Junior League

The N&D Junior League, also known as the ‘Diddy’ League, is an annual competition open to all swimming clubs affiliated to Swim England Northumberland & Durham . The aim is to find the best junior team competing in the league and introduce young swimmers to competitive swimming.

The league is a fast-paced competition based primarily on team events in every age group from 9 to 12 years. Swimmers will have the opportunity to compete either as part of a team and or in individual swims.

North Tyneside ASC registers all eligible swimmers to take part in this league, as it is a fun way to get introduced to competitive swimming and good for team building within the club.

North Tyneside ASC secured promotion back into Division 2 by becoming Division 3 Champions in 2019.

Stroke Development Squads

Entry requirements for these squads is completion of Stage 7 of the Swim England Learn to Swim Programme.

The Stroke Development Squads are all about fine tuning the swimmer's strokes, developing further from what they have learnt during the first stages of swimming lessons. These squads will work towards Stage 8 (Competitive Swimming) for the Learn to Swim Framework primarily but may also achieve Stages 9 and 10 as well.

Training in these squads will prepare swimmers for competitive swimming in a fun and engaging environment where swimmers are encouraged and supported to their individual needs and training is delivered in a positive and friendly environment.

Swimmers in these squads may be selected for Junior League Competition if they are in the right age category.

Competitive Development Squads

This squad works to improve the technique and stamina of the swimmers through pool and land work, so that they can progress through the stages in the club. They will be expected to compete at suitable galas.

This squad will work towards Stage 9 and 10 (Competitive Swimming) of the Learn to Swim Framework if they have not already completed these in the Stroke Development Squads.

Swimmers in this squad are likely to be selected for Junior League Competition if they are in the right age category.

Competitive Squads

These squads are designed to progress swimmers in the competitive swimming world. Again, with a combination of both pool and land work, our Coaches and swimmers work together to achieve results in their swimming career.

Swimmers will be expected to swim in the required number of sessions and be committed to the sport itself; this is squad with County potential.

Swimmers in this squad are likely to be selected for Junior League Competition if they are in the right age category.

National Potential and Advanced Competitive Squads

These squads are designed to take swimmers to the highest level. With a combination of both pool and more structured land/Strength & Conditioning work, our Coaches and swimmers work together to achieve results in their swimming career.

Swimmers will be expected to swim in the required number of sessions and be committed to the sport itself; this is squad with Regional and National potential.