Presidents Evening

Fantastic night for all at the President’s Evening with everyone having the chance to have some fun for all their hard work and effort from the past 12 months. Steve Darkins, our Club President was present to hand out the awards on the evening, and everyone was pleased to see him back in action at the Club.

Award Winners 2016

Most Improved – Splash Squads

Boy – Joe Lynam

Girl – Olivia Drury

Endeavour Award – Splash Squads

Boy – Oliver Ward

Girl – Emily Espin

Team Trophy Award: 15/U Boys

Charlie Palmer, Lewis Wright, Ethan Hulme, Jake Gaskin & Tom Ingram

Butterfly Award: Leah Burgin-Rawson

Backstroke Award: William Foster

Breaststroke Award: Lewis Wright

Freestyle Award: Charlie Palmer

Most Improved Junior Boy: Ellis Haddon

Most Improved Junior Girl: Eja Coe

Most Improved Senior Boy: William Wright

Most Improved Senior Girl: Sophie King

Commitment Award: Samantha Stafford

Poolside Assistance: ALL

Leah Woodhead, Dale Wilkins, Phil Coe, Abigail Sloan, Abigale King, Samantha Stafford, Lewis Guilfoyle, Sue Rafai.

Jamie Rigby Award: Erin Pickard

Swimmer of the Year: Lewis Brown

After the Presidents Awards there were additional awards to be handed out to those who missed the Presentation Evening to collect their Club Championships awards, and two special awards for Regional Honours and Long Service.

Lewis Wright received his Regional Award after competing in numerous events at the 2016 East Midlands Championships earlier in the year.

Lesley Gilbert, Splash Squads Coordinator received her Long Service Award. Lesley gives up a lot of her time to coach the children in the Splash Squads and attends nearly every training session to help the Club continue to produce the best swimmers in the County and beyond. The committee and coaching team thought it was vital to show our appreciation to Lesley who has been involved in the Club and swimming on a wider scale for many years. Thank you for your time from everybody at Ilkeston SC!

Well done to everyone


Officially Officials

Congratulations to our new Judge 1 Qualified Officials:

Dale Wilkins, Phil Coe, Martin Gaskin & Shona Baldwin

The above have all been officiating since July and have completed their log books by attending various open meets and galas throughout the last six months.

If you are interested in qualifying and becoming part of the officials team as a judge or a timekeeper, then please get in touch with us for more details!

Well done all

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Team Ilkeston Club Colour Gala

Date: Sunday 18th December 2016

Time: 15:00-18:00pm

Venue: Victoria Park Leisure Centre

Entry Fees: Swimmers Free & Spectators £1

Aims of the Club Colour Gala:

Involve all swimmers from Development & Competitive Squads in Inter-Club Gala

At the present time this opportunity is only available for main pool swimmers

Swimmers from all squads are mixed together to create six different teams

To continue to build a strong team culture within the Club at all levels

To prepare swimmers for competitions; i.e. open meets and galas

Presents the coaches with the opportunity to gain more up to date swim times

Allow swimmers the opportunity to learn from older more experienced swimmers

The Team Colours

1.   Blue Team

2.   Orange Team

3.   Green Team

4.   Purple Team

5.   Red Team

6.   Yellow Team

Swimmers that would like to take part need to register their interest with their coach!

Failure to notify us of your attendance may result in you not taking part

Warm Up will commence at 15:00pm until 15:30pm

As it’s Christmas – feel free to dress appropriately with Christmas Hats and/or Jumpers

We will confirm teams & captains beforehand & we’ll post these on club media pages

Ernehale Open

Swimmers 14 Years & Under:
(Age as at 12th March 2017)
Development & Main Squad Swimmers
(Tues 7-8 & Sun 3-4 Main Pool)

An open meet specifically for Junior and Age Group swimmers is going to be entered next year to give you the opportunity to experience an open meet setting away from our training pool. The meet is due to take place at Hucknall L.C. Attached is the entry form. Please visit their website for more information at

The meet is on the 11th & 12th March 2017

Erin will be posting a deadline date shortly.

We would like to see a lot of entries for this open meet.
Please do not leave it until last minute to hand these entries into Erin or your coach. It is a very popular meet and will most likely be operated on a first come first serve basis.

If you do not understand any of the forms or are struggling to fill them in, then please speak to Erin, Dan, Kyle or myself.


Winter Swim Challenge 2016

After two rounds of the Winter Swim Challenge the top 3 swimmers are as follows:


  1. Sophie Davies (179 Points)
  2. Angela Guilfoyle (167 Points)
  3. Jake Gaskin (151 Points)


  1. Louie Stadler (108 Points)
  2. Harry Joslin (106 Points)
  3. Tyler David (58 Points)

Just one round remains! Who will be crowned Winter Champion? Good luck all.