The Durham + District Junior League, also known as the ‘Diddy’ League, is an annual competition open to all swimming clubs affiliated to Northumberland + Durham ASA. 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 on primarily team events in every age group 9 to 12 years. Swimmers will have the opportunity to compete either as part of a team and or in individual swims.
NTSC encourages their younger 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.
The club became Diddy League Final winners in 2015.
North Tyneside's competitive squad is designed to take swimmers to the highest level possible. With a combination of both land and pool work, our coaches and swimmers work together to achieve results in the swimming career.
Swimmers will be expected to swim all bar one of the sessions above and be committed to the sport itself, this is squad for NER and National potential.
Training to Compete
Training to Compete is for those swimmers who are either too young to attend competitions or for those who are not quite ready to be in the advanced section and to compete at galas. This squad works to improve the technique and stamina of the swimmers so that they can progress easily throughout the stages in the club.
Entry requirements: Completion of Stage 7 of the Learn to Swim Framework
The Development Squad of NTSC is all about fine tuning the swimmers strokes, developing further from what they have learnt during the first stages of swimming lessons. The squad will be working towards Stages 8, 9 and 10 (Competitive Swimming) of the Learn to Swim Framework.
Training will prepare swimmers to competitive swimming in a fun and engaging environment. They will have the opportunity to complete various awards such as Distance, Challenge, Dive Starts and Stroke Awards. Most importantly, swimmers are encouraged and supported to their individual needs and training is delivered in a positive and friendly environment.