About Tynemouth Amateur Swimming Club

“.. provides a safe, fun and friendly environment, coupled with expert teaching and coaching, which enables each swimmer to realise their full potential”

Tynemouth ASC is the oldest swimming club in North Tyneside and was instituted on the 10th August 1875. We offer a structured learning/training programme to complement and further those lessons offered the local authority from the earliest stage through to National and International level. We are the largest club in North Tyneside and have the largest number of qualified coaching staff of any independent club in North Tyneside.

Our teaching philosophy is focused on helping children have fun whilst developing skills that will benefit them throughout their life. We are dedicated to developing trusted relationships in a safe and enjoyable environment so that children may learn to love and respect water. Children will have fun, get great exercise and become better swimmers in an encouraging and friendly atmosphere. In addition to physical swimming skills, children will develop emotional skills such as:

  • listening to and following instruction
  • social interaction and teamwork
  • respect for oneself and others
  • overcoming obstacles and facing fears


TASC is a competitive swimming club with aim to promote and take part in competitive swimming. All Club teaching/coaching processes are devised with this aim in mind and all swimmers are taught the correct techniques to achieve maximum potential. In due course, it is expected that members achieving the necessary standards will compete at galas and swim for the Club teams in appropriate events. TASC also hosts regular internal time trials and an annual Club Championships gala.