Club Championships: Sponsor an Event?

Ilkeston SC Club Championships will be held on Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th September at Victoria Park Leisure Centre, Ilkeston. Have you handed your entry form in yet?

Remember the closing date for entries is 30th July 2018!

Also, do you know someone who would like to sponsor an event or age group at the Championships?

Your support will help with the cost of medals and engraving trophies.

Sponsorship packages can be bespoke to your requirements. If you are interested in supporting the club, and you would like more information, then please contact, Paula Elson or Rob Hudson.

Rotherham Metro Meet…

Team Ilkeston swimmers were recently in action at the Rotherham meet over the weekend which saw some fast end of season racing to conclude the competitive season of 2017-18.

The team of 21 swimmers included; Alfie Brown, Alicia Bull, Amber Wilkins, Arwen Moore, Caitlyn Cooke, Dominic Webster, Elliot Bestwick, Emma Wilkins, Erica Beharall, Erin Pickard, Eve Beharall, Fern Hunter, Finley O’Neill, Hannah Cope, Joshua Bestwick, Leo Charlesworth, Louie Stadler, Max Bull, Naomi Forbes, Paige Baldwin & Steven Cope.

A hot and uncomfortable poolside still produced some excellent results with a total of 26 medals, and a 80.39% PB rate over the weekend. Swimmers can be proud of their performances, but most importantly they can use their individual points for improvement to further their individual progression next season.

Well done to all swimmers, and thanks to our poolside team of coaches and team managers who helped throughout the weekend; Kyle Hudson, Charlie Palmer, Dale Wilkins, Elaine Wilkins, Steph Brown, Victoria Bull & Carl Stadler.

A Gold Erin Pickard (50 Back)

B Gold Eve Beharall (100 & 200 Free, 400 Individual Medley, 100 & 200 Butterfly), Finley O’Neill (200 Butterfly), Emma Wilkins (100 Back), Alfie Brown (200 Breast), Naomi Forbes (200 Back)

A Silver Erica Beharall (200 Free), Erin Pickard (100 Back)

B Silver Naomi Forbes (100 Back & 200 Breast), Louie Stadler (200 Butterfly & 100 IM), Josh Bestwick (200 Butterfly)

A Bronze Erin Pickard (200 Free), Emma Wilkins (50 Back), Erica Beharall (100 Breast & 50 Free)

B Bronze Naomi Forbes (50 Back & 50 Breast), Fern Hunter (100 Breast), Dominic Webster (200 Breast), Erica Beharall (100 Butterfly)

Reminder: Summer Closure

Reminder from previous blog post:


Please make note of the following summer closures, which will take place in August:

Splash Pool Swimmers

All 30 minute Splash swimmers will be cancelled during August.

Swimmers on the hour session will be moved over to the main pool during August.

Please note, Lesley will be sending out written notice of the summer arrangements, closures, payments, etc. If you are in doubt, please speak to Lesley before the break.

Main Pool & (Splash – Hour Swimmers) Swimmers

Closed: Saturday 4th August – Sunday 12th August

All sessions in the main pool and splash pool will be cancelled.

Sessions will recommence on Monday 13th August


Closed: Thursday 23rd August – Saturday 1st September/Sunday 2nd September*

Sessions will recommence on Sunday 2nd September (All Splash Squads)

Sessions will recommence on Monday 3rd September (Main Squad)

Sessions will recommence on Tuesday 4th September (Development Squad)

If you’re not sure, please ask one of the coaches after the session!


Meet Entries DUE

Please note that ALL entry forms & payment are due in to Leeann (via any coach at training as reqd) for the Junior Grand Prix, DX Sept Meet & Long Eaton Oct Distance Meet by Weds 18 July. Links to the entry forms can be found on earlier posts.

Training Cancellations

Splash Pool & Main Pool: 

Wednesday 11th July 19:00-20:00pm

Please note the above session has been cancelled. Training will run as normal on Thursday 12th July.

Main Squad: 

Saturday 14th July 07:30-09:30am

Sunday 15th July 16:00-18:00pm

Please note the above sessions have been cancelled due to the Rotherham Meet. Training will run as normal for all other squads in the Splash and Development squad on Sunday 15th July.