Friday, 22 July 2016

Blog 2928: Club Champs

A reminder that the warm up for both sessions will be 5.15pm tomorrow, swimmers be there 15 minutes before warm up.

Please could swimmers bring the following poolside-
  1. Plenty of drinks
  2. Towel
  3. T Shirt
  4. No sweets or chocolate
We have an array of very nice raffle prizes and Long Eaton Swimming Club temporary tattoos will be available for purchase.
A small charge will be made for spectator entrance.

Blog 2927: Erewash Triathlon

This year Long Eaton Swimming Club have been requested to support in the running of the Erewash Triathlon on the 21st August.

This is a great event which we have supported as a club previously with a number of our members competing in it as well.

I am looking for volunteers to undertake length counting, hand out the swimming caps, hand out the timing tags, as well as people who maybe happy to marshal within the transition area and running element of the triathlon. No qualifications or training required instruction will be provided on the day.

The organisers will provide the club space within the registration hall to promote LESC so outgoing and engaging individuals are required to hand out leaflets and highlight what the club can offer to those wishing to develop their swimming.

Please contact Leeanne or Duane

Blog 2926: Sponsored Swim

The Rotary club will be holding a sponsored swim at West Park on the 30th July between 5 and 6pm.

The Rotary club do excellent work within the Long Eaton and Sawley community and have provided support to Long Eaton Swimming Club and our members.

Sponsorship forms can be found here

Blog 2925: Helpers for Club Champs

There is still an opportunity for those who want to help on the day.

For those who have already signed up to help, thank you. If you could be at West Park for 4.45pm please so duties can be handed out and a short briefing

Monday, 18 July 2016

Blog 2924: Club Champs Draft Programme

The draft programme is now on the website or can be found here, please check this carefully and notify Debbie or Duane of any discrepancies.

Friday, 15 July 2016

Blog 2923: Club Post Box

The club post box at West Park is not currently locked.

We hope to get it fixed this weekend but in the meantime please do not leave any items of value in there.

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Blog 2922: Lost at Trent

Could swimmers who swam at Trent last night in the B squad check to see if they have picked up a yellow/orange snorkel, if so this belongs to Abbie Hall.

Thank you


Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Blog 2921: Long Eaton Swimming Club 2016 Distance Meet

Details of our 2016 distance meet are now published on our website here

This meet was oversubscribed last year so make sure you get your entries in early to avoid disappointment

Blog 2920: Time Keeper Training

We are holding a time keeper training session tomorrow (Thursday 14th July) in the West Park viewing gallery at 7.30pm

If you are interested in becoming a time keeper please just come along.

Helping out on poolside really is the best seat in the house

blog 2919: Queens Street

Please be aware this Sunday 17th July at Queens Street there are road closures due to the Jenson Button Triathlon, the roads will be closed until 5pm. Parking Diversions should be in place, so please make sure that you leave earlier to arrive at training on time.

Thank you

Blog 2918: Loughbrorough Sessions

There will be NO Loughborough Training this week due to the High Wycombe Gala taking place.
Please note that due to refurbishment to the pool at Loughborough there will be no training until mid October.
Thank you


Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Blog 2917: Regional AGM and Free or Subsidised Courses

The East Midland Regional AGM is on Sunday, 11th September at SportPark, Loughborough, the national headquarters of the ASA.

Details of the meeting are here together with details of courses also being held on the day.

As well as some of the courses being free of charge, Derbyshire ASA are providing subsidies for the chargeble courses and help with travel to the AGM.
DASA will pay for up to two people per club to attend Workshops 5, 6, 9 and 10, as well as Workshops 4 and 8 without attendance limit.
DASA will also pay mileage expenses for one car per club for attendance at the Annual Council Meeting.

The Newsletter about the Regional meeting also mentions the Annual Awards for Volunteers.
Further details of these can be found here together with the Nomination Form, and you are urged to put people forward for these Awards. Nominees will also be automatically considered for the Derbyshire Awards.

Monday, 11 July 2016

Blog 2916: Friday Land YNS

NO land training this Friday for Youth and Senior due to High Wycombe

Blog:2915 Club Champs

Entries are now closed.


Thursday, 7 July 2016

Blog 2914: Club Championships

Entries for Club Champs 2016 close this Sunday 10th July.

Make sure you get your entries in on time.

Club Champs is a great time to get involved in helping club activities run. If you are interested in help please email

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Blog 2913: - Smith-Young Scholarships

On the 29th December 2015 Blog 2737 highlighted an opportunity for young people to apply for the Young-Smith Scholarship, an annual award made by the Rotary Club of Long Eaton open to persons between the age of 14 and 20 on 1st January 2017, who are resident in, or enrolled at a place of education in, the areas of Long Eaton, Breaston or Sawley.

The scholarship is on the basis of the ‘best use of the award’.
This year 4 members of the Long Eaton Swimming Club are recipients of an award from this programme: -
  • Katie Tew
  • Christopher Stray
  • Esther Halford
  • Chloe Blaydon
Rotary International (R.I.) is a service organisation of business and professional leaders united worldwide to help those in need, whose motto is ‘Service Above Self’.
The Rotary Club of Long Eaton is an active part of the community and has supported a large number or individuals, groups and projects within our local community including our swimming club.
Thank you Rotary Club

Sunday, 3 July 2016

Blog 2912: County Champion

Eighteen year old Club Captain, Chloe Blaydon, won the 5km Derbyshire Open Water Championship, in just over one hour. The Derbyshire Championships were swum as a combined event with the Regional Championships at Bosworth Water Park on Sunday.
The photograph shows Chloe receiving her Championship medal.

Last weekend Chloe went to Lake Orta in Italy, to compete in the Oceanman series.
She was competing in the 4.5K open water championship, having arrived on the Friday she had a practice swim in beautiful calm waters, however when Sunday morning arrived the weather had taken a turn for the worse with thunder, lightning and hailstones.  Luckily the weather had improved by lunchtime and the race went ahead.
The 257 competitors set off from the island in the middle of the lake, just over an hour later Chloe arrived back at the finish line in a time of 1m08. She was 30 overall, 5th female back and 2nd in the Elite age group. This now qualifies her for the World Championships in Spain in October.

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Blog 2911: Queen Street arrangements

The following arrangements have been made for Queen Street on Sundays from 4 till 6 pm

A squad - 1 hour swim/1 hour land

B squad - 1 hour land/1 hour swim

Please ensure you bring/wear the necessary equipment and clothing for both sessions

Friday, 1 July 2016

Blog 2910: City of Derby

Warm up time now is 12.30 tomorrow and not as previous blog with the time of 12. The gala will take place at Queens Street,Derby.

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Blog 2909: Gala Times for this weekend

Saturday 2nd July

DX start is 8am for 9am start, afternoon session is 2pm for 3pm start.

City of Derby is 12 for 1pm start and the evening session is 4.30 for 5.30 start.

Times may change so its advisable to double check the websites for updates.

Thank you