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Thrilling Third in NASL R2

A super performance from Team Ilkeston swimmers in the second round draw at Market Harborough on Saturday evening. It was another difficult draw with some very good opposition racing against us. We started well and made a strong statement early on in the gala, and continued throughout the evening performing well in individuals and relay events. Race skills looked stronger than the previous round and the specific skills that we’ve practised in training are starting to shine through.

The coaching team still think there is plenty more to give with just 13 points separating us from equalling the gala winners on the night. Again the men’s 6×50 Freestyle Cannon was the highlight of the evening with yet another tight encounter and top quality racing. The spectators and the swimmers roared on their team from around the poolside, and as usual it didn’t disappoint with Team Ilkeston racing to an outstanding second place, so very close to touching first.

The Statistics:

9 – First Places, 12 – Second Places, and 7 – Third Places

6 Personal Best times & 13 Team Personal Best times with a total of 33 Improvement Places in comparison with Round 1! We’ve broken some more Club History in that we scored 191 Points on the night which is the best EVER points total in any round 2 draw of the NASL for Team Ilkeston!

4 Club Records were broken at the second round draw by two swimmers:

Lewis Wright and Summer Kennedy

Lewis Wright with a new record for the 100m Breaststroke in a time of 1.14.18 beating his own record set at the Club Championships in September.

Summer Kennedy with 3 new club records in the 100m Freestyle in a time of 1.03.01 breaking Emma Hulme’s record from 1998. In the 100m Fly with a time of 1.11.67 breaking Lauren Booth’s record from 2015, and in the 200m Individual Medley in a time of 2.29.80 breaking Grace Vivian’s 2011 record.

Well done to all swimmers that have raced this round and in the last round. You are all a credit to the club demonstrating a professional attitude and a top team spirit as usual.

Thanks to our club officials, timekeepers, team managers and coaches on poolside!

Remember round 3 will be on Sat 10th Dec – I will begin team selections for the final gala of this League over the next few days. The venue is tbc, but as usual i will confirm this afterwards.

Session Alterations

Reminder that the following sessions have been altered or cancelled. Please also note the date for Presidents Night and the final Sunday session in December which will be Christmas Race Night for Main Squad and Development Squad

Saturday 19th November 2016 at 07:30-09:30am – session cancelled

Sunday 20th November 2016 at 16:00-18:00pm – cancelled at VPLC

Sunday 20th November 2016 – Main Squad at Loughborough Uni Pool @ 15:00-17:00pm

Sunday 11th December 2016 – Presidents Night at VPLC – 15:00-18:00pm – FUN & Awards

Sunday 18th December 2016 – Christmas Race Night (Main Squad & Development Squad)

Thursday 22nd December 2016 – Final swim session before Christmas Break!


Tonight’s Team Meeting

Main Squad:

Thank you for meeting with us tonight after training to discuss the proposed swim camp for 2018. As we said we have already undertook a lot of planning between us all and have met on numerous occasions over the last few weeks to improve the competitive element of the club; one of the ways we are implementing this is through the swim camp. We feel that this would be another opportunity for swimmers to develop themselves both in swimming and academically. Ultimately, we want to keep moving the club forward in a positive light and this is a great way to do so.

Phil will be uploading the presentation and the application form as soon as possible, and we ask that you pass this form back to Dan, Kyle or myself by Sunday 20th November 2016 to register your interest. We encourage your applications! As soon as we get a better idea of numbers, we can then make further enquiries and publish a more accurate and finalised price. We will call another meeting over the next couple of weeks to discuss this further.

In the meantime we look forward to receiving your application forms!

Any questions, please feel free to ask us


Dan, Kyle & Rob

British University Championships

Good luck to our Team Ilkeston club swimmers; Jayne Stallion (Uni Derby) & Sophie Davies (Uni Sheffield Hallam) who are both competing in the British University Short Course Championships over the next three days.

Both swimmers will be racing in their specific individual events and the team relays!


Swimmers & Parents Meeting (14/11)

There will be a short meeting on Monday 14th November after training at 20:20-21:00pm. We will be meeting in the Dance Studio at VPLC. Please make sure you are quick out of the changing rooms.

More information will be available on the night, however to give you some insight – an opportunity has become available and we would like to go through the criteria and see who would be interested in taking a place. A lot of work has already gone into the planning of the event, however for us to deliver accurate information we need to know who would be interested.

All main squad swimmers that will be 12 years old and over by January 2018 can attend this meeting along with a parent. Ilkeston swimmers that train with DX are also welcome to attend. There will be a form that we will need you to sign at the end of the meeting, so please don’t run off unless you have signed it.


Kyle, Dan & Rob

12/11 – Arena R2 Transport

*Reminder from last weeks blog post*

Arena R2: Sat 12th Nov – Market Harborough: Transport Information

Please arrive ready to board the coach from 16:00pm. We will be departing from VPLC at 16:15pm. The approximate return journey will be around 21:00pm and we are expected to be back at VPLC for around 22:15pm. You can pay the £3 per person on the day or before.

If you are making your own way then the postcode and address are as follows:

Harborough Leisure Centre

Northampton Road, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 9HF

Please ensure you are on poolside by 17:45pm to get races and to start warm up at 18:00pm


Club Development Camp 2017

All Main squad swimmers & selected swimmers from the Race Skills squad are expected to attend the Club Development Camp which is taking place in February 2017.

Forms have already been distributed, however if you haven’t received a form, then please contact me. Please can you hand forms back into Kyle, Dan, Steph or myself with your consent form and payment for it to be processed and to secure your place.

It is a great club event that encourages team building, the chance to learn something new, and there is also an additional event in the program this year that you’ll be able to see in your itinerary. As ever the Club has heavily subsidised this event to ensure you have the opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge in and out of the pool.

All dates/times and venues can be found in the letter.

Any additional questions, please contact us!

Looking forward to seeing you all there for another great weekend!


Tickets for the Presentation Evening & Pre-Christmas Gathering are available to purchase.

Adults – £3.50
Under 16’s – £1.50
Swimmers – FREE

Please come and find me after the session on poolside or in the reception area or alternatively you can message me!

We also need raffle prizes for the night. If you have any to donate, please pass on to a coach on poolside!