Thursday, 31 July 2014

Blog 2027: Erewash Triathlon

Thank you if you have already offered to help on the day but we are still looking for more volunteers.  Please help if you can.
see Blog 2021

Monday, 28 July 2014

Blog 2026: Long Distance Meet 2nd November

Entries are now being accepted for our Long Distance Meet which takes place at Queens Street Derby. This is NOT our Club Champs meet.

It is a first come first served basis, so please make sure I get your entries as soon as possible to avoid disappointment by not getting into this gala.

Full details can be found on
Cheques made payable to LESC.

Blog 2025: DX Level 2 Meet

This gala takes place 4th and 5th October at Matlock Pool.  The closing date for this gala is the 10th September but I need all entries to be with me by Friday 5th September.  All times will be taken from the ASA data base.

Cheques made payable to LESC.

Blog 2024 Leicester Penguins Level 3 Gala

This gala will take place on the 4th and 5th October, full details can be found on the following site

The closing date for this gala is September the 1st but I need all entries to me by Thursday 28th August.  Cheques made payable to LESC.

All times are taken of the ASA data base.

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Blog 2023: Derby City Super Sprint & Sprint Triathlon 2014 and the Junior Taster Triathlon

There will be a Sprint and Super Sprint event so whether you are new to the sport or an experienced triathlete you will find a race for you. 

Junior Taster Triathlon.
100m swim - 2K bike - 1K run. The event is aimed at novice juniors that would like to try the great sport of triathlon. All you need is a bike (any will do), a helmet, trainers, swim kit and be able to swim 100m.  If you are aged 8 to 15 and thinking of doing a triathlon, Tri it now! I have attached some publicity information on the Taster Triathlon.

Derby City Super Sprint & Sprint Triathlon

The swim – 200 or 400mYou will begin the event with the swim, 8 or 16 lengths of the-25m indoor heated swimming pool (any stroke is fine) and then you make your way to the transition area and prepare for the bike ride.

The Bike – 10k or 20k 
You will cycle through the heart of Derby, completing either one or two laps of the relatively flat out and back course.

The Run – 2.5k or 5k
Once you have completed the bike you will start your run, all off road over nearby fields, most of which will be visible for the spectators from the stand, before you enter the stadium to complete your final lap of the track before making your big finish in front of the stand.

To enter online visit or contact Pete on 01332 605 601/07753 142233 or email

Friday, 25 July 2014

Blog 2022: Club Championships Age Group Points

After last weekend, but before the long distance events later in the year, the BAGCAT points scores can be found here

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Blog 2021: Erewash Triathlon - HELP needed

Once again we will be giving our support to the Erewash Traithlon on Sunday August 10th at West Park. We have always managed to provide volunteers to help on the day with the swimming discipline by providing the Starters and lane stewards. This is an early start 7.15am (but you will get a bacon cob and drinks).
Lane Stewards can give assistance to the swimmers by counting their laps for them and with words of encouragment (for many it will be their first Triathlon). The swimming is usually completed by 11.30am, just in time to see most of the competitors crossing the finishing line.
12 volunteers would be good - so check your diary and come to West Park and help promote Long Eaton Swimming Club.
Please contact Sue & Keith ASAP click here

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Blog 2020: Miami update

we are looking at the possibility of moving the camp a week later so people have an easier time getting off school. We will only do this if the price isnt affected too much. So the dates will either be January 26th till 6th February or 2nd February till 13th February. Deposits of £200 need to be posted in the box by 31st August 2014. Hopefully with more campers and a bit more fund raising we can keep the price well below the estimated £1000.

Blog 2019: Kevs England debut

Long Eaton Swimmer makes his England debut later this week with the England team in Portugal. We as a club, are very proud of Kev who started in our Learn To Swim programme then followed the performance pathway through the club and into Derventio and now England. Good luck Kevin from all at LESC.

Monday, 21 July 2014

Blog 2018: Championship Results - Saturday and Sunday

Another 19 new Championship Best Times set on Sunday, to add to the 24 on Saturday.
Saturday's results can be found here
and Sunday's here

Blog 2017: Lost Property

There were several items left on poolside and in the changing rooms last night after the Club Championships including a Club jacket. These were left at the reception desk at West Park.

Blog 2016: Summer Break reminder

There are no Land Taining sessions during the summer break but swimmers are expected to turn up for pre pool and do their post pool work.

The Tri squad will be training the first 3 weeks but morning sessions only.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Blog 2015: Thank you

The end of the competitive calander was marked by a successful club championships.

The success of which is much to do with the time and efforts given by the host of volunteers working a range of duties before and during the weekend.

Many thanks to all involved and for those first time volunteers we hope to see you back poolside again throughout next season. For those sitting poolside willing to get involved we encourage you, if you have any questions please speak to your squad rep or email a member if the committee.

Finally a special note of thanks to Hatty for stepping in to the life guard chair on Saturday, at very short notice without this the gala would not have been able to run to conclusion yesterday.

Have a great summer to all.

Blog 2014: Championship Results - Saturday, 19th July

These can be found here
If you are not intending to swim on Sunday night, please e-mail John Hidle ASAP

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Blog 2013: Withdrawals

Please could you let me know if by 4pm by email if you are unable to compete in any races.
If you have any other changes please notify us by 5pm at the gala.
Warm up will commence at 5.15pm and start at 5.45pm.
The estimated finish time will be 8.30pm.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Blog 2012: Club Champs

The start time for warm up for  this weekends club champs is 5.00pm on Saturday and Sunday.   The pool is open to the public until this time.

Thank you to all the volunteers that have offered to help, we will be briefing you on poolside.

Thank you


Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Blog 2011: Northampton Open

A fantastic weekend of swimming at Corby in the Northampton Open meet saw PBs falling left right and centre. Long Eaton with only 17 swimmers at the meet came 5th club with 12 golds 8 silvers and 9 bronze medals along with a host of top six finishes (see our twitter feed for tweets on the medalist @LESCnews) for full results click on this link   What was very pleasing other than the skill levels was the behaviour and professionalism of our swimmers, setting an example for any club around.The junior and age group swimmers learnt a lot of valuable lessons throughout the meet putting them in good stead for the future. #orangeandproud

Blog 2010: West Park Viewing Area Closure

Please be advised that the upstairs viewing area at West Park will be closed from 7pm until 9pm on Thursday 17th July. This is due to a meeting taking place and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Blog 2009:

Unfortunately last night at West Park we had a swimmers mobile phone stolen from their bag in the changing rooms.  Please do not leave any valuable items in your bags.
Thank you,

Blog 2008: Found

A Long Eaton Poolside shirt was found at Northampton on Sunday, if this belongs to you please let me know.
Thank you