Monday, 1 September 2014

Blog 2036: All Youth and Senior

Just a reminder that there is no land training for Prestige swimmers tonight and that tomorrow we will be cutting the session slightly early to have a squad meeting.

Blog 2035: Help Needed

The Club Champs is taking place this Saturday 6th and Saturday 13th  at West Park at 6pm.

If you can help then please email me.  We need officials and all parents to help....... Remember if we do not get the volunteers to help then unfortunately the gala will not be able to take place.

Thank you


Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Blog 2034 More success for Long Eaton Swimmers

Lauren Wilcox and Chloe Blaydon did the Matlock aquathlon they came 2nd in the junior relay team, Chloe swam 500 meters in the Derwent and Lauren ran 5k uphill.

Chloe came 2nd female back in all her open water swims, She's swam at Sheffield 1 mile, Henley on Thames 1 mile and Nottingham 1500 metres.
She also swam alongside 
Olympic champion Keri Ann Payne at Henley,

Blog 2033: Gala's

Closing dates are fast approaching for Leicester Penguins and DX.

There will be NO training sessions  on theses days when the galas are taking place.

Thank you


Friday, 15 August 2014

Blog 2032: Tri Squad break

Tri squad members are reminded that their break is now in effect as they trained the first 3 weeks. Please do not attend sessions until the programme starts back fully on September 1st. This break as with every other swimmer is factored into your fees.

Blog 2031: Fee Renewal Letters

We have been making various efforts to distribute the renewal letters for next season at various training sessions and via Squad Representatives.
We do however have a large number that have yet to be reach the recipient.

If you are yet to receive a renewal letter these can be collected from the:

Cafeteria of West Park between 08.00 and 11.30 on Saturday 16th August 2014.

I would be really grateful if you could make every effort to collect your renewal letter at this time, it will save the club money and it is also an opportunity to ask questions about membership related issues.

Note: the above does not apply to our Derventio swimmers whose letters are being distributed via Keith Kelly.

Many thanks,


Sunday, 10 August 2014

Blog 2030: Erewash Triathlon

The 2014 Erewash Triathlon was held today and LESC hosted the swimmimg section.

I would like to thank those members who gave up their time on a Sunday morning and came along to help, despite the Triathlon being abandoned at 10.30am due to the adverse  weather conditions the swimming section went well for us.

We hope to receive a donation for the club from the council for our efforts so thank you again

Keith Kelly

LESC President

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Blog 2029: Helen Medals in Montreal

Helen Gorman wins Silver in 200 Breaststroke in a European Record time  and Bronze in the 100 metres  in a new British Record Time.

Friday, 8 August 2014

Blog 2028: Membership and Fee Renewal Letters

Letters are being handed out at selected training sessions over the next 2 weeks, arrangements will be made to distribute those members not swimming during this time.

Swimmers will notice that the squad names have changed, details will be published of the new squad structure and training times on the new website shortly.

Please check the standing order forms, complete any information required and return to your bank or building society in time for the September payment. Please do not return standing order forms to the swimming club or members of the committee.

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Blog 2027: Erewash Triathlon

Thank you if you have already offered to help on the day but we are still looking for more volunteers.  Please help if you can.
see Blog 2021

Monday, 28 July 2014

Blog 2026: Long Distance Meet 2nd November

Entries are now being accepted for our Long Distance Meet which takes place at Queens Street Derby. This is NOT our Club Champs meet.

It is a first come first served basis, so please make sure I get your entries as soon as possible to avoid disappointment by not getting into this gala.

Full details can be found on
Cheques made payable to LESC.

Blog 2025: DX Level 2 Meet

This gala takes place 4th and 5th October at Matlock Pool.  The closing date for this gala is the 10th September but I need all entries to be with me by Friday 5th September.  All times will be taken from the ASA data base.

Cheques made payable to LESC.

Blog 2024 Leicester Penguins Level 3 Gala

This gala will take place on the 4th and 5th October, full details can be found on the following site

The closing date for this gala is September the 1st but I need all entries to me by Thursday 28th August.  Cheques made payable to LESC.

All times are taken of the ASA data base.

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Blog 2023: Derby City Super Sprint & Sprint Triathlon 2014 and the Junior Taster Triathlon

There will be a Sprint and Super Sprint event so whether you are new to the sport or an experienced triathlete you will find a race for you. 

Junior Taster Triathlon.
100m swim - 2K bike - 1K run. The event is aimed at novice juniors that would like to try the great sport of triathlon. All you need is a bike (any will do), a helmet, trainers, swim kit and be able to swim 100m.  If you are aged 8 to 15 and thinking of doing a triathlon, Tri it now! I have attached some publicity information on the Taster Triathlon.

Derby City Super Sprint & Sprint Triathlon

The swim – 200 or 400mYou will begin the event with the swim, 8 or 16 lengths of the-25m indoor heated swimming pool (any stroke is fine) and then you make your way to the transition area and prepare for the bike ride.

The Bike – 10k or 20k 
You will cycle through the heart of Derby, completing either one or two laps of the relatively flat out and back course.

The Run – 2.5k or 5k
Once you have completed the bike you will start your run, all off road over nearby fields, most of which will be visible for the spectators from the stand, before you enter the stadium to complete your final lap of the track before making your big finish in front of the stand.

To enter online visit or contact Pete on 01332 605 601/07753 142233 or email

Friday, 25 July 2014

Blog 2022: Club Championships Age Group Points

After last weekend, but before the long distance events later in the year, the BAGCAT points scores can be found here

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Blog 2021: Erewash Triathlon - HELP needed

Once again we will be giving our support to the Erewash Traithlon on Sunday August 10th at West Park. We have always managed to provide volunteers to help on the day with the swimming discipline by providing the Starters and lane stewards. This is an early start 7.15am (but you will get a bacon cob and drinks).
Lane Stewards can give assistance to the swimmers by counting their laps for them and with words of encouragment (for many it will be their first Triathlon). The swimming is usually completed by 11.30am, just in time to see most of the competitors crossing the finishing line.
12 volunteers would be good - so check your diary and come to West Park and help promote Long Eaton Swimming Club.
Please contact Sue & Keith ASAP click here

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Blog 2020: Miami update

we are looking at the possibility of moving the camp a week later so people have an easier time getting off school. We will only do this if the price isnt affected too much. So the dates will either be January 26th till 6th February or 2nd February till 13th February. Deposits of £200 need to be posted in the box by 31st August 2014. Hopefully with more campers and a bit more fund raising we can keep the price well below the estimated £1000.

Blog 2019: Kevs England debut

Long Eaton Swimmer makes his England debut later this week with the England team in Portugal. We as a club, are very proud of Kev who started in our Learn To Swim programme then followed the performance pathway through the club and into Derventio and now England. Good luck Kevin from all at LESC.

Monday, 21 July 2014

Blog 2018: Championship Results - Saturday and Sunday

Another 19 new Championship Best Times set on Sunday, to add to the 24 on Saturday.
Saturday's results can be found here
and Sunday's here

Blog 2017: Lost Property

There were several items left on poolside and in the changing rooms last night after the Club Championships including a Club jacket. These were left at the reception desk at West Park.