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.

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Blog 2862: Diddy league round one

Well done to those swimmers who has competed in the first round of the Diddy league. Long Eaton came out winners against a group of clubs who have consistently produced great junior teams over the years. We won because of consistency, placing in the top 3 places, and only on odd occasions placing lower. Consistency is a key factor in any sport. Skills, technique, stamina, speed will not improve unless they are consistently trained, and you challenge yourself to make them better. The next round is in a few weeks, so ensure you are able to compete as I'm sure the next round will be equally as close as this round was.

Long eaton 215, Dronfield Dolphins 203, Etwall Eagles 199, Ripley 198, Notts Northern 82

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Blog 2861: Monday 2nd May

There will be NO am/pm swimming at West Park and
Trent College on Monday 2nd May as this is a Bank holiday.

Saturday morning training is still on at West Park.

Blog 2860: A and B Squad Sunday 1st May

This Sunday May 1st A and B squad will be able to swim in the 50m pool at Loughborough.

The times are as follows:
A squad will be in the pool, 3-4pm  followed by 4 - 5pm core work poolside.

B squad will be doing core work poolside 3 - 4pm followed by 4-5pm in the pool.

There will be NO Youth and Senior or Prestige swimming at Loughborough this Sunday due to the Midlands taking place.

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Blog 2859: Queens Update

After speaking to the facility manager at Queens the prognosis was not as favorable as first hoped. Therefore Queens is temporary closed. There will be no training this Sunday at Queen street and the club are currently looking at alternative pool time to replace the lost sessions. Once we have the details we will announce it here.

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Blog 2858: Queens Street

As you may of read in the paper Queens was evacuated today. Having spoken to the management the latest is that the engineers are in tomorrow and will make a descion about the pool after that, however the current view is that it should only be closed for a day or 2 and be ready to open prior to the weekend. Naturally should this change will keep you informed.

Just a reminder to A squad parents, this weekends session that is cancelled for Peterborough would of been cancelled for Rykneld anyway. As stated on numerous occasions over the last 8 years, when a squad should be competing then training is cancelled to allow the coach to be with that squad at competition. All planned cancellations are accounted for in your fees along with a estimation of unplanned pool closures therefore you are not out of pocket.

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Blog 2857: Weekend Training

There will be No swimming or land training on Saturday morning  23rd April at West park. Queens Street training on Sunday 24th will be for B squad only 4pm till 6pm

No other sessions will be affected.


Monday, 18 April 2016

Blog 2856: Viewing Gallery at West Park

The viewing gallery will be closed Tuesday the 19th April for the committee meeting.

Blog 2855: Midland Relays

I am still waiting for confirmation from the following swimmers

Mollie Daniels
Micheal Dakin
Adam Freundlich
Steven Barratt
Hannah Dowell
Chelsea Eley
Chloe Blaydon
Leanne Atkins

Saturday 30th April PM Womens 4 x 100 Medley Mens 4 x 100 Fr
Sunday 1st May PM Mens 4 x 100 Medley Womens 4 x 100Fr
Monday 2nd May AM Mens 4 x 200 fr PM womens 4 x 200 Fr

Blog 2854: Trent College Training Thursday 21st April

Trent College are using the pool this Thursday so training at  will be from 7-9pm.

Thank you


Blog 2853: Peterborough Gala Friday 22nd - Sunday 24th April

Please click on the link below for warm up times.

Blog 2852: West Park

Just to make you aware that work begins to-day on the Dryside changing room refurbishment at West Park and is planned to last 10 weeks. This will not affect our use of the facilities but care may be needed when passing through the reception area.

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Blog 2851: Midland relays

Unfortunately I miss read the age brackets. Please find an updated relay team list. Only 3 people have officially confirmed they can do relays please let me know by 22nd April or not if you can swim via email.

Midland Relays

14-16 Girls 4 x 100 Free 14-16 Girls 4 x 100 Medley 14-16 Girls 4 x 200 Free
Mollie Daniels Naomi Dilley Naomi Dilley
Bethany Rae-Mclean Lana Dilks Bethany Rae-Mclean
Naomi Dilley Bethany Rae-Mclean Lana Dilks
Lana Dilks Mollie Daniels Mollie Daniels
Reserves Reserves Reserves
Rebecca Beech Rebecca Beech Aine O'Regan
Aine O'Regan Aine O'Regan Rebecca Beech

14-16 Boys 4 x 100 Free 14-16 Boys 4 x 100 Medley 14-16 Boys 4 x 200 Free
Sam Frearson Sam Frearson Sam Frearson
Joshua Beech James Webster Joshua Beech
James Webster Joshua Bestwick Joshua Bestwick
Oliver Tipping Joshua Beech James Webster
Reserves Reserves Reserves
Peter Softley Peter Softley Peter Softley
Joshua Bestwick Oliver Tipping Oliver Tipping

18+ Boys 4 x 100 Free 18+ Boys 4 x 100 Medley
Michael Dakin Sam Pearson
Adam Freundlich Adam Freundlich
Steve Barrett Michael Dakin
Samuel Pearson Steve Barrett
Reserves Reserves
Sam Parker Sam Parker
Matt Leech Matt Leech

18+ Girls 4 x 100 Free 18+ Girls 4 x 100 Medley
Hannah Dowell Chelsea Eley
Chelsea Eley Helen Gorman
Helen Gorman Chloe Blaydon
Leanne Atkins Hannah Dowell
Reserves Reserves
Leanne Atkins
Chloe Blaydon Chloe Blaydon

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Blog 2850: Wednesday am training

Apologies to those swimmers who turned up to this mornings training and found me not in attendance.  A big thankyou to chloe blaydon and Nicola Rae mclean for stepping up and supervising the session. Unfortunate lie ins do happen from time to time...

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Blog 2849: British Masters Championships

Masters swimmers win ten medals in Sheffield

A relatively small Long Eaton squad attended the British Masters Long Course Championships in Sheffield over the weekend. With a few swimmers away on holidays, a team of five swimmers won ten medals between them, six of which were gold.

Helen Gorman won gold in the 40-44 Age Group 50m, 100m & 200m breast stroke as well as the 200m IM. She won a surprise silver medal and lifetime best time in the 100m freestyle, an event she’s not swum long course since her teens. Her final medal was bronze in the 50m freestyle.

Matt Leach won his first ever masters national title in the 40-44 100m butterfly and then added the 100m freestyle gold the following day. He also won bronze in the 50m butterfly.

The 4x50m medley relay team of Maggi Tuck, Helen Gorman, Helen Akers and Mary Holland won silver in the 200yrs plus age group (average age of 50 for each swimmer).  The medal came thanks to a storming freestyle leg by Mary Holland, the most senior member of the team, who held off close competition from much younger swimmers inside the final five metres.

The masters squad is focussed on swimming well at the European Championships in London at the end of May. Long Eaton will have nine swimmers taking part in the Europeans, swimming individual and relay events in at the London Aquatics Centre.

Friday, 1 April 2016

Blog 2848: Derventio

DX have emailed to see if any Licensed Officials are able to help on Friday's session. If you are able to help please can you contact Lesley Bates.

Blog 2847: Loughborough Sessions

There will be NO training sessions at Loughborough on Sunday 10th and Sunday 17th April. No other sessions are affected.

Thursday, 31 March 2016

Blog 2846: ASA membership for team and individual galas

In order to compete at galas licensed at level 3 and above, or to compete within the Diddy or Arena League competitions, swimmers must be registered as an ASA Category 2 member.

The Membership Secretary will shortly be contacting those who need to change their ASA Category.

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Blog 2845: Diddy League Round One - Saturday 16th April

The following swimmers have been selected to represent Long Eaton Swimming Club in the first round of the diddy league competition. The gala details and selection are below. Please indicate your availability either by email or the tick sheet on the noticeboard.

Saturday 16th April, Eckington Leisure Centre S21 4DA, Warm up 6pm.

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, Hannah Dodic
Harmony Torrington, Imogen Mellor Patching, Chloe Pearson