Website Updates

All the website has been updated as follows;

In the Results section from the Main Menu;

Head Coach report for Long Eaton Open Meet, Ernhale Open Meet and Leiciester League Round 3

In the Members Section from the Main Menu;

Ernhale Open Meet – detailed swimmers times

Thanks to Rob for compiling the above.


Stoke Information

Message for all at the Stoke Open:


Dear Swimmers, Parents & Coaches

Listed below are the admission prices for spectators:

Adults: £2.50 per session Concessions: £1.50 per session Programmes £1.00 per day

Spectators will be charged for the whole day (i.e. £5.00 or £3.00) and a wrist band will be issued. Refunds for sessions not attended will be issued if the wrist band is surrendered before the start of the Warm Up for that session. Coaches packs including passes will be available for collection on the day.

Please make everyone aware that Fenton Manor Car Park is a Pay & Display and this is patrolled regularly.

Please note that the Warm up and Start times are as follows:

Session 1: Events 101 to 108. Warm up 7.40 a.m. Start 9.00 a.m.

Session 2: Events 201 to 208. Warm up 12.55 p.m. Start 2.15 p.m.

Session 3: Events 301 to 308. Warm up 7.40 a.m. Start 9.00 a.m.

Session 4: Events 401 to 408. Warm up 12.55 p.m. Start 2.15 p.m.

The Venue Address: City Road, Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 2RR

Stoke Warm Up

We look forward to seeing you at the Gala and hope that you have a good weekend.


Margaret Corbett & Greg Clarke

Open Meet Secretaries

Ernehale Open

A small team of swimmers entered the Ernehale Open meet, which is specifically aimed at junior swimmers that are no older than fourteen years old. Swimmers were; Amber Wilkins, Dominic Webster, Ellis Haddon, Emma Wilkins, Erin Pickard, Ethan Hulme, Finley O’Neill, James Wright and Thomas Ingram.

The Saturday session was a quick evening session that included the boys and girls 400m Individual Medley. Only 1 swimmer entering this event, James Wright entering in at 6.40.10 and racing to a new pb of 6.28.80. The next event was the boys and girls 200m Freestyle. Up first were the boys and it was Finley O’Neill’s first open meet too. He started it off with a 200m Freestyle, which he was entered in at 3.22.60 and making a new time of 3.17.12. Ethan Hulme and Thomas Ingram were up afterwards, and both swimmers raced well and attained pbs in their events. The final event of the session was the girls 200m Freestyle and Amber Wilkins, Erin Pickard, Emma Wilkins and Tegan Hulme were all racing in the event. Great racing from all the girls with the turns and skills looking a lot stronger which led to 3/4 pbs.

Total of seven out of eight swims were pbs from the first session.

Session two was held the next day with the morning session producing 12 pbs out of 16 events, and top six finishes for Emma in the 400m Freestyle (6th), Tegan in the 100m Backstroke (4th), James in the 100m Butterfly (2nd), Tegan in the 100m Breaststroke (6th) and the 100m Freestyle (6th).

Session three provided much of the same as the previous two sessions; the transfer of skills from training to race situations was great to see it put into action, and proves that it works. 16 events out of 21 races were pbs, and there were more top six finishes as follows; Finley O’Neill in the 400m Freestyle (6th), James Wright in the 400m Freestyle (6th), Tegan Hulme in the 200m Individual Medley (6th), James Wright in the 200m Butterfly (2nd), Emma Wilkins in the 100m Butterfly (4th), Thomas Ingram in the 100m Breaststroke (6th), Ethan Hulme in the 100m Breaststroke (5th), Tegan Hulme in the 200m Backstroke (6th), James Wright in the 100m Freestyle (6th).

Well done to all the swimmers who raced in this open meet! The results for this meet will be available in the members section. Thanks for everyone’s patience whilst i was putting together the results during the busy period in the swim schedule.

Leicester Promotion

Sunday 26th March 2017 ~ Congratulations to Team Ilkeston swimmers after racing to a successful promotion back to division one after last nights final held at Hinckley Leisure Centre. A significant achievement considering we had to withdraw from last years league, which meant we started back in division two. #HardWorkConquersEverything

The journey back in to division one started in January at Loughborough where we made a great start finishing first in the gala with 206 gala points, which placed us in the top three of the league table. Not a bad start considering it was just after the festive period.

Going into the second round at Oadby & Wigston earlier in March, the strong form continued. Even though we struggled with a depleted team due to illness and injuries, we still finished second on the night with 194 points. It did take us down one place to fourth in the league table, however we were in a position to race at the final later that month.

The third and the final round saw the top six battle it out for promotion to division one of the Leicester Winter League. Nene Valley, Hinckley, Wellingborough, Team Ilkeston, Long Eaton and Rushden. An extremely competitive final provided a lot of excitement, ups, downs and close battles throughout the events between all teams. To complete the evening the cannon once again proved to be at its best coasting to first place with fast 25 split times from all eight swimmers.

In total there were 16 – 1st places, 4 – 2nd places, and 8 – 3rd places. All points gathered accumulated to a total of 189 points on the evening placing us in 2nd.

Well done to all that took part in the individuals and relays over all three rounds as every swim and every point counts. Well done to Nene Valley who were promoted as Champions on the evening, also promoted as runners-up were Team Ilkeston, third was Hinckley, fourth was Wellingborough, fifth was Long Eaton, and sixth was Rushden.

That means that we have achieved a Club target of reaching a final and achieving promotion on the first time of asking back into the top division. Thanks on the night to our poolside team of team managers, coaches and officials.

The results with swimmer times will be uploaded once i have completed the master time records sheet. There will be a team photo at tomorrows session – please make sure you have your kit and you come onto poolside dressed in it.

LLR3 Final @ Hinckley L.C

LL Final tonight – please be on poolside for 17:45pm.

Please read the information that we have been emailed below.

Guide Lines for Teams visiting Hinckley Leisure Centre ( LE10 1BZ)

  • No food poolside
  • No kit bags poolside (draw string bags allowed ).
  • Kit bags and clothing to be kept in lockers, £1 refundable
  • There are air vents situated at the back of the seating benches and these should not be covered.
  • Warm up is restricted to 12 Swimmers per lane under guidance.
  • During races. No Coaches / Team managers are allowed, behind the start blocks or on the raised turn ends. They may stand behind the raised ends ( Turn end only ) but may not give instruction or coach swimmers.
  • Only swimmers next to race are allowed to stand on the raised end ( Turn ) to enable a clear view for Referees.
  • ALL SWIMMERS MUST move along the window side of the pool on completion of the race. The AOE desk is situated referees side and swimmers will not be allowed to walk in front of it.
  • All 25m races shall start from the Turn end
  • Recorders desk will be situated in the poolside storage area at the start end ( Referee’s side ). Relay declarations, Team lists etc. must be handed in prior to warm –up

10) Results will be sent to all teams after the gala conclusion once verified. Announcements on the night are ‘unofficial’ and should be treated as such

11)Complaints/ Protests should be made to the referees during the gala.

Website Updates

All, latest updates as follows;

Head Coach report from Rob Hudson for County competition days 1 to 4 and Leiciester League Round 2 available on the ISC Blog (can be accessed from the homepage of the website).

All times for Ilkeston swimmers in the above events in our Members Section of the website (accessed from the main menu off the website).

Thanks to Rob for compiling and creating the above content.

LLR2: Oadsby & Wigston

Well done to all that swam at round 2 of the Leicester Winter League held at Wigston pool. It was another great night for the Club with a second place finish. Nene Valley ran away with the gala and looked very strong from the start with 255 points, in second Team Ilkeston with 194 points, in third Braunstone C with 182 points, in fourth Oadby & Wigston with 153 points, in fifth was Shepshed with 120 points and in sixth place was Knighton Fields with 91 points.

The starts and takeovers looked a lot more efficient and technically sound, and as usual the underwater skills were far superior to the other teams. Six of the seventeen team relays were faster than round one, and 56 relay split times were fastest on new records. In addition, there were 11 individual personal bests during the gala.

Overall, there were a total of 10 first places, 13 second places and 9 third places. So, that is a total of 32 races in the top 3 out of 49 events. Well done swimmers, and thank you to those who helped on poolside!

Table after Round 2: