Swimming Leagues

National Arena League
Worcester competes in the West Midlands Arena League. This is the most competitive and important of all the leagues. The West Midlands League currently has 3 Divisions and Worcester swim in the Premier Division along with 23 other clubs. All swimmers aged 9 to Open are eligible to compete. There are 3 rounds in Oct, Nov and Dec (always the 2nd Saturday). The top 6 teams within 3rd round competing in the West Midlands Final. The winners then go on to compete in the National A Final (against all the other Regional
winners) and the runners-up compete in the National B Final.

Age is as date of the 31st December.
11/u swim 50m in all 4 strokes
13/u, 15/u and Open swim 100m in all 4 strokes with an added 200 IM for the Open swimmers.
Relays are 50m for all age groups.
There is a ‘Best Supporters’ award in each of the National Finals and Worcester have won this in 2018 & 2019

Nuneaton Junior League
The Nuneaton & District Junior Swimming League or as it’s often referred to as the ‘Diddy League’ is the premier league for 9 – 12 yr old swimmers in the Midlands. The league has 3 divisions and we usually enter an A team in division 1 and a B team in division 3.
There are 3 rounds in each division invariably held in April, May and June and the top 6 clubs in each division compete in a 4th round final held in September (2nd Saturday).

Age is as of date of final.
9 yr olds swim 25m in all 4 strokes.
10 yr olds swim 50m Back, Breast and Free with 25m Fly.
11 yr & 12 yr olds swim 50m in all 4 strokes.
All relays are 25m for all age groups.
There is a final Freestyle Cannon relay (8 X 25m) with 1 Boy and Girl competing from each age group.

Mercian League.
The Mercian league is a league for West Midlands Clubs. Swimmers with a Midland Swimming Championship Qualifying time achieved in any event are not allowed to swim in this league.

Age is as date of final (usually July).
Competitor age groups are 10, 12, 14 and Open.
The league comprises of 3 rounds with round 3 seeded based on previous results with effectively A, B, C and D finals.
10/u swim 50m Back, Breast and Free with a 25m Fly.
12/u swim 100m Back, Breast and Free with a 50m Fly.
14/u and Open swim 100m all 4 strokes with the Open swimmers also swimming a 100 IM.
All relays are 25m.

Winter League
The Winter League is a local league comprising of 18 teams from across the County for all swimmers aged from 10 yrs to Open. We enter 3 teams (A, B and a C team). The league comprises of 2 rounds early in the calendar year before culminating in the top 6 teams competing in their respective A, B or C final. Age is as of date of final which is usually in April.

There are 40 events in each gala.
11/u swim 50m in all 4 strokes.
13/u, 15/u and Open swimmers swimming 100m in all 4 strokes.
There are mixed relays (6 X 25m) in each age group swam in Girl/Boy order.
The Medley relay comprises of Back, Breast, Breast, Fly, Free and Free (swam in that order).

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