County Championships 16,17,23,24 Feb 19

Festive Greetings! Details of the 2019 County Champs, at Matlock ARC, can be found here:

Please read the event conditions carefully, noting that ONLY entries with ASA qualifying times in the appropriate age category will be accepted.  Completed entry forms, with events circled and exact payment (can be bacs), to Leeann by Mon 14 Jan 2019 LATEST.

Unfortunately, the official closing date is before the January Rotherham Meet, so any times recorded there cannot be used.  I requested an extension, but was declined.

Red Kangaroo Trampoline on Sunday

IMPORTANT NOTE FROM STEPH:  Looking forward to the Xmas Party at Red Kangaroo on Sunday and thank you to all who have already completed the waiver form. If you haven’t done so, it is imperative that you fill out the online waiver before bouncing!  The form can be found via the link below – once on the page, click on the ‘Nottingham’ button and fill in your details as requested.



Nova Meet – Entry Reminder

All entries for the March Nova Meet must be with Leeann by TOMORROW – Mon 17 Dec. For Meet details & entry form;
Click on ‘Nova March Sprint Meet 2019’ and select the Entry Pack pdf  (bottom of page).
Please submit the form, with ASA number, contact details and exact payment (cheques to Ilkeston Swimming Club) or e-mail entry details, confirming ISC bacs payment, to:

Red Kangaroo – Xmas Party

Thanks to those that have already paid and completed the online waiver.
If you haven’t done so already the remaining £5 balance needs to be paid by Thursday 20th December. This can be paid by cash/cheque or Bacs.
Please also refer to email sent that the online waiver must be completed before any participant can take part.
If you have any queries please see Steph or Victoria.

Fantastic weekend of Racing for Ilkeston Swimming Club!

With 2 days of Racing, Ilkeston swimmers took to the stage. First of all was Round 3 of the Arena League and our swimmers approached the gala with shear grit and determination. With some changes made to the team, and swimmers feeling ill, they didn’t let us down.

Every swimmer gave it their all, which resulted in a 1st place finish which has never been done before. Based on the teams efforts in the league this year, Ilkeston finished in 10th place which is amazing, and puts us up there next season for promotion.

After a late night on Saturday with tired swimmers, it was time to race again at the
DASA Sprints at Ponds Forge in Sheffield on the Sunday.

We didn’t disappoint, from young swimmers, to the older ones, they were amazing and it was nice to hear Ilkeston mentioned a lot based on swimmers performances at Arena and the DASA Sprints.

A lot of the younger swimmers swam for the first time in a long course pool, and took it all in there stride and were a credit to their coaches.

It was a weekend for Ilkeston to remember, with much more like this to come.

Stats for the DASA meet spoke for itself:
– A massive 94 % PB rate.
– 19 top 6 places.
– 10 medals won.
– 4 midlands qualifiers.

Medal winners were:

James Wright:

50 Fly Silver
50 Free Bronze
50 Breast Silver

Alex King:

50 Free Silver
50 Fly Bronze
50 Back Silver

Fred Buckingham:

50 Fly Bronze

Lewis Brown:

50 Back Bronze

McKinley Cotton:

50 Free Silver
50 Fly Bronze

A thank you goes out to supporting coaches Dan Sloan, Steph Brown, and Gary King.
Also team mangers Claire, Emma, Victoria, Kay, and Kate for there support over a very busy weekend of swimming.

And a thank you to the officials from Ilkeston and the parents for there great support.

Well done all, you’re a credit to Ilkeston Swimming Club, with more fast swimming ahead.

Another write up will follow soon in the Derby Telegraph and Ilkeston Advertiser.

Head coach Richard Tomlinson

Club Colour Gala – General Info and Confirmed Entries

Colour Gala – Sunday 16th December.

Please note; no further entries will be accepted.

Please click the link below to open the confirmed entries list. This document also contains additional information about the gala.

Confirmed Entries and Info

As we are holding a bake sale, we require bakers! Please feel free to bring along some baked goodies. If you will be doing so, could you please let Victoria Bull know by emailing her:

I received a great response with regards to people putting their name down to volunteer at the gala, to the point where there was too many! So many thanks to everyone that put their name forward. Below is a list of confirmed volunteers required at the gala:

  • Dawn Hutchinson
  • Fay Webster
  • Gill Tait
  • Hayley Cooke
  • Helen Naylor
  • Kay Charlesworth
  • Sharon Bestwick
  • Shona Baldwin
  • Steph Brown
  • Steven Wood
  • Tanya Stadler

If your name isn’t down on the list then you won’t be required, but once again thank you for putting your name forward and offering your assistance.

All help is much appreciated and is a great way to get involved with the club!

Arena/DASA Notices + Training Cancelled

Sat 8 Jan – Arena League R2 at Tamworth Snowdome. Please arrive no later than 5.30pm. There will be NO training on Saturday morning.

Sun 9 Jan – DASA Sprints at Ponds Forge.  Please arrive, wearing Ilkeston kit, 50 minutes before pool warm up for race preparation and talk. Bring plenty of fluids, energy snacks, and kit with extra towel and goggles (a camping chair can also be useful at Ponds Forge).  There will be NO 4-6pm training on Sunday but the 3-4pm training will run as normal.

Looking forward to some fast swimming this weekend!!   Richard