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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

BBC Radio 1 Life Hacks podcast about mental health benefits of swimming

This post first appeared on the Swim England website.

A new Radio 1 podcast features the positive benefits swimming and aquatic activity can have on mental health.

Author Libby Page and Swim England Health and Wellbeing manager Ali Noyce were invited on to the Life Hacks Getting Wet For My Mind podcast, hosted by Katie Thistleton and Dr Radha Modgil.

Libby, whose debut novel the Lido is on sale now, talked about how swimming made her feel saying: “It disconnects you in a way that other activities don’t.

“The fact that you have to leave your phone on the side and there’s no distractions, you’re just completely in the water and feeling all the sensations of your body.

“It makes all your problems that are left on the poolside or left on the bank of the river feel very far away suddenly.”

Libby also spoke about how she gave up swimming as a teenager because she was body conscious – but realises now there was no reason to stop.

“As a teenager, I stopped swimming entirely because the thought of being seen in a swimming costume was just my absolute worst nightmare and I hated my body for no particular reason other than I was a teenager,” she said.

“But now it’s completely transformed the way I feel about my body.

“I think when you go swimming and getting changed in a communal changing room, you realise that this idea of a one perfect body that you might be aspiring to absolutely does not exist.

“You also realise that people aren’t looking at you. People are there to swim, they’re there to do an activity, no one’s judging you in the way that you might feel that they are or fear that they are – they’re just there to swim.”

According to research conducted last year, 26 per cent of people who go swimming felt more motivated to complete daily tasks and 15 per cent believe life feels more manageable.

In addition to this, swimming has significantly reduced the symptoms of anxiety or depression for 1.4 million adults in Britain.

Ali said: “We’re really keen on not just talking about swimming, it’s about aquatic activity for all people.

“One in four adults in the UK can’t swim 25 metres so it’s not necessarily just about getting in the water to swim – it;s about getting in the water and having all the benefits of that.

“We already know that getting in the water and doing some sort of activity reduces stress, it reduces anxiety and lowers the blood pressure, increases your bone strength.

“So for those people that struggle to exercise on dry land, you’re 90 per cent buoyant and it’s so much easier.”

You can now download the full BBC Radio 1 Life Hacks podcast on the BBC Sounds App.

Kick League, Thursday 13 June

Fastest times for 5x200m Freestyle kick on 5 minutes. Kick League takes place on the second Thursday of every month.

  • Thomas – 3.07
  • Harry – 3.09
  • Naomi – 3.12
  • Millie – 3.15
  • Blake – 3.19
  • Jacob – 3.25
  • Elena – 3.27
  • Ben – 3.30
  • Katie – 3.34
  • Eve – 3.36
  • Joe – 3.39
  • Colby – 3.41
  • Lydia – 3.46
  • Charles – 3.46
  • Holly – 3.46
  • Amelia – 3.51
  • Oliver – 3.51
  • Ella – 3.58
  • Luke – 4.00
  • Natasha – 4.00
  • Jack – 4.02
  • Jess Sowerby – 4.09
  • Zahra – 4.11
  • Owen – 4.14
  • Eryna – 4.19
  • Devin – 4.19
  • Lucy – 4.25
  • Amy – 4.28

Kick League, Thursday 9 May

Fastest times for 5x200m Freestyle kick on 5 minutes. Kick League takes place on the second Thursday of every month.

  • Thomas – 2.58
  • Tom – 3.09
  • Blake – 3.23
  • Millie – 3.24
  • Hannah – 3.25
  • Katie – 3.28
  • Jess Wright – 3.28
  • Eve – 3.29
  • Naomi – 3.29
  • Elena – 3.32
  • Joe – 3.34
  • Harry – 3.34
  • Matthew – 3.37
  • Ben – 3.37
  • Charles – 3.46
  • Amelia – 3.51
  • Ella – 3.58
  • Holly – 4.02
  • Luke – 4.04
  • Zahra – 4.05
  • Jess Sowerby – 4.05
  • Natasha – 4.10
  • Oliver – 4.10
  • Jack – 4.11
  • Eryna – 4.13
  • Devin – 4.40
  • Owen – 4.48

Well done Charles and Oliver!

Congratulations to Charles Simpson and Oliver Dodsworth for being invited to 12 year old NER training camps for their outstanding performances at the NER championships this year.

Practical Nutritional Advice For Swimmers Presentation

Here is a recording of a Practical Nutritional Advice For Swimmers Presentation from Swim England North East.

Full Results for Glasgow International Swim Meet

Here are the full results for the Glasgow International Swim Meet held at Tollcross.

Session Cancellations in June

All sessions on Saturday 15 June and sessions at Birtley on Sunday 16 June are cancelled due to coaches and swimmers attending the Middlesbrough Gala.

Sessions at Chester-le-Street on Sunday 16 June will run as normal.

England Talent Pathway Presentation

Here is a recording of the England Talent Pathway Presentation which was given at Leeds this weekend.

Draft Accepted Entries for Glasgow International Swim Meet

Here are the draft accepted entries and programme for the Glasgow International Swim Meet.

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