League Competitions

The following are the league competitions for which you may be selected. Each is a team event and the success of your club at these galas depends on your commitment to them.

National Arena League

Swimmers selected for the National Arena League (previously known as the Speedo League) will invariably be Regional and National swimmers. This is a highly competitive league which includes the best clubs in the North West and subsequently, at the National Final level, the best clubs in the country. NASC prioritises this league and if selected, you are expected to swim, even if you are only selected for one event.

The Staffs League

NASC have been the holders of the Staffs League Champions title on many occassions. It is seen by the club as a prestigious title to hold and we are disappointed when we do not bring the trophy home with us. Competitors for this league will be mainly National and Regional standard and your attendance is expected even if you are selected for just one event.

The Crusader League

This league primarily targets developing and masters swimmers. We enter this league to give new or young swimmers experience of competitive swimming. Occasionally, the selection of experienced swimmers is necessary to make up a full team, especially in the Open age group. Again, we expect you to swim if you are selected.

If you are selected for any of the above teams you should let your team manager know of your availability as soon as possible. You should be on poolside at least 15 minutes before warm-up and report to your team manager. During the gala do not leave the poolside without informing your team manager and you are expected to stay with your team for the whole gala. You MUST wear the ‘Newcastle, Staffs’ swimming cap and T-bag/polo shirt. If you do not have the appropriate kit it can be purchased  before the event, or it can be ordered on the website. You are expected to support your team mates and most of all, have fun!