Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Blog 3391: East Midland Youth Champs - sprint entries

Live entry information for the final (sprint) weekend of the East Midland Youth Champs can be found here:

Entries are £7 per event - please either leave a cheque in the box at West Park or make a bank transfer to the gala account, reference (swimmer's name) EM Sprints.

Blog 3390: Eckington accepted entries

We have been sent the following link so that swimmers can check their entries for the Eckington meet (Sunday 13th May):

Eckington accepted entries

Please report any discrepancies to me before the 21st April.

Swim England Talent Programme

Congratulations to Oliver Osborne, Arron Simpson and Tilly Hase from Midland squad who have been selected for the Swim England Talent programme, Derbyshire camps.

Monday, 16 April 2018

Blog 3389: Midland Youth Results

A great weekend of racing saw swimmers from the home programme, DX and Loughborough competing at East Midlands Regional Championship. Swimmers from the home programme came away with Individual Bronze for Megan Hanson, Team Silver and Bronze in the ladies open relays and 6 other finalists along with a PB/SB ratio of 71%. A detailed breakdown of results is attached which includes the results for the Long Eaton,  DX and Loughborough swimmers


Saturday, 14 April 2018

Blog 3388: Retford Open Meet full

Retford emailed this morning to say they are already full and cannot accommodate our entries.

We are currently trying to find an alternative meet.

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Blog 3387: Retford Open Meet - more info

To clarify about Retford - I have emailed their meet organiser to ask how much space they have, but haven't received a full answer yet, so I have no idea how many entries they can accommodate.

In the interests of fairness, if entries are limited, preference will be given to those who originally entered Nuneaton.  Any 'spare' entries after this will be opened up to new entrants on a first come, first served basis.

To avoid losing out on another meet (and the only local meet at that point in the calendar), entries for Retford will close at 8.30pm on Monday 16th April.  I will be submitting the entry file that night, so any queries or events that you need times for, please make sure that you have them before you put the entry in the box, so as not to delay the process.

If you had entered Nuneaton but are unable to go to the Retford meet, please let me know - either by email or just drop a note in the box - so I know your entries are 'spare'.


Blog 3386: Retford Open Meet

Unbelievably Nuneaton filled up within 2 hours of the entry file becoming available and despite our best efforts our file was rejected. Therefore we are going to do the Retford meet the week before but need to get entries in ASAP, we have contact the club and there is still space but it is filling up so the sooner we get the entries in the more chance we have of getting in. This means there is no longer a clash with Diddy league.


Blog 3385: Midland Time Line

Please find a link to the time line for Midland Championships.


Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Blog 3384: Changes to training this weekend 14th & 15th April

Please note the following changes to training this weekend:

Saturday 14th
No session for National squad Saturday morning (land or pool).

No land training for Midland squad 06.30 - 07.30.

The pool session at West Park 07.30 - 09.00 will be used for the 200m test week time trials (FC & IM) for County & Midland squads.  If you did not swim these events at the recent end of cycle meet at Chesterfield, you should attend on Saturday morning.  There will be no pool warm-up.

Sunday 15th
National squad will have 1 lane at Loughborough 4-6pm

County squad will train at Loughborough 4-5pm (2 lanes)

Midland squad will train at Loughborough 5-6pm (2 lanes)

There will be no session at QLC.

Monday, 9 April 2018

Blog 3383: DX Level 1 Open Meet 25th - 27th May 2018

Entries are now open for the next DX Level 1 meet

Dates: 25th - 27th May 2018
Venue: Ponds Forge, Sheffield
Squads: National & Midland
Cost: £7 per event (+£1 per swimmers towards coach passes)
Closing date: Monday 23rd April (box will be emptied at 8.30pm)

Entry details can be found here: DX entry pack

All entry times must be in the ASA database, and have been achieved since 25th May 2016.  Short course conversions will be accepted.

Blog 3382: Midland Relays

Please see below the teams for Midland Relays.

Boys 14-16
Matt Fearn
Daniel McFerren
Lewis Tipping
Finlay Moss

Daniel McFerren
Luke Witten
Finlay Moss
Matt Fearn

Girls 14-16
Isabella Askham
Megan Hanson
Lana Dilks
Aine O Regan

Lana Dilks
Megan Hanson
Isabella Askham
Aine O Regan

Male 17 +
Matt Cross
Sam Pearson
Sam Parker
Steve Barrett

Rhys LLwellyn
James Webster
Sam Pearson
Matt Cross

Female Open
Leanne Atkins
Hannah Cox
Jessica Cross
Sian James

Sian James
Hannah Cox
Jessica Cross
Leanne Atkins

Blog 3381: Camp 2019

I have put an interest sheet up on the board at West Park for next years camp. Please see the email for further details. If you are interested we need to get the ball rolling asap so please fill in the sheet as soon as possible.

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Blog 3380: JD2 land training cancelled this Sunday 8th April

The room at West Park is not available this week, so JD2 land training is cancelled.  The swim session will be on as normal.

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Blog 3379: Training cancellations this weekend 7th & 8th April

The following sessions are cancelled this weekend:

Saturday a.m. - no training for Midland or National squads at West Park
Sunday p.m. - no training for County or Midland squads (QLC) or National squad (Loughborough)

These cancellations are due to the Chesterfield and DX meets.

Arrangements have been made for the Masters & Tri squads to use the session at Loughborough on Sunday 4-6pm.

Blog 3378: Diddy League Round 1 - Saturday 21st April

The following swimmers have been selected to represent Long Eaton Swimming Club in the Notts and Derby junior diddy league competition. Please could you indicate your availability either by emailing Alex, ticking off on the board at west park, or informing your coach.

Date: Saturday 21st April
Venue: Hucknall Leisure Centre
Warm Up: 6pm


Alex Harrand, Ewan Ascott, Benjamin Mellor

Oliver Osborne, Arron Simpson, James Bartram, Lukas Barto Smith

Thomas Dalton, Spencer Doherty, Benjamin Cami, Joe Geekie

William Dalton, Ted Pyefinch, Kai Ward


Hattie Cook, Plaifa Punthakeirpaisarn

Isabel Wright, Su Alpan

Matilda Hase, Maia Hunter, Sophie Cooper, Mayliss Mesbah

Abbie Tunnicliffe, Jessica Parry, Elicia Osborne

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Holme Pierrepont Team Day Event – Sunday 10th June - Update

Thanks again to everyone for their deposits, the booking has now been confirmed and I am very pleased to say we have a total of 64 swimmers from across all of our squads attending the day.
Due to maximum numbers permitted in the lagoon and adult / child ratios that have to be adhered to for safety reasons, the event is currently full and I am operating a stand-by list. 

All those who put their name on the list and paid their deposit by the required date have got a place. I was also able to offer a few additional places to some of those who contacted me directly after the deadline; on a first come, first served basis – anyone else has been placed onto the stand-by list.
I have placed a list on the Notice Board at West Park of those who have a confirmed place.

As we have a stand-by list – if anyone has a change of plan and finds out they now cannot go, please do let me know so I can re-allocate the space.
The balance payment of £10 is due by Saturday 5th May. Please can this be paid into the box at West Park; if you would prefer to do a bank transfer please let me know.

Unfortunately, there was not enough interest in a bus for this to be worthwhile, so please plan to make your own way to Holme Pierrepont on the day. We’ll provide further instructions around directions, where to meet and what to bring nearer the time.

Only parents of 8 or 9-year-old children need to stay; other children can be dropped off at 9.30am and will be supervised until 3pm, however any parents and families who want to are more than welcome to stay and enjoy a day at the park.
If anyone has any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Monday, 2 April 2018

Blog 3377: Request for officials at Chesterfield 7th & 8th April

The organisers of next weekend's Chesterfield meet have emailed to say they are very short of officials.  If you are able to help at any of the sessions, please let me know and I will pass your details on.


Blog 3376: Reminder for Nuneaton entries

Entries for the Nuneaton Meet on 23rd & 24th June will close at 9pm this Wednesday 4th April.  See Blog 3362 for details.

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Blog 3375: Chesterfield accepted entries

Accepted entries for the Chesterfield Meet can be found here:

Chesterfield accepted entries

Warm up times will be as follows:

Saturday 7th - session 1 - 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Saturday 7th - session 2 - 4.00pm - 5.00pm
Sunday 8th - session 3 - 8.00am - 9.00am
Sunday 8th - session 4 - 11.30am - 12.30 pm

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Blog 3374: Notts Northern - accepted entries

Here are the accepted entries for Notts Northern:

Accepted entries - Notts Northern Meet

Please check for any errors.