC Annual Presentation Thursday 21 December. ROF59

19 Oct

Two changes to Training Programme to take effect from 30 October
and affecting A1, A2 and A3 squads

DASC Times from Durham Medley Challenge

Photo of DASC finallists at Durham Medley Challenge

Harriet Rogers competes for N&D Team in National Counties Team Championships in Sheffield.

12 Oct

DASC Times from Dander Meet 8 Oct 2017

DASC Updates (Oct 2017)

10 Oct

Full Results from Darlington Dander October Meet 8 Oct 2017

A very big thank you to all those who helped in any way with the Darlington Dander October Meet at the Dolphin Centre on Sunday 8 October. It was a great day and we couldn't have done it without you.
See Dander Meet page for more details.

5 Oct

DASC Times from South Tyne Autumn Meet 30 Sep & 1 Oct 2017

Gala entries are invited from the following squads for the following galas:

  • from all squads except B3 (and Burns Meet qualifiers) for the Rotherham Metro Graded Long Course Meet at Sheffield on 20&21 January 2018 by 7.30pm on Tuesday 17 October. Note the early closing date for this popular gala. Full gala information and entry form

  • from Top, A1, A2 & A3 squads for the Derwentside Christmas Cracker Meet at Stanley on 2&3 December by 7.30pm on Tuesday 24 October. Note this closing date is in October half-term week so don't get caught out. Full gala information and entry form.

  • from A3, B1 & B2 squads for the Middlesbrough Christmas Meet at Middlesbrough on 9&10 December by 7.30pm on Tuesday 7 November. Full gala information and entry form

2 Oct

See Swimming News page for a report on two Regional Swimming Championships held in Harrogate recently. Congratulations to Tim Walsh, Tony Day and Iain Hodgson on some great swimming.

Full Results from South Tyneside Autumn Meet at Haven Point
30 Sep, 1 Oct 2017

DASC Times from Billingham Autumn Meet on 23&24 Sep 2017

Entries are invited from qualifiers only for:

Swim England North East Age Group Championships Information
28&29 October 2017 at Sunderland Aquatics Centre.
Short Course (25m)
by 7.30pm on Tue 10 Oct

Swim England North East Senior and Junior Championships Information
4&5 November 2017 at Sheffield
Long Course (50m)
by 7.30pm on Tue 17 Oct

30 Sep

All DASC Entries have been accepted for the following galas:

  • Spenborough Bonfire Bash 12 Nov Acceptances
  • Glyn Mettam Memorial Meet 18 Nov Acceptances  Boys  Girls
Full Results from Billingham Autumn Meet 23&24 Sep 17
Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4

Date for your Diary - the DASC Annual Presentation and Christmas Event is to be held on Thursday 21 December.


Club Gala Records (updated since Club Gala 3)

Club Championships Points Totals (updated since Club Gala 3)

Congratulations to  three swimmers on setting new club gala records:
  • Hugo Douglas-Reeves in 25 m Freestyle for 8&unders breaking a record set in 1994
  • Alex Boyer in 200m IM beating the Standard Time to set the first record in this event in 10&under age-group
  • Daniel Boyer in 200m Backstroke beating the Standard Time to set the first record in this event in 13&14 age-group

There were also three near misses to records from Alex Boyer (50m Breaststroke), and Daniel Boyer and Will Beukenholdt (both in 200m IM)

The Club Championships Points Table is very close at the top of both the Men's and Women's table with one final gala still to go and points to be won in 100m Breaststroke event.

20 Sep

Club Gala 3 Results (with DQ information included)

A big thank you to everyone who helped out with the Club Gala in any way
  • all the DASC volunteers - officiating, marshalling, running, photocopying, handing out medals and fund-raising,
  • the coaches and swimmers- there was some great swimming and racing across all the squads
  • the Dolphin Centre staff - setting up for the gala and for the electronic timing system
  • Ian Proud - expert help and advice
  • Carol Bottomley - masterminding the gala entries, programme and results.
Remember to record your times!

18 Sep

Meet Information for NDSA Championships (Feb 2018)

1 Sep

September Updates Newsletter