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

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

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

Open to - All Squads

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Recent News

Aimee Willmott's Homecoming

THANK YOU For All The Support By Everyone At Middlesbrough ASC For Aimee Willmott's Homecoming On Thursday 19th April
I Think Its Fair To Say She Was Overwhelmed.
On Behalf of the Club, We Are All Extremely Proud Of Aimee's Achievements... It Just Shows That; Hard work, Dedication, Commitment and Sacrifices Certainly Pay Off!

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


New Gala - NASC Invitational (10th June 2018)

Not yet licensed, Short Course, Level 4

Closing date for MASC Club entries: 6:30PM 21st May 2018

Open to - Potential, Performance, Junior Development, Junior Masters

Cover Letter

New Gala - Gateshead and Whickham Summer Meet (13th-15th July 2018)

Not yet licensed, Short Course, Level 3

Closing date for MASC Club entries: 6:30PM 25th May 2018

Open to - All qualified swimmers

Events Upper Entry Times Warm Up

May Bank Holiday Training Times

Monday 7th May
6:00 - 9:00AM National Squad
6:00 - 8:00AM Potential Squad and Performance Squad
There will be NO Evening Training for any Squads

Monday 28th May
6:00 - 9:00AM National Squad
6:00 - 8:00AM Potential Squad and Performance Squad
There will be NO Evening Training for any Squads

Summer Break Dates

Monday 6th August 2018 - Monday 28th August 2018
(Final Session will be Sunday 5th August & First Session back will be Tuesday 29th August)

Volunteers Needed

50M Pool Committee

MASC is looking at the possibility of getting a 50M pool built in the local area. As announced at the AGM the process has been started however more support is needed. We are looking for volunteers who would like to join a 50M pool committee. We are looking for someone who is passionate about the swimming club and who believes we can succeed in this. If you would like to join this committee please contact David Ross at davidross18uk@yahoo.co.uk by Friday 9th March.

Fundraising Committee

At the AGM it was also announced that we would like to establish a fundraising committee to kickstart ways in which we can raise funds for the club. If you would like to join this committee please email David Ross at davidross18uk@yahoo.co.uk by Friday 23rd March. Once a group of volunteers has been identified a date for the first fundraising meeting will be sent out. We would love some new faces to get involved in this.

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.