Friday, 19 December 2014

Blog 2164: Congratulations to our Young Officials

The club would like to extend congratulations to Christopher Stray and Bethanie Dennis, who have been selected to attend the Youth Sport Trust National Talent Camp being held at Loughborough University this weekend.

The camp was open to swimming officials aged 16-19 and will be attended by 200 coaches, 100 athletes and 50 officials from a variety of sports. The group will be supported and challenged through a variety of activities, designed to take them out of their comfort zone and encourage them to realise what it takes to achieve their sporting best.

The ASA only selected 10 officials nationally to take part in the camp so this is a great achievement for them both.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Blog 2163: Leicester League 2015

The Leicester League team is as follows.

LESC Leicester League Team
Loughborough Leisure Center (not Uni) LE11 3HE
George Buckingham Phoebe Golton
Harrison Frearson Emillie Wright
Luke Witten Hannah Dodic
James Paterson Emily Cragg
Joseph Searby Liberty Hazelton
Samuel Hardy Holly Pitt
Bradley Evans Laura Ford
Joseph Pipes Rachel Stones
Lewis Tipping Aine O'Regan
Joshua Davis Rebecca Beech
Daniel Foss Bethany Rae-McLean
Christian Dowell Caitlin Hutcheson
Peter Softley Lauren Searby
Oliver Tipping Anna Pancisi
Joshua Bestwick Imogen Marshall
Thomas Pipes Lauren Wilcox
Daniel Wilson Megan Kelly
Kye Hazelton Chloe Blaydon
Christopher Stray Bethanie Dennis
Mason Tipping Kay Goulden
Gregory Cox

Can swimmers please email me your availability ASAP as we are not at West Park so there will be no tick sheet.

Monday, 15 December 2014

Blog 2162: Loughborough Sunday

There will be NO training on Sunday 21st December at Loughborough pool.
Thank you


Blog 2161: Trent Training

Due to extra training sessions taking place at Trent it will be necessary to swop the boys and girls changing rooms. Boys will have the changing room at the far end of the pool and the girls at the main entrance.
These changes will take place on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays only.
Thank you


Sunday, 14 December 2014

Blog 2160: Thank You

Thank you to all the volunteers who were helping at Bramcote last night for the Arena League gala that we hosted. Another great Team effort resulting in a well run gala plus a pleasing result for the Long Eaton swimmers.

Angela & Debbie

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Blog 2159: Towels

Personalised towels have arrived and are ready for collection.

If you have not yet paid, at £15 per towel, please do so ASAP; payment is required before the towel is handed over.

I will be at Trent college Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 7 til 8

Alternative arrangements can be made via email

Friday, 12 December 2014

Blog 2158: Team Manager

Could anyone help team manage tomorrow at Stafford? If so please could you email me.
Thank you

Blog 2157: Derbyshire County Championships 2015

I am now accepting entry forms for this meet in February at Matlock pool,  the dates for this meet are over 2 weekends Saturday/Sunday 14th 15th February and 21st/22nd February . Full details can be found on the following site

The closing date is the 7th January 2015, please make sure that all forms are completed correctly and that times are signed by your coach if the times have not been achieved at a licenced meet. Please post your entry forms along with a cheque made payable to Long Eaton Swim Club.
West Park will still be open to post your entry forms in, please do not email your entries to me.
Thank you

Blog 2156: Long Eaton Open Meet

I will not be accepting any more entries for this meet which is almost full.  If you want to enter directly, full details can be found on the entry form and this must be sent directly to John Hidle and not in the post box at West Park. We can not guarantee that your entry will be accepted if the meet is full by the time your entry is received.
Thank you

Blog 2155: Learn to Swim

Tonight is the last swimming session for Learn to Swim members before Christmas.

There will be a 'Fun' session in the hall at West Park on Sunday 5.30 -6.30 pm where Katie will be organising some games. Do come along and join together for some' fun time' to end the season on.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Blog 2154: Bus to Stafford

The bus for Stafford is leaving West Park at 4:00pm on Saturday please let me know if you are not traveling by bus.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Blog 2153: Inspiration - worth a read

Inspiration comes in many forms, music, films, books, quotes or watching superstars and wanting to be them. It is a very personal thing and always works best when it is close to you as success becomes easier to obtain. After Esther Halford won performance of the year award she has wrote into to say thanks. Let this letter be another source of inspiration for you and further proof that Long Eaton S.C. are the best pathway club in the Midlands with more of our swimmers coming through our pathway and onto Derrventio Excell the top performing squad in the East Midlands.

Dear Long Eaton Swimming Club
This is a HUGE thank you for choosing me to receive the Award for Performance of the Year. My new Blue Seventy swimsuit has arrived today and I hope it will help me to swim even faster in the future.
When Long Eaton SC first began I was still in LTS and I remember my first Club Champs in 2008 where I finished 6th and got my first trophy. Since then I have carried on swimming and have steadily got faster. This year I won 1st place in my age group along with 8 huge trophies outright and another to share so it was brilliant.
There have been times when I've been close to giving up, when training has been difficult and when my school friends have moaned that I'm always swimming. I didn't start out as the fastest. It has taken lots of effort to get as good as I am today and I know I can still improve things, especially my turns and underwater work, along with my starts as I am often the last to dive in!
It's great to race in meets. They bring out the competitive side of me and it's really brilliant when I win. I was the most amazed at Midlands earlier this year when I won a gold medal in the 800FR. I didn't even realise that I'd qualified for Nationals and thought everyone was smiling at me because I'd ripped my costume or something. It was a brilliant time and then I won a bronze in the 400FR to make it even better.
I have made so many friends through swimming and it was hard to leave those at Long Eaton and move to DX full time last May but it is the next step and things are going well at the moment. I'll always have a special place for Long Eaton SC though and will represent them whenever I swim in Derbyshire or in the Arena League if I'm selected.
My success is linked to the effort I put in and I would like to encourage all the younger swimmers to keep trying - even when things are tough. Like I said, I wasn't the fastest when I was little but with training I have got better. My coaches have helped me by pushing me to my goals even when it's been hard and I haven't been keen. With their help I have had my best year yet.
So please thank everyone, all my coaches and teachers, the Committee, and Helen Gorman for arranging my prize and to all my swimming friends who have inspired me every day.


Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Blog 2152: B Team Confirmed

The following swimmers have confirmed for the B team. Bramcote leisure Center 6pm Warm Up

Adam Brookes-Elbaz Aine O'Regan
Callum Henley Anna Pancisi
Danny Anderson Chloe Blaydon
Elliot Bestwick Hannah Cox
Elliott Box Hannah Dodic
George Buckingham Hannah Dowell
Jack Shaw Hannah Searby
James Paterson Imogen Marshall
Joshua Beech Lauren Searby
Joshua Bestwick Lauren Wilcox
Joshua Davis Megan Duncan
Kye Hazelton Megan Kelly
Oliver Tipping Phoebe Golton
Peter Softley Rebecca Beech
Rory Batchelor Sian James
Ryan Cendrowski Zoe Tomlinson
Thomas Baxter

Blog 2151: A team Confirmed

The following swimmers have confirmed for the A team. Details of the bus to follow. Stafford Leisure Center 6pm warm up

Adam Freundlich Bethany Rae-McLean
Benjamin Tipping Chloe Bates
Bradley Evans Eden Michell
Daniel Foss Esther Halford
Daniel Wilson Harmony Torrington
Harry Charitos Helen Gorman
Kevin Wallbank Imogen Mellor
Lewis Tipping Isabella Askham
Luke Witten Joesphine Parker
Matthew Cross Kathleen Humphrey
Mischa Menzies Katie Sanderson
Oliver Dodic Katie Sloan
Randa Putra Lana Dilks
Rhys Llewellyn Martina Drasnarova
Samuel Frearson Mollie Daniels
Samuel Hardy Tyler Ann Black
Sky Torrington
Thomas Strachan

Monday, 8 December 2014

Blog 2150: Gala catch up

Amazing success for Long Eaton swimming club over the past 2 weekends. At the Chesterfield gala the club set a record of 109 personal best times in one weekend with Joshua Bestwick getting 10 PB's out of 10 swims. At Midland Championships Long Eaton were represent well once again with swimmers in 3 finals from the home programme and several more from Derventio Excell. Adam Freundlich's gold in the 50 Breast ment we finished above City of Coventry in the medal table for the 5th Midland Championship in a row which is an amazing achievement for a "small town club". At Derbyshire Championships Long Eaton swimmers recorded several gold medals and lots more personal bests with Kye Hazelton bravely completing the 200 fly by himself. Throughout all 3 of these galas Long Eaton swimmers stood out in their professionalism and behavior at all times. The swimmers were a credit to the club. On a side note it was nice to see the parents sitting together supporting each others children at Chesterfield and I firmly believe this show of unity spurs the swimmers on. The next step is to get the parents wearing Orange and Proud T shirts :)

Blog 2149:Queens during West Park Closure

Whilst the the training schedule for the West Park closure has been produced here are a couple of updates regarding Queens on a Sunday due to LTS shutting for the Christmas period on Friday and the pool not being open at the time we requested.

C squad will train this Sunday between 6-7 pm
C squad will train 3-4pm on Sunday January 4th 2015
LTS will train 4-5pm on Sunday January 4th 2015
A/B squad will train 5-6pm on Sunday January 4th 2015

The rest is as stated in the programme.

Blog 2148: Learn To Swim Christmas Training

The last session before Christmas for Learn to Swim is Friday 12th December, we will then start back on Sunday the 4th January 2015.

The Sunday sessions will be at Queen Street in Derby 6pm to 7pm for anyone swimming in the lanes and 6pm to 6:30pm for anyone swimming widths. Friday sessions will take place at Trent College - 7pm to 8pm for the lanes and 7:30pm to 8pm for the widths.

All lessons for little pool swimmers will take place on a Sunday (around 6pm) at Cloudside Junior School, Sandiacre.
If you want to attend these sessions you must contact Ian direct at  .

The lessons at Cloudside are available from Sunday the 14th December however there will not be any lessons on the 28th December.

Friday, 5 December 2014

Blog 2147: Thank you and welcome

Following on from the AGM I am delighted to announce that Sarah Tew will be taking on the role of Welfare Officer for the club.

Sarah is taking on this role following Sue Parker's decision to step down.

On behalf of the club I would like to thank Sue for all of her hard work and input into the committee as Welfare Officer.

Blog 2146: Training during West Park closed down

Please click here to see the training arrangements for the West Park close down.

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Blog 2145: Long Eaton Open Meet

Please could I have ALL entries to me by Wednesday 10th December.
Thank you