Monday, 22 October 2018

Blog 3579: Training cancellations this Sunday 28th October

The following training sessions will be cancelled this Sunday 28th October:

JD2 - West Park 5-7 pm (land and pool sessions)

Midland / County squads - Queens Street 4-6pm

These cancellations are due to the Ghoul in the Pool meet, which takes place at Matlock.

Sunday, 21 October 2018

Blog 3578 :Thank YOU!

Thank You to all our visiting Clubs and Officials, without you we could not continue to host this annual Distance Meet!
To the small 'Team' of Long Eaton member helpers who have had to multi-task all day to make today run smoothly - A Very Big Thank You!

Leeanne & Angela

Saturday, 20 October 2018

Blog 3577: Race Suit Policy

Further to Spencer's Blog at the start of the season, the Committee has now agreed a Club Policy on the use of race / tech suits at competitions.

The full Policy can be found here.  It will be updated on the website shortly.

Blog 3576: Payments for Open Meets

When making payments for Open Meets by cheque, please make sure the cheque is payable to 'Long Eaton Swimming Club', not the host club (Nova, DX etc).  Please also write the Club name out in full - shortening this to 'LESC' has been causing issues at the bank.

If paying by BACS, the club has a separate bank account for entry fees, to make administration a little easier.  If you need these details, please email swimsecretary@longeatonswimmingclub.

Blog 3575: Details for Round 2 of Arena League - Saturday 10th November

Venues for Round 2 of the Arena League are as follows:

A Team: Queens Diamond Jubilee Pool, Rugby (CV22 5LJ)

B Team: Daventry Leisure Centre, Daventry (NN11 4DJ)

Both galas are a 6.00pm warm up for a 6.30 start.

There will be buses for both teams - departure times from West Park tbc.  Please indicate on the team sheets at West Park whether you will be going by bus, so we know we've got everyone on the day.

Blog 3574: Reminder - Derbyshire Long Course entries

Entries for the Derbyshire Long Course Meet on December 9th need to be in the box at West Park by 8.00pm this Monday, 22nd October.  See Blog 3526 for details.

Blog 3573: Ghoul in the Pool - Accepted entries

Accepted entries for next weekend's Ghoul in the Pool meet can be found here

Please remember that the clocks go back that day!

Friday, 19 October 2018

Blog 3572: B team Round 2

Below is the team selected for the B team on 10th November. Please let me know ASAP if you can swim.

Mia Wilson
Phoebe Hayden
Maya Lynch
Isla Love
Grace Jennings
Alice Leek
Sophie Goodman
Aoife Lynch
Estella Pendrey
Tamzin Meese
Hannah Dodic
Kathleen Humphrey
Hannah Searby
Jasmine Bryan
Olivia Stevenson
Megan Hanson
Lana Dilks
Aine O'Regan
Mollie Daniels
William Dalton
Kai Ward
Benjamin Cami
Sean Durie
Oliver Addington
William Mellor
Joseph Cooper
Ewan Ascott
Luke Witten
Benjamin Tipping
Edward Quirie
Joseph Searby
George Pygall
Lewis Tipping
Oliver Dodic
Corey Minott
Theo Hamilton
Daniel Foss
Oliver Tipping

Blog 3571: A Team Round 2

The A team for round 2 at Rugby on Saturday 10th November 6pm Warm up is belwo. Please let me know ASAP that you are available.

Spencer Doherty
Thomas Dalton
Oliver Osborne
Lukas Barto-Smith
Arron Simpson
James Bartram
Alexander Harrand
Benjamin Mellor
Rory Batchelor
Finlay Moss
Matthew Fearn
Daniel McFerran
Bradley Evans
Thomas Strachan
Thomas Wyatt
Ryan Reader
Harry Charitos
Abbie Tunnicliffe
Sophie Cooper
Maia Hunter
Matilda Hase
Phoebe Warwick
Isabel Wright
Hattie Cook
Freya Birkin
Phoebe Golton
Imogen Mellor-Patching
Summer Wood
Isabella Askham
Naomi Dilley
Ella Coppen
Bethany Rae-McLean
Sian James
Hannah Cox
Leanne Atkins

Blog 3570: Golf Score Test

Please find the results of the golf score test round 3 on the link below

Blog 3569: Annual General Meeting – Saturday 17th November 2018

The Club's AGM is scheduled for Saturday 17th November at 8.00am at West Park Leisure Centre in the viewing area.

This is an important date in the diary where a review of the performance of the club over the past year will be given, a review and vote on the club constitution will be undertaken and elections for the committee for the forthcoming year conducted.

In terms of elections for committee, a nomination form is posted on the wall at West Park. We are looking for new members to take on a variety of roles on the committee and as ever volunteers to support events and other club activities.

Closing date for nominations – Saturday 27th October 2018.

Please make every effort to attend, this is your club, have your say.

Thank you.

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Blog 3568: Accepted / Rejected entries for Nova Meet this weekend

We have had some rejections for the Nova Meet this weekend - please check the relevant lists here

Blog 3567: Swim the Channel Sponsorship Update

After breaking the record for the cross Channel swim during Spirit Week, I am pleased to inform you that the Club raised just over a £1000. Thank you!

This Saturday (20th October) we will be presenting a cheque for £500 to our chosen local charity, The Canaan Trust – based in Long Eaton which provides safe and secure supported accommodation for the homeless:

Please can swimmers who will be at West Park on Saturday morning bring LESC tops for a photo opportunity with The Canaan Trust representative.

Thank you.

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Blog 3566: Camp 2019

We are once again looking to go on a swim camp. These provide an incredible experience for swimmers and a chance not only to develop their swimming skills but also to develop as a person with life skill development one of the key factors of these camps.

Having looked at the dates for half terms next year the best time to go will be October half term 2019, this for Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire runs from 21st October.

We are looking at going to The Gloria Sports Arena in Turkey. This is a custom built facility just off the beach which offers all inclusive packages and is home to the Energy Standard club that boasts the likes of Chad Le Clos, Georgia Davis and Ben Proud training with them. The temperature is a chilly 20 degrees today which is low for this time for of year. Please see the link below to look at the facility.

For this to happen we would need between 16 and 24 swimmers with two team manager 2 chaperones along with a coach. The estimated cost would be around £1000 for the week, which would include flights, transfers in Turkey, accommodation, training and the all inclusive package for food and drinks offered by the hotel at the arena, however this could change given numbers and prices at booking.

The camp is open to all swimming members of the club at the age of  12 or above as at the 31st December 2019 who can train twice a day. There will be down time for swimmers to either do home work or relax.

We need to get this sorted ASAP so can anyone who is interested please contact Spencer prior to October 31st 2018. This will give us as much time as possible to get numbers and prices firmed up.

Blog 3565 - LESC Towel Order

LESC branded towels are available to order again. These can be personalised with a name.
The cost per towel is £20

If you would like to order one, please can you drop me an email - don't forget to let me know the name you would like on the towel.

Once we have collated the orders I will be in touch re payment.

Many thanks,

Blog 3564: Sponsoring a Trophy

Have you ever wanted to sponsor a trophy? The following three LESC trophies need to be replaced and we would like new sponsors for them:

  • 11yr boys
  • 14yr boys
  • 15yr girls
There is an option to have a family name or a company logo on the trophy and the choice of trophy is up to you. If you are interested, please contact E:, speak to your Squad Rep or contact E: before Friday 26th October.

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Blog 3563: Midland Winter Short Course Championship entries

Entries have been submitted for the Midland Winter Short Course Championships.

The current entry list can be viewed here.

Please can the following swimmers pay entry fees (£8 per event - if paying by BACS please add a reference with the swimmer's name / MWSC):

Matt Fearn - £16
Tom Wyatt - £24
Leanne Atkins - £8
Ella Coppen - £8
Hannah Cox - £8
Megan Hanson - £16

Blog 3562: Arena League

A brilliant effort from the teams this weekend. The B team stepped up and had individual winners and relay winners with lots of early season PB's from more focused skills and technique. This rang true with the A team as well despite being in a tough draw and having swimmers missing injured or ill. Unfortunately the result for the A team has left us in a relegation battle, I can not stress the importance of being available for your team for all 3 rounds. The dates are out years in advance as they are always the second weekend of October, November and December and are the only dates we ask swimmers to be free for. Now more than ever we need to make sure that we can put out our strongest team for all three rounds. The teams are being done now for round two and we have tough draws again. We need to be together as one, this is the only way we will stay up and continue our proud tradition of being in the premier league constantly.

Monday, 15 October 2018

Blog 3561: Training cancellations this weekend - 20th & 21st October

Please note the following changes to training this weekend:

Saturday 20th October
No a.m. training for National squad (land or pool)

Sunday 21st October
No training at Loughborough for National squad.

No training at Queen Street for Midland / County squads.

No training at West Park for JD2 (land or pool).

These cancellations are due to the Nova & LESC Distance Meets, and the closure of West Park on Sunday evening.

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Blog 3560: Accepted entries for Junior Grand Prix Gala 3

Accepted entries for the final gala of the Junior Grand Prix series can be found here.

The gala takes place this Sunday, 14th October, at Alfreton Leisure Centre DE55 7BD.

Warm up is at 4.30pm for a 5.00pm start.  (Estimated finish time - 7.30pm)