Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Blog 2992: Camp 2017

The Camp for 2017 will take place during the Easter holiday for 7-10 days depending on flights etc. There are a few venues we are looking at around the Mediterranean for now before finalising it, but the cost looks to be in the region of £900-£1200 with the venues including food and soft drinks at meal times. Please email me if you are interested in going on this camp. The camp is available to any club member over the age of 12 and who trains mornings and evenings. As you will be doing 2 pool and 1 land session a day it is important that you are used to at least 2 training sessions a day prior to going on camp.

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Blog 2991: Long Distance Meet

The draft programme for the distance meet is now available on the website

Monday, 26 September 2016

Blog 2990: Cheques/Entry Forms

I have cheques for swimmers who had entered Belper Marlin Ghoul in the pool, I will destroy them along with the entry form. If you do want your cheque back please email me.
If you are entering other galas could you please issue me with new cheques.
Thank you

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Blog 2989: Chesterfield Gala

Please find details here for this gala on 26th November.
Entries need to be with me by Monday 3rd October.
Thank you

Blog 2988: Sheffield Snow Frills

This gala will take place at Ponds Forge 26th and 27th November. Entries need to be with me by 30th September. Full details can be found at

Friday, 23 September 2016

Blog 2987: Arena League

Here is the initial squad for Arena league. Teams will be announced following the DX meet. Being on the initial squad does not guarantee a place in either team and some swimmers who either sign for the club prior to the 1st of October or whos performance pushes them onto the squad may be included in the final teams.

  11 and under 13 and Under 15 and under open
Boys Sky Torrington Bradley Evans Theo Hamilton Sam Pearson
  William Baxter Finlay Moss Thomas Srachen Sam Parker
  Frederick Buckingham Luke Witten Corey Minott Steve Barrett
  Benjamin Mellor Benjamin Tippins Joshua Davis James Webster
  Rory Batchelor Joesph Searby Daniel Foss Rhys Llewellyn
  Patrick Hodgson George Buckingham Benajmin Webster Sam Frearson
  Aaron Simpson Geroge Casartelli James Cox Kevin Wallbank
  Oliver Osbourne Harrison Frearson Thomas Baxter Harry Charitos
  Tjey Sharma Ryan Ashton Lewis Tipping Adam Freundlich
  Lukas Barto-Smith Reeshav Mukherjee   Thomas Howdell
        Micheal Dakin
Girls Freya Birkin Isabella Askham Mollie Daniels Emily Osbourne
  Phoebe Golton Harmony Torrington Naomi Dilley Helen Gorman
  Hattie Cook Imogen Mellor Patching Mimi Quinton Hannah Cox
  Phoebe Fullerton Harriet Bebbington Aine O Regan Chloe Bates
  Isabel Wright Chloe Pearson Lana Dilks Esther Halford
  Jemma Dilley Summer Wood Anna Pancisi Leanne Atkins
  Katie Cooke Hannah Dodic Lauren Searby Sophie Eley
  Matilda Hase Hannah Searby Caitlin Hutcheson Chelsea Eley
  Scarlet Wood Jasmine Bryan Laura Ford Chloe Blaydon
  Sophie Goodman Kathleen Humphrey   Liz Simpson
  Maisie Fullerton Zoe Tomlinson   Lauren Wilcox
  Su Alpan Racheal Elder   Megan Kelly
  Freya Humphrey      

Blog 2986: Stroke Clinics

What a great start to the stroke clinics at Trent. 8 swimmers on the fly one all improved massively over the hour of focused fly technique. Keep up the good work in training guys.

There are still spaces for the other strokes.

Blog 2985: Upcoming Galas

Replacing Belper we have Chesterfield on the 26th of November, this gala is aimed at County, Midland and any swimmer from National squad who does not enter the Sheffield Snow Frills meet the same weekend. If you are in JD2 and have a qualifying time for Chesterfield please feel free to enter. Details of this galas will be out shortly

Blog 2984: Derbyshire Sprints Ponds Forge

Entry forms  and full details can be found on the following website
the closing date is 25th October.

This is a great competition as it is a 50m pool and is held at Ponds Forge, Sheffield.
Thank you

Blog 2983: Midlands short course 5th/6th November

Please find details for the Midlands Championships on the following website
please can you let me have all entries by the 13th October.
Thank you

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Blog 2982: Belper Marlins

Despite getting our entries to Belper 2 weeks prior to their closing date we have been informed that our entries were received after the gala filled up. We have looked all over the country not just in this region to find a replacement meet but even ones as far away as Norwich are full. This is very disappointing for all concerned. To ensure that entries for first come first served level 3 meets are in in time, we are going to have to lengthen the time between getting entries in and the closing date for the gala. Chesterfield have just released their Level 3 meet 26th November which we will be entering. Its 50's and 100's in all strokes so please get your entries in as soon as possible. In the mean time the club are once are again holding time trials and details will be released shortly.

Blog 2981: Falcoln Meet

I have received this for this meet.
Thank you for entering our 22nd Annual Open Sprint Meet this coming Sunday.
As this year's meet is full, we are going to split the warm up sessions as follows:
8.30am – 8.45am – Girls aged 9 to 12 years inclusive
8.45am – 9.00am – Girls aged 13 years & over
9.00am – 9.15am – Boys aged 9 to 12 years inclusive
9.15am – 9.30am – Boys aged 13 years & over
1.30pm – 1.45pm – Boys aged 9 to 12 years inclusive
1.45pm – 2.00pm – Boys aged 13 years & over
2.00pm – 2.15pm – Girls aged 9 to 12 years inclusive
2.15pm – 2.30pm – Girls aged 13 years & over
Please note the start of the afternoon warm up may change and will be confirmed by the announcer following completion of the morning session.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Blog 2980: Presentation and Christmas Party

This year we will be having our Christmas Party/ Presentation evening at the Soldiers and Sailors Club, Tamworth Road, Long Eaton. There will be awards for all swimmers who took part in the Club Champs.

The date is Saturday 19th November, start time is 7pm till late. Tickets are priced at £5.00 per adult and £3.00 per child (16 and under) this price includes a buffet and disco.
Tickets can be purchased from myself or your squad reps. There will be NO ticket sales on the door, tickets will be available up until the 7th November.

We all had a great time last year, so look forward to seeing you all this year.
If you didn't take part in the Club Championships then why not come along and enjoy the party with us.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Blog 2979: New Swimming Fees

Following a reconciliation of the fees that have been received so far this month, it is apparent that a large number of you have not updated your standing orders to the new amounts, or indeed paid at all.

Please ensure that your standing order form is sent to your bank as soon as possible, as the monthly fees are the club's main source of income and failure to receive the expected amounts impacts on our cash flow.

If you have underpaid for September then the shortfall can be paid by cheque to the club post box at West Park or by transfer to the same bank account details as your standing order. Please ensure that your reference is quoted on any payments.

If you have any queries about your monthly payment amount please contact

Monday, 19 September 2016

Blog 2978:Left foot Right foot

Blog 2977: County and Midland Squad

Due to the Matlock gala on Saturday there is no training for Midland squad, Nor is there any on Sunday as per Blog 2969.

County Squad and JD2 are still on Saturday as per normal.

As per club instructions all sessions are cancelled for galas for the appropriate squad. This has been in place for at least 6 years now and will remain the clubs practice. If you are not making 100% of your available training then use one of the weekly session you do not usually attend to make up the missed session, if you are making 100% of sessions then you should be entering the galas to measure your progress and get the rewards for all your hard work.

Blog 2976: Falcon Gala Sunday 25th September

There is a draft programme to view here. The warm up time for this gala is morning session 8.30 and afternoon is 13.30.

The address is Hucknall Leisure Centre, NG15 7TX.
Thank you

Blog 2975: Matlock Gala Saturday 24th September

The warm up times for this gala is morning session is 8.00am and the afternoon session is 1pm, the venue is The Arc Leisure Centre, Matlock. DE4 3AZ.   Acceptance list here
Please remember you can only take a small bag poolside. There are lockers available.


Sunday, 18 September 2016

Blog 2974: Results from 400s Club Championships

These are now available on the website with updated Championship Best Times

Friday, 16 September 2016

Blog 2973: Harvey Hadden

Hi All

we have heard through the staff at Harvey Hadden that the council have agreed to let travellers use the showers there.
There were reports on Thursday evening of people  rifling through lockers whilst the children were swimming.
Luckily they were caught and hopefully  nothing was taken.

We would like to advise swimmers and coaches who use Harvey Hadden to lock their lockers at all times or take their bags onto pool side, even if the you think that they have nothing of value in your bags.