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Mike Perry

WinterGala Report Last Sunday saw the final in the club gala series. The Winter Gala, decorated with actual snow; was well attended with a good spread of athletes from every level of the club. With the competition calendar being so polarised, its lovely (and rare) to see senior swimmers and those at the entry end of the club competing at the same time. For this competition, we had some help from some of our performance swimmers, Entry Squad were looked after entirely by Macie Hodgson, Bethany Coulson and Lizzie Ryan...

Mike Perry

“And just look where you’re standing” a conversation towards the end of two long days; eleven and and a half and eleven respectively; and actually, yeah, take a look around. This is the North East Regional Short Course Championships at the great Ponds Forge International! Here’s the best the North East has to offer in ages 11, 12, 13 and 14 years plus the open swimmers (15+). We all prepare in our different ways. To taper or not to taper; the red racing suit or the blue; just how many...

Kelly Dunbar

NER

Members, a round of applause for this year’s NER qualifiers: (due to the effects of COVID, a couple are missing. They will be added). Congratulations to all the swimmers and their coaches! Credit to Mike Perry for info Martyn Dunbar - photographer Steve Gibson - creative imaging

Kelly Dunbar

NER

Members, a round of applause for this year’s NER qualifiers: (due to the effects of COVID, a couple are missing. They will be added). Congratulations to all the swimmers and their coaches! Credit to Mike Perry for info Martyn Dunbar - photographer Steve Gibson - creative imaging

Kelly Dunbar

NER

Members, a round of applause for this year’s NER qualifiers: (due to the effects of COVID, a couple are missing. They will be added). Congratulations to all the swimmers and their coaches! Credit to Mike Perry for info Martyn Dunbar - photographer Steve Gibson - creative imaging

Kelly Dunbar

A HUGE Congratulations to our very own Zoe Clark who has WON her category - Inspirational Young Volunteer Award!!! Well done to all our other nominee volunteers!

Kelly Dunbar

Durham City Aquatics know how impactful the emotional and psychological well-being of our athletes, is. This week we will acknowledge Mental Health Awareness Week by providing helpful hints and tips for maintaining all round well being. This will include some online mindfulness / relaxation sessions for our athletes and indeed other members of the club who wish to join in. The zoom links have been emailed to all members.

Kelly Dunbar

With Easter coming up this is something for our swimmers and water polo players. Chocolate Easter Egg hamper up for grabs to the best Baker as judged by the Head Chef of Durham Castle. £2 entry at https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/durhamcity-aquatics?utm_term=yYaVnzm6D&fbc&fbclid=IwAR238_GE1JpP34Yss8LqJePaoFapI4c8ts1XV2X6FEWW8BUmunUuBP-h1kc

Kelly Dunbar

Durham City Aquatics are delighted to let you know that we are now recruiting new swimmers to our Entry Squad’s waiting list. Do you have a child who is has achieved / or working towards Stage 7 in a Learn to Swim (or an National Plan for Teaching Swimming (NPTS equivalent)) programme? Are they keen to continue and progress their swimming into the world of competition swimming. Eligibility criteria: Able to demonstrate a minimum distance of 50m freestyle, 50m breaststroke and 50m backstroke with correct timing and coordination (50m is...

Kelly Dunbar

The volunteer committee which represents the Club’s members is formally appointed at the AGM and this is due to take place on Thursday 25th March at 7.00 pm via Zoom. I hope you will attend the meeting and show your support. The deadline for Nominations, Proposals or Resolutions is 25th February, therefore should you wish to put anything forward then please do so, in writing to [email protected], by 9.00 pm on that date. One vital role which we do require filling is that of Treasurer therefore if interested or have...

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