Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Blog 2019-37: Changes to training this weekend - 22nd & 23rd Feb

Please note the following changes to training sessions this weekend:

Saturday 22nd - no a.m. training at West Park for County, Midland or National squads (land or pool)
Sunday 23rd - no sessions at Loughborough (National squad) or Queen Street (Midland & County squads)

Please also remember there will be no land training for JD2 on Sunday.  The swim session will run as normal. (Blog 2019-34)

These cancellations are due to the second weekend of County Championships taking place at Matlock.

Monday, 18 February 2019

Blog 2019-36: Retford Open Meet - National Midland & County squads

Entries are now open for the Retford Open Meet:

Date: 16th June 2019
Venue: Ponds Forge, Sheffield
Fees: £5.75/event (plus £1 per swimmer for coach passes)
Squads: National, Midland and County squads
Entry pack: here
Closing date: Entries into the box at West Park by 9pm Friday 1st March

Blog 2019-35: City of Leeds Open Meet - Qualifiers from National & Midland squads

Entries are now open for the City of Leeds Open Meet:

Dates: 12th - 14th April
Venue: John Charles Centre, Leeds
Fees: £7 per event (plus £1 per swimmer for coach passes)
Squads: Qualifiers from National & Midland squads
Entry packhere
Closing date: Entries into the box at West Park by 9pm Friday 1st March

Friday, 15 February 2019

Blog 2019-34: JD2 Land training

There will be no land training for JD2 for the next two Sundays as Oliver Tipping is at the County Championships.
Swim sessions are running as normal.

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Blog 2019-33 Leicester League Round 2

The second round of Leicester league is at Braunstone on March 2nd with Warm up at 6pm. Can the following swimmers please let Olly know via email or ticking the board (up at West Park Friday 15/2/2019) ASAP

Open Sian James Chloe Blaydon Lauren Searby Aine O'Regan
15 & Under Estella Pendry  Hannah Dodic Isabella Moody Hannah Searby
13 & Under Alice Leek Maddie Hayden Phoebe Warwick Ruby Ireland
11 & Under Miley Aram Emmanuela Amromagwho Jessica Parry Phoebe Hayden Isla Love 

Oliver Tipping
Lewis Tipping
Dan Foss
Dan McFerran

15 & Under
Rory Batchelor
Ewan Ascott
Ben Tipping
Joseph Searby
13 & Under
Christopher Oliver
Thomas Dalton
Jospeh Cooper
Oliver Addington
11 & Under William Dalton Ted Pyefinch Kai Ward Harry Allen Ben Cami

Blog 2019-32: Swim England Talent Camps Presentation

Please see the below information from DASA regarding Swim England Talent Camps:

We would like to invite all 11yr old swimmers (born 2008) and 1 parent to attend the 2019 Swim England Talent Camps presentation.

This will inform everyone about this year’s Camps and selection process. We hope to have all dates for the camps confirmed by this date too.
When:             Saturday 16th February 2019
Where:            The Studio, the Arc, Matlock during the County Championships
Time:              During lunchtime between sessions 1 and 2 of the County Championships
The presentation will be run by Head Coach Jack Chambers and Programme Lead Liz Dempsey

Monday, 11 February 2019

Blog 2019-31: Changes to training this weekend - 16th & 17th February

Please note the following changes to training sessions this weekend:

Saturday 16th - no a.m. training at West Park for County, Midland or National squads (land or pool)
Sunday 17th - no sessions at Loughborough (National squad) or Queen Street (Midland & County squads)

These cancellations are due to the County Championships taking place at Matlock.

Blog 2019-30: Info for Counties this weekend

Warm-up timings, plus other info for this weekend's County Champs are here

Please note - we have been advised that only half of the Sports Hall will be available to swimmers, and that space could be limited.  Please try to make use of the lockers and avoid taking too much into the hall, although chairs and pool shoes will still be needed.

Blog 2019-29 10 x 200 kick test final round

A valiant effort by the swimmers on Sunday, with some very tired bodies after 4 weeks of very hard training led to  a slight increase in squad average despite 4 out of 7 swimmers hitting their own best averages. A great few weeks on this set with swimmers buying in to try and improve week on week. The results can be viewed on the link below.


Thursday, 7 February 2019

Blog 2019-28: Overdue Annual Fees

Payments for annual club membership and Swim England membership were due by the end of January. The club must submit its annual return to Swim England by the deadline to avoid suspension.

To enable us to meet this deadline, any outstanding payments not made within the next seven days will be taken as an indication that you do not wish to retain your membership of the club and Swim England. This will mean that you are no longer insured to take part in club activities and will not be eligible to enter any competitions.

Amounts due and payment methods were included in your renewal letter - if you did not receive a letter or have mislaid it, please contact treasurer.lesc@hotmail.co.uk for a replacement.

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Blog 2019-27: Phone now found

The missing phone has been found.

Blog 2019-26: Missing phone

An iPhone 5 has gone missing from the boys changing room at Trent tonight (Tuesday 5th Feb).  The phone has a Stranger Things case. It belongs to a member of County squad, who train 7-8, so could members of JD1, County and Midland squad could all check to see if it has been picked up by mistake.

If found, please contact Liz Simpson (swimsecretary@longeatonswimmingclub.org.uk).

Monday, 4 February 2019

Blog 2019-25: Round 2 of 10 x 200 kick test

Below is the link to the latest round of results for the 10 x 200 kick test. 11 out of 14 swimmers hit their best times to date and the squad average came down again by another 17 seconds to 3:36. Really impressive stuff. With one more round to go before counties can the squad bring the average down for a third successive time?


Sunday, 3 February 2019

Blog 2019-24: J1&J2 training

We will be running a J1 and J2 training course this Thursday 7th February at 7pm in West Park Studio 1.
This course is free and available to anyone who has already completed the timekeepers course, or have finished their J1 training and would like to progress to J2.
The session should last no more than an hour.
If you would like to attend and haven’t already let Leeanne know, please drop her an email at lesc.volunteers@outlook.com

Saturday, 2 February 2019

Blog 2019-23: A successful day!

Huge thanks to all the bag packers today at Asda; a great team effort with lots of swimmers staying longer than planned and Alex Phillips staying all day! Fantastic behaviour from all the swimmers who were a credit to the club.
The buckets have been emptied and counted and the total amount raised today was £496.45 which is a brilliant effort so well done to everyone involved!

Thursday, 31 January 2019

Blog 2019-22: Asda Bag Pack this Saturday

I am so pleased we have had a fantastic response to this fundraising event and I'm looking forward to seeing you all at Asda Long Eaton this Saturday for the bag pack.
Thanks to everyone who has volunteered to help - please remember to wear your club kit if you have it and make sure your child is 'checked in' with one of our team managers when dropped off. For those swimmers under 9 we will need a parent/carer to remain onsite please.

If anyone needs a reminder of their timeslot, or has any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Blog 2019-21: sports psychology

Zeynap is feeling better now and will be down this Friday to do the one on one sessions as previously arranged

Monday, 28 January 2019

Blog 2019-20: 10 x 200 kick test results

National Squad took part in the first of 3 back to back 10 x 200 kick tests this weekend. The aim is to hold the fastest possible pace for all 10 200's. As a squad they smashed the old squad average by 13 seconds per 200 showing just how far their kicking has come on in the last 7 months. Kick is probably the most hated set by swimmers universally, however, it is vital, not only as a means of additional propulsion but as the legs contain the biggest muscles this is where fatigue sets in first in races. You will not see any world class swimmer who cannot kick. Keep up the great work squad and lets see if we can lower the average again next Sunday. Below is a link to the results and the club table where the all time best averages are recorded.


Sunday, 27 January 2019

Blog 2019-19: DX L1 Open Meet 6th April - National and Midland squads

Entries are now open for the DX Level 1 Meet on 6th April.

Dates: Spencer has asked that swimmers enter events on Saturday 6th only
Venue: Ponds Forge, Sheffield
Entry fees: £7/event
Closing date: Wednesday 27th Feb (entries into the box at WP by 9pm )
Entry pack: here

Please note - this is the same weekend as the Leicester Sharks Meet.  Please make sure you check the programme and that your events are in one of the Saturday sessions. 

Blog 2019-18: Accepted entries for County Champs

Accepted entries for February's County Championships are available to view here

Please let me know as soon as possible if you spot any errors.

As always, a lot of help is needed for these events to run.  If you are able to volunteer in any way - either as a poolside helper or an official, again, please let me know and I can pass this on to the organisers.