Swimmer Of The Month

All, going forwards the coaches and teaching staff are going to vote for their swimmer of the month.

For last month the following swimmers were nominated;

Fern Hunter
Holly Newton
Callum Anderson
Jack Stadler
Bethany Iliffe
Eve Beharall
And the winner is: Bethany Iliffe for her exceptional work ethic in training.
Well done Bethany and congratulations to  all those nominated. Results will also be published in the latest news section of our website.

NASL Round 1 Report

Well done to those who were racing at the first round of the Arena League on Saturday night at Stechford Cascades in Birmingham. The first round draw saw us race some new teams since the league amalgamated the east and west divisions, which was refreshing, but also challenging in a positive sense.

Skills were looking sharp, and to finish in 6th place didn’t really do us any justice. A big well done to all of the 11/u & 13/u girls that stepped up to cover individual and relay races in the 15/u category. It is always a daunting prospect to stand up against someone a lot older, however those swimmers handled it exceptionally well.

The points total at the end of the gala are presented below. As you can see, we were only 16 points off 3rd place. Next round, with a full team, we should be a lot stronger!


A total of eight 1st places from the Girls 11/u Freestyle relay, Eja Coe in the 11/u 50m Backstroke, Lewis Brown in the 13/u 100m Breaststroke, Eja Coe in the 11/u 50m Butterfly, Lewis Wright in the 15/u 100m Butterfly, Lewis Wright in the 15/u 100m Freestyle, the Girls 11/u Medley Relay, and the Open Boys Freestyle relay!

Four 2nd positions from the Boys 13/u Medley Relay, Tegan Hulme in the 13/u 100m Backstroke, Alicia Bull in the 11/u 50m Breaststroke, and Finley O’Neill in the 11/u 50m Breaststroke!

Six 3rd places from Charlie Palmer in the Open 100m Butterfly, Lewis Brown in the 13/u 100m Backstroke, Jack Chambers in the Open 100m Backstroke, James Wright in the 13/u 100m Butterfly, Katie Tompkins in the 11/u 50m Freestyle, and the 13/u Freestyle relay!

The next round is on Saturday 11th November 2017. Please can you ensure that if you are selected, please make yourself available! The Arena League is a tough league without a full team, and as a team, we all rely on each other to be successful.

Selections will take place over the next week, and results will be available in the members section asap. Well done all, and thanks to those who were helping on poolside in all roles.

Website Results

All, official results for Dobbs Autumn League R2 and report summary for DX October Meet can be found in our results section.

Individual times for the DX Meet can be found in our members section. Thanks to all who organized and helped.


Club Champs Results

All, results for club champs can now be found in the results section of our website.

A full list of each event winner can also be located in the “Champions” page.

Well done to all swimmers and thanks to everyone who helped with staging the event.

Club & Championship Records

Well done to the following swimmers who have broken Club & Championship records in their respective age groups after the Annual Club Championships, which were held on the 30/9 & 1/10. Really impressed with some of the records that were broken – a couple dating back from 1999!

There were also other swimmers that were very close to capturing some of the records.

Keep up the hard work – well done all!

Club Championship Records

50 Back Lewis Brown 34.49 2017
50 Breast Lewis Brown 39.68 2017
50 Free James Wright 31.59 2017
100 Back Lewis Brown 1.14.82 2017
50 Fly Lewis Wright 28.73 2017
100 Fly Lewis Wright 1.04.73 2017
100 Back Lewis Wright 1.09.79 2017
100 Free Lewis Wright 57.44 2017
100 IM Lewis Wright 1.07.64 2017
50 Breast Charlie Palmer 33.20 2017
100 Breast Charlie Palmer 1.14.03 2017
50 Fly Eve Beharall 35.91 2017
50 Fly Tegan Hulme 36.66 2017
50 Back Tegan Hulme 35.92 2017
50 Breast Tegan Hulme 43.98 2017
100 Free Ella Sloan 1.53.78 2017
100 IM Ella Sloan 2.04.69 2017
100 Free Alfie Brown 1.42.59 2017
100 IM Alfie Brown 1.55.45 2017

Club Records

50 Back Tegan Hulme 35.92 2017
100 Free Ella Sloan 1.53.78 2017
50 Breast Lewis Brown 39.68 2017
50 Fly Lewis Wright 28.73 2017

#HardWorkConquersEverything #TeamIlkeston

NASL R1 – Stechford (Sat 14/10)


Saturday 14th October – Round 1 of the National Arena League @ Stetchford

Those travelling by bus, please meet at VPLC car park for 15:15pm latest. The bus will depart at 15:30pm, and it is £3 per person return. Don’t forget to bring some food and drink for after the gala to eat on the way back home. We have an approximate return time of 22:15/22:30pm.

Those that are travelling by car, then please make sure you are at the venue for no later than 17:45pm, for a 18:00pm warm up.

The venue address is: Stechford Cascades, Station Road, Birmingham, B33 8QN

DX October Open & I-Counties

A small group of swimmers were competing at the DX October Open which was held at the Arc last weekend. Alicia Bull, Chloe Pearson, Erin Pickard, James Wright, Joshua Bestwick, Lewis Wright and Leo Allanson. Also, racing for Derventio were Eja Coe, Lewis Brown and Karl Morgan.

Overall, a successful weekend with this being the first open meet of the new season. The racing showed improvement in several areas, and gave an opportunity to try out race skills which we have worked on in training. Still plenty of scope to improve further, however a good start to the season. Medals (six for James, two for Lewis, and one for Josh).

In addition, the National Inter Team Counties were held at Sheffield on the Sunday, and Lewis Wright was competing as part of Team Derbyshire. In the relays, Lewis went a low 25. for the 50m Freestyle, and a 27. for the 50m Butterfly. Derbyshire finished in fifth place in the division two competition.

Well done all – the results will be available in the members section asap

ISC Towels

09.17-IlkestonSC-customTowel-FINIS_V2All, we have a great deal on Ilkeston Swimming Club towels. They are branded and made of micro  fibre. Ideal for galas. They are £20 each. We are looking for at least 10 orders. Can you please reply to the post on Facebook or speak to Sharon Bestwick, Please note closing date for orders is the 15th October. Thanks