Ten Wear Valley Amateur Swimming Club swimmers made a tremendous start to the year achieving fantastic results at the “Last Chance Northumberland and Durham County Qualifier” hosted by Newcastle Swim Team. The gala was held over the weekend of the 15th and 16th of January at the Tynemouth Pool. A total of 42 personal best (pb) times were gained by the athletes together with 14 medals. George Anderson enjoyed a fantastic set of 9 swims achieving pbs in every event. George took 18 seconds off his 100m butterfly (fly) time with a new pb of 1.15.80 and also took an … Read more
Wear Valley Amateur Swimming Club swimmers enjoyed early festive cheer with a haul of 37 medals and 33 personal best times. The team of 12 athletes from the WVASC Junior and Senior squads competed at the Louisa Centre, Stanley, over the weekend of 4th/5th December 2021. The gala was well attended by County Durham teams and there was an added incentive of a Christmas chocolate box for the fastest competitor in each heat! Both Lola Copeland and Isobel Micklethwait gained personal best (pb) times in each of their 3 events. Lola took 10 seconds off her 200m freestyle (free) … Read more
Many congratulations to all 7 of the Wear Valley Amateur Swimming Club athletes who both qualified and competed in the Swim England North East Region 25m Championships held over the weekend of 6th/7th November at Pond’s Forge, Sheffield. The squad, ranging in age from 11 to 17, raced against swimmers from approximately 50 teams from across the region including Sheffield, Leeds and Newcastle. All 7 swimmers competed in 2 to 5 events each and obtained at least 1 personal best (pb). This was very impressive given that 4 of the swimmers have never swam in such a high level gala … Read more
Wear Valley Amateur Swimming Club enjoyed another spectacular gala over the weekend of 30th/31st October, hosted by City of Sunderland Amateur Swimming Club in the 25 metre pool at the Aquatic Centre. Ava Race smashed all of her 8 events, achieving personal bests (pbs) in each race and 3 bronze medals for her age category in the 50m butterfly (fly), 100m and 200m breaststroke. Ava took 14 seconds off her 100m breaststroke time (1.34.91). Another set of incredible performances from Josh Whitton resulted in pbs in each of his events, together with a silver medal in the 200m freestyle (free) … Read more
Huge Congratulations to Ross Canning who won a bronze medal in the Swim England National Swimming Masters Competition held at Ponds Forge Sheffield over the weekend of 29th to 31st October 2021. The Wear Valley Amateur Swimming Club member swam a time of 5.26.69 in the 400m Individual Medley which secured him a bronze medal. The gala attracted top class swimmers of all ages from across the country. Well done Ross!!
Wow what a gala! What an amazing set of results for Wear Valley Amateur Swimming Club (WVASC). A total of 11 swimmers between the ages of 11 to 17 competed on the weekend of 15/16/17th October 2021 in a gala organised by the Borough of Stockton Swim Scheme (BOSSS) at the Billingham Forum. There were many notable performances. Four swimmers, Emily Whitton, Ava Race, Daisy Mulholland and Romilly Staines gained their first regional qualifying times. Emily gained a silver medal in the 200m Individual Medley (IM) and a 10 second personal best (pb) with a new time of 2.35.73. Emily … Read more
Five intrepid senior swimmers from Wear Valley Amateur Swimming Club set off for their first gala in 18 months and returned with some fantastic results. The event was held at the 50m pool in Sunderland Aquatic Centre and included swimmers from across the Northumberland and Durham Counties. The gala was held under strict Covid guidelines. The team coached by Head Coach Angela Callan swam against 15 to 18 and over aged swimmers on the afternoon of 24th July and the morning of 25th July. Emily Whitton swam 3 new personal best swims (pbs) in the 100m butterfly (fly) with a … Read more
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