Monday, 26 June 2017

Blog 3303: National Squad Land Training Thursday AM

Please note as Spen is away this week there will be no land training for National Squad on Thursday morning. All other sessions will run as normal.

Blog 3302: City of Derby Open meet - Accepted Entries and Warm Up Times

Please find below the list of accepted entries for the City of Derby Open Meet

IMPORTANT NOTE – Session Two Warm Up and Session Start has been brought forward 30 minutes to 4pm and 5pm respectively.
Session 1Session 2
Warm up12:00 noon4:00pm

If you wish to withdraw from any or all of the events that you have entered please either:
Email: or
Telephone Sharon Llewellyn, on Tel: 07889 723774 (before the meet) or
Telephone Co Derby Meets on 07935 335851 from Friday evening 30th June and over the weekend or
Tell us in person in the Meet Office behind the Deep End of the pool.

In addition City Of Derby SC have issued a swimmers information sheet for reading before attending the Open Meet.

Thank you.

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Blog 3301: Sad News

Unfortunately at the end of this season we will be saying farewell to our County Squad coach Lucy.

Lucy has been with the club for 18 months and has made a large impact on her squad and the club.

I am sure you will join me in wishing her the very best in her future endeavours.

We will shortly start our search for someone new to join our coaching team

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Blog 3300: Long Eaton Carnival

What a fantastic time we had at the carnival, it was  a very hot day and as a result of that was a good turn out  of people.
We made a total of £255 and I would like to thank people who donated gifts for the tombola and baked some very nice cakes for our cake stall.
A big thank you to Angie, Kim and Alex for their help on the day, let's hope next year will be equally as fun.


Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Blog 3299: Swim England East Midlands Region June Newsletter

Click here to access the June edition of the newsletter. There are a number of regional training events detail within here as well as other useful updates.

Blog 3298: Accepted entries Chesterfield Summer Splash

Please find attached the link to the accepted entries for the Chesterfield Summer Splash Open Meet.

All entries for the 400 free have been rejected.

Blog 3298 - Additional changes to training this weekend - County Squad

Please note that in addition to the changes already notified (Blog 3291) there will also be no training for County Squad on Sunday  25th June due to the Nottingham Northern Open Meet taking place.

Thank you


I have been informed that the Matlock Open Meet on 30th September is filling up very quickly so I will need to bring forward the last date for entries for this meet.

I appreciate its very short notice but to give ourselves the best chance of being accepted I will be closing for entries next Thursday 29th June. I will be emptying the box early on Friday morning so could you please make sure all entries are posted before then.

Many thanks and apologies for the short notice.

Blog 3296: Diddy Round Three - Saturday 24th June

The team for the third round of the Notts and Derby Diddy League is below. Could you please indicate your availiability for this gala by  informing your coach, or ticking off the board at West Park.
Date: Saturday 24th June
Venue: Alfreton Leisure Centre
Warm Up: 6pm 
Thomas Dalton, Mathew Douglas, Spencer Doherty
Oliver Osborne, Aaron Simpson, James Bartram, Lokas Barto Smith
Sky Torrington, Ewan Ascott, Benjamin Mellor
William Baxter, Harrison Frearson, Luke Witten
Tilly Hase, Mayliss Mesbah, Maya Hunter
Isabel Wright, Su Alpan, Jemma Dilley
Hattie Cook, Plaifa Punthakeirtpaisarn, Scarlett Wood
Freya Birkin, Phoebe Golton, Hannah Dodi

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Blog 3295 - DX Summer Spectacular - Accepted Entries & Warm Up Times

Please find below the accepted entries and draft programme for the DX Summer Spectacular at Ponds Forge on 1st July:

Warm Up Times are as follows:

Session 1 - Warm up 8.00 am Start 9.00 am
Session 2 - Warm up TBA

Blog 3294: Matlock Level 3 Open meet Saturday 30th September.

I am now accepting entries for this Level 3 Open meet to be held at the Arc Leisure Centre Matlock on Saturday 30th September.

This meet is aimed at National and Midland Squads.

Please find below the link to the entry information:

Entry fees are £5.50 per event plus the additional £1.oo for the coaches passes. Payment can be made by cash, cheques payable to LESC or by BACS.

As this is a first come first served open meet, the last date for entries will be Friday 7th July. No entries will be accepted after this date.

Blog 3293: Falcon Open Meet Sunday 24th September 2017

I am now accepting entries for the Level 3 Falcon Open Meet on Sunday 24th September at Hucknall Leisure Centre.
This meet is aimed at County/JD1 and JD2 squads.

There are no qualifying times, however there are 'no faster times'.

Please find the link to the entry information and form below:

Entry fees are £5.00 per event plus the additional £1.00 per swimmer for the coaches passes. Payment can be by cash, cheques payable to LESC or by BACS.

As this is a first come first served open meet, the last date for entries will be Friday 7th July. No entries will be accepted after this date. Please ensure you complete the relevant entry time on the application form - if your child does not have a time for an event you will need to get the coach to allocate a time and sign the entry form.

Thank you.

Blog 3292: Club Champs entry reminder

A quick reminder that the last date for club championships entries is Sunday 9th July.

Entry forms can be found here:

Blog 3291 - Changes to training this weekend

Please note the following changes to training sue to the Open Meets taking place this weekend:

All training cancelled on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th due to the Leeds Open Meet

Training cancelled on Sunday 25th due to the Nottingham Northern Open Meet

All other training is unaffected.

Blog 3290: Warm Up times this weekend - UPDATED

Please find below the warm up times for the Open Meets taking place this weekend:

City of Leeds Open Meet

Sat 24th June
Session 1 - Warm Up 8.00 am Start 9.00am
Session 2 - Warm Up 1.00pm Start 2.00pm

Sun 25th June
Session 3 - Warm Up 8.00 am Start 9.00am
Session 4 - Warm Up 1.00pm Start 2.00pm

Withdrawals can be made by e mail to or at the meet desk prior to the start of warm up.

Nottingham Northern Open Meet

Sunday 25th June
Session 1 - Warm Up 8.30am Start 9.15am (Girls 9-11 8.30am, Girls 12-14 8.40am, Boys 9-11 8.50m, Boys 12-14 9.00am)
Session 2 - Warm Up 1.30pm Start 2.15pm (Boys 9-11 1.30pm, Boys 12-14 1.40pm, Girls 9-11 1.50pm, Girls 12-14 2.00pm)

Please advise of any withdrawals by email to, text to 07999 765775, or in person to the desk on the day of the Gala by 8:30am for Session 1 or by 1:30pm for Session 2.

Draft programme is available from the link below or can be purchased on the day:

Spectators should proceed up the stairs, spectator passes will be available for £8 for the whole day or £5 per session. There is a free car park at Harvey Haddon although spaces are limited. Free parking is also available on Wigman Road.

Monday, 19 June 2017

Blog 3289: Recognition of contribution and commitment

I hope you will all join me in congratulating Angela Hidle who was presented a Derbyshire Life membership award for her contribution and commitment to swimming over many years.

Angela received the award at yesterday's DASA AGM.

Angela's enthusiasm and willingness to give help and advice makes her a very popular figure amongst Derbyshire swimming and valued member of Long Eaton Swimming Club

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Blog 3288: JD2 Tonight

JD2 Will be playing rounders tonight for land training. Please make sure you are wearing suitable footwear for running, hats and lots of sun cream and have lots of water with them. JD1 Sunday swimmers are welcome to join in. Parents are encouraged to stay and support.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Blog 3287: Bakers

To all of you lovely bakers who are very kindly baking for the Long Eaton Swim Club's cake stall for Saturday's carnival, please could you either take them to West Park tomorrow evening at 7pm or on Saturday morning after training or maybe pop along to our stall. If I'm not around tomorrow Nichola Rae-McLean has offered to collect your cakes/etc. Please make sure you clearly label your cakes and containers. 
It's going to be a great day so feel free to pop along and offer your support.
Thank you 

Blog 3286: Summer Training Programme and Breaks

This has now been added to the Left-Hand Sidebar of the Blog.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Blog 3285: Lifeguard Course

A Lifeguard Training Course is to be held at Victoria Park Leisure Centre, Ilkeston, from 31st July to 5th August inclusive.

An Application Form can be found here .

We will be looking for Lifeguard cover for club sessions at Trent College in the new season.