Monday, 22 May 2017

Blog 3271: Lost at Trent College

William Mussons flip flops have been lost from Trent college JD1 sessions.

Please could you check your swimmers belongings to see if they have been picked up inadvertently.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Blog 3270: Changes to training Bank Holiday Weekend

Please note there will be no training for all squads on Monday 29th May as the pools will be closed. In addition Land Training for National Squad on Saturday 27th will be at the earlier time of 7am - 8am due to the Youth and Senior Midland Championships. Midland squad are to train alongside nationals at Loughborough on Sunday, County squad will be at Queens as usual.

All other training sessions will go ahead as normal.

Blog 3269: Warm Up and Withdrawal Information Youth and Senior Midland Championships

Please find below the warm up times for the Youth and Senior Midlands at Ponds Forge:

Session 1 - Warm Up 8.00am Start 9.00am
Session 2 - Warm Up 11.30am Start 12.30pm
Session 3 - Warm Up 3.15pm Start 4.00pm

Session 4 - Warm Up 8.00am Start 9.00am
Session 5 - Warm Up 12.00pm Start 1.00pm
Session 6 - Warm Up 3.45pm Start 4.30pm

Session 7 - Warm Up 8.00am Start 9.00am
Session 8 - Warm Up 12.30pm Start 1.30pm

Any withdrawals from the heats must be notified prior to the start of the session warm up. Withdrawals can be notified through the online form (link below), in person to the recorders or by text to 07923 430711.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Blog 3268: Diddy league Saturday 20th May

Details below for the second round of the diddy league competition

Saturday 20th May
Hucknall leisure centre, NG15 7TX
Warm up 6pm


Thomas dalton, Mathew Douglas, Spencer Doherty,  Aaron Simpson, James bartram, Oliver Osborne,  Ewan ascott, Sky Torrington, Benjamin Mellor, William Baxter, Luke Witten


Matilda hase, Mia wilson, Evie Rogers, Jemma Dilley, Isabel Wright, Su Alpan, Hattie cook, Plaifa Punthakeirtpaisarn, Scarlett Wood, Freya Birkin, Hannah Dodic, Phoebe Golton

Blog 3267: Competitive Start Award

We will be running the sessions for swimmers in JD1 and JD2 to obtain this award, with the first one being Sunday 21st May at 6pm at West Park Leisure Centre.
Further sessions will be arranged as required.
Upon completion of the qualification you will be able to purchase a badge and certificate for your swimmer (cost £2.50).
More details on the award can be found here.
Any queries should be addressed to your squad coach in the first place.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Blog 3266: Midland Masters

An amazing weekend at Midlands for our Masters saw the following results. As you will see a lot of Medals and Records including 2  more British Records for Helen Gorman. This goes alongside some life time best and seasons best performances. Well done to all Masters that competed.

Individual events

Liz 100 Free
Mary 50 Free
Mary 100 Free
Helen G 100 Breast
Helen G 200 Breast *British record
Helen G 200 Free
Helen G 200 IM *British record

Mike 100 Free
Mike 50 Free
Leanne 200 Free
Liz 200 IM

Leanne 100 Free
Liz 50 Fly


160+ 4x50 Mixed Freestyle (Mike, Matt, Liz, Helen G)
160+ 4x50 Mixed Medley (Maggi, Adam, Mike, Helen G)  *East Midlands Record
160+ 4x50 Women’s Freestyle (Leanne, Maggi, Helen A, Liz)

160+ 4x50 Women’s Medley (Maggi, Helen G, Liz, Leanne) *East Midlands Record

Blog 3265: Call for Officials

This year Derbyshire are hosting the East Midlands Masters Inter-county event at Alfreton on Sunday 2nd July. Warm up is 1.30pm for 2.00pm start - it takes around 2 hours 15 minutes for 60 events, all individuals are 50m plus assorted relays.

As the host county, Derbyshire need to provide 2 Referees and 2 judges, and one each of starter, chief time-keeper plus timekeeper(s) for our lane. This is also an excellent training/post-qualification opportunity as it covers all strokes plus relays.

If you are able to help please contact the Derbyshire Masters Rep, Clive Smith, by 31st May.

Friday, 12 May 2017

Blog 3264: Open Water Swimming

Chloe Blaydon has made a great start to her Open Water season by competing in the warm waters around the island of Tabarca, off mainland Spain. It was scheduled as a 5K event but was actually measured at 6.8k and she completed the course in 1hour 44 minutes and 3 seconds.

Chloe finished second in the elite category which qualifies her for the World Championships in October, and 20th overall out of 183 swimmers.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Blog 3263: Training Test

Thank you to all those that turned up and Saturday morning to the meeting and have since emailed me. Below is a list of swimmers who volunteered for this test and the groups that you have been placed in. Remember the control group does their normal training. Once all the resources etc are in place will finalise the tests groups training schedule and publish the times etc. Unfortunately we have not had enough volunteers in the 12 year old age group so we will be running the tests on the 9,10 & 11 year olds only.

Test Group Control Group
Sophie Cooper Anabel Tipping
Charlie Cutts Elliot Wood
Phoebe Warwick Freya Cooke
William Mellor Ethan Douglas
Massie Fullerton Sue Alpan
Sophie Goodman Fin Rodgers
James Bartram
Ewan Ascott

Blog 3262: Long Eaton Carnival 17th June

Its that time of year again Carnival Day Saturday June 17th on West Park. Fingers crossed the weather is kind this year!!!

 Do you have any items that we can use for a tombola stall we can accept any items other than glass bottles. Please can you let your squad reps have any goodies that you may have by Monday 12th June. Please could you let your squad reps have any items

Bakers we need your help too if you can bring your labelled containers/cakes along on the Friday evening 16th June  at Trent /West Park or on the Saturday morning as we are setting up our stall.

This is a great fun raising event so come and join us .We always need helpers on the stall or hand out any leaflets promoting the club, if you are able to help if only for an hour please can you wear your club shirts etc.
Thank you

Blog 3261: Weekend Training

Due to the Nova Meet and Midland Masters there will be no training for National squad this weekend.

Therefore on Sunday Midland and County squads training will move to the 4-6pm at Loughborough for this week


Holly Cooke has lost her Swimzi Onesie at some time over the last 3 weeks. Could you all check to see if anyone has picked this up from either a recent gala or from the changing rooms during training.

It is an age 13 Onesie and has the name Holly Cooke written on the inside label in Sharpie pen. It may also have a portable phone charger in one of the pockets.

Obviously the Onesies are quite expensive so we would be grateful if you would do a double check of all of your swimmers bags. If anyone has found this please could they let me know at or let Michelle Cooke know directly.

Thank you.

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Blog 3259: Club Championship Entries

The entry details for our Club Championships are now available on the LESC website.

The main competition will be held on the 22nd and 23rd July, with the 400 events taking place at a later date. The entry fee is £2.50 per race and the closing date is Sunday 9th July. I will not be processing any entry forms received after this date.

Thank you.

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Blog 3258: Test Meeting

This Saturdays meeting to discuss the training method test is for the parents, swimmers are welcome to attend if they wish.

Blog 3256 - Last chance for entries for Youth and Senior Midlands and Chesterfield Summer Splash

Please note I will be emptying the post box at West Park at 7pm on Friday 5th May so please can you ensure all entries are in the box before that time.

Thank you

Blog 3255: Accepted Entries Nova Centurion Open Meet

Please find below the link to the accepted entries for this Open Meet. The only rejections are in the 800/1500 free as these are limited to the fastest 16 swimmers as per the meet conditions.

In addition there is also the link for any withdrawals.

Warm Up Times are as follows:

Session 1 - Warm Up 8.00am Start 9.00am
Session 2- Warm Up 1.00pm Start 2.00pm
Session 3 - Warm Up 5.30pm Start 6.00pm
Session 4 - Warm Up 8.00 am Start 9.00am
Session 5 - Warm Up 1.00pm Start 2.00pm

Please note the following information from Nova Centurion:


Sunday, 30 April 2017

Blog 3254: No land training for JD2

Due to unforeseen circumstances there will be no land training for Junior Development 2 today Sunday the 30th April.

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Blog 3253: Sunday Queen Street 30th April

Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances there is no land training at Queen Street for County and Midland squads. The pool session will still take place as usual from 4 till 5 pm. Please ensure parents are available to pick up their child at the earlier finish time.

Friday, 28 April 2017

Blog 3252: East Midlands Age Group Championships Information

Please find attached the competitior information for the Regional Age Group Championships including the meet timeline.

Please note warm up times are as follows:

Saturday 29th April -

Session 1 8.00 am warm up 9.00 am start
Session 2 12.30pm warm up 1.30pm start
Session 3 4.00pm warm up 4.30pm start

Sunday 30th April

Session 4 8.00am warm up 9.00 am start
Session 5 12.30pm warm up 1.30pm start
Session 6 4.00pm warm up 4.30pm start

Any withdrawals should be emailed to

The address for Corby Swimming Pool is Corby Internation Swimming Pool, Parkland Gateway, George St, Corby NN17 1QB

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Blog 3251: British Champs

I apologise for not posting about our swimmers at British Champs and their amazing performances earlier. Unfortunately I have been too tied up with club stuff to give the report the full attention it deserves. I will do a full report upon my return after the weekend. Needless to say our swimmers from the home programme, Loughborugh and Derventio did the club proud.