28&29 Oct, 4&5 Nov 2017
DASC swimmers from NER Championships (October & November 2017)
Age Group Championships
Harriet Rogers competed in 7 events in the 13 years age group, making the Top Ten in 4 of these and rising to the occasion with 5 excellent PB swims. Her time of 27.75 in 50m Freestyle earned her a silver medal. In the same age group Oliver Carr had a fantastic weekend with PB swims in all but one of his 7 events. His best finish was also in 50m Freestyle where he came 5th in 27.35.
Senior and Junior Championships
DASC boys were on great form and spurred each other on to produce many of their best ever swims over the weekend. Jacob Willson in his final year as a Junior swam superbly over all three Breaststroke distances finishing with a Junior silver in 100m event in 1.12.62, and 4th in both 50m and 200m distances.
Daniel Boyer produced good PBs in all 3 Backstroke events, Jack Hurworth swam great PB times in all 4 of his events ranging from 50m to 400m in length, and Alfie Elliott set new PBs across all the Butterfly events as well as getting ever closer to the 60second barrier in 100m Freestyle.
Harriet Rogers and Jacob Willson - Silver Medallists at NER Championships 2017
Head Coach Glen Fenby commenting on his swimmers’ performances was ecstatic
with the level achieved by them. 'We are continuing to raise the bar
and it is most pleasing to see their hard work in training paying off in races
at a Regional Level.'
The National Masters Short Course Championships were held in Sheffield on 27 October and attracted a huge number of entries from almost 250 swimming clubs.
Tony Day, who trains with DASC and helps with coaching Top squad, competed in 800m Freestyle in 50-54 age group. Depsite his training being hampered by an injury in the run up to the event, Tony won the gold medal in his age group in 9.28.00. His time was not far off his Welsh record for the event and was fast enough to have easily won the age group below as well. Congratulations!
Iain Hodgson, who also trains with DASC and helps with coaching, participated in the Championships in the 25-29 age group. Unlike Tony, Iain favours the sprint events, and produced three great swims, all close to his PB times, in 50m and 100m Freestyle and 50m Breaststroke.
15 October 2017
Missing: Rowan Carr
A small squad of 10 DASC swimmers went to the one-day Durham Medley Challenge and all 10 made the final of the event in their age-group.
GOLD - Hugo Douglas Reeves (9 yr old boys)
SILVER - Ruby Diment (10yr old girls)
GOLD - Oliver Carr (13 yr old boys)
GOLD - Molly Mooney (14 yr old girls)
BRONZE - Johnson Bache (14 yr old boys)
BRONZE - Rowan Carr (15 yr old boys)
Harriet Rogers swims for N&D Team
at National Counties Team Championships
Sunday 8 October 2017
Harriet Rogers was selected to be part of the National Counties Team Championships held in Sheffield on 8th October. N&D competed in Division 1 and moved up from 16th place overall last year to a fantastic 5th place this year.
Harriet competed in 12&13 years 100m Freestyle and produced a great PB swim of 1.00.81. She also swam in the girls 12&13 4 x 50m Medley Relay and the very exciting 6 x 50m Mixed Freestyle Relay where N&D finished in 4th place.
for Para-Swimmers and Masters
It initially involves attending a series of three full organised development days including swimming and dry land training sessions, workshops and profiling. For NER swimmers these will take place in Leeds in September, October and December.
Harriet and her parents are delighted that she has been invited and she has signed up already. Many congratulations to Harriet on this significant recognition of her ability and performance to date.
Harriet and Alice Compete in National Events
She finished 13th in the 13&14 years age group but significantly was the 6th fastest 13 year old in the event - an excellent result which will give her something to aim at for next year in the same age group.
A week later Harriet returned to Sheffield for the English Summer Nationals where she qualified to compete in 100m Freestyle and 50m Butterfly.
Both galas were high-pressured, but the experience should stand Harriet in very good stead for the coming season
Alice Day took part in the Swim Wales Summer Open Meet in Swansea at the start of August.
In the 14 years age group she competed in 100m, 400m and 800m Freestyle producing excellent long course PBs in each event.
In 400m Free she knocked 2 seconds off her recent PB to finish in a great 5th place in a time of 4.46.52. In the 800m Free she lowered her previous long course PB by 14 seconds to finish 34th in this open event.
Further Success for DASC Masters Swimmers
2 July at Haven Point, South Shields
In the 50-54 years agegroup, Tony set 2 new Welsh Masters records in 800m Freestyle (9.24.06) and 200m Free (2.09.46) and made his debut (at least since his return to competitive swimming) in 100m Butterfly with a great time of 1.06.78. He won gold in all three events in his age group.
Iain Hodgson won the 50m Freestyle event in the 25-29 years agegroup in 25.50, and came 2nd in 50m Breaststroke with a PB time of 31.74.
The Fish & Chips afterwards were well-deserved.
Double Gala Delight for
Darlington Amateur Swimming Club
Saturday 10 June saw a squad consisting of 55 swimmers in all age groups competing together in the prestigious Northumberland & Durham Regional Team Championships held at Sunderland Aquatic Centre.
On Sunday 11 June they headed to Tynemouth Swimming Pool for the final of the Junior League Division 2 competition.
Junior League Division 2 Final
11 June at Tynemouth
Retiring (!) DASC 12 year old Diddy League swimmers
with coach Lucy Proctor
from l to r:
Back row - Evan Reeves, Nathaniel Morton, Olivia Douglas-Reeves, Lucy Proctor
Front row - Joseph Sweeney, Joshua Kestle, Sofia Vassilounis, Maisie Williams
N&D Team Championships
10 June at Sunderland
Bronze medals in the Girls 13-14 years 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay for
l to r: Milly Anderson, Lucy Mason, Molly Mooney, Harriet Rogers
Photo: Fiona Douglas-Reeves
4th place in the Boys 9-10 years 4 x 50m Medley Relay for l to r:
Lewis Kestle (Fly), Alex Boyer (Breast), Hugo Douglas-Reeves (Back), Joshua Taylor (Free).
British Championships - Here I Come
30 May 2017
Congratulations to Harriet Rogers from Top Squad who won gold and silver in the recent NER Championships and has qualified to compete in the British Summer Championships later this summer.
Thank You Laurence.
DASC Chairman Stands Down
from the Role after 8 Years
27 April 2017
Presentation to Laurence Murray at DASC AGM 2017
Glen Fenby, Laurence Murray, Steve Jackson
Photos: Allison Matthias
Alice Day Competes at Welsh Nationals
Swansea 14-17 April 2017
DASC Masters Swimmers On Form
5th Billingham Masters Meet
26 March 2017
Tony Day in the 50-54 years agegroup bettered two of his own Welsh Masters short course records with a time of 4.31.01 in 400m Freestyle and 1.08.34 in 100m IM. He also competed in two other events, winning 3 golds and a bronze from the overall rankings (ie irrespective of age).
Iain Hodgson in the 25-29 years agegroup clocked up a lifetime PB on 50m Breaststroke of 31.81 coming 3rd overall in the event, and swam 56.76 in 100m Freestyle.
An enjoyable and successful day for both of our older swimmers.
Success for DASC Swimmers
DASC swimmers at N&D Championships
Photo by Allison Matthias
Missing: Daniel Boyer & Niamh Sweeney
A special Well Done to our medal winners. In the 13 years agegroup Harriet Rogers won gold in 50m and 100m Freestyle and 50m Butterfly and bronze in 100m Butterfly and swam PB times in all 7 of her events. Ryan Pepper won bronze in 50m Freestyle in the 14 years agegroup; he also competed in 7 events, 4 of them for the first time in a 50m pool. Jacob Willson won bronze in 50m Breaststroke for 15 year olds with a huge PB.
DASC medallists at N&D Championships
Harriet Rogers, Ryan Pepper and Jacob Willson
Photo by Allison Matthias
Harriet Rogers Strikes Gold
NER Championships (25m)
Sunderland Aquatic Centre
5&6 November 2016
DASC Swimmers for NER Championships November 2016
Photo: Allison Matthias
l to r:
Back row: Aaron Morton, Chloe Oliver, Lucy Mason, Harriet Rogers, Emilia Jones, William Beukenholdt
Front row: Jacob Willson, Ryan Pepper, Molly Mooney, Alice Day, Niamh Sweeney, Nathan Warwick
Missing from photo: Daniel Boyer
Christian Brown Overcomes Disaster
ITU U20 World Sprint Triathlon
15 September 2016
Very unfortunately for Christian disaster struck on the bike part of his race when he got a puncture. Someone less determined might have abandoned the race at that point, but he picked up his bike and ran in bare feet with it to the end of the cycle course, racked it and continued on to complete the 5km run with very sore feet and legs in the 25th best time of the race.
Despite this Christian finished 37th out of 68 competitors and was the 5th GB athlete home out of 8.