Swimmers Xmas Party / Event

We will be holding a swimmers xmas party / event at the Red Kangaroo Trampoline Park!

All swimmers, from all squads are invited to attend.

Location: Date: Time:
Red Kangaroo Trampoline Park,
2 Dabell Avenue,
Blenheim Industrial Estate,
Sunday 23rd December 12pm – 2pm

Price: £15 per person. This includes a 2 hour bounce, and free bounce socks.

First come first served.

Swimmers that would like to attend can collect a consent form from a member of the coaching team.

A deposit of £10, along with the consent form must be handed in by Sunday 18th November.


ISC Coaching Team!


Time Trials – Sun 28th Oct

Hi All,

We will be holding time trials this Sunday (28th Oct).

Time: 4pm – 6pm.

The purpose of the time trials is to obtain up to date times, which will assist the coaching team with swimmer selections for team galas.

ALL swimmers in the below squads should attend the time trials:

  • Midland Potential
  • Junior Elite
  • National Potential

Some Development Squad swimmers are also required to attend. These swimmers will be contacted directly by either Dan or Steph.

These time trials are important, and assist massively with team selections for galas as previously mentioned. So all required swimmers should make best efforts to attend.

Junior Grand Prix and Long Eaton Distance Meet

Derbyshire Junior Grand Prix

Having been present at this meet, I have seen a insight into younger swimmers from Ilkeston. There were impressive swims, a high percentage of PBs, and good skills throughout the three rounds. To round it off, a great result for Ilkeston.

Overall Finley O’Neil and McKinley Cotton claimed top boy and top girl over the three rounds for their age groups, so well done guys keep up the good work. 

A big thank-you goes out to Steph for attending and coaching at all 3 rounds, and to the team managers who also attended and assisted poolside.

Long Eaton distance meet

After a long Sunday of distance swimming, with a lot of swimmers getting slightly tired towards the end, this meet was a successful one for Ilkeston.

Overall our swimmers that attended managed to gain a 96 % PB rate, along with very impressive swims by all.

With the step up in training, hard work, and as our swimmers stamina increases, it begun to show during the races with our swimmers working extremely hard and giving everything they could, which was really pleasing to watch.

So overall a big well done to all from llkeson who participated. Onward and Upwards for our swimmers, with some fast swimming ahead.

Thank-you also to Kyle Hudson and Claire cotton for your help throughout the meet.

Head coach 

Monday and Wednesday Land Training Sessions

Just a reminder; as per Richard’s Facebook post, there are no land training sessions taking place on the following dates:

  • Monday 1st October
  • Wednesday 3rd October
  • Monday 8th October
  • Wednesday 10th October

More information on the Monday and Wednesday land training sessions will be released shortly.

The land training session on Fridays will remain on as normal until further notice. 

*Reminder* – Club Champs

Just a quick reminder of the timings for this weekends Club Championships.

Day: Warm Up: Warm Up Finish: Events Start: Events Finish:
Saturday 29th September 2pm 2:30pm 2:40pm 6pm
Sunday 30th September 3pm 3:30pm 3:40pm 6pm


Below is also a reminder of the events that are on each day.

Saturday 29th September
101/102 10+ Yrs Girls / Boys 200m Individual Medley
103/104 7-8 Yrs Girls / Boys 25m Butterfly
105/106 9+ Yrs Girls / Boys 50m Backstroke
107/108 7-8 Yrs Girls/Boys 25m Backstroke
109/110 11+ Yrs Girls / Boys 100m Butterfly
111/112 7-8 Yrs Girls / Boys 50m Backstroke
113/114 9-10 Yrs Girls / Boys 100m I.M
115/116 8/Under 12.5m Freestyle Novice Taster
117/118 11+ Yrs Girls / Boys 100m Backstroke
119/120 8/Under 12.5m Backstroke Novice Taster
121/122 9+ Yrs Girls / Boys 50m Butterfly
Sunday 30th September
201/202 10+ Yrs Girls / Boys 200m Freestyle
203/204 7-8 Yrs Girls / Boys 25m Breastroke
205/206 9+ Yrs Girls / Boys 50m Breastroke
207/208 11+ Yrs Girls / Boys Over 100m I.M
209/210 7-8 Yrs Girls / Boys 25m Freestyle
211/212 11+ Yrs Girls / Boys 100m Breastroke
213/214 7 Yrs Girls / Boys 50m Freestyle
215/216 9+ Yrs Girls / Boys 100m Freestyle

*Save The Dates* – Arena League

The National Arena Swimming League is fast approaching.

The dates for each round are below.

Date: Round: Venue:
Saturday 13th October R1 Alfreton Leisure Centre
Saturday 10th November R2 TBC
Saturday 8th December R3 TBC

Team selections will be made very shortly for the first round, and selections for R2 and R3 will be made closer to the dates.

For more information on the Arena League please read the Arena League section within our competitions guide on our website: