MORPETH Swimming Club was successful in the annual gala against Portobello Swimming Club, Edinburgh, which this time took place in Scotland.
It was a tightly-fought competition, with Morpeth just coming out on top by virtue of being stronger in the relay events, which was testament to the depth of swimmers that the club currently has in place.
Club Chairman Lynda Garland said the swimmers were very pleased to retain the trophy that they won last year after it had been in Portobello’s hands for a number of years.
She said that there has been a definite increase in the number of inquiries from children wishing to join the club since the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
While the club is quite full at the moment and it is unable to offer places to all interested swimmers, it runs a stroke development session on a Sunday afternoon which is appropriate for children to attend while they are on the waiting list.
It also has spaces in its learn-to-swim session on a Monday evening at Collingwood School pool and in the adult squad. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Interest for places has increased for Morpeth Cricket, Hockey and Tennis Club as well on the back of some ‘Join-in’ activities.