News Splash – January 2022

2022 Swim England Fees

It's that time of year again - when Swim England Fees are due. If you swim with the club, membership of Swim England is mandatory. Year 2022 fees are:

  • Category 1: £16.35
  • Category 2: £35.15

If you plan to compete in open competitions you'll need Category 2, otherwise Category 1.

Fees should be paid now, which you can pay either on the door at any swim session or directly into the Northern Wave bank account.

COVID-19 remains a risk

It is still possible to catch and spread COVID-19, even if you are fully vaccinated. While no situation is risk-free, easy and effective actions can be taken to protect yourself and others around you.

At present on Tuesday evening both Manchester Triathlon Club and Northern Wave use the shallow end of the pool to enter and exit the pool. This means that there are lots of people mingling at the end of the pool and in the changing rooms around 8pm. In order to limit the amount of close contact with other people, our Tuesday sessions will now start at the deep end of the pool.

To further help mitigate any risks please:

  • Wear a face covering
  • Continue to arrive ‘swim ready’
  • Do not enter the pool hall before 7.55pm
  • Congregate at the deep end of the pool


Edwin thought some of our swimmers might be interested in the swimming competitions below. Let him know if you're thinking of attending and whether you'd like to compete in any relays.

11-12 Feb Carlisle Aquatics Open Masters Short Course Meet 2022
26 Feb Swim England North West Masters 2022

Other forthcoming Masters swimming events can be found here.

Christmas Party

At the beginning of December, we were able to get together for the Northern Wave Christmas party. A good time was had by all at Coffee Cranks in Alexandra Park. Everyone’s combined efforts in contributing to the meal proved a real success and with an array of tasty treats and a mountain of mince pies we were definitely well fed. As has become tradition at these events the annual awards were presented plus the new Gill Wright Award. The evening was rounded off with a keen few strutting their stuff on the dance floor. What more could you want for an evening of festive fun.

This year's award winners were:

Barry Cox Diving Award Sam Dunne
Competing in Masters Swimming Mike Clifford
Ronny Tang
Tamara Undesser
Determination & Drive Caroline Bradley
Eric Fewster
Embezzler of the Year Elise Walker
Gill Wright Award Jess Nichols
Highest Attender (Sunday) Carl Horwood
Highest Attender (Tuesday) Stephen McFarland
Highest Attender (Wednesday) Abi Stone
Jess Nichols
Julie Parker
Management of the Bewildered Abi Holt
Most Improved Swimmer Stephen McFarland

Booking and paying for your swim sessions

Please don't forget that you need to book your Club swim sessions to guarantee that you'll be able to swim. The booking site address is:

If you don't pay for your swims by standing order you can pay by bank transfer or by card/contactless 'on the door' of each session.

Dates for your diary

Tue, 18th Jan Open committee meeting Moss Side Leisure Centre
Sat, 11th Feb Carlisle Aquatics Open Masters Short Course Meet 2022 The Pools, Carlisle
Sat, 26th Feb Swim England North West Masters 2022 Palatine Leisure Centre, Blackpool
Tue, 1st Mar Open committee meeting Moss Side Leisure Centre

Julie (she/her) & Pete (he/him)

Co-Chairs, Northern Wave Swimming Club