Thursday, 21 June 2018

Blog 3446: 100 x 100

The 100 x  100 will be going ahead. Loughborough have pushed the start time back to 5:30 to help us get there.


Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Blog 3445: 100 x 100

The following swimmers have confirmed their attendance at the 100 x 100 event. we need around 15 more for this to go ahead. If I have missed anyone please let me know and if you want to do it let me know asap.

Oliver tipping
Tilly hase
Olivia stevenson
Summer wood 
James bartram 
Ewan Ascot 
Finlay moss 
Freya Byrkin 
Matt fearn
Dan Mcferran
Isabella Askham
Hannah Dodic
Leanne Atkins
Oliver Osbourne
Alex Harrand
Isabella Wright
Thomas Strachen

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Blog 3444: Reminder - entries for 400m Club Champs

Entries for the 400m Club Champs events (Blog 3428) will close this Saturday. Please get your forms into the box at West Park by 9.00am.

Blog 3443: Training cancellations this Sunday - 24th June

Training is cancelled this Sunday (24th June) for the following squads:

JD2 - West Park 5-6pm land / 6-7pm pool
County - Queen Street 4-6pm (Midland Squad to train as normal)

These cancellations are due to the Notts Northern Open Meet.

Blog 3442: 100 x 100 Relay

For National, Senior and midland squads

Loughbrough university have asked if we'd help them out on Thursday night in the 100 x 100 relay challenge. They event is scheduled to start at 5pm and will last around 1 hour 40 mins. The link below explains everything. They are looking for around 30 swimmers to fill up their remaining spaces and you'll have the opportunity to race along sides the likes of Adam Peaty and Sarah Vasey. The fastest swimmers will be selected first with ideally swimmers under 65 for 100fr, then swimmers under 1:10 and then anymore required to make up the numbers. There will be lanes available for warm up, warm down and a session should you do this instead of your usual Thursday night session. Please let me know ASAP if you want to take part.

Monday, 18 June 2018

Blog 3441: Carnival


Thank you to all the people that donated prizes for the tombola and the excellent selection of cakes. Thank you to Alex, Chloe and Phoebe (JD2 squad) for your help. It was a very windy and cold day, but as usual we all had a  very busy and fun time. We raised £282.65.

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Blog 3440: Accepted entries for Northampton Meet

The list of accepted entries for the Northampton Summer Meet can be found here.

Friday, 15 June 2018

Blog 3439: Northampton Request for Officials

We have received a request from Northampton swimming club who are looking for officials to help at their summer meet on 7/8th July.

If you are available to help out, please contact Lesley directly on
advising of the session/s you can help at, your level of qualification and ASA number.

Many thanks

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Blog 3438: Reminder - Falcon entries close Wednesday 13th June

Please get your entries for the Falcon meet into the box at West Park by 7.30pm on Wednesday 13th June.

Blog 3437: Masters Report

Long Eaton Masters swimmers were out in force at last weekend’s East Midlands Challenge meet, which took place at Hucknall. The annual event sees county teams from Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Lincolnshire compete for the trophy. This year Lincolnshire couldn’t manage to muster sufficient swimmers, a situation not unknown to Derbyshire.
As expected, Nottinghamshire A won. They had a huge squad with sufficient numbers to fill all events amply in both A and B teams.  Derbyshire filled all individual events, but with some swimmers doing all four strokes in their age groups, and we had an empty lane for four relays. Despite that we came second, with Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire B behind us.
Long Eaton Masters ladies took part in 18 of the 20 individual races across five age groups, producing three first places, two second places, ten third places and three fourth places.   In addition, the ladies, plus our sole male Long Eaton Masters competitor, Ian Frearson, took part in several relay teams. 
There were a number of exciting swims, including Julie Phillips’ 60+ years 50m breaststroke, which she won by a whisker, and Mary Holland’s 50m freestyle swim on the last leg of the mixed 240+ medley relay, where she chased and caught a chap from Leicestershire to bag a second place for the team.  Liz Simpson won the 40+ years 50m fly in another close race, and Maggi Tuck took a comfortable first place in 50+ years 50m back.
Final points totals were:  Notts A 313, Derbys 244, Leics 240, Notts B 210, Northants 173. 

Sunday, 10 June 2018

Blog 3436: Holme Pierrepont

I am sure that for all of you who came along to the Holme Pierrepont trip today had a brilliant time, it was a great team building experience both for swimmers and parents, everyone seemed to have a really fun day and I would like to say a big thank you to Siobhan  and all her helpers who arranged this for us all, also the coaches and those involved in the activities who gave up their Sunday to make the day such a success let's hope there will be more such events in the future.

Keith Kelly
LESC President

Blog 3435: What a Day!

Hope everyone enjoyed their day out today in the sunshine at Holme Pierrepont!
Thanks to all my helpers and coaches, and to all the swimmers for making it such a great day.

If anyone has any photos to share, please send to and we will put them together for the notice board.

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Blog 3434: Big 50 results

The results from tonight's gala can be found on the website or through this link

Blog 3433: warm up time for Big 50

The warm up for tonight's Big 50 gala will be at 5.30pm, ready for a 6.00pm start.

If it is your first gala, please remember to bring a tshirt & shorts / tracksuit bottoms and a towel to keep dry & warm between races, plus a drink.

Friday, 8 June 2018

Blog 3432: Diddy League Round 3 - Saturday 23rd June

The following swimmers have been selected to represent Long Eaton Swimming Club in the Notts and Derby junior diddy league competition. Please could you indicate your availability either by replying to this email, ticking off on the board at west park, or informing your coach.

Date: Saturday 23rd June
Venue: Eckington Leisure Centre
Warm Up: 6pm


Alex Harrand, Ewan Ascott, Benjamin Mellor

Oliver Osborne, Aaron Simpson, James Bartram, Lukas Barto Smith

Thomas Dalton, Spencer Doherty, Benjamin Cami, Joe Geekie

William Dalton, Ted Pyefinch, William Musson


Hattie Cook, Plaifa Punthakeirpaisarn

Isabel Wright, Su Alpan

Matilda Hase, Maia Hunter, Isla Love, Mia Wilson

Abbie Tunnicliffe, Jessica Parry, Elicia Osborne

Blog 3431: Summer Champs Qualifiers

Long Eaton are very proud to announce the following swimmers have qualified for this years Summer Nationals.

Long Eaton Home Progamme
Hannah Cox
Thomas Strachan
Megan Hanson

Derventio Excell - Long Eaton
Ryan Reader
Summer Kennedy
Harry Charitos
Esther Halford
Naomi Dilley

Loughborough University - Long Eaton
Kevin Wallbank
Emily Osbourne

Blog 3430: Tombola Items

The carnival is only 1 week away. I have not received any donations for the tombola yet, If I do not receive any items by Wednesday unfortunately we will have to cancel the Long Eaton Swim Club stall.
This has always been a very successful fundraiser for us and it will be a shame to cancel. 

Please bring your items either Sunday, or at training where you can pass items to your squad rep or coach by Wednesday 13th June 2018.

Thank you


Thursday, 7 June 2018

Blog 3429: Long Eaton Distance Meet - 21st October 2018

We are already getting enquiries from other clubs about our 2018 Distance Meet (to be held Sunday 21st October at Queens Leisure Centre, Derby).  With long distance races like these, the number of heats the can be swum (and swimmers that can be accepted) is obviously less than a normal meet.  To avoid missing out on this meet, please get your entries in as early as possible - especially for the 800m and 1500m events. 

Meet details are here

The Meet programme is here

Qualifying times are here

The entry form is here

Blog 3428: Club Championships - Distance (400m) events

The club championships for 400m events (FC and IM) will be held on Saturday 30th June at Victoria Park Leisure Centre, Ilkeston.

Warm up will be 6.00pm, for a 6.30pm start.

The entry form and details are here

The closing date is Saturday 23rd June - entries into the box at West Park by 09.00am.

Blog 3427: Lost property from the Jamie Rigby gala

The following items were left behind after the Jamie Rigby gala last weekend:

Pink water bottle
Silver fork
Sports underwear top
Calvin Klein flip flops

If any of these belong to you, please contact either Liz Simpson ( or Annette Foss.