Thursday, 29 January 2015

Blog 2194: Wednesday Land Training

Due to the lack of available supervision for this session, Wednesday land training at West Park is cancelled with immediate effect.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Blog 2193: Nuneaton and Nottingham Northern Galas

Today is the closing date for these two galas.

Thank you


Blog 2192: Land Training and Gym

Due to the Miami Camp
There will be NO Gym for Youth and Senior Prestige
Monday 2nd February, Thursday 5th February,
Monday 9th February, Thursday 12th February.

There will be no other Land Training for Youth and Senior and Prestige for the next two weeks.

Blog 2191: A Squad Training

Whilst the Miami training camp is on, all A squad sessions on Tuesdays and Fridays will be at West Park with the Youth and Seniors.
Tuesday 3rd and Tuesday 10th February. Session starts at 6.30pm till 8.30pm
Friday 10th and Friday 13th February. Session starts at 8.00pm till 9.30pm

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Blog 2190: Open Meet

Great day for LESC at the open meet 152 heat PB's with another 10 final PB's, some amazing swims with novice swimmers getting lots of good experience and senior swimmers getting in great race practice putting skills under pressure in heavy training. Well done to all who swam and a massive thank you to those who made this meet as succesfull as ever.

Blog 2189: Thank You!

Once again a very  big thank you to all of you who have been helping at the Club's Open Meet today. Another great team effort has seen our 18th successful Spring Open Meet. Yes, it has been a long day  and if this was your first time helping, we hope you enjoyed the experience, learned a little about Open Meets and made some new friends.

It is always pleasing to receive such positive feed back from our visitors who assure me they will be back next year.

So to everyone who has contributed with sponsorship, raffle prizes, baking cakes and with all the other jobs that are required to get the day up and running - thank you!

We hope that after today you might decide to get involved in other areas of the Club's activities. We really do need more of you on board to continue to take the Club forward and  give all our swimmers the opportunity to reach their full potential.


Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Blog 2188: Vacant Posts on the Committee

There are a number of vacant positions within our club that have a significant impact on the operational stability and overall health of the club.  One such position is that of Membership Secretary.

This post has not had a permanently appointed officer for some 12 months, with the post being covered on a temporary basis.  This impacts on the sustainability of our current programme, membership growth, compliance with ASA membership requirements, responsiveness to enquires and membership satisfaction, amongst others.

We are therefore seeking volunteers to fulfil this important role.  This role is not restricted to current club members.  For instance the role could well suit anybody wishing to volunteer some spare time that would be beneficial to Long Eaton and the local community as a whole.

If you or anyone you know is interested in this role and helping the club move forward, please, in the first instance email and further details will be provided.

Blog 2187: Sunday 25th January Open Meet

The warm up time for this weekends gala is 8.00am, at Queens Street Derby. Please swimmers be on poolside for 7.45am for blood flow.

Make sure you all remember your pool side shoes/flip flops, snacks, food and plenty of fluids. Remember the use of mobile phones is not permitted on poolside.

To all those who have volunteered please could we meet at the side entrance to the pool at 7.30am to have a brief meeting.  We will not have access to the pool until 7.30am and as the gala starts at 8.00am so we do not have much time to get organised.

Thank you

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Blog 2186: Raffle Prizes still needed

Please remember to let your squad reps or Kim have your raffle prizes for our Open Meet this Sunday.

Thank you

Blog 2185: Training 25th January

There will be NO training at Loughborough or Queens Street this Sunday 25th January 2015 due to our open meet taking place.
West Park is on as usual.
Thank you

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Blog 2184: Lost last night

A blue seventy colour green/black swimming costume was lost yesterday at Loughborough Pool, if you have picked this up by mistake could you please pass it on to Bethanie Dennis.
Thank you

Friday, 16 January 2015

Blog 2183: Nuneaton Open Meet

I will be sending the  first batch of entries on Monday 19th January.
Thank you

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Blog 2182: Leicester League Team Photo

Could all swimmers for the Leicester league this Saturday, please ensure you arrive in team kit.

We will be taking a team photo before the event so early arrival would be appreciated 

So Please arrive at Loughborough Leisure Centre, Browns Lane Loughborough LE11 3HE at 5:30pm

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Blog 2181: Derbyshire County Championships

The draft programme is now available to view. Please notify Joyce Mellor of any errors.

Thank you


Blog 2180: Help Still Needed for our Open Meet

We are still looking for volunteers for our Open Meet. Anyone who helps out will get free entry and  food and drinks will be provided through out the day.

If you are helping you will not miss out on your child's races.

Without our volunteers this meet will not be able to run.

Thank you to everyone who has offered their help already.
If you're interested the email address is


Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Blog 2179: Loughborough Training

Please note that for this Sunday 18th January training will be at 5pm - 7pm.
There will then be NO training at Loughborough until Sunday 8th February which will be the usual time 4pm - 6pm.

Monday, 12 January 2015

Blog 2178: Nottingham Northern Gala

I am now taking entries for this gala, this gala is aimed at swimmers 9 - 14. This will take place on June 28th at Beechdale Swimming Centre, Nottingham.

Full details can be found at The closing date for this gala is Wednesday 28th January, and this is a first come first served gala. Please make cheques payable to Long Eaton Swimming Club.
 If you do not have a time please speak to your coach. This gala is for swimmers in B and C squads only.

Thank you


Sunday, 11 January 2015

Blog 2177: Nuneaton Open Meet Level 3

I am now accepting entries for the Nuneaton Open Meet. The date of this gala is Saturday 28th March and Sunday 29th March this is a first come first served gala, The closing date for you to enter will be Wednesday 28th January 2015.

Times MUST be taken off the data rankings if the times do not meet the qualifying times then you will not be able to enter this meet, Times may be checked by the promoter if the meet is over subscribed.

Full detail can be found on the following site

Please make cheques payable to Long Eaton Swimming Club and post your entry forms by the closing date.

Incomplete entries will not be accepted.

Thank you

Friday, 9 January 2015

Blog 2176: Learn To Swim Friday 9th January

Learn to Swim is at Trent College tonight 6-7 for all in the lanes and 6-6:30 for the those that swim widths.

Thank you

Blog 2175: Raffle Prizes & Spot Prizes

We are holding a raffle at our Open meet. Please could you let Kim Coveny or your Squad Rep have any items suitable for the raffle.

We are also looking for low value vouchers for swimmers which will be awarded as Spot Prizes throughout the day.  Again please  give your vouchers  or a donation towards them to your Squad Rep or contact  Angela  to arrange for them to be collected
Thank you