Friday, 20 October 2017

Blog 3390: Arena League B team

Despite the hardship in getting swimmers together (particularly in the 11u teams), the B team had a successful night of swimming at Daventry. Going up against several A teams and much larger b teams, the b team performed well on the night to take 5th, not lagging to far behind the next few teams. This shows that had we of been able to get a full team together, we might of been able to challenge for those mid finish places. In the open age group, the girls only dropped two points on the night, along with the boys not far behind. There were a few DQs on the night which need to be addressed, but it was good to see first time arena swimmers in our 11 and under teams swimming well and enjoying themselves!

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Blog 3389: Closure of Trent College

Due to urgent maintenance work taking place over half term, Trent College will be closed from 23rd of October to 6th November. A revised training schedule covering this period can be seen here
or by following the link down the left-hand side.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Blog 3388: Arena League Tables and Draws

The West Midlands league have been very quick at releasing the tables and draws for round 2. No venues as of yet. Teams will be posted over the next week or so and can all members of the club be available for the 2nd round. Teams will be selected based upon results, rankings and coaches discretion to ensure the maximum points gain for the club and every swimmer has a role to play for us to do this. Lets push on from our great start. The A team were awarded 3rd place on count back. League tables and draw information can be found on the link below.

http://www.nationalswimmingleague.org.uk/west-midlands

Just to show the size of the league here is a tweet from its organisers.

"51 galas, 302 teams, 10,000 swimmers, 1,100 officials plus countless helpers, it must be National Arena Swimming League Round One 2017"

To see the buzz this event has have a look at the twitter page

https://twitter.com/natswimleague?lang=en



Blog 3387: Open Meet Entry Deadlines

Just a reminder of the upcoming closing dates for the following Open Meets:


Derbyshire LC Sprint Meet - last date for entries into the post box - SATURDAY 21ST OCTOBER


Peterborough Open Meet - last date for entries into the post box - MONDAY 23RD OCTOBER


Chesterfield Winter Open Meet - last date for entries into the post box - FRIDAY 27TH OCTOBER



Blog 3396: LESC Open Meet January 2018

I am now accepting entries for our Open Meet to be held at Queens Leisure Centre Derby on Sunday 14th January.
The link to the entry pack is below:


LESC January Open

The entry fee is £5.00 per event - please make cheques payable to LESC or alternatively you can pay by BACS.


The closing date for entries into the box at West Park is Friday 17th November.





Blog 3395: LESC Distance meet - Warm Up Times and Training Cancellations

Please see below for the warm up times for the LESC Distance Meet at Queens Leisure Centre, Derby this Sunday 22nd October.


Session 1 - Warm Up 8am Start 8.30am
Session 2 - Warm Up 11am Start 11.30am
Session 3 - Warm Up 2pm Start 2.30pm
Session 4 - Warm Up 5.15pm Start 5.45pm


PLEASE NOTE ALL TRAINING SESSIONS ON SUNDAY WILL BE CANCELLED AS THIS IS A CLUB GALA, EXCEPT FOR JD2 AND MASTERS WHICH WILL BE RUNNING AS NORMAL.

Blog 3394: Debyshire Junior Grand Prix Round 2 Results

These are now available on the DASA website http://www.derbyshireswimming.org.uk/documents/Results%20Gala%202.pdf

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Blog 3393: Arena A team

What a brilliant night it was for the A team last night. In a hard fought and even draw to come joint 3rd with 6 first team members out and having the only dq of the night, is a tribute to how well everyone did. The team spirit was great and no one could fault our effort and determination. Our underwater skills were on point and everyone battled for that extra place resulting in a lot of unofficial pb's.

I am always looking to measure improvement in the club and last night going against City of Derby gave me a great opportunity to do so. In one of my first galas in charge we came up against City of Derby and on that night were nearly 10 minutes behind them in over all time for the 50 events. Last night we were 4 minutes 17 seconds behind. We also had our lowest number of 6th place finishes ever.

Keep up the great work, focus on your skills and technique, improve attendance where possible. Fill in your house cup sheets.

Friday, 13 October 2017

Blog 3392: Derbyshire Junior Grand Prix accepted entries

Please find attached the link to the accepted entries for the second round of the Junior Grand Prix on Sunday.


Round 2 accepted entries


Please note the warm up times are different to those published in the entry pack:


Warm Up is at 4pm
Start at 4.30pm



Thursday, 12 October 2017

Blog 3391: National Squad House cup points

After filling in all the sheets handed in so far for attendance and all the gala sheets from the weekend here are the points totals so far for National Squad only

Team 1   165
Team 2   176
Team 3   0
Team 4   56
Team 5   0

Top 3 individuals are
 Aine    99
Finlay   86
Lana     79




Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Blog 3390: Long Eaton Swimming Club Distance Meet

The draft programme is now available here

Blog 3389: City of Derby L1 Open Meet 13/14 January 2018

I am now accepting entries for this Level 1 Open meet to be held at Ponds Forge, Sheffield on 13th and 14th January 2018.

This meet is aimed at National Squad and those from Midland squad that meet the qualification times. As this is a level 1 meet you must have a qualification time registered on the ASA database.

Entry details can be found here:

City of Derby Level 1 Entry Pack
Entries are £7.00 per event plus the additional £1.00 for coaches passes. please make cheques payable to LESC or alternatively you can make the payment by BACS.

The closing date for entries into the box at West Park is Monday 13th November.

Blog 3388: Warm Up Times Derbyshire Junior Grand Prix Round 2

The second round of the Derbyshire Junior Grand prix is taking place this Sunday 15th October at Queens Leisure Centre Derby.

Warm Up times are as follows:

Warm Up 4.00pm
Start 4:30pm

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Blog 3387: Weekend wrap up

Long Eaton swimmers were involved in 3 competitions across the weekend.

Summer Kennedy and Harmony Torrington helped Derbyshire to the brink of promotion back to division one on Sunday at Inter Counties.

A long but worth while day at Sheffield for the Lincoln Vulcans level 1 meet saw a lot of learning and development for the swimmers taking part as well as a lot of early season personal best times.

The balance of the swimmers were at the Derventio Excell level 3 meet at Matlock, with more PBs and development taking place across the weekend. All of this was driven by the swimmers taking responsibility for their actions both in and out of the pool. Those who filled in their house cup process sheets scored very highly as over 90% of target processes were achieved, even when I made them harder for the swimmer. This just shows how much swimmers who want to, can push themselves and develop given the right prompting and guidance. With correct processes came great outcomes, PB's at this early stage of the season are hard to find however they were coming from all over and those swims that were not a full PB were either within a couple of seconds or on the PB which is incredible. The swimmers over the weekend showed a great level of professionalism and represent the club with pride. If we keep this up and the level of work in training up we will have an amazing season.

"Their is no glory in practice but without practice their can be no glory"

Monday, 9 October 2017

Blog 3386: Arena League B Team - Transport Information and Warm Up Times

There will be buses departing from West Park for the Arena League this Saturday:


Arena B Team - Daventry
Bus will depart from West Park Leisure centre at 4pm so please ensure you are at the bus by 3.45pm.
The bus will depart from Daventry at the end of the competition and will drop off back at West Park
It would be preferable for all swimmers to travel to the competition by bus, however if you are making your own way there the address is:


Daventry Leisure Centre
Lodge Road
Daventry
Northants
NN11 4FP


Please ensure you let either a team manager or coach know that you are travelling separately.


There will be a small charge of £5.00 per person for anyone travelling on the bus.


Warm Up is at 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start so please ensure you are there in plenty of time.

Blog 3385: Arena League A Team - Transport and Warm Up Information

There will be a bus departing from West Park for the Arena League this Saturday:


Arena A Team - Worcester
Bus will depart from West Park Leisure centre at 4pm so please ensure you are at the bus by 3.45pm.
The bus will depart from Worcester at the end of the competition and will drop off back at West Park
It would be preferable for all swimmers to travel to the competition by bus, however if you are making your own way there the address is:


Perdiswell Leisure Centre
Bilford Road
Worcester
WR3 8DX


Please ensure you let either a team manager or coach know that you are travelling separately.


There will be a small charge of £5.00 per person for anyone travelling on the bus.


Warm Up is at 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start so please ensure you are there in plenty of time.

Blog 3384: Closing date for entries Midland Winter Championships

Just a reminder that today is the last day for entries for the Midland Long Course Winter Championships.


Anyone wishing to enter should have their entries posted in the box at West Park tonight (Monday 9th October) as I will be collecting them tomorrow.

Friday, 6 October 2017

Blog 3384: Peterborough Novice Meet

I am now accepting enries for this Novice Meet in Peterborough.

This is aimed at JD1, JD and County Squads for them to get some great experience in racing. The meet will be held on Sunday 12th November at Peterborough Regional Pool and is 25m and 50m races only. If you do not have a time for a race please speak to your coach and ask them to sign the entry form.

Entries are £5.00 per event plus the additional £1.00 per swimmer for coaches passes. Please make cheques payable to Long Eaton SC or alternatively you can pay by BACS. 

The link to the entry pack is below:

Peterbrough Development Meet

This is a first come first served open meet so the closing date for entries into the box at West Park is Monday 23rd October - no entries will be processed after this date.

Blog 3383: Chesterfield Winter Open Championships

I am now accepting entries for this Open Meet to be held on the 16th and 17th December at the Arc Leisure Centre Matlock.

This Open Meet is aimed at all swimmers in National, Midland and County Squads.

There are no minimum qualifying times for this event, however there are 'no faster than' times.  If you do not have a qualifying time for an event you must speak to your coach and ask them  for an approximate time and to sign the entry form.

As this is a first come first served meet I am putting a closing date for entries into the post box at West Park of Friday 27th October. Any entries received after this date will not be processed to ensure we have the best opportunity of being accepted into the meet.

Entries are £6.00 per event plus £1.00 per swimmer for the coaches passes. please make cheques payable to Long Eaton SC or alternatively you can pay by BACS.

Chesterfield Winter Meet

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Blog 3382: Belper Marlins Accepted Entries

Please find below the link to the accepted entries for the Belper Marlins Ghoul in the Pool.

Please check your entries carefully and if there are mistakes please e mail: bmscopenmeet@gmail.com

Belper Marlins Accepted Entries

As a reminder the meet is at the Arc Leisure centre, Matlock.

Session One Warm Up is at 8.30am
Session 2 Warm Up is at 1.15pm