17th December 2017
Membership Fees 2018

Following the AGM meeting, on Thursday 14th December, we have decided, despite an increase from Swim England, that our annual membership fees will remain the same for 2018. A,B and C3 this will be £75, for C1 the fee will be £30. The membership fee includes ASA, NER and N&D affiliation fees. Membership fees need to by paid by Monday 19th February, to allow us to get the fees paid by the end of February. This can be paid by BACS as a one off payment or in cash on a Monday night. Please speak to Ann or Malcolm if you have any questions about the payments.

Squad Fees for 2018

A Squad - £65
B Squad - £50
C3 Squad - £42
C1 Squad - £25
Please can you increase your direct debits ready for the January payment.


8th December 2017
The Northern Echo Local Heroes Award
report
Chief Coach, John Moore was crowned as overall winner of the Northern Echo Local Heroes Award at the awards ceremony which was held at Wynyard Hall last night. John also won the Sir Bobby Robson Leading Light Award, which meant he was also eligible for the Local Heroes Award. John was lost for words when he found out he had won. John was at the ceremony along with the other coaches from the club. This has addaed to an eventful few months for John, he had a surprise 80th birthday party at the club and then he was presented with the Gray Award for his services to swimming.


The Northern Echo Local Heroes Award
Chief Coach, John Moore has been shortlisted for the Sir Bobby Robson Leading Light Award at the annual Northern Echo Local Heroes Awards. He will be attending the Awards Dinner, at Wynyard Hall, on Thurday 8th December along with other coaches from the club. Good luck John, this is fantastic end to a memorable year for you.

Gala Changes
Changes to the competitions in January, please have a look at the Gala page for more information

Northallerton Winter Sprints Gala
results session 1
results session 2
Twelve swimmers from the club travelled to Eston to compete in the Northallerton Winter Sprints Gala on Sunday 3rd December. The club came away from the  gala with a haul of 40 medals - 18 gold, 16 silver and 6 bronze. Emma Price has added to her N and D Qualifying swims with the 200m freestyle, she also won medals in every event she competed in. Kathryn Lee, Chloe Harding, Mateusz Wilczynski, Matthew Wimbury and Katelyn Craig also won medals in all of their events. Medals were also won by James Hodgson, Jake Andrews, Charlie McEwan and Nell Heslop and Zoe Hodgson swam personal bests during the meet.

Christmas Holidays
There will be no swimming at the following times over Christmas
24th December
25th December
26th December
31st December
1st January

Training Cancelled
Training will be cancelled on Thursday 7th December for all squads and Friday  8th December (morning session). The coaches will be attending the Local Heroes Award Ceremony at Wynyard Hall on Thurday night to celebrate John being shortlisted for the Bobby Robson Leading Light Award for his contribution to swimming.

Wear Valley
Sedgefield 75 sent 12 swimmers to the Wear Valley gala, 11/12th November. For Charles Mc Ewan and Liam Hughes it was the first taste of competitive swimming and they both exceeded their entry times. The club won a total of 15 medals - 9 gold, 2 silver and 4 bronze. Medals were won by Ethan Craig in the 50 fly - 3rd, 200 back - 1st, Matthew Wimbury 50 free - 2nd, 50 breast and 100im 3rd, Niall Coulthard 50 breast, 200 breast, 50 back 1st, 100 breast 2nd, Katelyn Craig 200 butterfly 1st, 50 breast 3rd and Leah Smith 100 back, 200im and 200 breast all gold medals. Well done to everyone who competed. Lots of PB's from everyone.

November 3rd, 2017
NER Championships
Leah Smith was the only swimmer representing Sedgefield 75 at the North Eastern Region Junior Championships held at the Sunderland Aquatic Centre on the 28th and 29th October. She competed in eight events over the weekend. Leah won silver in the 50 Breaststroke and bronze in the 100 Individual Medley. She was placed 8th in the 200 Breaststroke and 10th in the 100 Breaststroke.

Niall Coulthard and Leah Smith and Kyle Boyek competed in North Eastern Region Junior / Senior gala on the 4th and 5th November held at Sheffield Ponds Forge Pool. The best results came from Kyle who was placed 4th in both the 100 and 200 Breast stroke open events Although both Niall and Leah swam personal best times in most of their swims they did not make finals as the Juniors were 15 and the Open had swimmers of Olympic standard. A massive learning curve for both the young swimmers
live results here
live stream here

October 30th, 2017
At the North East Regional Age Group Championships, John Moore, chief coach at Sedgefield 75 was awarded with the Northumberland and Durham’s prestigious Gray in recognition for all he has done for aquatics within the county. He also celebrated his 80th birthday  and on Monday evening, the club held a surprise birthday party for him which was attended by coaches and swimmers from past and present.
John Moore has been an active member of the aquatics community within Northumberland and Durham for the past 40 years. During that time he has coached in clubs throughout County Durham including Durham, Darlington and Sedgefield, where he has been coaching since 1982.
John has extensive experience and knowledge of the sport and is well respected within the county and region. He has been the head coach on county and regional teams and has coached 7 international swimmers and one Commonwealth Games finalist.
Many congratulations John on your well deserved award and we hope you enjoyed your birthday celebrations from everyone at Sedgefield 75


October 27th, 2017
Good luck to Leah Smith, who will be competing at the ASANER Age Group short course Championships at the Sunderland Aquatic Centre.
live results here

October 27th, 2017
Good luck to Matthew Bradley, who will be competing in the Swim England Short Course Masters competition, which is being held at Ponds Forge, Sheffield.
After the first day of competition Matthew has already won gold in the 18-24 years 200m freestyle.
live results here.

October 15, 2017
All entries for Wear Valley have been accepted
Please check the entries and let Julie know if there are any errors

October 8, 2017 - English Schools Biathlon
Niall Coulthard was competing at the English Schools Biathlon Championships which took place at Hexham. He won his age group competition and has now progressed to the National finals.

October 8, 2017 - Darlington Dander
results
Sedgefield 75 took 16 swimmers to compete in the first gala of the new swimming year at Darlington. For Nell Heslop,  Lucy Heron and Emma Price it was their first taste of competing in a gala. Everyone swam exceptionally well and the swimmers came away with lots of new personal best times. The club won a total of 14 Gold, 4 Silver and 7 Bronze medals, which is a fantastic result for the first gala of the year.
Matthew Wimbury took Gold in the 50 FS. Silver in the50 Breast stroke and Bronze in the 100 FS.
Louis Shaw gained Bronze in the 50 Fly
James Hodgson won Gold in the 100 Back
George Wilkinson took silver in the 100 Breast.
Ethan Craig gained Bronze in the 50 Back.
Leah Smith won Gold Medals in the 100 Back, 100 Breast, 100 FS and the 50 Back. She took the silver in the 100 Fly
Chloe Harding gained Bronze in the 50 FS, the 50 Fly and the 100 Back.  
Kathryn Lee won Bronze in the 100 Fly
Kate Tolley took the silver in the 100 Back
Emma Price took part in eight events 50 Breast, 100 F, 50 Back, 100 Individual Medley, 100 Breast, 100 Back, 50 Fly. 50 FS,

Aug 16, 2017 - Summer Break - Update
Following discussions with Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre I am pleased to let you know that normal training will commence on Tuesday 29th August.

Jul 31, 2017 - Swim England Summer Meet

Niall (14) and Leah (13) will be competing at the Swim England Summer Meet which will take part at Ponds Forge from 2nd - 6th August. Both swimmers will be competing in the 13/14 age group. You will be able to follow the swimming results live here from the 2nd.
live stream can be viewed here

Jul 31, 2017 - Summer Championships
Congratulations to Hannah and Niall who had a fantastic week in Sheffield. Both swimmers made finals in all their events and narrowly missed out on a medal this time. Well done to both of you

Jul 25, 2017 - British Summer Championships
Live results here
Follow our swimmers, Hannah and Niall, live from the British Summer Championships, which is taking part this week at Ponds Forge, Sheffield.


Jun 25, 2017 - Summer Training
Just a reminder to all swimmers of the reduced sessions over the summer. The club only train on a Monday night from the 1st August until the 1st September, when normal training will resume.
Training is cancelled on Monday28th August as the leisure centre is closed


ASANER
Swim England