Monday, 23 March 2015

Blog 2243: Sunday 29th March

There will be No training this Sunday at Loughborough. All other sessions are still on at West park and Queens Street.
Remember clocks go forward this Saturday night.

Blog 2242: Nuneaton

The start time for this gala is 8.00 am warm up on Saturday and Sunday. Afternoon sessions have not been issued, so please check the website.

Blog 2241: Away meet

As most of you are aware I have changed our end of season final open meet to an away meet. If we do not get enough entries to make this away meet run we will not be doing a different open meet in its place. It is important for swimmers and parents to understand that the selection of galas is the head coaches responsibility and only galas approved by the head coach will be attended by Long Eaton swimmers. Swimmers who attend galas without the coaches prior approval that are not on the gala programme are in breach of club rules. There are many reasons why I have changed our final meet to an away meet here are a few.

The standard of swimmer we as a club are producing now is going to need away meets as part of their performance pathway development, so when they make major teams they will have experience of going away to a meet without parental support.

Those thinking of going on camp who haven't been before, an away meet provides an ideal opportunity to test the water.

A successful homeland away meet will lead to going abroad for a meet, which will provide further experience swimmers need.

This meet is not normally over subscribed therefore we are more likely to get in on mass and we can ask for special privileges as we are traveling and staying away.

This meet has finals and the very exciting Skins event again providing more experience for our swimmers with the possibility of having a second swim.

It gives the swimmers a chance to compete in a focused team environment which has a massive effect on performance.

It gets the swimmers away from the monotony of competing in the same pools against the same swimmers every meet.

The hotel is right next door to the pool and the meal package they have given us is great value for money.

So we are looking for 20 swimmers to go to this meet and we need to get it booked ASAP so please let me know that you are interested before the month end. If we do not get enough interest it simply makes my job easier as I will only have to get swimmers ready for either club champs or Nationals and gives me an extra weekend to celebrate my birthday. So as you can see this is for your swimmers benefit not mine.

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Blog 2240: Eckington Open Meet

I have extended the deadline for entries for this gala until Wednesday 25th March. 
This is a great gala to do and to gain experience. 
Thank you

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Blog 2239: Midland Championship 2015

I am now accepting entries for the Midland Championships which take place Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd May. Details can be found at the following
These need to be there by Monday 13th April 2015.

If you are wanting to enter the Midland Distance Championships I need your entries by the 3rd April.

Thank you

Blog 2238: Team Managers Course

We are looking for volunteers  who would like to Team manager. You will go on a team managers course which is normally 2 -3 hours, on completion of this course you are then able to go poolside to help the swimmers prepare for their races, etc.
This is a free course and we are looking to arrange a course in the near future, if you are wanting to part of  the club and help then please speak to your squad rep or myself.

Thank you


Blog 2237: Easter Training Sessions

There will be No swim training sessions at West Park, Trent, Queens Street or Loughborough on the following dates, this is due to the Easter break, Friday 3rd April, Saturday 4th, Sunday 5th and Monday 6th April.
Thank you

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Blog 2236: ASA Adult Registration

We are currently preparing the annual membership return for the ASA.

Any adult members who are not the designated member for a swimmer need to make a payment of £15 if they wish to retain their membership of the club and the ASA.

This can be paid by cheque to the club post box at West Park or direct to the club bank account (the details are as per your standing order payments). Please let me know if you are paying direct.

Payment needs to be received by Friday 27th March to enable us to meet the cut-off date and avoid suspension.

If you are not sure if this applies to you please contact me on


Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Blog 2235: Away Gala

The club are looking at an away gala at the Taunton Deane Open Meet on July 11th/12th.

An away meet is where the team travel together with only coach and team managers; no parents travel to the gala.

The team will travel by mini bus on the Friday and stay at a hotel together; costings will be around £209 per swimmer including food. Event entries will be additional. Returning Sunday evening.

Even though this is a Level 3 meet, entries will be accepted first from those swimmers who qualify for Level 1/2 meets as this will be their focus meet for the season end or the last chance for race practice prior to National Championships.

Level 3 swimmers should be aiming for City of Derby B grade and all swimmers should be entering a full programme of events at the Club Championships.

A maximum of 20 swimmers will be going to Taunton Deane and the Head Coach will have the final selection if more than 20 apply, with things like behaviour, needs of the swimmer and a reward for supportive parents; after all we are looking after your kids for a whole weekend.

If you are interested please email Spen by the 31st of March.

No extensions or exceptions will be made to this deadline

Blog 2234: Easter Raffle

A reminder that Long Eaton Swimming Club will be holding an Easter Raffle, we are therefore looking for donations of chocolate, Easter eggs or other Easter type prizes.

Please give any donations to your squad reps

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Blog 2233: DX Open Meet April

The list of rejections and accepted list is now available to view on the Derventio web site.

Thank you


Friday, 13 March 2015

Blog 2232: Travelling to Leicester League 14th March 2015

For all of you who may be considering driving to Market Harborough tomorrow please note that the A14/M1 Catthorpe interchange will be closed from 21:00 13/03/2015 until 10:00 on 15/03/2015.

Blog 2231: Leicester League Market Harborough

I have been asked if anyone could help out at Market Harborough tomorrow evening as an announcer. If you are able to help please email
Thank you

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Blog 2230: Mayor of Erewash Visit

I am delighted to say that the Mayor of Erewash will be visiting the Long Eaton Swimming Club to see and hear about the hard work and successes of the swimmers within our club.

The visit is scheduled for the Friday 13th March 2015 at 7.30pm.

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Blog 2229: Leicester League Round 3

LESC Leicester League Team
March 14/03/15
Bus Leaves West Park at 4pm        Cost:  £5.00
Venue: Market Harborough
Time: 6pm warm up
11 and Under
Male Yes No Female Yes No
George Buckingham     Phoebe Golton    
Harrison Frearson     Emillie Wright    
Luke Witten     Hannah Dodic    
Benjamin  Tipping     Kathleen Humphreys    
Joseph Searby     Hannah Searby    
13 and Under
Male Yes No Female Yes No
Samuel Hardy     Holly Pitt    
Bradley Evans     Laura Ford    
Joseph Pipes     Isabella  Askham    
Joshua  Davis     Lana  Dilks    
Lewis Tipping     Aine O'Regan    
        Rebecca Beech    
15 and Under
Male Yes No Female Yes No
Daniel Foss     Bethany Rae-McLean    
Christian Dowell   Caitlin Hutcheson    
Samuel Frearson   Lauren Searby    
Oliver Tipping   Anna Pancisi    
Joshua Bestwick   Katie Sloan    
Peter  Softley     Mollie Daniels    
Male Yes No Female Yes No
Daniel Wilson     Hannah  Dowell    
Kye Hazelton   Lauren Wilcox    
Christopher Stray   Megan Kelly    
Mason Tipping   Chloe Blaydon    
        Bethanie Dennis    

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Blog 2228: Don't miss out

Last few days to get you Blue Seventy Nero TX in orange with 60% off.

These are likely to be unavailable from next week.

See Blog 2224 for details

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Blog 2227: Easter Raffle

Long Eaton Swimming Club will be holding an Easter Raffle, we are therefore looking for donations of chocolate, Easter eggs or other Easter type prizes.

Please give any donations to your squad reps

Monday, 2 March 2015

Blog 2226: Loughborough training Sunday 8th March

Loughborough training this week will be 12 til 2pm

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Blog 2225: Nottingham Northern Gala

Please could all swimmers get their entries to me no later than Monday 2nd March.
Thank you

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Blog 2224: Blue Seventy Nero TX Suits

Two fantastic opportunities to get your hands on a new Blue Seventy Nero TX Suit: -

1. Purchase a raffle ticket, cost £5. These are still available from your squad reps. Draw date to be announced soon.

2. Purchase an orange Nero TX at a massive 60% discount from using the discount code LESC60TX.