Friday, 7 August 2020

Blog 2020 -102 Saturday Land Training

 According to the weather forecast it is going to be a hot one, so remember to put sun tn lotion n and bring plenty of fluid. Still a few holiday spaces left if yu wish to grab one.

Thursday, 6 August 2020

Blog 2020-101 Land training groups

Below are the groups for outdoor land training if you would like to take part then you will need to ask for one of the holiday slots which are advertised. This is done weekly and is not a permanent invite to that session.

Time Name
9 Luke Witten
Ben Mellor
Phoebe Golton
Jess Shephard
George Casartelli
Ben Tipping
Annabel Tipping
Ellie Tennant 
Hannah Searby
Joesph Searby
Ella Coppen
Imogen Coppen
Quinn Coppen
Alex Harrand
Thomas Wyatt
9:45 Liz Simpson
Arron Simpson
Ewan Ascott
James Bartram
Tamzin Meese
Izzy wright
Freya Cook
Hattie Cook
Abbie Tunnicliffe
Naomi Forbes
Phoebe Warwick
Lukas Barto Smith
Lydia Barto Smith
Imogen Mellor P
Tilly Hase
10:30 Ameelia Cutts
Elizabeth Cutts
Phoebe Hayden
Madeline Hayden
Lauren taylor
Dylan Taylor
Katelyn Taft
Holly Smith
Isla Grieg
Amy Dumbelow
Mia Wilson
Grace Wilson
Maddie Wilson
Ruby Ireland
Sohia Ireland
11:15 Thomas Dalton
William Dalton
Miley Aram
Jess Parry
Ted Pyefinch
Fraser Pyefinch
Ben Cami
Eloise Cami
Izzy Plumber
Kai Ward
Megan edwards
Hiedi Parry
Joesph Cooper
Sam Cooper
Livi Vickers

Wednesday, 5 August 2020

Blog 2020-100 Saturday Morning Land Training

All the permanent spaces for this activity are now taken. If we get a substantial requests fr more space we will add another session in at 12 noon.

The following holiday spaces are available this week

9:00 1 space
9:45 3 spaces
10:30 6 spaces
11:15 2 spaces

Friday, 31 July 2020

Blog 2020-99: Postponement of Italy camp - additional places now available

The Italy camp originally planned for October 2020 has now been postponed to October 2021.  This decision was taken in light of current uncertainty surrounding foreign travel.

All those that were signed up for the 2020 trip should have had an email detailing the implications of the deferral - please contact me if you haven't received this.

Subject to Team Manager : swimmer ratios, there may be the opportunity for more swimmers to join the camp in 2021.  As before, swimmers would need to meet the following criteria:
  • aged 12 at 31 December 2021
  • capable of completing the training programme, ie 2 x 2 hour sessions per day
Dates for the re-scheduled camp would be 22-28 October 2021 (to be confirmed, but definitely within the window of 16-31 October), and cost would be approx £860 per swimmer (based on 2020 costs, before fundraising contributions).

If you would like to be considered for the 2021 camp, or have any queries about the trip, please email me (  This would just be an expression of interest at this stage (not a commitment).  

Thursday, 30 July 2020

Blog 2020-98 - Our new Team Unify website for LESC - coming soon!

I am pleased to announce that we will very soon be moving onto a new website for LESC.

While we have been out of the pool the committee have been working hard to set up this new site; which will be your new one stop shop to find the latest news, all the information you need about the club, or contact us.

Members will be able to log on to check their account details, update their contact details if required, see the latest updates on the 'Team Feed', pay fees, enter galas and check results.

If you would like to take a look now, click on Long Eaton Swimming Club

You will shortly be receiving an email inviting you to log on - so look out for this in your inbox!

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Blg 2020-97 This weeks Land Training spaces

This week we have the following spaces available as people are away.

9:45 3
10:30 6
11:15 2

We still have 1 open space at 9:45 and 3 (possibly 2 as Im awaiting confirmation) at 11:15

Please let me know by Friday at 13:00 if you would like a space.


Saturday, 25 July 2020

Blog 2020-96: Pre-training Covid-19 Health Screen /Return to Training

Unless you receive an email from the Club this weekend, we are in receipt of your pre-training Covid-19 Health Screens. Thank you very much for the speedy responses.

If it is your intention not to return to the Club, please can you advise:

Thank you.

Friday, 24 July 2020

Blog 2020-95: Pre-training Covid-19 health screen: URGENT REMINDER

If you haven't had chance to do so yet, please complete the pre-training Covid-19 health screen by today.

If we have not received confirmation from you via the survey link, the swimmer/s will be denied access to train.

Thank you in advance.

Thursday, 23 July 2020

Blog 2020-94 Additional Land Training spaces

This week because of holidays we have the following additional spaces for swimmers who do not have their names down already. These are on top of the spaces identified on the previous blog and are specifically for this week only.

9am 2
9:45am 2
10:30am 3

Blog 2020-93 Land Training groups

An amazing response for this, thank you. we have 51 swimmers placed their names down so far. Due to a recent change in guidance we can now have groups of 15 training together. Below are the groups.
These will be your training groups and times for the duration of this.

We have 1 space at 9am, 2 at 9:45 and 10:30 and 4 at 11:15 left

9 9:45 10:30 11:15
Luke Witten Liz Simpson Ameelia Cutts Thomas Dalton
Ben Mellor Arron Simpson Elizabeth Cutts William Dalton
Phoebe Golton Ewan Ascott Phoebe Hayden Miley Aram
Jess Shephard James Bartram Madeline Hayden Jess Parry
George Casartelli Tamzin Meese Lauren taylor Ted Pyefinch
Ben Tipping Izzy wright Dylan Taylor Fraser Pyefinch
Annabel Tipping Freya Cook Katelyn Taft Ben Cami
Ellie Tennant  Hattie Cook Holly Smith Eloise Cami
Hannah Searby Abbie Tunnicliffe Isla Grieg Izzy Plumber
Joesph Searby Naomi Forbes Amy Dumbelow Kai Ward
Ella Coppen Phoebe Warwick Mia Wilson Megan edwards
Imogen Coppen Lukas Barto Smith Grace Wilson
Quinn Coppen Lydia Barto Smith Maddie Wilson
Alex Harrand

Blog 2020-93: Pre-training Covid-19 health screen: completed surveys required today

Quick reminder that the Pre-training Covid-19 health screen needs to be completed today.

Thank you.

Wednesday, 22 July 2020

Blog 2020-92 More success out the pool

JD1 swimmer Hannah McCullough pictured below has just smashed a tough audition process and gained a Junior Associate place at the prestigious Birmingham Royal Ballet School. Well done Hannah. Remember if your swimmer has achieved anything out of the pool please let us know so we can celebrate our members success.

Blog 2020-91 Additional swimmers for phase one

Some of our elder swimmers were not on the list which has caused a couple of issues and changes to those groups. Below are the the groups for those swimmers and a couple which have had to swap into a slightly different group.

Elizabeth Scholter, Pauline Perkins, Carole Cherry all group 10
Martin James in with Sian group 8
Ian Frearson group 9
Megan Kelly and Anna Pancisi moved to group 9
Rory Batchelor group 9

Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Blog 2020-90: LESC: Pre-training Covid-19 health screen: survey for families with more than one swimmer

We’re aware that the LESC: Pre-training Covid-19 health screen online survey can only be completed the once.

For families with more than one swimmer, please can you complete the attached form CLICK HERE and send it back to me on

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Monday, 20 July 2020

Blog 2020-89: Return to Swimming: important email being issued on Tuesday 21st July

An important email will be sent to you tomorrow (Tuesday 21st July) regarding our return to swimming. This email will contain:

1.            A ‘Return to Training Briefing’ document
2.            A Pre-training Covid-19 health survey

We’re delighted to confirm that Phase 1 of our return to swimming will be at Trent College from Monday 27th July. Please look out for further details from our Head Coach outlining the timetable and swimmer groups.

For Phase 2, we are continuing to work closely with West Park Leisure Centre, Victoria Park Leisure Centre (Ilkeston), Queens Leisure Centre and Loughborough University to confirm dates for our return to these venues.

Regarding Little Sharks – the Little Sharks team will be in touch with you soon regarding when you’ll be returning.

If you do not receive this email, please contact

Thank you again for your continued support.

Bog 2020 -88 Outdoor Land Training

As at 20/7/2020 15:20pm There are 18 spaces left. Everyone who has emailed me prior to this has a space booked. Once all 60 spaces are filled I will release the groups and advertise the extra available slots for Holidays etc.

Sunday, 19 July 2020

Blog 2020-87 Outdoor Land Training

To Clarify what was put in the email.

Whilst this is open to all members of the club the groups have priorities.

Family units will be put together.

The first two sessions will go to National squad swimmers first, the second two sessions to Midland squad swimmers first and finally the last two sessions will go to County squad swimmers first.

I will try to accommodate the requests for time slots where possible following the above allocation of spaces. At the moment I have received over 20 requests from all squads for the first session of 10 spaces, so as you can tell, the sessions need to be allocated to squads as described in the email.

Once the 60 available spaces have been filled. I will then allocate swimmers to a group and those groups will be as close to the squads as possible so people can train with their friends.

Where a swimmer has requested a specific time I will put them in that time slot if there is space, otherwise it will be as close to it as possible.

The first 60 swimmers will secure those slots for the duration of outdoor sessions. Should those swimmers be away during this period, they are to let me know so I can advertise their space for the time they are off so another member of the club may have access to it.

Dont forget that every week day morning there will be online training available to the entire club as well. Starting tomorrow morning at 7:30

Blog 2020 -86 Out door land training

Thank you for those that have replied so far.

The sessions will take place on Saturday mornings out doors at West Park near the croquet pitch

Two groups of 5 will train side by side with swimmers allocated lanes to train in

The times will be


Session are open to all swimming members from JD1 upwards

Family groups will train together

Bookings will be taken and the place will be given to the swimmers for the duration of the outdoor training sessions. It is the swimmers responsibility to inform me if they can not make a session so their space can be filled by another swimmer.

Spaces will be advertised upto the Thursday before

Swimmers are to bring a drinks bottle with them and be in appropriate attire.

Thursday, 9 July 2020

Blog 2020-85: A Date to Return to the Pool

As you may have seen on today's government briefing, a date has now been announced when pools are allowed to re-open. This is the great news I'm sure we have all been waiting for.

The committee and the coaching team have been preparing for our return to pool training for a few weeks already and are continuing to work with our pool providers to ensure we can get everyone back in the water as soon as we can, whilst following Swim England's guidelines to ensure your safety.

We will be contacting all of you by email over the next couple of weeks with further details of what our return to the pool will look like, and new guidelines we will all follow to make sure we stay as safe as possible.

I would like to thank all of our members for their support of the club through this challenging time, and look forward to seeing you all soon.

Siobhan Morton
LESC Chair

Tuesday, 7 July 2020

Blog 2020-84: Summer Break and Return to Swimming Update

Just a reminder that the Club is now on its summer break until Monday 20th July.

Whilst we wait for the Government to announce the date for when we can return to swimming, please be assured that the Club continues to plan for this, and we’re looking forward to seeing everyone back in the water.

As soon as we know, the Club will be in touch with arrangements for our return to swimming plan.

Hopefully not too long to wait now. Thank you again for your ongoing support.

LESC Committee