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Swimmers and Parents

We are delighted  to be able to announce our new coaching team,


  We interviewed on the 17th of July, supported by Ciaran O'Brien from British Swimming.We can confirm that the unanimous decision was for Tom Harforth to take over as Head Coach, I am sure you will all support him in his new role, and that he will be in touch with you  shortly. From the interviews we have also been able to appoint an assistant coach. Matt Cross is currently ay Plymouth Leander working directly with John Rudd. He is an exswimmer and an ASA level 3 Coach. He is able to work with swimmers at all levels ofthe club. He has been coaching for eight years and demonstrated a total commitment to the development of swimming. We welcome him to the club and look forward to him joining us at the end of August.This will be our new team who will be supported by our other coaches and teachers. There is also a commitment  from British Swimming, Fred Furniss and Fred Kirby to continue with the support they have given to the club and Lisa over the past three years.

Kind Regards 

Sue Campion

Middlesbrough ASC  NEWSFEED

2014 Wish Tokens

A massive thank you to everyone who helpd with this years Wish Tokens Appeal. We collected a total of 13360 token which equates to £144.87 for the club. Dont forget we are colletcing Sainsburys Active Kids Vouchers at the minute.

Live Results Service

If you are looking for live results check out our results page with live links to all the latest events. RESULTS

Check out the new range of MASC clothing on the Club Merchandise website page

2014 N&D Junior Diddy League News

2014 Diddy League Final Team

Keep up to date on all the latest Diddy league news. For previous years check out our archive section

Junior Swimming Leagues or Diddy Leagues as they are known take part across the country each year. Starting in spring and culminating in a national championships typically in in late November, they are a fun high tempo, exciting team competition for 9-12 year old Boys and Girls. (The date varies each year but typically is the age of the swimmer on the day of the National final, this year its the 30th November 2014).

Middlesbrough ASC along with seven other teams compete in Division 1 of the  Northumberland & Durham  (N&D) Diddy League for the title of Division one winners and the chance to  go on to compete in the North East Region final and beyond all the way to a National final.

The league has 3 divisions and like a football league you have divisions winners, promotion and relegation. The top two team form Division 2 get promoted and the bottom two from Division 1 relegated.

The league takes place over 4 Sundays in March and April (at different pools each year) with each club competing in 3 of the 4 meets.

The top 6 teams from Division 1 go forward to an N&D final which is always a fun filled fancy dress event in June/July.

Each meet last only 90 minutes and its amazing to think over 50 races take place each meet. Each meet consists of 4 individual races (Freestyle, Back, Breast & Fly) in each age group both boys and girls, 2 relay races  freestlye and medley and a favourite of everyone the Canon (worth double points) where 1 boy and 1 girl from each age group compete in an 8 person freestyle relay team. Each race is either a 25m for the 9 year olds or a 50m race for the other age group. The relays are a 100m and the canon a 200m race.

Unlike a normal swimming gala where a swimmer competes for individual glory the Diddy league is a full team event where a swimmer is competing for points for the team not medals. Winning an event gives the team 6 points, second place 5 points and so on finishing with  1 point for sixth, so just finishing the race can still provide a vital point for the team even if a swimmer doesn’t win!

Each club selects (where they can) a team of 4 girls and 4 boys from each age group to compete at the meet and from those chosen, selects one swimmer to represent the club in each race. A swimmer is allowed to swim in two individual events (selected by MASC’s coaches)  in their age group and the relays. A coach is allowed to ‘swim up’ a swimmer from the year below in a relay eg One 9 yo swimmer can compete in the 10 yo relay race.

Middlesbrough ASC always select the strongest team available from the clubs pool of swimmers and team selections go up on the club notice board a couple of weeks before each event. Parents are required to tick off to say their children are available to represent the club as soon as the list goes up. The team can change so just because a swimmer isn’t selected for one round doesn’t mean they wont be picked for the next.

2014 Diddy League Round Three - Stanley

2014 Diddy League Round One - Billingham Forum

Quote for the Day:

"A Big well done to all the Swimmers who represented MASC in the opening Heat of the Junior Diddy League 2014. I thought the competitiveness, team spirit and skill level of our swimmers were excellent. Thanks to the poolside helpers for their organisation and the parents who supported us down every length! Good Job Team!"


2014 Junior Diddy League Round 1 -  Billingham

2014 Junior Diddy League Round 2 -  Dunston

2014 Junior Diddy League Round 3 -  Stanley

2014 Junior Diddy League Round 4 - Middlesbrough