Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Blog 3127: Helpers for Our Long Eaton Swimming Club Open Meet

As you will know our 20th open meet is on the 29th January 2017.

Running these events takes a considerable about of time and effort in organising and activity on the day and we need a very large work force to deliver.

If you have time on Sunday the 29th, especially if you have someone swimming on the day, please come forward and volunteer to help it is much appreciated by all of the swimmers.

Many of the roles we are looking to fill do not require any training or expert knowledge and you will get some of the best seats in the house.

If you can help please email

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Blog 3126: Swimzi Order window

This is now open until the 31st January

Please note that Swimzi are no longer able to offer personalization on sweat items.
Personalising of shirts is now £2.50.

Monday, 16 January 2017

Blog 3125: City of Derby Open Meet

A small group of swimmers took the opportunity to start the long course season and gain vital Long Course racing experience this weekend. The swimmers focused on the process goals again as we do at the start of every cycle and executed these extremely well. The fact that swimmers were focused on processes not outcome gave them the opportunity to relax and really think how they raced. This proved to be beneficial to the swimmers as despite only being back in training for 2 weeks they achieved personal best times, regional qualifying times and just missed out on a British Champs time in Hannah Cox's case by .08. The swimmers executed the details of pre pool, warm up, warm down, hydration and nutrition professionally and the behavior was brilliant.

Blog 3124: Malta Camp and Competition

This year the club have decided to merge its overseas training camp with an overseas competition. This is an exciting opportunity to add vital experience for any swimmer. For this to go ahead we need at least 15 swimmers. The cost will be between £650 and £800 this will include flights, accommodation and full board at a hotel near the pool, as well as the training sessions on the camp and entry into 6 events. Should a swimmer wish to do more events these will be an additional 5 euros each. The dates will be 16th till 23rd of April. The trip is open to all members of LESC over the age of 12. Please let me know by the end of the month if you are interested in going. The sooner we can book the cheaper it will be.

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Blog 3123: Swimzi Order Window

The next Swimzi window will open shortly and close on the 31st January.

Please watch your email and the Blog for details

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Blog 3122: City of Sheffield Premier Level 1 Long Course Open Meet

I am now accepting entries for this Level One Open Meet. The meet will be held at Ponds Forge in Sheffield over 3 days on the evening of Friday 24th March and then Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th March.

As this is a Level 1 Open Meet, entries will be accepted on a fastest times basis and age is at the 26th March.

Please find attached the entry details for the Open Meet:

The last date for entries into the box at West Park will be Friday 17th February. Entries are £7.00 per event plus the additional £1 per swimmer for coaches passes.

Thank you

Blog 3121: City of Derby Open Meet Warm Up Times

The warm up times for the City of Derby Open Meet at Ponds Forge this weekend are as follows:

Session 1 - Warm Up 8.30am Start 9.30am
Session 2 - Warm Up 2.00pm Start 3.00pm (Estimated)
Session 3 - Warm Up 8.30am Start 9.30 am
Session 4 - Warm Up 1.45pm Start 2.45pm (Estimated)

As Sessions 2 & 4 are only estimated times, please ensure you check the City of Derby Website for any updates.

Thank you

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Blog 3119: County Relays

Please find below the squads for the County Relays. Teams will be selected from those available. Please let me know your availability ASAP.

10 to 13
Finlay Moss
Sky Torrington
Harmony Torrington
Phoebe Golton
Luke Witten
Benjamin Tipping
Freya Birkin
Jasmine Bryan
Joseph Searby
Frederick Buckingham
Hannah Dodic
Hannah Searby
George Buckingham
William Baxter
Benjamin Mellor
Hattie Cook
Jemma Dilley
Isabel Wright

10 to 13 14 to 17 18 Over
Harmony Torrington Esther Halford Emily Osbourne
Freya Birkin Bethany Rae-Mclean Chloe Bates
Phoebe Golton Naomi Dilley Helen Gorman
Jasmine Bryan Mollie Daniels Elizabeth Simpson
Hannah Dodic Isabella Askham Leanne Atkins
Hannah Searby Sian James Hannah Dowell
Hattie Cook Sophie Eley Eden Michell
Jemma Dilley Aine O'Regan Chloe Blaydon
Isabel Wright Lana Dilks Hannah Cox
Phoebe Fullerton Mimi Quinton
Katie Cooke Anna Pancisi
Matilda Hase Imogen Mellor-Patching
Plaifa Punthakeirtpaisarn Summer Wood
Rachael Elder Lauren Searby
Tamzin Meese Chloe Pearson
Scarlet Wood Caitlin Hutcheson
Sophie Goodman

Abbie Hall

Su Alpan

10 to 13 14 to 17 18 Over
Finlay Moss Rhys Llewellyn Ryan Reader
Sky Torrington Samuel Frearson Michael Dakin
Luke Witten James Webster Adam Freundlich
Benjamin Tipping Bradley Evans Harry Charitos
Joseph Searby Joshua Bestwick Steven Barratt
Frederick Buckingham Oliver Tipping Samuel Pearson
George Buckingham Thomas Strachan Samuel Parker
William Baxter Joshua Davis Matt Leach
Benjamin Mellor Theo Hamilton Kye Hazelton
Rory Batchelor Benjamin Webster Vaughan Bryan
Patrick Hodgson Daniel Foss
Arron Simpson Thomas Baxter
George Amor-Hughes Lewis Tipping
Oliver Osborne James Cox
Ewan Ascott Corey Minott
James Bartram Oliver Dodic

Blog 3120: Changes to National Squad Training

Due to the City of Derby Level 1 meet taking place this weekend there will be no National Squad land training on Saturday 14th January or swimming at Loughborough on Sunday 15th January.

Thank you

Monday, 9 January 2017

Blog 3118 - LESC Open Meet Draft Programme and Warm Up Times

The draft programme for the LESC Open Meet is now available here:

Please notify any queries/corrections to the e mail provided by the 15th January.

The warm up time for Session One is 8am for a 9am start and for Session Two 1pm for a 2pm start. Please be aware that the times for Session Two are provisional so please continue to check the website for any updates.

Thank you

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Blog 3117: League League R1 Round Up

Last night, the Leicester League team travelled to Loughborough for the first round. In a small pool with restricted poolside space, the team attitude was impeccable. Having two weeks off for the festive period and getting straight back into race mode could have proved difficult for the team, but the swimmers stepped up and pulled off some fantastic swims. At the half way point we were in second place, 11 points off the lead. However, the guys and girls pulled it back to finish still in second place, but with only 1 point off wining!
There was some of the best team spirit I have seen, it's fantastic to see and everyone should be very proud of their achievements last night. Keep up the great work in training sessions because it really does pay off.

Looking forward to round 2!


Just a reminder that the last day for entries  for county champs is tomorrow  MONDAY 9th JANUARY. I will be emptying the box at West Park at 6.30pm so all entries need to be in the box before then so that I can process them in time for the cut off date.

Many thanks

Friday, 6 January 2017

Blog 3115: Sutton in Ashfield invitational relay gala

We have been invited to attend a relay gala (all 25s) by Sutton in Ashfield swimming club. This gala is to be held on the Saturday 14th January, at Lammas Road Sutton in ashfield, NG17 2AD. Warm Up is 6.30pm, for a 7pm start. Could the following swimmers below please indicate their availability for this gala.


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

William Baxter, Joseph Searby, George Amor Hughes, Benjamin Tipping

Lewis Tipping, Joshua Davis, James Cox, George Casertelli

Thomas Baxter, Daniel Foss, Oliver Tipping, Oliver Dodic


Matilda Hase, Su Alpan, Maisee Fullerton, Hannah Ford, Freya Cook

Hannah Dodic, Katie Cooke, Hattie Cook, Phoebe Fullerton

Summer Wood, Laura Ford, Holly Cooke, Hannah Searby

Elizabeth Simpson, Anna Pancisi, Caitlin Hutchinson, Lauren Searby

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Blog 3114: Long Eaton Swimming Club Raffle

Our 20th annual open meet will take place on the 29th January at Queens Street leisure centre Derby.

To coincide with our open meet we hold a small raffle to raise additional funds to support club activities, please note that ALL funds raised through club events are used for the benefit of the swimmers.

Normally these tickets are sold by members of our club committee and squad reps, this year however we would like to try something new and ask every swimming member (non-swimming members are welcome to join in) to sell at least 1 book of 5 tickets, you can of course sell more than this.

Books of tickets will be distributed at training sessions over the course of this weekend and the early part of next week

Stubbs and money can be returned through your squad rep, the box at West Park or directly to Leeanne Mellor

Tickets are a pound each and prizes include 2 tickets to Cirque De Soleil, 2 tickets to a Nottingham Panthers game and a meal for 2 at Verve Grill

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Blog 3113: Thursday am land training

There will be no land training this Thursday morning.

Blog 3112 - JD1 Swimming Trunks

A swimmer from JD1 dropped their swimming trunks outside whilst walking out of Trent this evening (around 7:15pm). Kate Tipping has them and will bring them along to JD1 training on Thursday evening, to reunite them with their owner.

Blog 3110: Leicester League - Saturday 7th January

Leicester League this Saturday 7th January is at Loughborough Leisure Centre

Loughborough Leisure Centre
Browns Lane
LE11 3HE

Warm-up starts at 6pm, so please ensure you arrive by 5:45pm.

Blog 3111 - Reminder for Open Meet Entries

Just a quick reminder of the closing date for entries for the following open meets:

Nuneaton and Bedworth Level 3 Short Course Open Meet - entries must be in the box by the evening of Friday 6th January 2017. No entries for this meet will be processed if received after this date.

Sheffield March Madness Level 3 Long Course Open Meet - last date for entries into the box is Saturday 7th January 2017.  Please note this open meet does not have minimum qualifying times, only 'no faster than' times so should be a good meet for all swimmers in Midland, County, JD1 And JD2 squads. Minimum age is 9 years as at 12 March 2017.

Derbyshire ASA County Championships - last date for entries is the evening of Monday 9th January 2017. As a reminder all entry times for this competition must be taken from the ASA database and have been achieved since 1st January 2016.

With all of the Open Meets please remember to add £1 per swimmer to each competition entered to cover the additional cost of coaches passes.

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Blog 3109: Leicester League - Saturday 7th - Final Confirmations

Happy New Year!

I'm just in the process of chasing up Leicester League swimmers. Could the following swimmers please confirm asap whether they can or cannot attend the Leicester League on Saturday 7th January (Email= ). Apologies if you have ticked the sheet at West Park, I have been away and not able to check the sheet until Tuesday.

Hannah Ford
Oliver Osborne
Lokas Barto-Smith
James Bartram
Hannah Dodic
Summer Wood
Laura Ford
Joshua Davis
James Cox
Amy Williams
Lauren Wilcox
Caitlin Hutcheson
Joshua Bestwick
Kye Hazelton
Oliver Dodic

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Blog 3108: Remaining Swimzi Kit

Those of you who could not make it last night to collect your orders can make arrangements directly with Russell via email