City of Sunderland ASC Summer Splash!

We are now taking entries for the City of Sunderland ASC Summer Splash, 12th and 13th July. This event will be swam in the 50m pool at the Sunderland Aquatic Centre and should be good experience for those who haven’t competed in this size pool before.

All entries to be submitted to Andy no later than Thursday this week (5th June).

For more details check out our competition page.

Newcastle Swim Team Summer Gala

Please find attached the entry times and conditions for the very first gala of the new club, Newcastle Swim Team. This meet will be held at Tynemouth pool Saturday 5th July, and Sunday 6th July 2014. The entries for this will close on the 6th of May as it is a first come first serve. The entry form is on the club website and it’s £5 per event. I will not accept any entries after the 6th.

Thanks Andrew.

Copy of Newcastle Swim Team – summer meet 2014.xls
newcastle swim team – summer meet 2014 – order of events etc.doc

Training Times Update.

Easter Holidays:
Please note that morning’s of week commencing 7th April will be reduced to one only (for this week only). The morning is Tuesday 8th April at Mill House 06.00-07.15 all A, B & C squad swimmers are welcome to swim this morning!

Friday time change:

Commencing Friday 11th April onwards our session time is 17.00 – 19.00 and we will enjoy 5 lane training!

Also note:

From now (April) any one ‘weekday’ morning may be attended, only ‘A’ Squad swimmers may attend both!

Ian Bullock.

Middlesbrough Gala Entries

Anyone who has qualified for, and wishing to enter the Middlesbrough Open and the ASANER Youth Championships can I have the entries and payment by Thursday 3rd April.


Club Night

Hi All

We are introducing a new Club Night which starts tonight (18th March) 17.00-18.00 at Mill House as we now have 5 lanes at every session. It’s open to adults and youth swimmers at a discounted price (ask for details from a Committee member).

Please pass on to any contacts you may have who could be interested.

HCS Committee

Presentation Night

Tickets are now on sale for this year Gala Presentation night.  25th January @ The Schooner.  See your coach for tickets or email Helen –

Parents Night Out!!

We are having a parents night out, Saturday 7th December. Meeting in The Small Craft, Hartlepool Marina, between 19:00 – 19:30. Everyone welcome.

Presentation Night

The date for this years presentation night has been confirmed as 25th January ’14 at the Schooner, Warrior park. More detail to follow but get it in your diary now. Everyone welcome!!

Diddy Final Winners

Diddy Competitors
2013 Junior League Team

Hartlepool Swimming Club Juniors are once again celebrating after winning the Diddy League final at Tynemouth on Sunday 23rd June.  There were over 20 swimmers taking part in 51 races at the event.  The Junior team is the only Hartlepool club to make the final and gain promotion this season.

At the Tynemouth final the club won with 229 points, 16 points clear of rivals Consett.  There were some phenomenal swims from all age groups notching up 21 outright wins.  Some of the team swam in age groups above their age and gave tremendous accounts.  Nathan Dixon 9 years old swam up in the ten years butterfly and won!   William Caldwell-Barr, Nathan and Harry Watts swam particularly well in the 9 year category winning their respective races.  The boys also won the freestyle relay with the help of team mate Joseph Ryder (8 years old).

The 12 year old boys won 5 out of the 6 races they competed in and the whole team of 12 year olds took the overall 12 year old trophy for the final points win.  The team also won the fancy dress competition opting for a St. Trinian’s theme right down to hockey sticks and straw hats!  This is the second time they have achieved this accolade, well done to parents helping out with the costumes.

The older Junior girls and boys also took wins by Katie Laybourn and Callum Reed in the 12 year butterfly, William Lynn in the 12 year freestyle and Jess Williams taking the 12 year girls backstroke and Callum again for the boys.

Junior Coach Andrea Bullock commented that, “All of the team played their part in winning the final.  It was a close call because at the half way point we were down by one point.  All the swimmers proved they are an outstanding team and working together and shouting for each other does play a massive part in winning.  They all deserve this win and we look forward to the new season and the excitement that will bring.  A massive thanks goes to our 12 year olds who are now moving on to the older leagues.  Their support of the younger swimmers has had a huge impact on moral and their support will be a great miss but good luck to them all.”

Hartlepool Swimming Club was established in 1920 and is dedicated to developing swimming amongst Hartlepool’s youngsters.  They have a special offer available from September 3rd which is TEN weeks of FREE swimming lessons to help develop your child’s competency and technique.  If you would like to take up this offer then please contact Ian Bullock, Head Coach on or come to Mill House Leisure Centre any Tuesday at 6.00pm.  There are limited places so please do get in touch as soon as possible.