Monday, 23 May 2016

Blog 2882: Summer Clear Out

We are planning on setting up a second hand swimsuit 'shop' at the club.

An opportunity for people to clear out swimsuits and trunks which no longer fit but still have life, and likewise for people to be able to purchase at reduced cost items which still have use.

We would look to run these shops on a Friday evening at West Park, with all proceeds going to fund club equipment/activities.

If you have any items you wish to donate please send these on to either: -
  • Your squad rep
  • Nichola Rae-McLean
  • Joanne Hazelton
  • Annette Foss

Friday, 20 May 2016

Blog 2881: Training at Loughborough Sunday 22nd

There is no training at Loughborough on the 22nd May due to the Nova meet

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Blog 2880: Carnival Day 18th June 2016

Its that time of year again Carnival Day Saturday June 18th on West Park.
Do you have any items that we can use for a tombola stall we can accept any items other than glass bottles. Please can you let your squad reps have any goodies that you may have by Monday 13th June.
Squad reps are:
Angela Wilcox
Kate Tipping
Cheryl Baxter
Emily Askam
Helen Akers
Liz Simpson

Bakers we need your help too if you can bring your labelled containers/cakes along on the Friday evening 17th June  at Trent /West Park or on the Saturday morning as we are setting up our stall.

This is a great fun raising event so come and join us .We always need helpers on the stall or hand out any leaflets promoting the club, if you are able to help if only for an hour please can you wear your club shirts etc.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Blog 2879: Monday 30th May 2016

There will be NO swimming at West Park or Trent College as this is a bank holiday.

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Blog 2878: West Park View Gallery

This will be closed tonight for the committee meeting

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Blog 2877: A & B Sunday training

The club have managed to secure time at Moorways Swimming Pool between 1pm and 3pm on Sundays until Queen Street is fixed. As this is a closed centre there are rules we need to follow to enable us to train there.

Swimmers are allowed into the building 30 minutes prior to the session and must vacate the building within 30 minutes of the session finishing.
Late swimmers may not be allowed into the building depending on available staff at the centre.
No parents are allowed in the building, not even for toilet breaks, there are places like Sainsburys etc nearby that have toilet facilities.
Swimmers are signed in and out of the building by the coaches.
Swimmers must keep their shoes and coats on top of their kit bags on poolside in case of a fire or fire drill.
Coaches must fill water bottles for the swimmers so that swimmers are not in areas that are unchecked.
No items are to be left in the changing room at all.
All bags are to be taken on poolside and placed in the area around the diving boards.

We currently follow these rules at DX and the plan works well. These are not our rules but the centre's and if we do not follow them the facility to train there will be taken away.

Monday, 9 May 2016

Blog 2876: Missing at Loughborough

Has anyone picked up a pair of Speedo goggles from Loughborough on Sunday the 8th May.

Blue lensed with a clear strap

If so please return to Sharon Bestwick

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Blog 2875: LESC Co-Hosting Round 2 of the Diddys

LESC have been drawn as co-hosts for round 2 of the Diddy league at Bramcote (Bramcote are the hosts)

As such we are required to provide additional helpers over and above the normal requirement.

Running events such as these require large numbers of volunteers and we do rely on: -
parents to be this workforce.

We are currently looking for : -

Door staff
Refreshment staff
Health and safety stewards

You do not need to be qualified or experienced to undertake any of these roles, support will be given on the night

If you are interested in helping please email

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Blog 2874: 17+ Relay results out

Long Eaton's 17+ relay teams just missed out on British Championship qualifying.

4 x 100 Medley missed by 5.48 seconds
4 x 100 Free missed by 4.12 seconds

4 x 100 Medley missed by 11.15 seconds
4 x 100 Free missed by 10.16 seconds

An amazing effort to be this close to qualifying for British Championships. There are 996 clubs and squads in Britain and our relay teams finished in the top 40 males and top 60 females.

Friday, 6 May 2016

Blog 2873: Saturday am 200 IM/free tests

The last of the weeks testing will take place on Saturday morning for A and B squads. This will be the 200 im and 200 freestyle events. Land training will commence from 7 - 7.30 am, with the aim to start the 200s at 7.45. Please make every effort to attend the land session beforehand as this will be your warm up, there will be no water based warm up.

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Blog 2872: DX

Please can I have all entries to me by Tuesday 17th May before 8.30pm, no late entries will be accepted and I cannot accept emailed entries.

Thank you


Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Blog 2871: A squad/ B squad Sunday

Due to the Eckington gala taking place on Sunday there will be No training for the B Squad.

A squad are to train at Loughborough pool from 3 till 4 on Sunday. This will be followed by land training after.

Blog 2870: Diddy League Round Two

The following swimmers have been selected to represent Long Eaton Swimming Club in the second round of the diddy league competition. Could the swimmers below please indicate their availability either by replying to the email, ticking off the board or informing the coach.

Date: Saturday 21st May
Venue: Bramcote Leisure Centre
Warm Up: 6.30pm


Fred Buckingham, Aaron Simpson, Patrick Hodgson

Sky Torrington, Ben Mellor

Elliot Box, Luke Witten, George Buckingham, Harrison Frearson

Samuel Hardy, Finlay Moss, Joseph Searby, Benjamin Tipping


Jemma Dilley, Su Alpan, Isabel Wright

Hattie Cook, Scarlett Wood, Sophie Goodman

Freya Birkin, Emilie Wright, Harriet Bebbington, Phoebe Golton,

Harmony Torrington, Imogen Mellor Patching, Chloe Pearson

Blog 2869: DX Level 3

DX level 3 entries are open, this is a first come first served meet so please get your entries in ASAP. This is a great prep gala for all the remaining competitions, if you are going to High Wycombe it will give great long course experience, if you are at club champs coming from Long Course down to Short Course is always a great feeling and if you are going to British/Home Nation championships its another great way to get some long course race experience even if you are too fast for the events you have qualified for. Finally if you have never raced long course before this is a great opportunity to do so. I want a massive team going and hopefully we'll have some fun things planned as a team. Parents sitting high up the back at Ponds Forge is not sitting opposite the swimmers. You must sit opposite the swimmers, I want them to see your support, so wear your Orange T shirts and sit together, 1 club 1 team.

Blog 2868: Eckington Meet Sunday 8th May

Warm up details are as follows:

Morning is 8.30am for 9.30 start
Afternoon is 1pm for 2pm start

Eckington Leisure Centre
Gosber Street
S21 4DA

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Blog 2867: Youth Midlands

What an amazing weekend for Long Eaton swimmers both from the home programme and Derventio Excell. The weekend saw massive improvements in performance levels and all the work we have been doing over this cycle to get ready for long course competition pay off. The tactics we used throughout the weekend worked and saw swimmers smash personal best times and come back with the clubs biggest number of finalist. The relay teams stood up and were counted, against lots bigger squads and clubs with individuals coming out with times quicker than the short course best in the splits. Below is a list of all Long Eatons swimmers performances from the weekend but to break it down for the individual swims. We had 77 individual swims over the weekend, 46 went on to final, 2 golds, 4 silvers, 6 bronze and 2 over all Regional Champions. Time wise, of the 77 swims, 28 were personal best times and 30 were season best times. Overall an impressive weekend for LESC and DX.

name event heat final place
Adam Freundlich m 100 br 01:05.77 01:05.56 1
Adam Freundlich M 50 br 00:30.34 00:29.95 1
Bethany Rae Mclean W 200 Fly 02:39.31 02:42.50 8
Bethany Rae Mclean W 50 fly 00:32.12 00:32.19 9
Bethany Rae Mclean W 100 fly 01:13.19
Bethany Rae Mclean W 400IM 05:33.04
Bradley Evans M 100 fr 19:29.26
Chelsea Eley W 50 Bk 00:32.81 00:33.07 7
Chloe Bates W 200 Br 02:43.19 02:42.90 2
Chloe Bates W 400IM 05:05.69 05:08.27 2
Chloe Bates W 200 IM 02:25.23 02:26.22 5
Chloe Bates W 800 fr 09:31.10
Chloe Bates W 100 br 01:16.70 01:17.48 7
Chloe Bates W 100 Fly 01:07.31 01:09.47 10
Chloe Blaydon W 50 fly 00:31.39
Eden Michell W 100 Fly 01:07.86
Eden Michell W 50 fly 00:30.86
Edward Martin M 200 fly 02:16.73 02:13.47 3
Edward Martin M 100 fly 01:00.54 01:01.90 8
Edward Martin m 200 fr 02:06.05
Edward Martin M 100 fr 00:57.01
Emily Osbourne w 100 bk 01:06.09 01:07.34 3
Emily Osbourne W 200 bk 02:22.44 02:23.19 3
Emily Osbourne W 200 IM 02:25.14 02:35.68 6
Emily Osbourne W 100 Fly 01:07.28 01:06.76 7
Emily Osbourne W 100 fr 01:01.67
Esther Halford W 800 fr 09:31.13
Esther Halford W 200 fr 02:15.14 02:10.17 3
Esther Halford W 100 fr 01:02.80 01:03.42 8
Esther Halford w 400 fr 04:39.11 04:37.04 9
Esther Halford W 100 Fly 01:10.41
Esther Halford W 200 IM 02:38.73
Hannah Dowell W 50 fr 00:28.87 00:28.62 8
Hannah Dowell W 50 fly 00:31.88
Hannah Dowell W 100 fr 01:04.43
Harmony Torrington W 800 fr 10:21.03
Harry Charitos M 50 bk 00:28.71 00:28.45 2
Harry Charitos M 100 Bk 01:00.75 01:01.04 4
Harry Charitos M 100 fr 00:55.24
Harry Charitos M50 fr 00:25.36
Harry Charitos M 200 Bk 02:12.71 DQ 3/0
Helen Gorman W 200 Br 02:48.00 02:45.67 5
Helen Gorman W 100 br 01:16.84 01:15.49 5
Imogen Whiting W 50 Bk 00:33.30 00:33.35 7
Imogen Whiting w 100 bk 01:12.20
Imogen Whiting W 50 fr 00:29.87
James Webster M 200 br 02:40.31 02:40.82 5
James Webster m 100 br 01:15.62 01:16.93 8
James Webster M 50 br 00:36.14
Joshua Beech M 50 br 00:32.93 00:32.88 3
Joshua Beech m 100 br 01:13.16 01:14.56 6
Joshua Beech M 100 fr 00:58.08 00:58.89 8
Joshua Beech M 200 br 02:48.08
Joshua Beech M50 fr 00:26.67
Lana Dilks W 50 Bk 00:35.02
Lana Dilks W 50 br 00:39.98
Molly Findler W 200 Br 02:50.82 02:57.48 5
Molly Findler W 100 br 01:21.85 01:20.10 5
Molly Findler W 200 IM 02:34.58
Molly Findler w 100 bk 01:11.77
Molly Findler W 400IM 05:26.87
Rebecca Beech W 50 fr 00:29.09 00:28.91 5
sam pearson M 200 IM 02:18.32 02:20.54 6
sam pearson M 100 Bk 01:04.72
sam pearson M 100 fly 01:02.89
sam pearson m 100 br 01:15.36
sam pearson m 200 fr 02:05.80
sam pearson M 100 fr 00:57.19
Samual Frearson M 100 Bk 01:07.46 01:08.04 8
Samual Frearson M 50 bk 00:31.24
Sophie Eley W 200 Br 02:53.90 02:51.76 3
Sophie Eley W 200 bk 02:32.99 02:30.90 6
Sophie Eley w 100 bk 01:10.90 01:11.08 7
Sophie Eley W 400IM 05:19.06 05:21.06 7
Sophie Eley W 50 Bk 00:33.41 00:33.70 7
Sophie Eley W 200 IM 02:34.63
Steven Barratt M 100 fr 00:57.23
Womens 14/16 200 fr team
Womens 14/16 400 free team
Womens 14/16 Med team
Womens 17+ 400 free team
Womens 17+ Med team
Mens 14/16 800 fr team
Mens 14/16 Med team
Mens 400 fr team 14/16
Mens 17+ Med Team
Mens 400 fr team 17+

Blog 2866: Nuneaton Accepted and Rejections

Please check the website   for the rejections and accepted entries.
Thank you


Blog 2865: Open Water Training Sessions

Details of this year's DASA Open Water Training Sessions in May and June can be found  here

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Blog 2864: Seating at Midlands

May I remind parents that during competitions they are a distraction to the swimmers. Whilst I have tolerated it at the past 2 open meets at Ponds Forge, Parents are to sit on the opposite side to the swimmers.This will probably be enforced the organizers anyway however any parents sitting on the same side as the swimmers will be asked to move.

Blog 2863: Test Week

Next week is test week for C,B, A and AGP squads. Please make sure you have full attendance next week so you can make every test. The results not only measure your improvement over the past 12 weeks but are used as guideline for squad moves. Missing a test will result in a lower score and you could miss the opportunity to move up because of this. The tests will be held during next week's sessions and no additional testing will be done either in the session or on another day. The dates for these weeks have been on the gala programme since September last year so it is your responsibility to make sure you are available for them.