Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Blog 2140: Named Hats

The order for the named hats is being placed today to meet the Christmas ordering deadline.

However, the price is higher than previous orders - ranging from £12.50 for one hat to £11.50 per hat for 3 or more with the same name.

If anyone wishes to change their order in the light of this, please contact me before 5pm today on treasurer.lesc@hotmail.co.uk


Blog 2139: Training Sessions

There will be NO training sessions on Sunday 7th December at Loughborough and Queens. Also 21st December there will be NO training at Loughborough.

Thank you

Monday, 24 November 2014

Blog 2138: Training on Saturday and Sunday 29th/30th November

There will be NO training on Saturday morning 7.30am to 9.00 am at West Park or on Sunday afternoon at Queens Street 4pm till 6pm. Loughborough session is also cancelled to a gala taking place there.

All other sessions will still be on.

Thank you

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Blog 2137: Christmas Break

Details of our scheduled Christmas break are as follows:-

Learn to Swim

Last swimming session will be Friday the 12th December.

The club is looking to organise a fun event for Learn to Swim on Sunday the 14th, details will be published soon.

All Squads

Last swimming session will be the 21st December

Training sessions will resume on the 2nd January 2015

Friday, 21 November 2014

Blog 2136: Long Eaton Swimming Club Branded Drawstring Bag

Frustrated by swimmers losing kit at galas or training?

The club can now obtain branded drawstring bags.

These are available at £5 per bag with a minimum order quantity of 50.

The bag can be seen here and orders placed through email

Blog 2135: Annual General Meeting

A plee for attendance at tomorrow's AGM.

I would be sincerely grateful for members of the club, over 16 years of age, to attend the AGM at West Park tomorrow morning at 8am

The agenda can be found here

Blog 2134: Arena B Team

The B team have been drawn at Bramcote and here is the team list. Please let me know or tick the sheet on the board within the next week.

Adam Brookes-Elbaz Aine O'Regan
Callum Henley Anna Pancisi
Danny Anderson Bethanie Dennis
Elliot Bestwick Chloe Blaydon
Elliott Box Hannah Cox
George Buckingham Hannah Dodic
Jack Shaw Hannah Dowell
James Paterson Hannah Searby
Joseph Pipes Imogen Marshall
Joshua Beech Lauren Searby
Joshua Bestwick Lauren Wilcox
Joshua Davis Megan Duncan
Kye Hazelton Megan Kelly
Matt Leach Phoebe Golton
Oliver Tipping Rebecca Beech
Peter Softley Sian James
Rory Batchelor Zoe Tomlinson
Ryan Cendrowski
Steven Barrett
Thomas Baxter

Blog 2133: Arena A team

The A team have been drawn at Stafford this round and the team list is as follows please either tick the board or email me withing the next week.

Adam Freundlich Bethany Rae-McLean
Benjamin Tipping Chloe Bates
Bradley Evans Eden Michell
Daniel Foss Esther Halford
Daniel Wilson Hannah Jones
Harry Charitos Harmony Torrington
Kevin Wallbank Helen Gorman
Lewis Tipping Imogen Mellor
Luke Witten Isabella Askham
Matthew Cross Joesphine Parker
Mischa Menzies Kathleen Humphrey
Oliver Dodic Katie Sanderson
Rhys Llewellyn Katie Sloan
Samuel Frearson Lana Dilks
Samuel Hardy Martina Drasnarova
Sky Torrington Mollie Daniels
Thomas Strachan Tyler Ann Black

Blog 2132: West Park Closure

Some of you will be aware that the pool at West Park will be closing for essential maintenance from mid December through to the middle of January.

We have been working to develop alternative training arrangements to cover this period, details of which will be published next week.

Any reduction in pool time will be compensated with either additional landbased training or make up sessions, again these details will be within the plans.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Blog 2131: Named Towels

The towel order is ready to be placed and payment required.

Can those who have ordered please arrange for payment at £15 per towel ASAP.

Cheques payable to Long Eaton Swimming Club, for payment by any other mechanism please email to say that this has happend

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Blog 2130: Named Hats

I do not currently have enough requests to fulfil a minimum order for named hats.
To stand any chance of getting them before Christmas the order needs to be placed this week so if anyone else would like to order some please email your requirements to treasurer.lesc@hotmail.co.uk.

Thank you.

Blog 2129: Your AGM Needs You!

Taking place this Saturday, 22nd November 2014 at 8am in the upstairs viewing area at West Park.

If you are the ASA registered parent for your child then Please Please Please come along and support your Club as without you the AGM will not be able to take place.

The meeting will be very short and your attendance will be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks in advance and we hope to see you there.

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Blog 2128: Donations for Presentation Night Hampers

To those people that have kindly agreed to donate items for the hampers, could these items be provided by Tuesday the 18th November please.

The hampers will be being made on Wednesday the 19th in readiness for the Saturday evening.

Items can be given directly to Kim Coveney or through your squad reps.

Friday, 14 November 2014

Blog 2127: Discussions with Coaching Staff

It is expected that from time to time parents will want to discuss issues with coaches, issues such as progress, performance or circumstance (either swimming or external).
Often catching a coach at the end of a session can be convenient for the swimmer, parent and coach.
However, please be mindful when requesting to speak to coaches of the following: -
1. Ensure the coach has finished the session
2. Give space to those already engaged in conversation with the coach
3. Ensure the environment is suitable for the discussion you wish to have
4. Be aware the coach may have other commitments and may not be able to talk with you there and then
If the coach can not talk with you immediately following the session alternative arrangements can be made to book a pre-planned and dedicated meeting with the coach, this can be done through your squad representative.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Blog 2126: Mansfield Gala Sunday 16th November

The warm up times for this meet are: Morning 8.00am for 9.15am start and the afternoon session is to be confirmed but looks like it may be 1.00pm warm up for 2.15pm. Please check for further details.
The address is:
Water Meadows
Bath Street
NG18 1BA

Blog 2125: Derbyshire Sprints

The draft programme is now available to view, please notify Joyce if there are any errors.

Thank you

Blog 2124: Chesterfield Christmas Cracker

The draft programme is now available to view, please notify Chesterfield directly if you have any problems.

Thank you

Blog 2123: Training Sunday

All training sessions will still be on at Loughborough and Queens Street.

Thank you

Monday, 10 November 2014

Blog 2122 : A Team Effort

To those of you who helped at the Arena gala at QLC on Saturday evening - thank you. We cannot organise these events without the help of parents. Everybody involved with running the club is a volunteer, from your Executive Committee members to those helping with recording times at the recent 12 weeks tests.
You do not need to be on the Committee to help. So if Committees are not your thing but you still wish to get involved, please make contact with a committee member or your Squad Rep - details of all are on the notice board at West Park. Your Club Needs You!


Saturday, 8 November 2014

Blog 2121: Arena League A Team

We still urgently require 1 timekeeper and a judge for tonight's event.

Any offers of help please email