Sensational Swimming at Sunderland Summer Splash!

The weekend of the 2nd and 3rd of July witnessed a fantastic festival of swimming at the Aquatics Centre in Sunderland for Wear Valley swimmers. For what was the very first long course (50m pool) gala for the majority of swimmers, Wear Valley athletes acquitted themselves with great skill and determination, producing over 40 personal best performances and demonstrating great technique along the way. All athletes swam fantastically, including 14 year old Lily Davidson’s top 10 100m freestyle performance of 1:07.45 and a thrilling 1-2 gold and silver medal winning performance from 9 year olds Charlotte Wilson and Rosie Grayson … Read more

Successful Home Gala for Wear Valley

Wear Valley ASC welcomed local swimming clubs back to the pool on the 14th May and 15th May for their first home gala since COVID restrictions were lifted. Aquajets Newcastle, Sedgefield, Teesdale Tiger Sharks, Borocudas, Darlington, Ashington, Richmond Dales, North Tyneside and Chester-le-Street joined WVASC for an action-packed weekend at Woodhouse Close Leisure Complex in Bishop Auckland, which saw plenty of personal bests (PB’s) achieved and many more medals won! A total of 27 swimmers from WVASC competed over the weekend, where a massive 112 PB’s were achieved!! For many of our younger swimmers, it was their first competitive gala, … Read more

Regional Swimming Success for Wear Valley

Over the last few weekends, a number of Wear Valley ASC swimmers have been competing in the Swim England North East Regional Swimming Championships. The younger members of the Senior Group, Ava Race, Joshua Whitton and Romilly Staines got their first ever taste of regional swimming action over the 23rd/24th April, swimming in the Age Group Championships at the John Charles Centre for Sport in Leeds. Ava competed in 200m freestyle, achieving a new long course personal best (PB) of 2.45.56. She also swam on PB in the 50m breaststroke and 50m freestyle, as well as competing in the 100m … Read more

Wonderful Wear Valley Swims 2022

A total of 17 swimmers from the junior and senior squads of Wear Valley Amateur Swimming Club competed against other clubs at Tynemouth Swimming Pool over the weekend of 25th to 27th March 2022. For some of the swimmers it was their first inter-club gala. The athletes achieved a total of 53 personal best times (pbs), 8 gold, 9 silver and 14 bronze medals. Isobel Micklethwait swam a pb in each of her 4 events and won a silver medal in the 200m breaststroke and a bronze medal in the 100m freestyle (free). Daisy Mulholland also achieved a 100% pb … Read more

Tremendous Teams

Well done to all of the 14 Wear Valley Amateur Swimming Club teams who swam in the Northumberland and Durham County Championships held on 20th March 2022 at the Sunderland Aquatic Centre, but especially the 11/12 age female 4×50 metre (m) medley team who won County Bronze medals!! The four young swimmers consisting of Daisy Mulholland (backstroke), Ava Race (breaststroke), Romilly Staines (butterfly) and Kitty Graham (freestyle) swam a fantastic race gaining a place in the final. They had to compete with 9 teams including Newcastle and Sunderland in order to secure a medal. The final was terrific as the  … Read more

5 go to the counties!

Well done to all 5 of the Wear Valley Amateur Swimming Club swimmers who qualified for the the Northumberland and Durham Counties Championships! Some amazing results were achieved by the squad who competed at the 50m (long course) pool at Sunderland Aquatic Centre over 2 weekends 11th-13th and 26-27th February 2022. A total of 32 clubs brought swimmers to compete at this high level gala. Ava Race qualified for 3 events; the 50, 100, and 200 metre breaststroke. She managed to qualify for finals in each of these events for her age group and swam extremely well in each of … Read more

Tremendous Gala at Tynemouth

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 in Tynemouth. 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 … Read more

Wear Valley goes Christmas Crackers

  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

Remarkable Regionals in Sheffield!

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

Spectacular Spooktacular Swimming in Sunderland

Wear Valley Amateur Swimming Club enjoyed another spooktacular 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