Please check the calendar page or ask your coaches for information relating to all future competitions.

Disqualification in events

Disqualification (DQ) during an event can be for a number of reasons which vary based on the event type. The following documents attempt to explain the DQ process.

Most Common DQs Explained
British Swimming Disqualification by event
Disqualification Codes Explained

Types of Competition

Club Championships
Club Championships are usually held in winter at the Wentworth Sports Centre and are open to all members of Tynedale ASC. They are designed to help swimmers gain experience within a competitive atmosphere and are a vital part of their individual development. Swimmers from all squads are encouraged to enter.

Age groups:
11 & under – swim 50m or 100m
12 & over – swim all distances
Masters – swim 50m or 100m

Awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places, plus a trophy for the combined winners of each age group as well as trophies for overall Club Champion.
We have a presentation evening during the end of the year where all the winners receive their awards and get the chance to meet outside of the pool environment.

Open Galas
These galas are aimed at the faster swimmers, but anyone can enter.

Graded Galas
These galas are aimed at swimmers who are not fast enough to enter the Open Galas – swimmers MUST NOT have swum faster than an entry time!

County, District & National Championships
Entry times are needed.
Further information for each event can be found at:

The recent ASA review of competition structure has is now complete and the new competition structure including qualification criteria has now been published.
Please read the document ASA Regions Meeting 5th Oct 2014 Webpost for further details.

Durham & District Junior League
The league is separated into 3 separate divisions 1st, 2nd & 3rd. The league is aimed at children aged between 9yrs and 12yrs. For each swim at the competition, points are awarded 6 points for 1st, 5 points for 2nd and so on.
Each club competes with other clubs in the same division, there are 3 heats held in March/April, with the final held in June/July each year. In divisions 2 and 3, if a club wins their final then they are promoted to the next division up. The winner of the division 1 final goes on to represent Durham & District at the National finals.

Durham & District Junior League Rules

Gala Information

Attending Galas
Swimmers – don’t forget to take the following items to each gala:
Swimming costume, swimming cap (if you wear one), goggles, 2 towels, T-shirt, tracksuit bottoms & pool shoes/clean trainers – to keep you warm between events, non-fizzy drinks, a packed lunch and snacks if the gala lasts all day. Please remember valuable items are taken at your own risk.

Gala Entries
Competitions are posted on this website. Once the gala organisers have scheduled the events swimmers will be notified if they have been selected.

Warm Up
Swimmers need to be aware of the time the warm up session from either the competition details provided by their coach or usually via the hosting club’s website. Swimmers are expected to be at the venue in good time for the start of warm up. Warm up sessions take place before the start of each morning and afternoon session.

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