Friday, 22 September 2017

Blog 3334: Club Champs 400 results

These can now be found on the website or through this link

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Blog 3333: Changes to training Sunday 24th September

Due to the Falcon ASC Open Meet taking place there will be no training for County Squad on Sunday 24th September.

All other sessions will continue as normal.

Blog 3332: Falcon Open Meet Important Information

Anyone attending the Falcon Open meet this weekend, please read the following information received from Falcon ASC:

Hello All
Thank you for entering our annual Open Sprint Meet this coming Sunday.

We are going to split the warm up sessions as follows:
8:25am-8.40am -Girls aged 9 to 11 years inclusive
8:40am-8:55am – Girls aged 12 years & over
8:55 – 9:10am – Boys aged 9 to 11 years inclusive
9:10 – 9:25am Boys aged 12 years & over

PM Session
1:25pm -1:40 pm -Boys aged 9 to 11 years inclusive
1.40pm – 1.55pm – Boys aged 12 years & over
1:55pm – 2:10pm – Girls aged 9 to 11 years inclusive
2:10pm – 2:25pm – Girls aged 12 years & over

Please note the start of the afternoon warm up may change and will be confirmed by the announcer following completion of the morning session.
A reminder that all swimmers need to bring suitable clothing and footwear to wear from the Marshall's station in the main hall to the poolside. The Leisure Centre will be open to the public on the day for other events/activities and they are quite strict about the attire of swimmers walking around the public areas. We also have to walk past the main door which will be a little chilly. So pool tops, shorts, flip flops and a spare towel for taking onto poolside for drying after each swim would be appreciated. There will be tubs provided at the start for swimmers to place their belongings into.
The dryside changing rooms in the main hall will be open to both us and the general public but the wetside changing rooms will be open to our swimmers only. Can we ask that only swimmers enter the wetside changing rooms please. If an adult needs to enter then please ask someone from Falcon to arrange a DBS approved escort for you.
There will be a limited number of chairs in the main hall so if you want to be sure of not sitting on the floor, then please bring along a camping chair or something similar. Team Managers may find it helpful to bring some sort of clothes airer for hanging towels on between races.
Team Managers are reminded that unless you have purchased a coaches pass, you will be charged the spectators entrance fee and that only those wearing coaches passes, will be allowed directly onto poolside and be provided with start lists/running sheets. I'm afraid we won't be selling coaches passes on the door unless they have been booked in advance.
No land based group warm up is allowed on poolside. Whilst I appreciate you will want your swimmers to warm up and enter the pool directly, there really isn't enough space for everyone, so any group warm up outside of the pool will need to take place in the main hall.
Parking is limited at the Leisure Centre and the car park is owned by Ashfield District Council so it is almost certain there will be traffic wardens present at some point during the day. Please do not park outside of or on the white lines, in a disabled bay unless you have the correct badge, in front of any fire exits, on the grass verges, in the bus spaces (unless you have a bus!) or in any other prohibited place. Parking is also available at the tram station car park opposite Tesco which is a short walk away from the Leisure Centre.
There will not be a catering van attending this year. Tea, coffee, soft drinks, water and a selection of cakes & children's sweets will be on sale in the main hall. Also a raffle & Tombola.
Sporty Swim & Swimzi will be selling swimwear etc. All  will be stationed in the main hall with the swimmers. 
Note that in the interests of child protection, no photography or video will be allowed.
This year, as last year, there will be Top Boy, Top Girl & Top Visiting Club trophies with 2 runners up in the Top Boy & Top Girls categories. In the event of a tie, then the individual trophies will be awarded according to the largest winning distance in the 100IM. Top Club according to the number of first places awarded and so on.
If you have any questions please let me know by email. I will be checking my emails up to around 6pm on Saturday night ( at a gala after 6pm) after that could you text on my mobile  07964729687  please. 
Any withdrawals would be appreciated early by text if at all possible but there will be withdrawal forms on the paying desk up to the start of each warm up session.
Finally a huge thank you for supporting us once again and to wish all the swimmers the very best of luck. We hope you all have a fantastic day.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Blog 3331: Gala advice

With the first outing of the season, here is some basic advice for swimmers competing this season.

Swimmers will need at least 2 towels for the day.

Lots of fluid preferably water or squash, not lucazade or other energy drinks.

Avoid sugary snacks,pastry and chocolate. Nuts, seeds or fruit the preferred option. In terms of meals the easier to digest on the day the more use you will get from the food. Get up early to make sure you have a good breakfast to get energy stores up for the day. Wholewheat Pasta, Jacket Potato (sweet potato is even better), Rice, Quinoa, Veg and Oats are the best Carbs to have on the day, these will keep energy levels stable throughout the day. Chicken or Tuna are probably the best meats on the day.

A spare Hat and Goggles in a bag that they can take behind the block with them in case their race ones break is advisable.

Team Managers take care of the swimmers throughout the day and swimmers should report to them if they need to know when they are swimming or if they are allowed to go to the toilet etc. Swimmers should not go to parents except at lunch or the end of the day.

All cameras including mobile phones are not allowed poolside.

Overall enjoy racing, don't worry about outcomes, think about how to get better and execute the process, this way outcomes take care of themselves. Support your team mates that, includes parents supporting all Long Eaton Swimmers.

 Remember from the moment you get up to the moment you get home up are representing Long Eaton Swimming Club so do so with pride and professionalism, keep your area clean and tidy act like a champion and you will become one.

Blog 3330: House Cup

The house Cup started from the first session of the new time table. Swimmers should print off their attendance sheets and take them to every session, this way the coach in charge of the session can sign them off. At the end of each week hand the attendance sheet to the main squad coach.

For Galas Print off the process sheet and fill in processes for the events the swimmer is competing in. The processes should be things like " I am only going to breath 8 times on 50 free" " I will do 4 fly kicks of each wall on 100 fly" " I will touch with both hands on Breaststroke" etc. Swimmers take this sheet to the coaches at the start of each race and whilst the swimmer is racing the coach will fill in or tick the processes off and give the swimmer a score for each race, swimmers report to the coach afte3r racing and take the sheet away. After the gala get the sheet back and then hand it to the main squad coach who will transfer the scores to the over all house cup sheet.

Whilst it seems like a lot of work it really isnt and will get easier each time as processes are normally repeated or adjusted i.e. 8 breaths on 50 fr moved to 6 breaths and eventually to no breaths .

In terms of times these are all recorded on the British Swimming site for licensed galas (none licensed galas are not recorded so are only used for novice swimmers to gain experience) the link for this is below.

Blog 3329: Presentation Evening

Tickets will be on sale for our Christmas/Presentation evening from Monday 25th September. These can be purchased from Debbie Blaydon or your squad rep.
Tickets are priced at £5.00 for adults and £3.00 under 16.

The venue is at The Soldiers and Sailors , Long Eaton, Nottingham, Saturday 18th November for a 7pm start.
All swimmers who took part in the club champs will receive their medals and trophies, this will be followed by a buffet and a disco.

Everyone is welcome to join in the fun, even if you didn't swim at the Club Champs.

Tickets must be purchased before the evening and the last day for ticket sales will be Thursday 2nd November.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Blog 3328: Weights

A reminder to all National squad swimmers lifting tonight you must bring your own programme with you with your maxes on it in either electronic or printed form. No form No lift. Those without current maxes bring it on electronic (on your phone or tablet) format and we will sort out your maxes tonight so you can fill the form in and know what you are meant to be lifting. Input your maxes here the 100's are and the form calculates it all for you.

Blog 3357; Mini Grand Prix Round 1 - Saturday 23rd September

Please note the following information for the first round of the mini grand prix this Saturday.

The venue is Eckington Leisure Centre, Gosber Street, Eckington, Sheffield S21 4DA .

Warm Up Times :

Warm Up 5.30pm (mixed warm up)
Gala Starts 6.15pm
Approximate finish time 7.30pm

Accepted entries are below:

Mini Grand Prix Accepted entries

DX have advised that there is a large number of swimmers who have no official entry times so the finish time may be subject to change.

In addition they are looking for any offers of help - if you are willing to help please e mail:                                                           

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Blog 3356: DX Open Meet Accepted Entries

Please find below the link to the accepted entries for the DX Open Meet.

DX Open Meet - Accepted Entries

Blog 3355: Accepted Entries Lincoln Vulcans Open Meet

Please find below the link to the accepted/rejected entries for the Lincoln Vulcans Meet.

Please note warm up times are as follows:

Session 1 - Warm Up 8.30am Start 9.30am
Session 2 - Warm Up 12.45pm Start 1.40pm
Session 3 - Warm Up 4.45pm Start 5.40pm

Lincoln Vulcans Accepted/Rejected Swims

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Blog 3354: Arena B Team

The B team is at Daventry in the first round. A bus will be available for transport with a small fee to cover the cost. Please either tick the sheet at west Park when its up or email your availability please.

Girls Open Boys Open
Mollie Daniels Steve barrett
Beth Rae Mclean Sam Parker
Eden Michell Oliver Tipping
Leanne Atkins Theo Hamilton

James Webster

Girls 15 and Under Boys 15 and Under
Immogen Mellor Patching Lewis Tipping
Summer Wood George Casartelli
Olivia Stevenson Rory Batchelor
Holly Cooke Alexander Harrand

Girls 13 and Under Boys 13 and Under
Tamzin Meese Benjamin Mellor
Jasmine Bryan William Baxter
Hannah Dodic Joseph Searby
Kathryn Humphries George Amor-Hughes
Katie Cooke
Abbie Hall

Girls 11 and Under Boys 11 and Under
Su Alpan William Mellor
Sophie Cooper Joseph Cooper
Abbie Tunnicliffe Mackenzie Willey
Alice Leek Matthew Douglas
Phoebe Warwick Ethan Douglas

Blog 3353: Arena A Team

The A team is at Worcester (new Pool) in the first round. A bus will be available for transport with a small fee to cover the cost. Please either tick the sheet at west Park when its up or email your availability please.

A Team
Girls Open Boys Open
Summer Kennedy Kevin Wallbank
Emily Osbourne Ryan reader
Esther Halford Harry Charitos
Hannah Cox Matt Cross
Jess Cross Rhys Llyweln
Chloe Bates

Girls 15 and Under Boys 15 and Under
Naomi Dilley Daniel McFerran
Lana Dilks Thomas Strachen
Aine Oregan Bradley evans

Mathew Fearn

Girls 13 and Under Boys 13 and Under
Phoebe Golton Sky Torrington
Harmony Torrington Luke Witten
Hannah Searby Finlay Moss
Freya Birkin Benjamin Tipping
Hattie Cook

Girls 11 and Under Boys 11 and Under
Maia Hunter James Bartram
Matilda Hase Oliver Osborne
Isabel Wright Arron Simpson
Maisie Fullerton Lukas Barto-Smith
Plaifa Punthakeirtpaisarn Thomas Dalton

Blog 3352: Congratulations

The club are very proud to wish congratulations to Harmony Torrington and Bradley Evans on their placement onto the England Talent Pathway and wish them luck at their phase one weekends.

The club would also like to congratulate Ryan Reader and Summer Kennedy on their appointment as Derventio Excell captains for this season.

We are proud of all of our swimmers achievements and if you have anything you'd like us to be aware of please drop us a line.

Monday, 11 September 2017

Blog 3351: Ten Year Anniversary

Yes, it is 10 years since Long Eaton Swimming Club was formed and the former Long Eaton Swimming Clubs of Treonte and Trident ceased to exist. To celebrate this anniversary a ‘get together’ of all former members of the two clubs has been arranged at the Soldiers and Sailors Club in Sawley on Saturday September 16th, 7pm onwards, to recall memories from those days, renew friendships, reminisce and share memorabilia – bring any photos and items from those days!
Everybody welcome to join us for a drink or two, a good old natter and see how Long Eaton Swimming Club came to be formed! 

President LESC

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Blog 3350: Falcon Open Meet - Accepted Entries

I have today received an e mail confirmation that all LESC swimmers have been accepted as entered to the Falcon Open Meet on Sunday 24th September.

Withdrawals: It is important that you inform the organisers if you wish to withdraw by 7pm on Saturday 23rd September. E Mail to or phone/text to 07964 729687. Please quote your name, club and the event(s) that you wish to withdraw from.

If you wish to withdraw on the day of the Open Meet you must inform the withjdrawals desk as soon as you arrive before the start of the warm up. The desk will be situated near the main hall at the Leisure Centre.
Warm Up times are as follows:

Morning Warm Up - Girls 8.25 am, Boys 08.55 am Start 9.30am
Afternoon Warm Up - Boys 13.25pm, Girls 13.55pm Start 14.20pm

Please continue to check the Falcon ASC website for any changes.

Friday, 8 September 2017

Blog 3349 - Changes to training Saturday 9th September

Due to the LESC Club Championships 400m events taking place tomorrow evening please note the following changes to training tomorrow:

All pool training is cancelled for all squads, however land training is on as normal for National and Midlands Squad.

Blog 3348: Midland Championships Winter Meet

Please find below the link to the qualifying times and schedule for the Midlands Championships Winter Meet. Please note the following from the Meet Organisers:

Please be aware that this year all Region events are being swum long course to lead into the Swim England Winter Meet which is long course, leading to the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast Australia in 2018. The pool we have available does not have a swim down facility so there is a need to incorporate swim down breaks in the schedule. For this reason it has been necessary to tighten qualifying times.

The entry forms are not available as yet so I will add these to the blog as soon as I can.

Qualifying times

Meet Schedule

Blog 3347: Derbyshire ASA County LC Sprint Meet

I am now accepting entries for the Derbyshire ASA Long Course Sprint Meet.

This will be held at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre on Sunday 3rd December.

Age is as at 31st December and this meet is aimed at ALL squads.

Please note there are qualifying times applicable to all 100m races and 200IM, however there are only Upper Limit (No Faster than) Times for all 50m events.

The link to the entry pack is below:

Derbyshire LC Sprint Meet Info Pack

Entries are £6.00 per event, plus the additional £1 per swimmer for the coaches passes.Please make cheques payable to LESC or alternatively you can transfer the entry fees directly to the open Meet Bank Account (Please e mail for details).

The closing date for entries is Saturday 21st October in the box at West Park.

Blog 3346: Club Championships 400's Saturday 9th September

Just a reminder that the Club Championships 400m events are taking place tomorrow, Saturday 9th September at West Park Leisure Centre.

Warm Up is 6pm so please ensure you are there in good time.

A link to the programme is below (the 400's are at the very end):

Club Champs Programme

Good luck!

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Blog 3345: Junior Development 1 Coach

I am pleased to announce that Steve Tremain will be taking up the position of Junior Development 1 squad coach.

Steve has been sharing responsibility for this squad with Lucy over the past few months.

Steve is a very experience coach and has been with the club since the Trident and Treonte days.