Junior League 2017
The Durham and District Junior League (Diddy League for short) is usually the first type of gala where swimmers will compete against other clubs.
Swimmers will be selected by the coaching staff based on their performance in time trials, galas and in training.The selected team will be published on the notice board before the event. Parents must indicate their child’s availability to swim by placing a tick or cross next to the child’s name.
The competition itself involves a mixture of individual and team events, where swimmers earn points that contribute to an overall team score.The Junior League is separated into 3 divisions 1st, 2nd and 3rd and is aimed at children between 9 and 12 year old, with swimmers competing against other individuals of their own age. It is a half day event and for each swim competition points are awarded 6 points for 1st, 5 points for 2nd and so on. Aquaforce is competing in division 2.
Teams enter from all over the North East. Each club competes with other clubs in the same division, over three heats with the top six teams in the division making the finals in June. This year we will be up against some formidable competition so it is very important that the swimmers attend as many training sessions as the can. Look out for forthcoming time trials which will take place to help us select our strongest teams available. Swimmers are limited to the number of events they can compete in, and all swimmers who are to compete in the finals MUST have competed in one of the three qualifying rounds
Details of the galas are set out below
Junior League Dates for 2017
12th March 2017 at Billingham Forum TS23 2LJ
2nd April 2017 at Louisa Centre, Stanley DH9 0TE
7th May 2017 at Dunston Leisure Centre, Gateshead NE11 9RE
The Final will be held on Sunday 11th June, 2017 at Tynemouth pool NE29 9PX details to follow.
All swimmers are requested to wear Aqua Force Gala shirts and Hoodies our black and red swim jammers for boys, costume for girls along with our badge of honour the Academy swimming hats.
Any enquires see either Carol or any of the Aqua Force team.