Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Blog 3287: Named Hats

The named hats have now been delivered - please contact Angela to organise collection.

Cost £10 per hat.

Blog 3286: Trent College

Training at Trent College is back to normal today.

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Blog 3283: Winter Break

All squads will have a Winter Break over the Christmas period.  The last training sessions will be Friday 15th December, except for JD1, JD2 and County, who will have a session 7.30am to 9.00am on Saturday 16th so that they can finish their test weeks.

Masters and Little Sharks will have their final session on Sunday 17th December.

All squads back to normal on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

Blog 3282: Chesterfield Winter Meet - warm up times

The warm up times for the Chesterfield Winter Meet are as follows:

Saturday 16th December

Session 1 - Warm up 13.00 / Start 14.00
Session 2 - Warm up 16.45 / Start 17.45

Sunday 17th December

Session 3 - Warm up 08.00 / Start 09.00
Session 2 - Warm up 12.45 / Start 13.45

As usual at Matlock, swimmers will be in the Sports Hall - please make sure you have pool shoes for when you go between the hall and the changing rooms, and a chair or something to sit on in the sports hall.

Blog 3281: Reminder - entries for Corby Open Meet close this Tuesday

Just a quick reminder that all entries for the Corby long course meet  (Blog 3277) need to be in the box at West Park by Tuesday evening this week (12th).

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Blog 3280: Nova Sprint Meet - JD1 & JD2

Entries are now open for the Nova Sprint Meet - to be held 11th March 2018 at Harvey Hadden Sports Centre.  This is a long course meet aimed at JD1 and JD2 Squads.

Entries for this meet are on a first come, first served basis, so the closing date for entries into the box at West Park is Monday 8th January.

Below is the link to the entry pack - please note we cannot process any entries without a time - if you do not have a time registered on the ASA database please ask your coach to sign off your entry form.

Nova Sprint Meet Entry Pack

Entries are £6.50 per event plus the additional £1 per swimmer for the coaches passes.  Please make cheques payable to LESC or alternatively you can pay by BACS transfer - please contact for details.

Blog 3279: A Pat on the Back

Having spent a lot of time on my coursework it has become clear how ahead of the curve and how well the club is set up. We do so much right in how we are set up and the things we do, its great. For example

Clubs should be doing pre and post pool - ours is set up for you all to do and you all have the information to do this.

We do not overload younger swimmers with lots of training hours forcing them to specialise early. This gives swimmers a chance to do multi sport activities and develop motor skills that are essential going forward.

We provide a progressive pathway through to the performance end of the spectrum either with our own club or through DX where appropriate, with a constant increase in training hours and sessions along with a well measured increase in training intensity.

We are skill based programme focusing on all 4 strokes right through to youth and senior level, with tests (next week is test week) on a regular basis to aid in moving swimmers through the club not solely based on chronological age.

Our retention of swimmers and the fact we have a full programme with swimmers staying with the club speaks volumes for our commitment to developing swimmers and giving them a platform to reach their long term goals.

All in all it has reaffirmed my coaching philosophy and how we do things at Long Eaton. Do well in test week everyone and smash the focus meet. The season has started brilliantly. Keep doing what you are doing, we are on the right path.

Blog 3278: Raffle Prizes January Open Meet

We will be holding a raffle at our Long Eaton Open Meet on the 14th January 2018. Can I ask everyone to help with the donation of raffle prizes, I am intending on making several luxury hampers so please can you contribute to make these hampers luxurious.

 Can you pass any items to your squad rep or myself and may I have all donations by Thursday 11th January 2018.

Thank you for your help supporting the club.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Blog 3277: Corby Open Meet

With Nuneaton being full we have looked at the available licensed meets and the replacement we have selected is the Corby level 3 meet. This is suitable for all County, Midland and none level 1 qualifying National swimmers. This is the same weekend as Rushmoor, so Level 1 qualifying swimmers from National and Midland Plus will enter Rushmoor. The closing date for entries for Corby is Tuesday 12th of December.

Blog 3276: Update re Nuneaton and Bedworth Open Meet

Unfortunately the Nuneaton and Bedworth Meet is now already full so please do not post any entries in the box at West Park.

I will post details of any alternative open meets as soon as I can.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Blog 3275: URGENT -Nuneaton and Bedworth Open Meet 17th and 18th March 2018

We are now accepting entries for this open meet on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th March 2018. This meet is aimed at National, Midland and County Squads.


I realise this is very short notice however we need to ensure we have the best possible opportunity for entries to be accepted.

Please find attached the entry pack - please note we cannot process any entries without a time - if you do not have a time registered on the ASA database please ask your coach.

Entries are £6.00 per event plus the additional £1 per swimmer for the coaches passes. Please make cheques payable to LESC or alternatively you can pay by BACS transfer.

N & BSC Entry Pack

Blog 3274: Leicester League

The dates for this competition are 6th January, 24th February,17th March
This is gala is used to give swimmers experience, a chance to represent their club and a chance to get individuals instead of just relays in Arena teams. Please let Olly know or tick off the sheet at West Park (going up tonight Tuesday 5th Dec) if you are available to swim. The 1st round squad is as below.

Chloe Blaydon Sam Frearson
Megan Kelly Theo Hamilton
Sian James Thomas Baxter
Eden Michell Dan Foss
Lauren Searby Oliver Tipping

Hannah Dodic Joseph Searby
Tamzin Meese George Casertelli
Savannah Hunter Harrison Frearson
Kathleen Humphrey  Oren Morter

Katie Cooke Ewan Ascott
Estella Pendry Alexander Harrand 
Freya Humphrey William Baxter 
Aoife Lynch Rory Batchelor

Mayliss Mesbah  Benjamin Cami
Isla Greig Joe Geekie 
Jessica Parry James Cutts
Evie Rogers Thomas Dalton 
Mia Wilson William Dalton

Blog 3273: Club Captains

I am pleased to announce the Club Captains for 2017/18: -

Senior Female - Hannah Cox
Senior Male - Sam Pearson

Junior Female - Isabel Wright
Junior Male - Ewan Ascott

Monday, 4 December 2017

Blog 3272: Arena league

Could the following swimmers please confirm their attendance.

B Team
Mollie Daniels, Chloe Blaydon, Steven Barrett, Sam Parker, Theo Hamilton, Imogen Mellor Patching, Rory Batchelor, William Baxter, Maisie Fullerton, Joesph Cooper.

Late additions to the B team squad Archie Murdock, Patrick Hodgson

A team

Freya Birkin, Su Alpan, Maia Hunter

Blog 3271: County Long Course

Could not be more proud of the club at County Long Course Championships. The swimmers showed amazing skills and technical improvements in every race today, with a lot of junior swimmers gaining important Long Course experience. Once again we left our area clean and tidy yet again; yes I go on about this but small details matter and acting in the right way and doing the small things right is what champions are made of. A really impressive 85% personal best swims, including some youth, senior and masters swimmers who are sore and very tired, at the end of a cycle just prior to taper. Liz Simpson secured another Masters East Midlands record, and more regional qualifying times were gained. The most impressive thing though was how they handled a difficult situation and the support they showed one another. It’s how we react to difficult times that shows true character and our guys have that in abundance. Well done to at @lescnews swimmers today you made me and your club very proud. I would like to add a massive thank you to all the volunteers who made this event happen.

Blog 3270: County Long Course Competition - Thanks from DASA Competitions Manager

For all volunteers at Ponds Forge on Sunday

I would just like to pass on my thanks to you all for today's efforts, as without you we could not put on events like this for the County's swimmers.

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Blog 3269: LESC Big 50 - CANCELLED

Due to insufficient entry numbers and the difficulty in supplying sufficient qualified officials to run this licensed gala we have had to make the unfortunate decision to cancel this event.

For those entries that have paid by cheque I will ensure all cheques are destroyed. For those entries paid by BACS I will ensure that refunds are made back to your bank accounts and for those entries paid by cash I will pass the refunds back to your squad representative.

Many apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Blog 3268: Sad News

I am deeply sadden to inform you of the sudden and unexpected passing of Russell Evans.

Russell was a well loved, active and enthusiastic member of the Long Eaton Swimming Club who was very generous with his time, always willing to help out.

Our thoughts and heart go out to Alison, Bradley and Kelly.

Russell will be sadly missed

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Blog 3267: Training Cancellation Sunday 3rd December

Due to the County Long Course competition taking place this weekend there will be no training for the following squads:

National, Midland, County, JD1 and JD2.

Blog 3266; Arena League B Team Sat 9th December

The B Team will swim their final round at Hucknall Leisure Centre so there will be no transport provided for this round.

Please make your own way to the leisure centre, the address is:
Hucknall Leisure Centre
Linby Road,
Nottingham NG15 7TX

The Warm Up starts at 6pm so please ensure you are there in plenty of time.