North Tyneside Swimming Club is a competitive club, and we encourage our swimmers to compete in swimming competitions (galas).
Competitive swimming helps swimmers to improve their times and gives our coaches a better idea of what is needed to develop swimmers further. It's also great fun, and gives our swimmers a wonderful feeling of participation and achievement.
There are different levels of competition:
Northumberland and Durham Junior League
This is the N&D Junior League is for swimmers aged between 9 and 12. Races are a mixture of 25m and 50m individual events and relays team events for each age group. There are three divisions, and clubs compete against one another in heats with the aim of getting to the final. North Tyneside ASC became Division 3 Champions in 2019, securing promotion into Division 2.
Northumberland & Durham County Championships (N&Ds)
The N&D County Championships can only be entered by swimmers who have achieved the qualifying times. The N&D County Championships usually take place in February of each year at Sunderland Aquatic Centre.
North East Regional Championships (NERs)
The NER Championships are a step up from the County championships with swimmers competing from across the Northumberland & Durham and Yorkshire counties. NER Championships usually take place in April/May of each year at either Ponds Forge, Sheffield or John Charles Centre, Leeds.
English, Scottish and British National Championships
These are the top level Home Nation competitions and are made up of swimmers from across the country. Swimmers are selected based on time rankings for each stroke/distance from swims achieved at Level 1 (50m) competitions during the publicised qualifying window.