Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Blog 2909: Gala Times for this weekend

Saturday 2nd July

DX start is 8am for 9am start, afternoon session is 2pm for 3pm start.

City of Derby is 12 for 1pm start and the evening session is 4.30 for 5.30 start.

Times may change so its advisable to double check the websites for updates.

Thank you

Monday, 27 June 2016

Blog 2908: Message for C Squad

Please can all swimmers check their kit bags for missing pullboys. These did not make it home after last Sunday's session. They are relatively new but are unnamed. If they are hiding in your kit bag please let me know click here and they can be reunited with their owner!

Blog 2907: West Park 2nd July

With the DX and CoD galas taking place next Saturday 2nd July, there will be No training or land training at West Park.
Thank you

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Blog 2906: Sunday 26th June

As the Notts Northern Gala is on tomorrow, A and B squad will swim together in the two hour session from 4 till 6 at Queen Street.

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Blog 2905: Call for officials

A plea for officials on behalf of Derventio Excel

If you are a qualified timekeeper/official or one in training and you are free next Saturday the 2nd of July, DX are running their level 3 open meet at Ponds Forge in Sheffield.

It is not always easy getting enough officials to run an event, clubs rely on support from each other to make these work.

Expenses will be paid to those travelling up to help.

If you are free and able to help please email

Friday, 24 June 2016

Blog 2904: Welcome to the Coaching Staff

I would like to officially welcome Maggi Tuck to the Long Eaton Swimming Club coaching staff.

Maggi will be working with the Masters squad.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Blog 2903: Helpers for Club Championships

Club Championships are just around the corner; to ensure that we can run this important event in the club calendar we need helpers and lots of them.

This is a great chance to start to get involved in supporting club activities.

No experience necessary for many of the activities.

If you would like to get involved please email

Blog 2902: West Park Viewing Gallery 21st June

The viewing gallery will not be available tonight due to the committee meeting taking place

Blog 2901: Queens Street 26th June

Queens Street is restarting this Sunday 26th June 4pm till 6pm.
Thank you

Monday, 20 June 2016

Blog 2900: Nottigham Northern Sunday 26th June

The warm up times for this weekend's gala is 8.30 am for the morning session starting  at 9.15.
Session 2 warm up 1.30pm for 2.15 start.

If any swimmers are unable to swim please can you contact  or notify your coach on the day.
Thank you

Friday, 17 June 2016

Blog 2899: Diddy League Round Three - Saturday 18th June

The postcode and gala information is below for the diddy league competition

Saturday 18th June
Warm Up - 6pm
Sharley Park, Clay Cross leisure centre
S45 9LX

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Blog 2898: West Park Cancelled on Friday Morning

Following tonight's problems at West Park which resulted in early closure, we have now been told that tomorrow's, Friday's, morning session is cancelled.

Please let any of your contacts know.

Blog 2897: Winter Nationals

Whilst we are in middle of the last cycle and are hopefully fully focused on our end of season meets, I'm already planning out next year. The first cycle will end in December and hopefully with as much success as the first cycle delivered this season, with Pb's galore and qualifiers for Nationals. That being said below is the link for the times you will need to qualify for the Winter Short Course Championships. With some hard focused smart work we could get as many as 7 or 8 swimmers qualify for this event from the home programme alone, which would be an amazing achievement.

So lets step up and believe and do this!

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Blog 2896: Urgent Notice

Due to the lovely British weather I have been notified that the carnival stalls are not taking place this year. The parade will still go ahead. So please save your baking skills for another date. Thank you for all the support.
Thank you

Blog 2895: High Wycombe Gala

The accepted list is now available to view on their website.

Thank you


Blog 2894: Nuneaton Gala 18th/19th June

I have received this email from Nuneaton:
Due to lessons at the pool on Saturday morning the pool have advised that we are not allowed entry until 1pm - we are trying to get the pool to allow access to coaches and swimmers earlier but this will not be confirmed until the day. Spectators will not be admitted until 1pm. Apologies for this but it is what the pool are insisting on so please bear this in mind when arriving at the pool and bear with us - we will not be allowed to admit anyone early.

BAGS ON POOLSIDE: Swimmers should only bring a small bag on poolside (pump type bag – small drawstring), this is to ensure that the room on poolside is kept free for swimmers and so that air vents are not blocked. Large bags will not be allowed poolside- swimmers/coaches will be asked to remove them.
Swimmers are not allowed in the stands or the marshalling room with bare feet so please make sure your swimmers wear suitable footwear when being called to the marshalling area for races.
WITHDRAWALS: Please notify the ladies on the withdrawals table of any swimmer who will not be swimming, withdrawals are accepted up to 1 hour prior to session start time (ie: start of warm up).
Any swimmer who does not withdraw from a race and subsequently does not swim will be automatically withdrawn from all other races that day unless there is a valid reason for the non-swim – the withdrawals team will speak to the swimmers coach if this is the case.

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Blog 2893: City of Derby

Please can I have all entries for City of Derby to me by this evening Tuesday 14th June please.

Thank you


Blog 2892: Carnival Bakers

With the training session not taking place on Saturday please could you either pop and see us on the stall or bring your baked goodies on the Friday evening either at Trent  College 6 - 7 pm or 7.30 - 8pm at West Park.
Thank you

Blog 2891: Weekend Training

Due to the Nuneaton Gala taking place this weekend there will be NO training on Saturday morning at West Park or Sunday afternoon at Moorways.

All other swim sessions are on.

Thank you

Monday, 13 June 2016

Blog 2890: Named Hats

I have had a few queries about a new order of named hats. We need a minimum order of 35 and the delivery timescale is around 5 weeks.

Please email me with the name you want on the hat and the quantity required.

The cost will be around £8 for the first hat of each name, with additional ones slightly cheaper but will confirm price when you contact me.