Chester-le-Street Autumn Gala 2023

Fantastic weekend at the Chester-le-Street Autumn gala, with medals & PB’s galore! The winners of the BillyBob Cup were………Team Bob! (captained by Roberta with vice captain Amelia) well done to all swimmers & thanks to Nicole Martin for completing Team Manager this weekend 😊

Richmondales Back to the Pool Gala (16th & 17th September)

Gala Report This was the first gala of the season which is always the gala used to set the baseline for the competitive season. We had 27 swimmers on the Saturday and 24 on the Sunday and we were shoehorned into a small area of the changing rooms which was extremely hot! The team had a mix of seasoned competitive swimmers and some newbies, the strength of the club is that everyone looks after each other and full credit has to go to the kids who did make sure that people were included and that team mates were cheered on … Read more

South Tyneside Sprint Meet – Report

Wear Valley swimmers enjoyed a fantastic weekend of fast swimming and fun in the sun at Haven Point, South Shields this past weekend.  A strong squad of 15 swimmers strutted their stuff over the 2 days of competition, with everyone having great success over the weekend. The meet started with the Girls 200m IM and got Team WV off to a magnificent start with a full set of lifetime best performances from our girls, with B Squad swimmers Ava Race taking a massive 10 seconds off her previous mark and Daisy Mulholland bursting through the 3 minute barrier for the … Read more

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