Thursday, 25 August 2016

Blog 2948: Named LESC Silicone Hats

We still need a few more to make up the minimum order.

Prices have been confirmed as:
1 hat - £10.15
2 hats - £9.55 each
3 hats - £8.95 each
4 or more hats - £8.35 each

If anyone wishes to place an order or increase their existing order please email by Friday 2nd September.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Blog 2947: Renewal Collections

Letters for those who were in Youth and Senior, B and C Squads as well as Tri Squad can collect their letters from West Park on Wednesday evening between 7.30pm and 8pm from Joanne Hazelton.

Learn to Swim and A squad will be available from Kate Tipping at West Park on Friday evening from 8pm til 9.30pm.

All letters will be available from Kate Tipping on Saturday morning at West Park from 7am until 9am

Blog 2946: Training Arrangements for Bank Holiday Weekend

There are no lessons for Learn to Swim over Bank Holiday weekend.

There is no training on Bank Holiday Monday for any squad.

C squad do not have training on Sunday either

All other sessions remain as described in the reduced programme

Blog 2945: Updated code of conducts

The codes of conduct within the renewal letters are for your records, signed copies are not required to be returned.

Monday, 22 August 2016

Blog 2944: More Renewals News

Renewal letters will be available at West Park this evening between 7 and 7.30pm and Tuesday evening between 6.30 and 7.30

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Blog 2943: Renewal Letters

It has come to my attention that there is an omission on the renewal letters.

Learn to swim is divided into two sections Blues and Whites, fees for blues are as listed on the letters, fees for whites are £2 per month more.

Sincere apologies for any confusion 

Blog 2942: Renewal Letters

It is that time of year when we issue renewals, which are available from today for collection/receipt.

A member of the committee will be visiting training today Sunday the 21st: -
Queen's Street between 4.30pm and 5pm
West Park between 5.30 and 6pm

Further visits will be announced soon

The covering letter contains important information about membership and ASA fees

You will also notice that the competitive element of the club has been restructured, the new training timetable is available on the website here

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Blog 2941: Summer clear out

During our club championship galas we held what proved to be a very successful second hand swim suit sale.

We would like to repeat this in the future, if you have any good quality swim suits or jammers which no longer fit the swimmer these can be passed on to :-
  •  Your squad rep
  • Nichola Rae-McLean
  • Joanne Hazelton
  • Annette Foss

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Blog 2940: Nationals Round Up

Now the dust has settled and what has been an amazing season for LESC I can finally round up the results from Nationals and British Champs

Esther Halford DX/LE British Championships 800m Fr 4th, English Nationals 200m Fr 6th
Chloe Bates DX/LE British Championships 400IM 21st, English Nationals 200m Br 5th, 200IM 9th
Harry Haritos DX/LE British Championships 50m BK 20th
Hannah Cox Loughborough/LE British Championships 50Br 9th, English Nationals 100br 13th
Thomas TJ Howdle Nova/LE British Championships 200 fly 16th, English Nationals 50m fly 10th
Helen Gorman LE English Nationals 100m Br 8th, 200br 8th
Adam Freundlich LE English Nationals 100m Br 6th, 50br 2nd
Sophie Eley DX/LE English Nationals 200m Br 13th, 400IM 14th
Emily Osbourne DX/LE English Nationals 200IM 5th, 100m Bk 5th, 200bk 1st

Theo Hamilton Welsh Nationals, 200m Bk 11th, 400fr 13th, 50m Bk 9th, 100m Bk 13th

We at LESC are very proud of you all and wish to congratulate you all on your amazing achievements this season

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Blog 2939: Erewash Triathlon

I am still looking for volunteers to support the Erewash Triathlon on the 21st August at West Park.

No qualifications required.

This is a very important opportunity to support local events within the community and promote the club.

Please email

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Blog 2938: This weeks Mornings

Due to low turnouts for the morning sessions during the reduced programme we are cancelling tomorrow and Friday morning.

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Blog 2937: Falcons Entries

Entries for the Falcon's gala need to be in the box at West Park tomorrow Friday the 5th August by no later than 5.30pm

Sunday, 31 July 2016

Blog 2936: Long Distance Meet

Please make sure you get your entries in as soon as possible. This is a first come first served meet and is filling up fast. The post box at West Park is now up and running.
Thank you

Saturday, 30 July 2016

Blog 2935: Falcon Gala

The post box is now available to use again. Could all swimmers who would like to enter this gala get the entries to me by Thursday 4th August. Please make sure you fill the entry form in correctly along with cheques made payable to LESC.
Please do not email any entries. This a first come first served gala.
Thank you

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Blog 2934: lost

Could swimmers who swam at club champs on Sunday check to see if they have picked up a purple swim hat and speedo goggles. These belong to Phoebe Fullerton.
Thank you

Blog 2933: British Champs so far

Several Long Eaton based swimmers have competed at British Champs so far.

Chloe Bates just off her PB on 400IM in 5:05.68 came 21st in the 17/18 age group even though shes currently 16

Harry Charitos just back from competing at Greek Nationals came 20th in the 50 back in 28.16

Hannah Cox reached the final of the 50br finishing 9th in 33.91

TJ Howdle finished 16th in the 200 fly despite being in A & E 24 hours prior to racing (more DOMS apparently!! - squad joke sorry TJ couldn't resist)

Esther Halford smashed her best 800m time to finish 4th in the 16 year old age group in 9.09.55

Great swimming guys keep it up

Monday, 25 July 2016

Blog 2932: Club Champs Round Up

A massive thank you to all who were involved in our 2016 Club Championship, our organisers, officials, time keepers, volunteers, coaching staff, parents and especially our swimmers.

A great weekend of racing which saw: -
  1. swimmers competing for the first time,
  2. individuals gaining invaluable race experience
  3. 26 championship best times
  4. people enjoying their swimming
Results are now available on the website

I would also like to offer sincere thanks to the staff of West Park for their flexibility and support which allowed us to complete our programme of events.

Blog 2931: Early season racing

We have a couple of opportunities to race early season.

Matlock for current lower end YNS/A/B squad members who make the cut off times Level 3. This gala is nearly full and therefore we need entries in by the end of this week. You can bring them to me on poolside at any of the Y N S sessions that are still on

Falcoln Sprint meet Level 3 Novice, this is for B/C squad swimmers, again entries need to be in ASAP preferably within the next 2 weeks.

Derventio Excel Level 2 meet, This is for swimmers who make the cut of times from either YNS or A squad.

As with all start of season galas enter as much as you can to get a lot of race experience.

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Blog 2930: Club Champs Sunday Session

Warm up tonight will be from approximately 5.15 and we will be starting at 5.45pm with the remaining heats of the girls 200 back stroke.

We will be clearing the viewing gallery prior to admitting for the session without exception

When waiting to go poolside please can swimmers ensure they allow space for the public to move about the changing rooms before our session starts.

We need to finish at 8.45pm this evening, please make sure that you clear any rubbish and have your belongings together to allow us to vacate the building promptly.

Let's have another great session of races tonight

Blog 2929: Lost at Club Champs Saturday session

George Casartelli has lost his LESC poolside T-shirt, it has his name sewn into the label at the back.

Please can you check if you have inadvertently picked this up