North East Secondary Schools Team Championships 2023

  Durham   Leeds  
Venue:  Durham Freemans Quay           The Grammar school Leeds  
Date:  Thursday 12th October   Tuesday 3rd October  
Time: Warmup 12:00; Start 13:00; Finish 15:00   Arrival 11:15 - Sports hall will be available for teams to eat some lunch/snacks before the gala. Eating will not be permitted on poolside
Warmup 12:00, Start 13:00; Finish 15:00
[Depart site BEFORE 15:30]
Closing date: 6th October   30th September

For full Championship conditions and other information: see Secondary Team Championships page

National Finals: Sat 18th November 2023 at The Sandwell Aquatics Centre, Birmingham

Gala Information:

Please select this link (Click HERE) for the Durham Gala entry form

Please select this link (Click HERE) for the Leeds Gala entry form (contact

Contact The NE Divisional Representative (Paul Simpson) for details (email

North East Primary Schools Team Championships 2023 (Yorkshire)

  Yorkshire   Newcastle  
Venue:  Beverley Leisure Centre           Royal Grammar School, Newcastle, NE2 4DX  
Date:  Thursday 27th April 2023    Tuesday 25th April 2023  
Time: 12:00pm   1.30pm warm-up, 1.45pm start  
Closing date: Friday 10th March 2023   Friday 10th March 2023  
Contact Nick - Hymers College -   Claire Baker  
 The 3 fastest teams over the two events (Yorkshire & Newcastle) will progress to the finals in June

Some of you will already know that after 25 years as gala organiser the reigns for the Yorkshire event have been passed over to Nick - Hymers College -

And also going to be a divisional round in Newcastle run by Claire Baker - RGS Newcastle -

Please find attached the details for this years Yorkshire Area North East Division ESSA Primary School Relays. 

This year (for those who wish to give it a go) I trialing an adapted team sheet. It is an an excel file that has a DOB checker. If you wish to submit your teams using this file, please complete the cells shaded in magnolia and return to me via email. All remaining cells should remain locked hence uneditable. I have included an example tab on the file.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me.


Mr N Mills

Head of Swimming

Hymers College

North-East Division's Interdivisional Championships Team 2022-23

The Inter-Divisional Championships will be held 11th/12th March 2023 [CONFIRMED] and will be held at Alan Higgs Centre (50m), Coventry.
ESSA are looking to enter a team in the 2nd U15 International School Gymnasiade, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil 19-27 August 2023.
Selection for the ESSA team for the Gynasiade will be based around participation in the InterDivisional Championships. A formal selection policy will be issued in due course.

The Division team for this event will be selected based on national rankings.
As Rankings do not provide information on the location of the school swimmers attend, this report will exclude legitimate North-East Division swimmers whose Ranked Club is not affiliated to the Swim England's North-East Region.

If you fit into this category you are invited to submit your times to the NE Division Representative for consideration using this link by Friday 16th December (selection may start before this - so the earlier the better!):

If Your ranked club resides in the Swim England North-East Region but your school is outside of the ESSA NE-Division, please contact the relevant division's representative using the contact details on the main ESSA website.

National : Inter-Divisional Championships - see event page for further details