Wednesday, 25 November 2015


Blueseventy will be running a Black Friday Sale this weekend on race swimwear with discounts up to 50% via

Discounts will be as follows:

50% off nero14 - the elite competition suit as worn this summer at the World Championships in Kazan, new purple edition available soon

40% off neroTX - the lightweight compressive suit aimed at teens and taller, slimmer adults

25% off neroFIT - kids and masters specific suit, the cheapest fully bonded suit on the market

There are also discounts on bags and training suits.

During the sale weekend any existing discount codes that you have will be disabled, but they will be reactivated by Tuesday 2 December.

Long Eaton Swimming Club enjoys a generic code of LESC30, and in return for the club buying products, Blueseventy provide prizes for things like the open meet and performance of the year award.

Blog 2705: West Park/Queens

Due to the Chesterfield gala taking place this Saturday and Sunday there will be NO swim/land training at West Park Saturday morning. Also NO training at Queens Sunday afternoon. No other sessions are affected.
Thank you


Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Blog : 2704 County Qualifiers

So far we have 26 Female qualifiers and 34 male qualifiers in a total of 688 swims between them. On the Face book page there is a spreadsheet I have done that breaks each event down by, sex and lists the qualifiers for that event (the list excludes long course and masters results). If your name is not down then you have not swum the event short course in a licensed meet within the last 12 months in a qualifying time. The time trials are a chance for those swimmers not yet qualified to achieve the required standard in a licensed event. Please enter the Time trials asap if you have not qualified for Counties.

Monday, 23 November 2015

Blog 2703: Christmas Shut Down

Details of the Christmas programme: -

Learn to Swim - last session will be the 20th December, this will be a Christmas Fun session

Trent College - will close from the 13th December. Those competing at the Chesterfield gala on the 19th and 20th December will be able to train with the Youth and Senior squad at West Park instead. For those not at the Chesterfield gala there will be NO training on those nights.

West Park - The last session will be the morning of Saturday the 19th December

Loughborough and Queens Street - 13th December will be the last session

All sessions will resume from the 4th January

Blog 2702: Open Water Event

Calling all open water swimmers.

WDC have places available for the Great London Swim on the 16th July 2016 in the 1 mile event.

The place will be free (£40 usually), you will need to pledge to raise a minimum of £100 in sponsorship, you will receive a Team Orca T- shirt

If you are interested please email Sian Hamilton

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Blog 2701: Thanks

I am sure that all of those who attended last night's presentation evening will agree that it was a whole hearted success.

My thanks to all of those involved in supporting it, but particular thanks to: -

Jamie Main our guest presenter for the evening

Debbie Blaydon, Angela Wilcox, Kim Coveney, Kate Tipping and Annette Foss for all of their hard work in preparing the event

Friday, 20 November 2015

Blog 2700: AGM

A reminder that the club's AGM is tomorrow morning at 8am West Park.

We do need a quorum of members to be able to run this meeting, which is an essential part of the club's calendar.

Please make every effort to attend

Monday, 16 November 2015

Blog 2699: Hamper

Please could everyone who has kindly donated to the Christmas hampers get them to your squad reps or Kim by this Wednesday.

Thank you


Blog 2698: Loughborough Sunday 22nd November

There will be NO swimming this Sunday at Loughborough 22nd November. All other sessions remain the same.


Friday, 13 November 2015

Blog 2697: Club Championship 400s

This event has been rescheduled for the 6th January 7.30 - 9.30pm at West Park

Blog 2696: Level 4 Time Trials

The club will be running a series of licensed time trials to enable swimmers to obtain qualification times for County Championships and other galas.

Entry forms can be found on the website here

These time trials are primarily aimed at swimmers who currently do not have qualifying times.

Please speak to your coach before entering.

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Blog 2694: Annual General Meeting and Committee Positions

A reminder that the AGM is on the 21st November at 8am in the viewing gallery at West Park.

Positions remain open on the committee including Club Secretary, Volunteers Co-ordinator and Swim Secretary.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Blog 2693: Thursday am gym

This weeks gym session on Thursday am has to be cancelled.

Blog 2692: Arena League warm up times

The A team are at Queen Street, Derby; warm up 6pm for 6.30 start.

The B team are at :

Hucknall Leisure Centre
Linby Road
NG15 7TX
Warm up 6.00pm for 6.30 start.


Monday, 9 November 2015

Blog 2691: Presentation Evening

This is your last day to get tickets, we have sold a large number  of tickets so it should be a great evening at the Soldier and Sailors.

Could I remind you all that this is not a supervised event, so could I ask that anyone under the age of 16 is accompanied by an adult. This is a safeguarding requirement.

Thank you


Saturday, 7 November 2015

Blog 2690: Loughborough

Loughborough session is still on tomorrow.

Friday, 6 November 2015

Blog 2689: Chesterfield Gala

If any officials can help at the Chesterfield Christmas cracker meet, could you email Fiona with the sessions you are available.

Thank you

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Blog 2688: Young Aquatic Helper - Timekeeper course spaces

Our younger members, 14 - 24 years old, have the opportunity to attend a time keepers training course, at no cost.
The course is being run on Saturday 28th November at Queen’s Leisure Centre, Derby, Cathedral Road, Derby, DE1 3PA
Theory 9am-1pm
Break 1pm – 1.30pm
Practical 2pm-5pm (at the latest)
To book please send your name and club to Emma Irlam – Carter with the attached form to secure your place.
The event being used for this training is the Etwall Eagles Masters Open Meet and is an ideal opportunity to practice time keeper.

Blog 2687: Derbyshire 50m Sprints

The draft programme is now available to view on the following website

Please email Joyce Mellor if there are any errors.

Thank you


Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Blog 2686: Thursday

Due to the fireworks display this Thursday parking will be a hard at West Park, however the session is still on.