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National Arena Swimming League

The National Arena Swimming League - South

The National Arena Swimming League is the largest team competition for swimming in England.  Over 400 clubs are involved from across the country.  The country is divided into 7 regions with each region having a number of divisions   Clubs compete against teams in their region. Kingston Royals are based in the Southern Region and currently swim in Division 1 West (the second tier of the Southern Region).  Competitively the League is seasonal – running from September-May and is structured around 3 regional rounds that take place in October, November and December.  After the 3 regional rounds, the top 16 teams will qualify for the National Finals (A & B) which generally take place in March/April.  Teams within each region will be promoted/relegated based on points accumulated across the 3 rounds.

Swimmers are broken into age groups - 9-11; 13 & Under; 15 & Under and Open.  Within each age group there are individual races over either 50m or 100m in each stroke, with one person per club per gender racing each event.  There are also two relays per age group culminating in a final 6 swimmer cannon relay.  At each of the 3 rounds swimmers compete for the team and will score points based on their event placing.  The success of the team is based on points scored not only by swimmers in individual events, but also by those swimmers taking part in the relay events so swimmers are expected to perform to the best of their abilities in both relay and individual events.

The National Arena Swimming League is the biggest club team event of the year for the club and if selected swimmers are expected to be available to participate.

Set out below is the competition format adopted for each round of the competition:-

  Age Event   Age Event
1. Open Girls 200m Individual Medley 26. Open Boys 100m Backstroke
2. Open Boys 200m Individual Medley 27. 11&Under Girls 50m Breaststroke
3. 11&Under Girls 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 28. 11&Under Boys 50m Breaststroke
4, 11&Under Boys 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 29. 13&Under Girls 100m Butterfly
5. 13&Under Girls 4 x 50m Medley Relay 30. 13&Under Boys 100m Butterfly
6. 13&Under Boys 4 x 50m Medley Relay 31. 15&Under Girls 100m Freestyle
7. 15&Under Girls 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 32. 15&Under Boys 100m Freestyle
8. 15&Under Boys 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 33. Open Girls 100m Breaststroke
9. Open Girls 4 x 50m Medley Relay 34. Open Boys 100m Breaststroke
10. Open Boys 4 x 50m Medley Relay 35. 11&Under Girls 50m Freestyle
11. 11&Under Girls 50m Backstroke 36. 11&Under Boys 50m Freestyle
12. 11&Under Boys 50m Backstroke 37. 13&Under Girls 100m Freestyle
13. 13&Under Girls 100m Breaststroke 38. 13&Under Boys 100m Freestyle
14. 13&Under Boys 100m Breaststroke 39. 15&Under Girls 100m Breaststroke
15. 15&Under Girls 100m Backstroke 40. 15&Under Boys 100m Breaststroke
16. 15&Under Boys 100m Breaststroke 41. Open Girls 100m Freestyle
17. Open Girls 100m Butterfly 42. Open Boys 100m Freestyle
18. Open Boys 100m Butterfly 43. 11&Under Girls 4 x 50m Medley Relay
19. 11&Under Girls 50m Butterfly 44. 11&Under Boys 4 x 50m Medley Relay
20. 11&Under Boys 50m Butterfly 45. 13&Under Girls 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay
21. 13&Under Girls 100m Backstroke 46. 13&Under Boys 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay
22. 13&Under Boys 100m Backstroke 47. 15&Under Girls 4 x 50m Medley Relay
23. 15&Under Girls 100m Butterfly 48. 15&Under Boys 4 x 50m Medley Relay
24 15&Under Boys 100m Butterfly 49. Open Girls 6 x 50m Freestyle Relay
25. Open Girls 100m Backstroke 50. Open Boys 6 x 50m Freestyle Relay