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All Parents Must Register for a Chester-le-Street ASC Account

We’ve recently been distributing information sheets with intructions on how to add your swimmers to your Chester-le-Street ASC account. If you have not yet signed up, you must do so as soon as possible.

Signing up and connecting your swimmers is important because;

  • It allows you to enter galas online, including our club Christmas Gala
  • Allows us to keep in touch with you by email about your squads
  • Enables you to update;
    • Your swimmer’s information
    • Your swimmer’s medical information
    • Your swimmer’s photography permissions
  • Allows you to see attendance as a percentage for each of your swimmers.
  • Add emergency contact details
  • Renew your membership online

We’re also currently working on new features which will enable you to

  • Pay squad, CrossFit and gala fees by Direct Debit

If you have any questions, please contact

Full Results – Newcastle Shrimp Gala

Here are the full results for last weekend’s Shrimp Gala.

Poolside stretching before training

From Tuesday 11 December squads A, B1, B2 and B3 will be expected to be poolside at least 15 minutes prior to session start time for all sessions.

Swimmers will be given a pre pool stretching program to carry out, lead by Brad. We will expect all swimmers to participate as they will need to learn the routine to carry out before each session, to be used pre warm up and pre racing at galas.

You can download the pre pool stretching program now.

Coaches feel that with our current water and land based program that the inclusion of stretching can only enhance our swimmers performance, giving them one of the most comprehensive training programs available covering all aspects of an athletes long term development.

Entries for Chester-le-Street ASC Christmas Gala

Entries for the 2018 Chester-le-Street ASC Christmas Gala can now be viewed online.

Changes to Squad Fees from February 2019

Squad fees will be changing from February 2019. This is the first time in just under three years that we have had to increase our squad fees and comes as we have to meet rising pool costs and other inflationary pressures.

As you will set up a direct debit mandate as part of your membership renewal, there will be no need to update standing orders. (Side note – Cancel your standing order after you have completed membership renewal).

If you want to calculate your monthly fee (including discounts for having three or more swimmers), use our Monthly Fee Calculator which has been updated to use the new fees.

Squad fees will be as follows;

  • A – £83
    • Inclusive of CrossFit and Metafit
  • B1 – £83
    • Inclusive of CrossFit and Metafit
  • B2 – £72
    • Inclusive of CrossFit and Metafit
  • B3 – £69
    • Inclusive of CrossFit and Metafit
  • C – £53
  • D – £43
  • E – £33
  • Dolphins – £32
  • Frogs – £32
  • Tadpoles – £32

In some special cases parents may need to pay squad fees by Cash, Cheque or Standing Order. In such cases a manual processing surcharge of £3 will apply to your total fee.

CrossFit is a registered trademark.

Membership Renewal for 2019 is now open

The membership renewal period for 2019 has now started and will run until Thursday 24 January 2019. This year membership renewal will be online only, with no paper forms.

You can complete membership renewal by logging into your club account at You will have to sign up to pay your squad fees by direct debit* as part of this if you have not done so already. Squad fees will be changing in 2019 and you can get further details from our website.

As part of membership renewal, you must pay your annual club membership fee, which are £40 for individuals (ie families with one swimmer) or £50 for a family membership (more than one swimmer).

If your swimmers enter the pool after 1 January 2019, then you are liable to pay their club and Swim England membership fees as this covers their insurance in the pool. Swimmers who don’t complete renewal face suspension from the club and from Swim England, meaning that they will not be able to train.

*Some parents may not be able to pay by Direct Debit, this can occasionally be due to restrictions placed on your bank account. If you cannot pay by Direct Debit, contact for assistance with renewal. From 2019, Squad Fee Payments by Cash, Cheque or Standing Order will be subject to a manual processing surcharge as such payments require manual verification by our volunteers.

Parents can now sign up to pay monthly fees by Direct Debit

Throughout the year we’ve been working on a Direct Debit payment system to automate the collection of payments and are now starting to move all parents over to this new system. From Feburary 2019 direct debit will be the only way to pay your squad fees.

You can optionally choose to sign up to pay by direct debit now, or can wait to do it as part of Membership Renewal for 2019 (which is open until 24 January 2019). You will be charged by direct debit from the next calendar month after signing up.

If you sign up to pay by direct debit, please remember to cancel your standing order after you have paid for the current calendar month.

Options will remain available to pay your squad fees by other methods, such as standing order, cash or cheque, however these methods will incur a £3 processing fee from February 2019.

Club Presentation Night

This post has been updated. It originally stated that the Christmas Presentation Night was on 12 January. It is in fact on Saturday 19 January. We’re sorry for any inconvenience caused by this error.

This year the club presentation night will be held at the Garden Farm, Chester-le-Street on Saturday 19 January, from 18:30 until late.

Tickets will cost £6 for adults and swimmers go free. Tickets are initially limited to two adults per swimmer and are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Tickets may become available later for further family members to attend.

Please see Joanne Palmer or Helen Rice for tickets.

Shrimp Gala – Parent Information

For the attention of any parents and swimmers attending the Shrimp meet this weekend

If you would like any information about the shrimp gala, Joanne Palmer will be in the spectator area of the pool on Tuesday from 18:00 – 19:00. If you are unable to make it, please feel free to email any questions you may have regarding what to expect on the day to

2018 Christmas Closures

Sessions will finish on Sunday 23 December after the club Christmas Gala finals. We will reopen on Thursday 3 January 2019.

Small Pool squads will be closed after their last session on Sunday 16 December and return on Friday 4 January 2019.

All normal session will be cancelled during our club Christmas Gala, which all of our swimmers can enter. The closing date is 3 December.

Full Details now available for Junior League 2019

Chester-le-Street ASC will compete at three pools in the heats of the 2019 junior league, on three of the following four dates.

  1. Bllingham Forum, 20/01/2019
  2. Louisa Centre, 10/03/2019
  3. Freeman’s Quay, 28/04/2019 (Chester-le-Street ASC will not be competing at this gala)
  4. Louisa Centre, 07/07/2019

The final will be held at Tynemouth Pool on 15/09/2019. Further details can be found on our Junior League 2019 website.