Friday, 21 July 2017

Blog 3322: Club Champs

Can people please stop contacting me regarding club championships, I have nothing to do with the running of the event. All contact details are in the entry pack.


Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Blog 3321: Further Club Champs Info

It is always difficult to give an approximate finish time for this event.

I am anticipating we will finish somewhere between 8.30 and 9pm

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Blog 3320: LESC Distance Meet

I am now accepting entries for our distance meet which is to be held on Sunday 22nd October at Queens Street, Derby.

This Open Meet is purely long distance events and is an ideal opportunity to gain County Qualification Times. The events are 400 free, 400 IM (for both boys and girls), 800 free (girls only) and 1500 free (boys only). Minimum age is 10 years as at 31st December 2017.

If you wish to enter a race but do not have an official time on the ASA database, please ask your coach to complete the entry form and sign it. I cannot process any entries without a time.
The link to the entry details is below:

Entry fees are as follows:

400 free and 400 IM - £8.00 per event
800 free - £11.00
1500 free - £12.00

Please make cheques payable to LESC or you can transfer the funds by BACS.

As there are not many long distance meets this is a popular Open Meet and gets full quickly, therefore I am putting a closing date for entries at Friday 8th September. Please ensure all entries are posted in the box before that date.

Thank you.

Monday, 17 July 2017

Blog 3319: Club Champs Draft Programme

Out now

Please email any errors to

Details of the 400s will be posted in due course

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Blog 3318: T20 blast

Nottingham county cricket have kindly donated a family ticket to a T20 blast game, the game is this Friday 21st July Notts vs Derbyshire.

Given the very tight time scales I will be selling these tickets to the highest email bidder.

Bidding will close midnight Wednesday 19th July. Please email with your bid, your name and the squad in which your swimmer swims.

We will also have a family ticket to a Derbyshire T20 blast in the raffle on Saturday.

Blog 3317: Details for Club Champs

The draft programme will be out early in the week please keep an eye out for it

Both sessions are due to start at 5pm, last year we over ran on both nights, to try and prevent this we will be starting as close to 5pm as we possibly can.

Officials and helpers please arrive at West Park for a 4.45pm briefing and roll allocation.

Swimmers please be ready to go poolside at 5pm

Spectators entry will be £2 per person, £1 for children and over 65s.

There will be a raffle and a second hand swimsuit sale.

Look forward to seeing you there

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Blog 3316: Club Champs

We will be holding a raffle at the club champs on Saturday and Sunday, if you have any items that may be suitable could you please let myself or your squad reps have them before next Wednesday 19th July.
Thank you

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Blog 3315: Changes to training Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th July

Due to the Chesterfield Open Meet taking place on Saturday and Sunday this weekend, there will be no training sessions on either days for both County and Midland Squads.

All other sessions remain unchanged.

Blog 3314: Chesterfield Summer Splash Warm Up Times amd Withdrawal Information

Please find below the warm up times for the Chesterfield Open meet this weekend:

Session 1 - Saturday 15th July - Warm Up 1pm Start 2pm
Session 2 - Sunday 16th July - Warm Up 8am Start 9am
Session 3 - Sunday 16th July - TBC - Please check the Chesterfield SC website for any updates

Session 1 will be a long session with a 30-minute break after event 108. During this time swimmers will have access to the pool for warm up/swim down purposes. The pool will be cleared 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start of event 109. There will be no diving during this time and the pool will be open to both boys and girls of all ages for the duration. The meet organisers reserve the right to alter the conditions of this pool access at any time.

There is limited space available on poolside for swimmers and so there will be access to the Main Hall for teams to congregate. The Main Hall is for swimmers, team managers, coaches and volunteers. Any parents wishing to meet their children should do so upstairs.

Swimmers MUST be wearing appropriate footwear and be dry before leaving the pool area to return to the Main Hall. The Main Hall will be monitored but we ask that Team Managers ensure that swimmers behave appropriately throughout the competition. Food is not allowed on poolside and should only be eaten in the Main Hall. There are strictly no ball games in the Main Hall.

Please make withdrawals prior to the start of the meet to or to the desk at the front of the balcony during the meet but before the start of the warm up for the relevant session to avoid unnecessary delays to the competition.

Monday, 10 July 2017

Blog 3313: Swimzi Order Window

Long Eaton SC - Shop Now Open! 
Hi Guys,

Great news! You will now be able to order your Long Eaton SC kit again from:
You will have until midnight on Sunday 23rd July to order your kit before theshop closes.

Orders placed after this time may delay the whole kit order and therefore will not be accepted. So to avoid disappointment, please place your order now.

Delivery Approx 6-7 weeks for Shirts & Shorts and 8-10 weeks for all sweat wear garments.

Checkout options:
Please Note:
 Your home address is required for billing purposes, the delivery options will come after this step, we do not require you to enter your clubs address.

Please choose CLUB SHOP ONLY: Your kit will be individually packed and delivered to the club.

7 Working Days: We are unable to remove this from the website due to our retail range. Please choose the club shop option as you will not receive your kit any sooner by choosing this option.

We no longer offer personalisation on sweat items (hoodies, Swimzi's), however you can still add a name to your shirt.

If you are unsure about sizing, please email with your measurements and we will try our best to advise.

If you have any other questions, do not hesitate to get in touch.

Many thanks,


Friday, 7 July 2017

Blog 3312: Club Champs

There will be a second hand swim suit sale at club champs, with proceeds going to the club.

If you have good quality swimsuits which are no longer required please pass to your squad rep.
 Or if you are looking for a bargain visit the stall on champs weekend

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Blog 3311 : Competition Entry Deadline Reminders

Just a reminder of the following entry deadlines:

Falcon Open Meet - last date for entries is Friday 7th July

Club Championships - last date for entries is Sunday 9th July

Please ensure all entries are posted before the closing dates.

Thank you

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Blog 3310: Lincoln Vulcans Level 3 Long Course Open Meet 7th October

I am now accepting entries to this Level 3 Long Course Open meet to be held at Ponds Forge, Sheffield on Saturday 7th October. This Open meet is aimed at National squad only.

Entries for this meet are on a fastest times basis, however due to the summer break I am putting a closing date for entries into the box at West Park of Friday 21st July at 6pm.

The link to the entry details is below:

Entries are £7.00 per event plus the additional £1.00 for the coaches passes.

Thank you.

Blog 3309: DX level 3 Open Meet 7/8 October

I am now accepting entries for this Level 3 Short Course open meet to be held at the Arc leisure centre on the 7th and 8th October. This Open Meet is aimed at National, Midland and County Squads.

This is a first come first served meet and in order to give us the best chance of being accepted I am putting a closing date for entries to this meet of Friday 21st July. Please can you ensure all entries are posted in the box by 6pm on that evening.

The link to the entry details is below:

Entries are £6.00 per event plus the additional £1.00 per swimmer for the coaches passes.

Thank you.

Blog 3308: Matlock Open Meet

Unfortunately, even with such a short deadline for entries I have received notification from Matlock Swimming Club that they have been heavily oversubscribed and all our entries have been rejected.

I have spoken with Spen who has advised he is looking at 2 alternative open meets - DX level 3 on 7/8 October and Lincoln Vulcans Long Course on the 7th October.  I will blog the entry details for these meets shortly.

I will destroy all cheque payments made for the Matlock Open Meet and will endeavour to get any cash payments back to parents via the appropriate squad reps. I will also arrange for any BACS payments to be returned.

Many apologies for any inconvenience.

Monday, 3 July 2017

Blog 3307: DX Open Meet

A really good turn out for this meet led to some great swims with 82 PB's from 125 swims on the day. Again this was a mid cycle meet so for swimmers to be swimming PB's is a bit of a surprise. I firmly believe that we have had as much success as we have this season because of the way we cycle and focus on different things at meets. This showed particularly with the swimmers that have followed the gala programme fully this season, as their ability to swim races skillfully and with great tactical awareness was at the fore. Overall the meet left feeling excited about the future and really looking forward to seeing what the swimmers can do at the end of this season and into next.

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Blog 3306: Matlock Open Meet Entry deadline

Just a reminder that tonight is the last night for posting any entries for the Matlock Open Meet in September.

I will be emptying the box at 9am tomorrow morning so if you could make sure any entries are posted before then.

Thank you.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Blog 3305: Invitation to JD2 and Sunday JD1 Swimmers

Melissa invites all JD2 and Sunday JD1 swimmers to a Celebration in the pool for her “Big Birthday”.
The Wobsticle will be in the pool on Sunday, 9th July, so you are invited to join in the fun session.
No kit or goggles required; just a drink.
Please note: Land Training from 5 – 6 pm will be CANCELLED on that date.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Blog 3304: Changes to training Saturday 1st July

Due to the DX Open meet and City of Derby Open meet there will be the following changes to training sessions on Saturday 2st July:

All swim sessions are cancelled on Saturday for Midland, County JD1 and JD2 squads.

In addition there is also no land session for National, Midland  and County Squads on the Saturday morning.

Thank you.