Thursday, 27 October 2016

Blog 3039: Chesterfield Christmas Cracker

Entries are now open for this meet, full details can be found by clicking here

The date is 17/18th December  at Matlock.
This is a first come first served gala and the closing date is 3rd November.
Thank you

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Blog 3038: Long Course Training

So far we have only 3 swimmers for tomorrow morning's Long Course session. With County Sprints coming up and entries in today, this is a great opportunity to get used to a long course pool. There are 21 spaces left and these will now go to first come first served.

Blog 3037: Belper Marlin Ghoul in the pool

The warm up times for this weekends gala will be
Morning session 8.30, afternoon is 1.15pm.
Please check the website for any updates to warm up times.

Blog 3036: Training Saturday 29th October Midland and County Squads

There will be NO training for the Midland and County squads this Saturday due to the Belper Marlin meet taking place.

Blog 3035: Derbyshire sprints

Today is the closing date for Derbyshire sprints please make sure you let me have your entries in the post box by tonight.
This is a great meet and if you've never swum in a 50m pool then this is an ideal first meet to attend.

Monday, 24 October 2016

Blog 3034: Annual General Meeting and Nominations to the Club Committee

The date for the club AGM is the 19th November 8am in the Café at West Park.

The agenda for this meeting and the minutes from last year can be found here, those who have not yet registered for access to the members only area will need to do so before you can access these.

It is at the AGM where the committee members are elected for the next year, the nomination for committee is now on the board at West Park.

The committee this year has grown in number and is delivering excellent work on behalf of the club, new kit, time trials, distance meets etc. We have room for many more members and previous experience is not a requirement. If you are interested find a friend to nominate you.

I look forward to seeing you all at the AGM on the 19th

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Friday, 21 October 2016

Blog 3032: Presentation Night tickets

Kate Tipping will be at West Park tonight 7.30-8.30 with tickets for presentation evening

Blog 3031: Time Trials Saturday 22nd October

Thank you to all who responded to the blog yesterday, fantastic.

We will have our training session at 7am in the West Park café, whilst the swimmers are doing their land based warm up.

We will be starting the trials at 8am prompt, so swimmers need to be changed and ready for then, but will not be allowed poolside before then.

Officials please be there for 7.45 for a poolside briefing

Blog 3031: Lincoln Vulcans 22nd October

The warm up times for tomorrows gala at Ponds Forge is as follows:
Session 1               8.30
Session 2             12.45
Session 3             16.45
Please check web site for any changes.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Blog 3030: Long Course Training

With Derbyshire Long Course Championships coming up, the club have secured 2 lanes at Loughborough University during half term on, Wednesday 29th October from 10am to 11am. This is an excellent opportunity for those swimmers who normally do not train long course to experience the pool size, it does feel different to short course. The cost of this session is £5 to cover the pool hire. There are 24 places available which will go to swimmers who are competing at Derbyshire LC Champs, and who do not normally train Long Course, if spaces are available after that then they will be open to other swimmers. To secure your place please email me.

Blog 3029: Named Hats

The named hat order has now arrived.

They will be available for collection from West Park after 8pm tonight (until Toby's finished getting changed!) or we will arrange to get them to some sessions next week.

The prices are:
1 hat       £10.15
2 hats     £19.10
3 hats     £26.85

If paying by cheque, please make it payable to Long Eaton Swimming Club.

Blog 3028: Time Trials Saturday the 22nd October

At present we do not have enough timekeepers to run this event.

I can run a training session Saturday morning at 7am whilst the swimmers are doing their land training, but I need volunteers.

If we do not have enough volunteers by Friday 21st October at 12pm we will be forced to cancel the trials, a normal training session will take place instead if this happens

Anyone interested please email

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Blog 3027:TimeTable Correction

Wednesday training is as follows for County and Midland

County Pit Turns West Park 7:30-8:30pm
Midland Pit Turns West Park 8:30-9:30pm

Sorry for the earlier error

Monday, 17 October 2016

Blog 3026: Club Kit from Swimzi

The order window closes today, your last chance to get the new Long Eaton Swimming Club kit before the new year

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Blog 3025: Lost

can all swimmers who swam at Trent Tuesday check to see if they have picked up an jammers these belong to Elliott Bestwick

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Blog 3024: Raffle Prizes and Donations for Hampers

Presentation evening is just around the corner.

The raffles and hampers are being planned.

Lists will shortly appear on the notice board at West Park for contents for the hamper, and raffle prizes are always gratefully received.

Both are fun ways to raise funds for the club

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Blog 3023: Arena round 2 squad list

Below is the initial squad list for round 2 of the Arena league. This will take place on  Saturday 12th November. Final teams and venues will be announced as soon as possible. Please confirm your availability for the gala as soon as possible, either through your squad rep, coach, emailing me or ticking off the list on the board.

Girls Boys
Isabel Wright Katie Cooke Sky Torrington Joesph Cooper
Freya Birkin Matilda Hase William Baxter Ewan Ascott
Phoebe Golton Scarlet Wood Frederick Buckingham Aaron Simpson
Hattie Cook Sophie Goodman Benjamin Mellor Patrick Hodgson
Jemma Dilley Su Alpan Rory Batchelor Oliver Osborne
Isabella Askham Summer Wood Bradley Evans George Buckingham
Harmony Torrington Hannah Dodic Luke Witten Joseph Searby
Imogen Mellor-Patching Hannah Searby Benjamin Tipping Oren Morter
Chloe Pearson Jasmine Bryan Finlay Moss Harrison Frearson
Naomi Dilley Anna Pancisi Corey Minott George Casartille
Mimi Quinton Lauren Searby Theo Hamilton Daniel Foss
Mollie Daniels Caitlin Hutcheson Thomas Strachen Benajmin Webster
Bethany Rae-Mclean Laura Ford Kevin Wallbank Joshua Davis
Aine O Regan Esther Halford Harry Charitos Thomas Baxter
Emily Osbourne Chelsea Eley Adam Freundlich Lewis Tipping
Hannah Cox Sophie Eley Steve Barrett Sam Pearson
Chloe Bates Chloe Blaydon Rhys Llewellyn Sam Parker
Helen Gorman Leanne Atkins
Matt Leech

Elizabeth Simpson
James Webster

Sam Frearson

Blog 3022: Arena League

2 Amazing performances from Long Eaton SC last weekend in the National Arena League. With the majority of the junior side being at the  bottom end of the age brackets it was always going to be a tough ask, but with swimmers missing as well it made the task harder. I was delighted with how the all the swimmers stepped up and this can only be seen as a massive improvement within the club. Spearheaded by our strong Open age group the A team finished 3rd in a close round, with the B team gaining more points than was predicted and fighting hard against other clubs A teams. The reports I have had back so far have been good in terms of team spirit, behavior and skills, doing the little details right adds up to big improvements. We now need to push on again for the second round and hopefully with swimmers now available and returning from injury we can up the level of our performance once more. Keep up the smart work, focus on skills, technique and attendance and we can keep pushing Long Eaton SC forward.

Monday, 10 October 2016

Blog 3021: Trent Closure

Trent College will be closing for essential maintenance from Monday 17th October through to Saturday 29th October. As the notice we have been given was so short the club have made the following arrangements to provide as much training with as little disruption as possible to the squad structure and swimmers training needs. We are going to use this time for a real focus on starts and turn skills for the younger squads.

Tuesday 18th October - West Park
National Squad 1 hour poolside 1 hour 6 lanes 6:30-8:30 pm
Midland Squad Start Practice Deep End Pit 7:30-8:30pm
County Squad 3 lanes 6:30-7:30pm
JD 2 Start Practice Deep End Pit 6:30-7:30pm
Masters 3 lanes 6:30-7:30pm

Wednesday 19th October West Park
National Squad 6 lanes 7:30-9:30 pm
Midland Squad Turns Practice Deep End Pit 7:30-8:30pm
County Squad Turns Practice Deep End Pit 6:30-7:30pm

Thursday and Friday are as per normal for non Trent College squads.

The following week will be the same with the addition of

Thursday 27th October West Park 7:30-8:30
JD2 3 lanes
Midland Squad 3 lanes
(scouts are not in as it is half term)

It is going to be crowded and noisy so please respect your team mates and enable the squads to change around with as little distruption as possible. National squad please have swim suits under T shirts and Shorts on Tuesday as we will be doing a dry land circuit in the hours dry land section, bring fluid and a towel.