Middlesbrough Amateur Swimming Club
(Founded in 1886)

MASC has always been regarded as one of the top clubs in the Northumberland and Durham District and has produced some fantastic swimmers from Jack Hatfield to the London 2012 & Rio 2016 Olympic Swimmer; Aimee Willmott.

The Club has had swimmers representing the County, the Region and at National and Internationals events. This illustrates the strength and depth we have in all aspects of the Club.

The Club has been able to produce elite athletes throughout the years, whilst maintaining the feel of a family club. This is something we believe is paramount for our swimmers' development as both a swimmer and an individual.

The teaching and coaching quality is the most important aspect for everybody involved at Middlesbrough ASC. All squad sessions are delivered by fully qualified staff who hold the ASA Level 2 Teaching or Coaching qualification or above.

The Coaching and Teaching programme is led by the Head Coach (Tom Harforth), the Assistant Head Coach (Joe Richards) and Lead Squad Coaches (Jim Mooney and Stuart Willmott).

Working within the coaching/teaching team we have a group of highly qualified and motivated volunteers, coaches and assistants. As a team we strive to assist with the success of the swimmers within the Club and follow the Club's coaching and teaching philosophy.

As Middlesbrough ASC goes from strength to strength we will continue to promote a professional and family orientated atmosphere which will ensure all swimmers are able to able to reach their potential.

Middlesbrough ASC aims to improve on its success and change people's lives in many different ways; educating and improving health, offering competitive opportunities and creating routine and structure in their lives.

Aimee Willmott

Head Coach Philosophy

The Club's mission is to produce elite, National calibre athletes on a consistent basis. We will provide every athlete with the opportunity to allow him or her to systematically progress from beginners to higher levels of competition. To achieve this goal, I believe that the Coaches have the responsibility to teach the skills that instil the 'dream.' I believe that every athlete must be hard working and dedicated to remain in this programme. Finally,"I believe that every parent must support the overall programme by volunteering, working at events and officiating at competitions.

"United we stand, Divided we fall."

MASC Home Gala's

Masc AA Grade 2018 Gala (24th-25th February 2018)

Closing date for MASC Club entries: 6:30PM 15th January 2018

Open to - All Squads

Changes to Warm Up and Start Times

The warm up and start times are now:
Session 1 - 08:30 warm up, 09:30 start
Session 2 - 12:30 warm up, 13:30 start
Session 3 - same warm up and start as session 1
Session 4 - same warm up and start as session 2
The doors will open for spectators at 08:00am on both days

Conditions Accepted Entries

Middlesbrough June Meet (16th-17th June 2018)

Closing date for MASC Club entries: 6:30PM 14th May 2018

Open to - All Squads

View Galas

Recent News

Easter Training Times

Please note there will be no training for the Junior Development, Junior Masters and MASC Academy between Friday 30th March and Monday 2nd April. Normal training times will resume on Tuesday 3rd April. For the other squads the training times are:

Friday 30th March 6:00 - 8:00AM National, Potential and Performance

Saturday 31st March 6:00 - 9:00AM National Only.

Sunday 1st April No training for any Squads

Monday 2nd April
6:00 - 9:00AM National
6:00 - 8:00AM Potential and Performance


Sunderland National Qualifier 2018

Updated Gala information now available

Note: Deadline for entries brought forward to 29th January 2018

Conditions v2 Accepted Entries Rejected Entries Draft Programme

British Summer Championships - Sheffield (24th-29th July 2018)

Schedule Now Available


NER Championships Youth/Senior - Sheffield (5th-6th May 2018)

Schedule and Conditions Available

Closing date for MASC Club entries: 6:30PM 9th April 2018

Open to - All Qualified Swimmers

Please note: If you are booking accommodation in Leeds for either of the weekends, please ensure that is it a refundable ticket or take out cancellation insurance to cover your booking in case the event has to be moved due to the pool in Leeds not being 50 meters.

Qualifying Times Schedule Conditions

NER Championships Age Groups - Leeds (19th-20th and 26th-27th May 2018)

Events List and Conditions Available

Events Conditions

Wear Valley Level 3 Meet

Qualifying Times now available

Qualifying Times

Registration Information

The annual Membership Registrations are upon us.

The membership fees are unchanged from last year and are as follows:
£80 for Category 2 swimmers (for swimmers who compete in galas)
£40 for Category 1 swimmers (for swimmers who DO NOT compete in galas)
£40 for Academy swimmers

Swim England has brought the deadline forward to 28th February 2018.
There is quite a lot of work to submit the renewals and add new members,
the closing date to parents is therefore Friday 16th February 2018.

The preferred method of payment is via the BACS payment system.

There are two membership forms: one for existing members and one for new members.
They can be downloaded using the links below or can be collected from your child's team manager or from Michele Woods. For swimmers in the Academy they can collect the forms from Sue Hines or Michele Woods.

Once completed, the forms can be returned to the team managers, Sue Hines or Michele Woods, along with full payment (if not paying via the BACS system). As of January 2018 Swim England are no longer issuing membership cards. Once registrations have been processed on the OMS System, you will receive a verfification email from Swim England detailing your membership number.

Should you have any questions regarding memberships please do not hesitate to contact Michele Woods via email michele.woods@hotmail.co.uk or on 07884 063939 Many thanks for your support and assistance with the renewal of our memberships.

New Members Existing Members

North East Championships 2018

Qualifying times now available

Qualifying Times

Please note: If you are booking accommodation in Leeds for either of the weekends, please ensure that is it a refundable ticket or take out cancellation insurance to cover your booking in case the event has to be moved due to the pool in Leeds not being 50 meters.

Swim/Sweet Shop

The shop opening days have now changed to Fridays and Sundays (volunteers permitting) to accomodate the squads that currently swim at the Rainbow Centre on a Monday evening

The shop will now remain on on Fridays until 7pm and Sundays until 5pm

If anyone wishes for the shop to remain open on a Monday and is willing to commit their time from 5pm - 7pm on a Monday then please contact Angela at the shop

Harrogate A and B Grade

Gala information now available

Swimmers are asked to do NO MORE than 8 Events over the weekend (Max. 400 Entries per club)

Note: Entry deadline moved back to 6:30 PM 12th February 2018 for club swimmers

Details Events Times

N&D Swimming Caps

Silver hats are now available from the club shop for swimmers of age with a qualifying time for the 2018 N&D championships. Times must be achieved by the 31st of January to purchase a hat.