About Morpeth ASC
Morpeth Amateur Swimming Club (Morpeth ASC) was first established in July 1969, and is affiliated to Swim England, Swim England North East Region and Northumberland and Durham SA.
The club currently has a membership of approximately 160 swimming and 38 non-swimming members, as of February 2022
The object of the club is to promote and encourage the sport of competitive swimming through the coaching, development and practice of swimming for its members to help swimmers enjoy the sport and to remain swimmers for life.
The Club shall not refuse an application for membership on discriminatory grounds, whether in relation to ethnic origin, age, sex, religion, disability, political persuasion or sexual orientation.
The club operates on a framework of a Swim England recognised constitution, the requirements of which state that an elected committee manages the club's finances and activities.
The club has also adopted the Swim England code of conduct, and the Swim England child protection policy. Copies of these documents can be accessed via the Club Policies & Guides link on
The club's vision and values:
To enrich swimmers’ lives through the structure, organisation and commitment to the sport, developing them as swimmers but also socially and emotionally.
The club is committed to developing technically excellent swimmers who can succeed at their own level.
To develop swimmers in the sport at a rate according to their individual ability and rate of development to maximise their long-term potential, goals and aspirations.
To develop swimmers as coaches, teachers and volunteers through the Aquatic Helpers qualification to develop their life skills.
To ensure that all volunteers within the club are nurtured, progressed and valued.
Morpeth ASC is run by volunteers, other than our Head Coach Becki McGuire who organises all of the sessions and galas that our swimmers take part in and Strength & Conditioning Coach Andi Riches who organises all of our land training sessions.
We have a team of dedicated volunteers who coach, organise and deal with events, fundraising and administrative tasks.
SWIMMARK ACCREDITATION FOR CLUBS
Formerly called swim21, SwimMark accreditation is Swim England’s quality standard for clubs. It recognises high standards of governance, sustainability and effectiveness.
Any affiliated Swim England club can apply for the accreditation, regardless of your club’s size or the disciplines you deliver.
The SwimMark coordinator is Ruth Tweedie who ensures the club passes it's annual revalidation.
What is SwimMark about?
Creating the best possible swimming experience for all.
Raising the quality of aquatics provision across all areas.
National Sport England Clubmark recognition for great quality clubs.
There are three modules clubs can aspire to: SwimMark Essential Club, SwimMark Network, and SwimMark Performance.
Morpeth ASC is an accredited SwimMark Essential Club.
SWIMMARK ESSENTIAL CLUB
This is the primary module for clubs, helping you to achieve good governance, grow membership, develop volunteers and ensure your activity is sustainability and in line with your club objectives.
It is accredited every two years.
Further information can be found at