Sunday, 26 March 2017

Blog 3210: Leicester League

I have had the pleasure to work with Lucy on poolside at the three rounds of the Leicester League.
The swimmers, with their excellent attitude and commitment to fight for every point for L.E.S.C., were commendable.
All this was rewarded with a fifth place in the final.
As President of L.E.S.C., I would like to congratulate swimmers, coaches, team managers and officials. It was a privilege to share it with you.
Keith Kelly.

Blog 3209: Lost Property from Leicester League

Thomas Baxter has misplaced his black/orange drag shorts from last nights Leicester League, he had them poolside. Could swimmers check to see if they have picked them up and if found return them to Thomas please.


Saturday, 25 March 2017

Blog 3208: JD2 Land Training Cancelled 26th March

There will be no JD2 land training tomorrow afternoon, Sunday 26th March.
The pool session will take place as normal, 6-7pm.

Blog 3207: Diddy League Team - Saturday 8th April

The team for the first round of the Notts and Derby diddy league is below. Could you please indicate your availiability for this gala by either replying to this email, informing your coach, or ticking off the board at west park.

Date: Saturday 8th April
Venue: Bramcote Leisure Centre
Warm Up: 6pm


Thomas Dalton, Matthew Douglas

Aaron Simpson, Oliver Osborne, James Bartram, Lokas Barto Smith

Fred Buckingham, Sky Torrington, Benjamin Mellor, Patrick Hodgson

William Baxter, Luke Witten, George Buckingham, Harrison Frearson


Matilda Hase, Mia Wilson, Evie Rogers

Isabel Wright, Jemma Dilley, Su Alpan

Hattie Cook, Plaifa Punthakeirtpaisarn, Sophie Goodman

Phoebe Golton, Freya Birkin, Hannah Dodic

Friday, 24 March 2017

Blog 3206: Leicester League Swimming- Saturday 25th March

Could the following swimmers please let me know ASAP if they can swim on Saturday (email:

Daniel Foss
Lana Dilks
Finlay Moss


Thursday, 23 March 2017

Blog 3205: City of Derby Level 3 Open Meet

I am now accepting entries for Level 3 Open Meet to be held at Queens Leisure Centre Derby on Saturday 1st July. This meet is aimed at Midland Squad, County Squad, JD1 and JD2.

The entry information can be found here:

If your child does not have a qualifying time for an event you must obtain a time from the coach ad ask the coach to sign the entry form. I cannot process any entries which do not have an entry time quoted. In addition there are upper qualifying times so your child's entry time must not be quicker than these times.

The entry fee is £5.00 per event plus the additional £1 per swimmer for the coaches passes. Plesae make cheques payable to Long Eaton SC or e mail for the Bank details if you would like to pay by BACS.

As this is a first come first served basis the last date for entries into the box at West Park is Monday 24th April. Any entry forms received after this date will not be processed.

Many thanks

Blog 3204: Reminder for closing date for Nottingham Northern and City of Leeds Open Meets

Just a reminder that the last day for posting entries into the box at West Park for both the Nottingham Northern Meet and the City of Leeds meet is Tuesday 28th March.

Thank you

Blog 3203: DX Long Course Level 3 Open Meet

I am now accepting entries for this Level 3 Long Course Open Meet. The meet will be held at Ponds Forge Swimming Pool, Sheffield on Saturday 1st July. This meet is aimed at National Squad and Midland Squad.

As this is a first come first served meet, the last date for entries into the box at West Park is Monday 24th April.

Entries are £6.00 per event plus the £1 per swimmer for the coaches passes. Please make cheques payable to Long Eaton Swimming Club or e mail for the Bank details if you wish to transfer the funds by BACS.

Blog 3202: Lost property

If anyone has lost a LESC towel which has the name 'Phoebe' on it - Kate Tipping has it.

Also Lauren Searby has lost her Club Captain swimming hat and a pair of TYR goggles - she last had them on poolside at West Park on Wednesday evening. Can anyone who was at training on Wednesday please check their bags and return to Lauren if found.

Many thanks

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Bog 3201: Changes to training this weekend

Due to the Sheffield Premier Meet taking place this weekend there will be the following changes to training:

No land training - Saturday 25th March
No Loughborough training - Sunday 26th March

Land training at Loughborough University Pool 4pm - 5pm
Pool training at Loughborough University Pool 5pm - 6pm

Pool training at Loughborough University Pool 4pm - 5pm
Land training at Loughborough University Pool 5pm - 6pm

For those people travelling to the university pool for the first time the address is as follows:

University Road
LE11 3QN

Blog 3200: Last 3 days to order club branded towels

The club is now pleased to offer LESC branded towels from FINIS, through Sporty Swim.

The design of the towel can be seen here and are 137cm x 70cm

The price of the towels are £17.50 and includes printing of the swimmers name

The minimum order is 12 from the club.

If you would like to place an order please email stating the swimmers name and the name you would like to be printed on the towel by the 24th March

Blog 3199: East Midlands ASA Region Club Newsletter March 2017

Is available here

Blog 3198: Junior Coaches

We are looking for two junior coaches to join our coaching team

Details can be found here.

To discuss this further please contact

Application forms can be requested from

Blog 3197: Great Swim 2017

Great Swim in association with British Swimming is holding a series of open water events.

Please click here for more details

Blog 3196: Hosting the first round of the Diddy League

The 8th of April is set to be a busy day for the club.

We will have swimmers (and parents) at both the DX meet in Sheffield and the Nuneaton and Bedworth Open.

To add to this LESC will be the host of the 1st round of the Notts and Derby Junior league (Diddy league) at Bramcote.

To this end we will need a large number of volunteers and officials to ensure the meet runs smoothly.

We will be looking for : -

  • Officials and Timekeepers
  • H&S stewards
  • Runners
  • Announcer
  • Data entry
  • Door stewards
If you can help please email

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Blog 3195: Leicester League Final Saturday 25th March

There will be a bus to travel to Hinckley Leisure Centre for the final of the Leicester League on Saturday 25th March for swimmers and supporters. The bus will leave West Park at 4pm so that the swimmers will be there in plenty of time for warm up at 6pm.
Please ensure that you bring £5 per person if you are travelling on the bus.

We would like as many swimmers as possible to travel on the bus so we can ensure we all arrive in plenty of time, however if you are planning on making your own way there please can you inform the Team Managers so they are not waiting for you!

For those making their own way the address for the leisure centre is:

Hinckley Leisure Centre
Argents Mead
LE10 1BZ

Warm up is 6pm for a 6.30pm start.

Many thanks

Friday, 17 March 2017

Blog 3194: No land training for National Squad tonight

No land training tonight, the pool session will be on

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Blog 3193: Thursday morning land cover

There will be no training this Thursday morning, the 16th March

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Blog 3192: Nutritional Session for Midland Squad

The second of our nutritional talks will be delivered this Saturday at West Park 9.15am until 10.15am for Midland Squad

Apologies for the late notice this is due to room availability.

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Blog 3181: Help required for the Rykneld Open Meet

Rykneld SC have asked if there are any qualified/trainee officials that would be willing to help out at the Open Meet. Lunch and a thank you gift will be provided.

If you are able to help please contact

Thank you.