Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Blog 2933: British Champs so far

Several Long Eaton based swimmers have competed at British Champs so far.

Chloe Bates just off her PB on 400IM in 5:05.68 came 21st in the 17/18 age group even though shes currently 16

Harry Charitos just back from competing at Greek Nationals came 20th in the 50 back in 28.16

Hannah Cox reached the final of the 50br finishing 9th in 33.91

TJ Howdle finished 16th in the 200 fly despite being in A & E 24 hours prior to racing (more DOMS apparently!! - squad joke sorry TJ couldn't resist)

Esther Halford smashed her best 800m time to finish 4th in the 16 year old age group in 9.09.55

Great swimming guys keep it up

Monday, 25 July 2016

Blog 2932: Club Champs Round Up

A massive thank you to all who were involved in our 2016 Club Championship, our organisers, officials, time keepers, volunteers, coaching staff, parents and especially our swimmers.

A great weekend of racing which saw: -
  1. swimmers competing for the first time,
  2. individuals gaining invaluable race experience
  3. 26 championship best times
  4. people enjoying their swimming
Results are now available on the website

I would also like to offer sincere thanks to the staff of West Park for their flexibility and support which allowed us to complete our programme of events.

Blog 2931: Early season racing

We have a couple of opportunities to race early season.

Matlock for current lower end YNS/A/B squad members who make the cut off times Level 3. This gala is nearly full and therefore we need entries in by the end of this week. You can bring them to me on poolside at any of the Y N S sessions that are still on

Falcoln Sprint meet Level 3 Novice, this is for B/C squad swimmers, again entries need to be in ASAP preferably within the next 2 weeks.

Derventio Excel Level 2 meet, This is for swimmers who make the cut of times from either YNS or A squad.

As with all start of season galas enter as much as you can to get a lot of race experience.

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Blog 2930: Club Champs Sunday Session

Warm up tonight will be from approximately 5.15 and we will be starting at 5.45pm with the remaining heats of the girls 200 back stroke.

We will be clearing the viewing gallery prior to admitting for the session without exception

When waiting to go poolside please can swimmers ensure they allow space for the public to move about the changing rooms before our session starts.

We need to finish at 8.45pm this evening, please make sure that you clear any rubbish and have your belongings together to allow us to vacate the building promptly.

Let's have another great session of races tonight

Blog 2929: Lost at Club Champs Saturday session

George Casartelli has lost his LESC poolside T-shirt, it has his name sewn into the label at the back.

Please can you check if you have inadvertently picked this up

Friday, 22 July 2016

Blog 2928: Club Champs

A reminder that the warm up for both sessions will be 5.15pm tomorrow, swimmers be there 15 minutes before warm up.

Please could swimmers bring the following poolside-
  1. Plenty of drinks
  2. Towel
  3. T Shirt
  4. No sweets or chocolate
We have an array of very nice raffle prizes and Long Eaton Swimming Club temporary tattoos will be available for purchase.
A small charge will be made for spectator entrance.

Blog 2927: Erewash Triathlon

This year Long Eaton Swimming Club have been requested to support in the running of the Erewash Triathlon on the 21st August.

This is a great event which we have supported as a club previously with a number of our members competing in it as well.

I am looking for volunteers to undertake length counting, hand out the swimming caps, hand out the timing tags, as well as people who maybe happy to marshal within the transition area and running element of the triathlon. No qualifications or training required instruction will be provided on the day.

The organisers will provide the club space within the registration hall to promote LESC so outgoing and engaging individuals are required to hand out leaflets and highlight what the club can offer to those wishing to develop their swimming.

Please contact Leeanne or Duane

Blog 2926: Sponsored Swim

The Rotary club will be holding a sponsored swim at West Park on the 30th July between 5 and 6pm.

The Rotary club do excellent work within the Long Eaton and Sawley community and have provided support to Long Eaton Swimming Club and our members.

Sponsorship forms can be found here

Blog 2925: Helpers for Club Champs

There is still an opportunity for those who want to help on the day.

For those who have already signed up to help, thank you. If you could be at West Park for 4.45pm please so duties can be handed out and a short briefing

Monday, 18 July 2016

Blog 2924: Club Champs Draft Programme

The draft programme is now on the website or can be found here, please check this carefully and notify Debbie or Duane of any discrepancies.

Friday, 15 July 2016

Blog 2923: Club Post Box

The club post box at West Park is not currently locked.

We hope to get it fixed this weekend but in the meantime please do not leave any items of value in there.

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Blog 2922: Lost at Trent

Could swimmers who swam at Trent last night in the B squad check to see if they have picked up a yellow/orange snorkel, if so this belongs to Abbie Hall.

Thank you


Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Blog 2921: Long Eaton Swimming Club 2016 Distance Meet

Details of our 2016 distance meet are now published on our website here

This meet was oversubscribed last year so make sure you get your entries in early to avoid disappointment

Blog 2920: Time Keeper Training

We are holding a time keeper training session tomorrow (Thursday 14th July) in the West Park viewing gallery at 7.30pm

If you are interested in becoming a time keeper please just come along.

Helping out on poolside really is the best seat in the house

blog 2919: Queens Street

Please be aware this Sunday 17th July at Queens Street there are road closures due to the Jenson Button Triathlon, the roads will be closed until 5pm. Parking Diversions should be in place, so please make sure that you leave earlier to arrive at training on time.

Thank you

Blog 2918: Loughbrorough Sessions

There will be NO Loughborough Training this week due to the High Wycombe Gala taking place.
Please note that due to refurbishment to the pool at Loughborough there will be no training until mid October.
Thank you


Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Blog 2917: Regional AGM and Free or Subsidised Courses

The East Midland Regional AGM is on Sunday, 11th September at SportPark, Loughborough, the national headquarters of the ASA.

Details of the meeting are here together with details of courses also being held on the day.

As well as some of the courses being free of charge, Derbyshire ASA are providing subsidies for the chargeble courses and help with travel to the AGM.
DASA will pay for up to two people per club to attend Workshops 5, 6, 9 and 10, as well as Workshops 4 and 8 without attendance limit.
DASA will also pay mileage expenses for one car per club for attendance at the Annual Council Meeting.

The Newsletter about the Regional meeting also mentions the Annual Awards for Volunteers.
Further details of these can be found here together with the Nomination Form, and you are urged to put people forward for these Awards. Nominees will also be automatically considered for the Derbyshire Awards.

Monday, 11 July 2016

Blog 2916: Friday Land YNS

NO land training this Friday for Youth and Senior due to High Wycombe

Blog:2915 Club Champs

Entries are now closed.


Thursday, 7 July 2016

Blog 2914: Club Championships

Entries for Club Champs 2016 close this Sunday 10th July.

Make sure you get your entries in on time.

Club Champs is a great time to get involved in helping club activities run. If you are interested in help please email