Monday, 6 July 2015

Blog 2330: Loughborough

There will be NO training this Sunday at Loughborough due to the Taunton Deane gala taking place. No other swim session are affected.

Thank you


Sunday, 5 July 2015

Blog 2329: Club Champs

Entries for this gala have now closed. A draft programme will be available shortly; please make sure you check that your swimmers are on the programme and that all the races and times you have entered are correct.
There will be NO amendments on the days of the Club Champs.
Could the following parents contact me on the following email:

Freya Birkin
Alex Hall
Patrick Hodgson
Spencer Doherty

Thank you

Blog 2328: Found at City of Derby Meet

A Long Eaton child's hoodie, size large  has been left, if this belongs to you Kate Tipping has got it.
Thank you

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Blog 2327: Committee Members

The club has vacancies on the committee in a number of key roles: -

Club secretary
Swim 21 coordinator
Volunteers coordinator
Minutes secretary

As these are essential to ensuring the club continues to function so are being undertaken by other members of the committee in addition to the other duties being performed.

This is unfair and unsustainable

If you can help please contact

Blog 2326: ASA East Midlands Region Annual Council Meeting

As part of the Annual Council Meeting the EMASA will be running  CPDs and workshop for Swim Teachers and club volunteers.

In support of the volunteers within the county DASA have offered to pay for individuals to attend these sessions

The time table

Morning sessions 9.30am - 12.30pm

IoS Improving Butterfly
scUK Safeguarding and Protecting Children
Aquatic Helper course (under 26s)
A Guide to Para-Swimming Integrating Talent/Talent ID toolkit
Time to Listen (for club Welfare Officers)
Mentoring Officcials

Afternoon sessions 1.30pm - 4.30pm

IoS Improving Breaststroke
Learn to Swim Fundamentals
Annual Council Meeting (finishes at 3.30pm)

Apply online at

Friday, 3 July 2015

Blog 2325: City of Derby

The warm up times for tomorrow's gala at City of Derby is as follows:-

Afternoon Session 12pm for 1pm start
Evening Session 4.30pm for 5.30pm start

Please make sure you arrive at least 15 minutes for the start of blood flow.

Remember the weather is VERY hot so make sure that you have plenty of fluids throughout the duration of the gala.


Blog 2324: Time Trial Results

These can now be found here .

Why not use these times to get your entry in for the Club Championships?
Entries close tomorrow, Saturday.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Blog 2323: Club Champs

The closing date is fast approaching - 4th July. Please make sure that you fill the forms in correctly and with the ASA number. If you do not know this there is a link on the left hand side of the blog ASA biographical data.
Thank you


Thursday, 25 June 2015

Blog 2322: Miami 2016

There will be a meeting for all those that have their names down for the camp next year on Tuesday 30/6/2015 at West Park after Youth and Senior training. Those not in Youth and Senior may attend that session to make it easier.

All participants must help organize the camp and take part in any fund raising activities.

I have contact the pool and hotel, but other jobs that need doing include sorting Air Fares (Norwegian are still the cheapest), car hire. Each individual swimmer is responsible for their insurance (post office are good) ESTA's and Passport detail Collection, Measurements for team kit, medical forms, fund raising and the most important of all Team Managers. This camp will not go ahead without 2 Team Managers for the trip (if you want to split it so a week each that is fine). We must have one TM2 at all times. Deposits of £400 will need to be handed in as soon as possible as it is late and we need to get things booked ASAP to avoid price rise and exchange rate drops as the £ is fairly strong at the moment. The whole trip needs to be paid for prior to 10 weeks out.

Blog 2321: Time Trials 5pm Sunday at West Park

Time Trials are being held on Sunday during the Learn to Swim sessions at West Park. This is an opportunity for race practice and get times for the Club Championships if you are considering entering them.
All C Squad swimmers who are not at the Nottingham Northern Open Meet are welcome to attend. Please note this session will start at 5pm.
Small Pool sessions will be as normal.

Monday, 22 June 2015

Blog 2320: Reduced Summer Programme

The full details of the reduced Summer programme are now reached via the link down the left-hand Column.

Blog 2319: West Park Gallery Tuesday 23rd June

The viewing gallery at West Park will be closed tomorrow evening between 7 and 9pm

Blog 2318:BlueSeventy Offer

Blueseventy is offering an exclusive 25% off all products until the end of June to 
Long Eaton members. This can be used against any product, including raceand training suits, bags etc.
For younger swimmers thinking about trying competitive race suits for the first time, the neroFIT suit is 
good value and the small sizes are based on ages, making it easier to 
work out what size you need. This suit is fully bonded, like the top 
priced suits, but is significantly cheaper.
Visit and use the code ‘lesclimited25’ for 25% off until the end of June.

Blog 2317: Club Champs

The Club Championships will take place on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th July 2015. These are evening galas and the warm-up will start at 5pm each evening. They will be held at West Park Leisure Centre.

Please make sure the entry form is completed correctly, A draft programme will be available to view after the closing date which is shown on the entry form.

This is a great gala to attend and it is a Licenced Meet, which means your times will be on the  ASA data base so and try and enter as many races as you can. The combination of events which decide the overall Champions is shown in the attachments.

Please find the attached entry form here and details here and here .

Thank you


Blog 2316: Carnival Day

A big thank you to all those people who donated tombola prizes and made the cakes. The weather was not very kind to us,  but we still managed to have a good time.

Thank you to Alex, Chloe, Katie, Kim, Ang and Beth RaeMclean who helped all day on the stall,  we made £295.80p

Blog 2315: Nottingham Northern Gala

Dear Swimmers and Supporters

It is now just a week until the Nottingham Northern Junior Open 2015 takes place on Sunday 28th June at Beechdale - our last gala at this venue. The official programme has now been finalised and will be available to purchase at the event. Alternatively it can be downloaded from the swimming club website:

The same page contains other useful information, including an up to date entries list, and a draft timeline showing an estimated running order of events.

We have a catering van booked for the day, which will be providing hot and cold food and drinks from just outside the main entrance to the centre. An ice cream van is booked for the afternoon and Nottingham Northern swimmers and their families will be selling cakes during the day. A professional photographer will be in action during the day capturing images of swimmers competing and receiving trophies, with photos available to view, order and print on the day. There will also be a fully stocked swim shop present and a raffle with a host of exciting prizes.

Beechdale Swimming Centre has a large free car park located to the side and rear of the centre. If this fills up then there is free parking along Beechdale Road and the side roads leading off it, but please park with consideration for local residents. Please also be aware that roadwords are under way along Nottingham's Ring Road at Crown Island, to the south of Beechdale. This involves lane closures and could result in delays, so please allow a few extra minutes when planning your journey. Nottingham City Transport bus number 28 provides a regular service with a stop directly outside the swimming pool for those choosing to use public transport.

Please notify me before the start of each session if any swimmers have to pull out. This will help avoid having empty lanes during the races. Please advise any withdrawals by email to, by text message to 07999 765 775, or in person to the desk on the day of the Gala by 8:30am for Session 1 or by 1:45pm for Session 2. Please also advise if a swimmer who has qualified for a final needs to pull out, as this will enable a place in the final to be given to a reserve finalist.

Warm-up times have now been finalised as follows:

Morning Session Warm-up Times: Girls: 8:30am - Age 9-11 followed by age 12-14. Boys: 8:55am: Age 9-11 followed by age 12-14. Start: 9:30am

Afternoon Session Warm-up Times: Boys: 1:45pm - Age 9-11 followed by age 12-14. Girls: 2.05pm: Age 9-11 followed by age 12-14. Start: 2:30pm

For those who aren't familiar with Beechdale, once inside the main doors to the building, swimmers and coaches proceed straight on towards the pool, where a desk will be available handing out pre-booked coaches passes and dealing with any arranged refunds. Spectators should instead head up the stairs towards the gallery.

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Blog 2314: Unofficial Diddy report

As you all know the diddy league is Alex's baby and so I do not get involved and tread on his toes - apart from a little bit now, oh and last night even though "I wasn't there"!

After the Foo Fighters concert got cancelled and then my friends band had to withdraw from the Metal to the Masses semi final, I was left with a Saturday night free, a cherished and much loved event for a coach as it doesn't happen that often, so I decided to pop down to Queens leisure center and support the clubs Diddy team.

I'm glad I did as what I saw was terrific. I wont go on about results etc as that is for the official report, but race after race Long Eaton swimmers stuck out as the most skillful in the pool. I am a firm believer in skills and technique and putting this into young swimmer is vital. When swimmers master skills at an early age then when they grow up and become stronger and fitter those skills will help them win races. I am not worried if a swimmer does perfect skills but doesn't win at a young age, I would prefer the skills first then the victories later, after all the average Olympic medal winners age is 23 for females and 25 for males and I wouldn't be surprised to see those figures go up in years to come. That being said those swimmers that swam with high level skills were winning their races last night as well which is a tremendous achievement.

From what I saw last night the future of the club is bright, very bright with lots of skillful fast swimmers coming through the ranks. A big congratulations to Alex, Melissa and the junior squad coaching team for producing such a great pool of swimmers that are going to be amazing, and thank you to all the volunteers who help run these fun galas. The team spirit throughout the gala was amazing along with the nutrition, hydration and behavior of the swimmers, who left poolside spotless again.

Remember Behavior-Repetition-Habit, lets make those habits great!

Blog 2313: Time trial results

A tremendous effort this morning form all the swimmers who took part in the 800/1500 time trials. A lot of swimmers swimming this event for the first time realised that they can make this distance easily and a lot came out of the pool wishing they had pushed themselves that little bit more. It is a massive learning curve and knowing how to pace and swim with rhythm on these events is something that comes with time. So I suggest entering these events as much as possible. You can always come down in distance later in life but it is very hard to go up. A massive thank you to all the tickers and flickers that helped out, just ask Brian Goulton what life lesson he learnt this morning :).

Name Time
Joesph Searby 29:12.89
Ben Mellor 35:55.49
Rory Batchelor 33:33.10
Sky Torrington 28:30.21
James  Cox 25:09.73
Sam Hardy 23:20.41
Sam Pearson 17:26.50
Oliver Dodic 28:34.11
Bradley Evans 22:08.32
Bethany rae-Mclean 10:55.72
Chloe Pearson 11:17.19
Rachel Elder 17:22.33
Hannah Searby 14:16.83
Pheobe Goulton 13:47.95
Lauren Searby 13:24.46
Isabella Askham 12:35.37
Harmony Torrington 11:08.92

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Blog 2312: Time Trial this Saturday

Last reminder that we are doing the 800/1500m Time Trial this Saturday at West Park. No normal training this morning and if your name is not on the list by tomorrow night you will not be able to swim.

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Blog 2311: Cakes for the Carnival

To all of you that have offered to make or bring cakes can you either take them to Kim at Trent College who will be there from 6.45pm till 7.00pm on Friday night or West Park/Carnival stall on Saturday morning.

There will be no one at West Park on Friday night, to take the cakes.

Thank you to everyone who has given tombola prizes or is baking.