Friday, 6 December 2019

Blog Post 2019-286: Chesterfield Warm Ups

Chesterfield have given us lane 2 all weekend for the warm up. The warm is in 4x 15 minute sections. Please see the attached sheet for which warm up you are in. Remember you will need to be ready to do a 15 minute pre pool routine prior to starting your pool warm up.

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Blog 2019-285: Burns L1 LC Meet 25-26 Jan 2020 - qualifiers from National and Midland squads

Entries are now open for the Burns L1 LC Meet:

Date: Sat 25th & Sun 26th Jan 2020
Venue: Ponds Forge, Sheffield
Entry fees: £7.50/event (plus £1 per swimmers towards coach passes)
Squads: National & Midland (subject to qualifying times - see event page below)
Closing date: Wednesday 18th December - entries into the box at West Park by 8.30pm

For the event schedule, qualifying times and entry pack, click here

Blog 2019-284: Reminder for City of Derby Meet entries - qualifiers from National and Midland squads

Entries for January’s City of Derby L1 Meet need to be in the box at West Park by 8.00pm this Friday 6th December. I will be collecting the entries on my way home from training at Ilkeston (around 8.30pm) and submitting entries on Saturday morning before heading up to Matlock.  No further entries will be collected on Saturday morning and there will not be chance to add any late entries once they are submitted, as the meet closes on Saturday.

Blog 2019-283: Info for Chesterfield Meet this weekend

Warm up times for this weekend's Chesterfield Meet have been confirmed as:

1. Saturday afternoon - 1.00pm - 2.00pm
2. Saturday evening - 5.00pm - 6.00pm
3. Sunday morning - 8.30am - 9.30am
4. Sunday afternoon - 2.00pm - 3.00pm

LESC have a designated lane (Lane 2) for each warm-up and coaches will confirm what time swimmers will warm up on the day. 

Swimmers are in the Sports Hall, so will need chairs, pool shoes, and something to do while waiting for their swims.

Monday, 2 December 2019

Blog 2019-282: Changes to training this weekend (Sat 7th & Sun 8th December)

Please note the following changes to training this weekend:

Saturday 7th December:
No a.m. training (land or pool) for National, Midland or County squads

Sunday 8th December:
No session at Loughborough for National squad
No session at Queen Street for Midland or County squads

These cancellations are due to the Chesterfield Winter Open Meet

Sunday, 1 December 2019

Blog 2019 - 281 Chesterfield Gala officials needed

Chesterfield have sent us the following message about next weekend. If you are able to help please email as detailed below.

“We still need officials for all sessions and may need to make the decision to run the gala as a level 4 meet due to licensing requirements, rather than as a level 3.

Official are requested (of any level). We will be providing plenty of refreshments, holding an officials' raffle and generally making it a fun time for all.

If anyone is able to help, please could they email, including information on which sessions (1-4) and current qualification level. If anyone is a trainee and wishes to gain experience in a particular role, please do let me know and we will try our best to accommodate this.”

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Blog 2019-280 B Team

The B Team are at Bramcote.

Reuben Doherty
George Quirie
Kai Ward
Samuel Cooper
William Gallagher
Christopher Oliver
Oliver Addington
Spencer Doherty
Lukas Barto-Smith
Benjamin Mellor
Edward Quirie
Ewan Ascott
Joseph Searby
Rory Batchelor
George Casartelli
Oliver Dodic
Daniel Foss
Oliver Tipping
Alicia Osborne
Annabel Tipping
Elizabett Cutts
Maya Lynch
Miley Aram
Amelia Cutts
Grace Jennings
Naomi Forbes
Ruby Ireland
Sarah Birkinshaw
Hannah Dodic
Hannah Searby
Jasmine Bryan
Tamzin Meese
Aine O'Regan
Amelia Hibbs
Ella Coppen
Isabella Askham
Lana Dilks

Blog 2019-279 A Team

The final round of the Arena league is here and we have a shot at survial. Please make sure you are available as I need to put the strongest team out. We are Worcester with the A team warm up is at 4pm. Please tick the board at West Park ASAP.

Benjamin Cami
Quinn Coppen
Finlay Bird
Ted Pyefinch
William Dalton
Arron Simpson
James Bartram
Thomas Dalton
Oliver Osborne
Alexander Harrand
Benjamin Tipping
Finlay Moss
Luke Witten
Bradley Evans
Daniel McFerran
Ryan Reader
Thomas Strachan
Tom Wyatt
Abbie Tunnicliffe
Emmanuela Amromaghwo
Jessica Parry
Mia Wilson
Phoebe Hayden
Isabel Wright
Matilda Hase
Imogen Coppen
Phoebe Warwick
Hattie Cook
Jessica Shephard
Phoebe Golton
Bethany Rae-McLean
Ellie Tennant
Leanne Atkins
Megan Hanson
Naomi Dilley

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Blog 2019-278: January's LESC Meet now full

Our January Open Meet is now full, so no further entries can be accepted.

Blog 2019-277: City of Derby L1 Meet Jan 2020 - qualifiers from National & Midland squads

Entries are now open for January's City of Derby L1 (Long Course) Meet:

Dates: 11th & 12th January 2020
Venue: Ponds Forge, Sheffield
Entry fees: £8/event (plus £1 per swimmer towards coach passes)
Squads: National & Midland squads (see entry pack for qualifying times)
Closing date: Friday 6th December (entries into the box by 8pm)

Click here for the entry pack and form

Blog 2019-276: LESC Open Meet 2020 – we need your help with sponsorship!

As you’re aware, the Club is holding its Open Meet on Sunday 19th January 2020 at Queens Leisure Centre in Derby.

Members can help personally and by putting us in touch with contacts who you feel may be able to support us. We are looking to attract a main sponsor for the event, session sponsors, individual race sponsors, donations, vouchers and raffle prizes so we can stage another successful Open Meet and all of which enable us to:

  • Supplement costly pool time
  • Provide specialist education/coaching sessions out of the pool
  • Support the annual cost of competing in the National Arena League team competition, including transport of swimmers to and from venues around the Midlands
  • Support other ongoing costs including team building events and training camps

Many of you sponsored individual races last year – we’d love to see this kind of support again at a cost of £25 (plus logo if a business) in the programme. To secure a race/s – please do so by Sunday 22nd December.

A main sponsor and session sponsors will be recognised in the Open Meet Programme, announcements during the Open Meet, the Club’s website as well as mentions on social media.

Your support will be truly invaluable to the Club.

Please contact Helen Tunnicliffe who will be co-ordinating all enquiries via or M: 07813 855215 or Sue Kelly via, T: 01332 675039 or M: 07502 047545.

Monday, 25 November 2019

Blog 2019-276: JD 2, tonight

There has been a bad crash on the M1 and Melissa is stuck in traffic. We are trying to get someone down to open up and will do our best to put the session on. Please bear with us.

Blog 2019-275: Annual General Meeting Agenda (date change) – Saturday 14th December 2019

Due to key Committee Members not being able to attend the AGM this Saturday (of which their attendance is essential in line with the Constitution) the AGM is now being re-scheduled.

The AGM will take place on Saturday 14th December at 8.00am at West Park Leisure Centre in the viewing area.

Sunday, 24 November 2019

Blog 2019-274: Presentation Night

I would just like to thank all involved in the successful presentation evening we all enjoyed last night. The venue and the food were excellent. Many thanks to Wayne Harrand & Debbie Blaydon who worked with the venue beforehand to give us such a great evening, and of course Catherine Fowler for organising the trophies and the smooth, efficient, handover to the winners.

Congratulations to our new Club Captains,  Phoebe Golton, Bradley Evans, Phoebe Warwick and Oliver Addington.

I will pass on your thanks to Jacob Whittle for attending and for his encouraging words to the younger swimmers.

Let's look forward now to our next big event, our Open meet on Jan 19th, which I know will be just as successful

Keith Kelly

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Blog 2019-273: Presentation Night

Just a reminder the venue for the presentation evening this Saturday 23rd November is

The Hilton Hotel
Junction 24, M1
Castle Donington
DE74 2YZ

7pm until midnight 

The bar is situated just outside of the function room and we have been asked to inform children not to go beyond this point, as it will take them directly to the main reception where guests are. Please can we ask that you make your children aware of this.
People travelling by car, there are NO car-parking charges; as we are in the function room the car park charge does not apply to us, please make sure you collect a car park ticket from the main reception.
I hope everyone has a great night.
Thank you

Monday, 18 November 2019

Blog 2019-272: Accepted entries / swimmer info for Derbyshire County Long Course Competition

The Derbyshire ASA website has now been updated with links to the accepted entry list for December's Long Course Competition, as well as swimmer information for the event.

The website can be accessed here - please use the links on the website to access the documents, and let me know about any errors or omissions as soon as possible (

Sunday, 17 November 2019

Blog 2019-271: JD2 land training cancelled 17th November

Apologies for the short notice, but land training is cancelled for JD2 tonight (Sunday 17th November).

The pool session will go ahead as normal.

Friday, 15 November 2019

Blog 2019-270: Parking reminder for Stafford meet / change to p.m. start times / seating plan

A few bits of last-minute info for this weekend's Stafford Meet:

  • Please remember the Entrust car park is NOT available either day, as there are events on.  Parking here could jeopardise its use for future swim meets.  The nearest car park is Waterfront car park.
  • Afternoon warm-ups on both days have been extended, so p.m. sessions ( 2 & 4) will now start at 2.45pm.  (The meet is still scheduled to finish at 5.30pm each day)
  • A seating plan has been posted on Stafford's website (click here to view) - we have space down the side of the pool so it is unlikely there will be room for chairs.  We will have 33 swimmers, plus coaches and Team Managers at the meet.  Please bear this in mind when deciding what to bring onto poolside - if you can put large bags into lockers and just bring smaller bags with essentials onto poolside, that will help.

Blog 2019-269: Annual General Meeting Agenda – Saturday 30th November 2019

As you’re aware, the Club's AGM is taking place on Saturday 30th November at 8.00am at West Park Leisure Centre in the viewing area.

Please find attached the agenda. This is an important date in the diary where a review of the performance of the club over the past year will be given, a review and vote on the club constitution will be undertaken and elections for the committee for the forthcoming year conducted.

Please make every effort to attend, this is your club, have your say. We look forward to seeing you there. 

LESC AGM Agenda 2019

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Blog 2019-268: Request for officials at Chesterfield Meet

If any parents are able to help out at the Chesterfield meet, please let me know :

  • which session(s)
  • what level you are qualified to (timekeeper, J1 etc)
(Email -