Our Story

North Tyneside Swimming Club is an independent competitive club based at the Lakeside Centre, Killingworth and Hadrian Centre, Wallsend. We are affiliated to the ASA and have been Swim 21 accredited since 2006. We have a squad of swimmers aged from nine to mid teens who compete regularly in a range of competitions and championship events throughout the region. In addition, we have a development section aimed at teaching swimming techniques and developing swimmers to move into the competitive squad.

The Beginnings

North Tyneside ASC has been in existence for over twenty years, originally as Killingworth Sharks and, since the mid-1990s as North Tyneside Amateur Swimming Club. In 2006 the club became the first swimming club based in North Tyneside to achieve Swim 21 accreditation, and we work each year to retain this recognition. Swim 21 Accreditation is a 'Quality mark'. It recognises nationally and regionally the clubs that are committed to providing safe, effective and quality services for the benefit of their members. North Tyneside ASC is accredited as a Skill Development Club.

We are a competitive swimming club and our swimming members represent the club in a variety of competitions throughout the North East. We also have a growing number of novice swimmers, just starting out on the competitive trail. As a club, our aim is to train all our swimmers to achieve their potential whatever this may be.

Club Safety and Emergency Arrangements

The club has adopted the emergency arrangements of the Lakeside and Hadrian Centres and Jesmond Pool for all training sessions. In the event of emergency parents must follow the advice of pool staff and exit the pool in an orderly manner. Swimmers will be directed out of the centre by staff on the poolside and emergency blankets provided.

During training sessions, there are qualified life guards on duty. These are provided by the Centres and will take action in the event of an emergency or accident.

For events held at other venues the coaching staff will ensure they are aware of any emergency procedures and take action to ensure swimmers follow these. A member of the coaching team /team manager will carry a mobile phone to enable contact in an emergency situation.