The Crusader League consists of teams in and around the potteries area, with teams partaking from as far a field as Buxton in the east to Newport in the west, With galas held in the first few months of each year,
- The age groups are
- 10 and under
- 12 and under
- 14 and under
- The ages for these leagues are as at a fixed date determined by the last day of the competition each year.
- A swimmer must have reached 9 years of age on or before the last day of the competition, usually towards the end of June.
- As the League consist of a series of galas, members of each division host their own gala against other members of that division, with a system promotion and relegation between the divisions accordingly.
- Since 2019 league galas have been able to be licensed with times achieved in individual events being submitted to the Swim England Rankings database