The National Arena Swimming League
ESS in the Arena League
Two teams compete for Enfield Swim Squad in the National Arena Swimming League, one in the Premier Division and one in Division 2 of the league. The age groups of eligible swimmers are U12, U14, U16 and Open (age at 31st December). There are three rounds of galas for each division, which take place between October and December each year.
The ESS coaches will select the fastest teams for these galas. Some swimmers will compete in the A-Team and others in the B-Team, some in both individual events and relays and some in relays only. Please remember that every swimmer is equally important to the success of the team. Double age groups mean that swimmers who may not be selected in one year of competition, may be asked to be part of the team the following year (e.g. a 12 year-old can no longer compete in the U12 category, but may not be selected to swim in the U14 category, as there may be faster 13 year-old swimmers).
Selected swimmers will be notified by the Coaching Team. It is vital that you let the Coaching Team know by return email whether you are able to take part in the gala you have been selected for as soon as possible.
Since 2013, all three rounds of the league have been ASA licensed galas and times swum will be submitted to British Swimming Rankings. The former Division 1 has been renamed 'Premier Division', while Division 2 has become 'Division 1' and Division 3 is now 'Division 2'.
More detailed information about the National Arena Swimming League is available on the league's website.
2018 Arena League Gala Dates
The 2018 dates for the three rounds of Arena League galas for both teams will be:
- Saturday, 13th October 2018
- Saturday, 10th November 2018
- Saturday, 8th December 2018
Round 2 Information - Division Two
The second round of the league takes place on Saturday, 10th November, at Braintree Swimming & Fitness, 6pm warmup, 6.30pm start. The venue address is Charter Way, Essex, Braintree CM77 8YJ.
Teams competing in this round include Borough of Broxbourne B, Potters Bar B, Stevenage, Linslade Crusaders, Braintree & Bocking, Hitchin and Enfield Swim Squad B.
Selected swimmers will be notified by the coaching team. Please help us by promptly responding to your invitation email. Swimmers will travel to the venue by team coach. Your invitation email contains all further details.
Round 2 Information - Premier Division
The second round of the league takes place on Saturday, 10th November, at Luton Sports Village, 6.00pm warmup, 6.30pm start. The venue address is: Butterfield Green Road, Off Hitchin Road, Luton, LU2 8DD.
Teams competing in this round include Enfield Swim Squad A, Colchester, Teddington, teamipswich, Basildon & Phoenix, Ealing, Bishops Stortford and Shiverers.
Selected swimmers will be notified by the coaching team. Please help by promptly responding to your invitation email. Swimmers will travel to the venue by team coach. Your invitation email contains all further details.
2019 Arena League Gala Dates
The 2019 dates for the three rounds of Arena League galas for both teams will be:
- Saturday, 12th October 2019
- Saturday, 9th November 2019
- Saturday, 14th December 2019