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Welcome to the Offical Billingham Amateur Swimming Club Website

Time Trial - Sponsor's Wanted

The 3rd Billingham Time Trail will be held on the 25th May and we are looking for race sponsors to help cover costs. If you would like to sponsor an event, or perhaps your employer, please see Don Briggs for details. For £15 a your name/logo will be included in the programme and if provided a photo or logo can be added to the board.

2014 British Gas Championships

Good luck to Stephanie Blakeburn who will be competing in the 2014 British Gas Championships, held at the Tollcross in Glasgow. The event incorporates the English Commonwealth trials for selection at the main event later in the year. Stephanie will compete in the 50m & 200m Fly, and the 400m Free events. You can watch live streaming of the events from the 10th-15th April on the below


Live Stream

Upcoming Gala's & Closing Dates

The club intend to send swimmers to the below gala's and championships. Further information and entry forms are being circulated by Don Briggs:


  • Middlesbrough Open 9th-11th May - entries submitted - closing date 7th April
  • NER Youth Weekend (age 15-18) - closing date 11th April
  • Sunderland Open 17/18th May - closing date 17th April
  • Billingham Mini Meet 25th May - closing date 26th April
  • NER Age Groups @ Leeds - closing date 16th May
  • NER Age Groups @ Sheffield - closing date 19th May

Stockport Metro - April 2014 Meet

Results can now be found here

Grand National Sweep Stake Winners

Sweep Stake Winners
Grand National.docx
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Billingham Masters - 30th March

Final results can be downloaded from here.


Thank you to all swimmers and officials for helping make the event a success.


Apologies for the use of a temporary scoreboard at the event, we appreciate it was not ideal for all swimmers and spectators to view. Next year’s event will be back to normal and relay events will be revamped – the date will be confirmed soon.

The Billingham Masters Team

Billingham team from 2014 Billingham Masters event
Masters report by Lynn Shepherd
Mar 14 Billingham Masters.
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ASA Regional Position

The ASA NER is seeking to recruit a Regional Development Officer - 37 hours per week.

Office based in the ASA NER Darlington Office – (across NER). Salary: £22,000 – £25,000 depending on experience. Plus Expenses. Appointment until March 2017 subject to future funding.

Job Advert
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Job Description
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Application Pack
ASA North East Region APPLICATION PACK.d[...]
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Supporter Shirts - only a few left!!

Billingham A.S.C. Supporter shirts are now for sale. Priced at £15 each the shirts are available now - please see the boys on the door on a Saturday morning. The shirts are ideal for supporting the club at galas and can also be used for social wear as modelled below.


Many thanks to John Flynn for sourcing the shirts and also to Don Briggs who has not modelled since the 1981 Littlewoods winter catalogue.

Stockport Metro Draft Programme

No rejections for meet - see below programme

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Fancy Dress Photos

New photo gallery added here.

Stockton Schools Finals

Congratulations to the Billingham ASC swimmers who took part in the Stockton Primary Schools Swimming Finals held at the Billingham Forum:


  • Eve Cook - Bronze medal - Y5 Backstroke
  • James Cook - Finalist - Y5 Breaststroke
  • Leone Young - Bronze medal - Y5 Breaststroke
  • Erin Flynn - Bronze medal - Y6 Freestyle
  • Jude Blackmore - Bronze medal - Y6 Freestyle / Gold medal - Open Fly

Boot Camp Photos

Photos from the recent boot camp and team building exercise can be found here

Fancy Dress Spectacular - One Size Fits All!!

Josie Blackmore & Simon the Keyboard Player

Many thanks to all who attended the Fund Raiser on Saturday night. After operating costs (room hire, Band and Pie & Peas) we raised £751.


Huge thanks to Don Briggs who organised a great night.


You can keep upto date with the bands up and coming gigs on the following link - Flying Oysters!!


If you have any pictures suitable for the website please forward to


Bonus Ball Winner...... 8

Winner of the Bonus Ball this week is Lynn Shepherd No.8. Lynn wins £35 (for the 3rd Time)

N&D Final Weekend - 8th / 9th March



After 3 long weekends the Northumberland & Durham County Championships are finally over.


At end of The Championships points were added up from the results of all the swimmers in all the events. Billingham ASC were placed a highly credible 5th out of the 23 North
East Clubs who competed in The Championships.

By Barbara Blakeburn
Mar 14 ND weekend 3.docx
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By Barbara Blakeburn
Feb 14 ND weekend 2.docx
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Junior League - 2nd March

Mary Berry is delighted with her BASC cake purchase.

Sunday 2nd March saw Billingham compete in the first round of Junior League fixtures. The team performed superbly against some strong competition, and just like Manchester City they came from behind to beat Sunderland!!


Coach Gillian Sheehan was delighted with the performance and especially the younger swimmers taking part in their very first gala. Overall they finished a credible 5th place against Division 2 clubs.


Not only were we successful in the water but thanks to a large team of volunteers Billingham successfully hosted the event. From cake bakers to raffle ticket sellers, poolside helpers and announcers – everyone contributed to ensure that almost 950 spectators and 425 swimmers got into the building, enjoyed the swimming, spent some money and got out safely over 3 sessions!

Billingham 2014 results.xls
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Gold Galore!!

Billingham Amateur Swimming Club sent a young team to the recent Middlesbrough AA Gala plus some older swimmers hoping to achieve additional N & D qualification times.The weekend proved to be a great success with an impressive medal haul of 22 Gold, 23 Silver and 9 bronze.


Leading the way were Claire Collins (17) with 6 Gold and Rebecca Hall (12) with 5 Gold, 3 Silver and 1 Bronze. Jessica Hall (10) finished on the podium in 10 of her swims, a Gold, 5 Silver and 4 Bronze.


For the boys, Jude Blackmore, Jack Harwood and Sam Chell shared 22 medals between them and all three added swims to the forth coming N & D



It was a great weekend for some of the Clubs younger swimmers with some impressive swims coming from Eve and James Cook, Hannah and Matthew Fenwick,

Leone Young, Peta and Tom Collins and Sam Milburn. All these swimmers gained valuable experience and the Billingham Coaching Staff were delighted with their commitment and enthusiasm.

Results AA14.docx
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Important Junior League Changes

Due to a merger between Newcastle and Newburn swimming clubs, coupled with the withdrawl of three clubs, the fixture list has been changed.


Gateshead and South Tyneside have been promoted to div 1 and div 2 & 3 have now been merged. This now means Billingham will compete on:


  • 2nd March - Billingham now in session 2 - 11.45am for 12.20pm start @ Forum
  • 6th April - session 2 - 11.15am for 11.50 start @ Loiusa Centre, Stanley
  • 27th April - session 2 11.50am for 12.25 start @ Neptune Centre, Middlesbrough
FIXTURES 2014A.xls
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N&D Sprint Weekend @ Sunderland Aquatic Centre

Congratulations to all Billingham swimmers who competed in Sunderland. Parents and spectators watched as our swimmers achieve new PB times, reach finals and win medals.


Results for the morning sessions are below. 

ND Results1.pdf
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ND Results3.pdf
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Zonal Meet Report

By Barbara Blakeburn
January 2014 Zonal Meet.docx
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Billingham 2 Sent to Coventry

Far from an English Civil War punishment, Rebecca Hall and Sam Chell have the privilege of representing the North in the Independent Schools National Swimming Competition, held in the City of Coventry Swimming Baths.


After successfully qualifying from the Northern Finals in Liverpool last year, Rebecca will swim in the 50m breast stroke, fly and medley relay; Sam will also swim in the medley relay. The event takes place on the 1st February. Good luck!!

Zonal Meet @ Ponds Forge, Sheffield

Good luck to the below Fab Five who will represent Billingham this weekend as they go up against the best in the Northern Zonal Meet. The event takes place over the weekend 25th/26th January at Ponds Forge, Sheffield. Good luck to:

  • Stephanie Blakeburn - 8 swims
  • Hayley Briggs - 2 swims
  • Freya Williams - 1 swim
  • Lewis Robertson - 5 swims 
  • Josh Patterson - 2 swims


Live results can be viewed here

FINA Interpretation of Separate Hands

British Swimming have now received official notification of the statement of the FINA TSC:

Related to the new FINA Rules about separated hands as mentioned in SW 7.6 (Breaststroke) and SW 8.4 (Butterfly) please note the statement of the FINA TSC as agreed at the FINA TSC at the Meeting in Bangkok (THA on 6 & 7 December 2013).

"Separated" means that the hands cannot be stacked one on top of the other. It is not necessary to see space between the hands. Incidental contact at the fingers is not a concern.


See below illustration for clarity

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Billingham Time Trial - Mini Meet 2 - The Results

Thanks to all swimmers and officials for making this event an enjoyable one. The day was full of great swimming, lots of PB's and a number of N&D qualifying times. Our 3rd event will take place on 25th May 2014.

Results Time Trial 120114.docx
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2014 ASANER Championships

Dates have been announced for 2014 LC events


  • Youth (15-18) & Senior - 3rd/4th May @ Sunderland Aquatic Centre
  • Age Groups - Weekend 1 - 7th/8th June @ John Charles Centre Leeds
  • Age Groups - Weekend 2 - 14th/15th June @ Ponds Forge Sheffield

Please see upcoming galas & competitions for further details

2013 Club Championship

Club championship results can be found here together with club records and cup winners.

Christmas Raffle Winners

2013 raffle winners.docx
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Luton Open - Results & Gala Report

Billingham ASC at Luton Inspire Centre

Middlesbrough Halloween Meet

Results file from the Halloween meet can be found here but Billingham had some strong performances by all swimmers.


Total medal haul for the weekend was 2 Gold / 6 Silver / 6 Bronze.


Again huge thanks go to Chris and Fran for keeping the kids motivated and organised. Making his side line debut on Saturday was Don who wore his Billingham shirt with pride.

N&D Autumn Meet

Results can be found here

Billingham sent a large team of swimmers to the N & D Autumn meet, held on the 12th and 13th October at Sunderland Aquatic Centre. The squad were of mixed experience. Some swimmers were chasing NER and N&D qualifying times, for others this was the first time swimming in a 50m pool and also we had a number of swimmers making their first ever gala appearance.


With a very vocal and appreciative team of supporters; the Billingham swimmers responded with lots of personal best times together with 14 gold, 11 silver and 11 bronze medals. More importantly, a number of swimmers successfully completed their first gala with big smiles.


The banner of “Go Billingham, Go” has now been rolled up and put away, but with the Middlesbrough Halloween Meet in a couple of weeks we will all be back to it soon.


Finally on behalf of all the parents, huge thanks go to Fran Gibson, Chris Williams and Lewis Robertson who kept our excited young swimmers focused on the pool side.

Billingham Masters 2014

Bonus Ball Winner

5th April 2014

Winner of the Bonus Ball for this week is Gary Miller - No. 41. Well done Gary – he wins £35

To receive 10% discount from NESS Swimwear, just click on the above link and enter the code bill2013 at the checkout. This discount is for online purchases only.

Happy Birthday!!

BASC would like to wish Happy Birthday to the following members this April:


  • Mark Blackmore
  • Matthew Dingwall-Melchor
  • Rhiannon Flynn
  • Clair Muscroft
  • Josie Wallace
  • Freya Williams
  • Alan Wilson

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