East Mids Regional Championships 2020

  • 14yrs/under 25th&26th April, Corby International Pool
  • All ages 800&1500m 3rd May, Harvey Hadden, Nott
  • 15yrs/over 9th&10th May, Ponds Forge, Sheffield

Qualifying times and schedules can be found here:
Times must have been achieved in licensed L1, L2 or L3 meets between the 1st March 2019 and 16th April 2020.

I will receive regional notification of ISC qualifying swimmers when I register for the online application process. The closing date for applications is the 16th April, so I will register on the 6th April, after the Chesterfield Meet, to allow for the latest Club qualifying times.  Qualifying swimmer contacts will then be messaged to confirm entry and payment details.
Potential Corby swimmers may wish to book a hotel in advance and the best rate I can find now is The Premier Inn, Kettering, NN17 1QG at £50pn (family or double) on a fully flexible basis (no payment until check in). 

Notices for this Week:

  • There will be NO Main Squad training on Sat 14th or Sun 15th Dec (Foundation 3-4pm as usual).
  • Arena Round 3 (Final – ISC competing for promotion) Sat 14th Dec – swimmers to be there by 5.30pm for 6pm warm up – Redditch Abbey Stadium, Birmingham, B97 6EJ.
  • DASA Long Course Sun 15th Dec at Ponds Forge – swimmers to be there by 8.30am for 9am warm up.
  • Weds and Thurs training will be race preparation, but NO race suits required.

Appeal for Unwanted Swim Costumes/Kit

A local lady is visiting an orphanage in Sierra Leone in April and one of the activities will be teaching the children to swim. If you have any unwanted costumes, goggles or floats, could you please get them to Leeann at poolside (or via Victoria & the Club cupboard!) and they will be gratefully handed on to benefit more budding swimmers.
Many thanks in advance…

Diary Date re: Club Champs Engraving

If you would like to have your 2019 cup or shield engraved with your child’s name, this can be done through the Club in January, at a cost of £4.00 per engraving.
If you wish to use this service, please return your awards, with the correct payment in an envelope, to Kate, Victoria or via your coach at any swim session – from Monday 6th January to Sunday 12th January only.
Please leave all name stickers on the reverse or underside of your award in place.
Kind regards,  Kate & Jake Beharall

2020 Target Open Meets

Pending confirmation of the dates for 2020 Regionals, only Feb-Apr Meets have been selected so far, as follows:
Feb – 15th,16th,22nd & 23rd County Champs Level 3 SC (Matlock)
Mar – 14th & 15th  City of Liverpool Level 1 LC (Liverpool)
Apr – 4th & 5th Chesterfield Level 3 SC (Matlock)
Calling notices for entry have been/will be published as appropriate, with entries required early to late January.
No Club Meets have been selected for January as the focus will be on training for the County Championships.

Early Notice: Level 1 ‘Stay Away’ Meet

The Club will be entering the City of Liverpool Spring Meet on 14th & 15th March 2020. Entries and payment will be requested in late January but, if your swimmer is within the Level 1 qualifying times, it is important to book your hotel ASAP.

After a thorough search of the available hotels that weekend, we are recommending a best value stay at the Widnes Premier Inn (WA8 0GY) at £114 for 2 nights in a double or family room on a fully flexible rate.  Richard and the Pickards have booked today, so be quick! This hotel is 12 miles from the Aquatics Centre where warm up is at 7.30am on both mornings.  Meet details can be found here:

Derbyshire County Championships 2020

15th, 16th, 22nd, and 23rd February 2020 at Arc Leisure Matlock.
Please have ALL swimmer entries to Leeann by Thurs 9th January LATEST.  Qualifying entry times must have been achieved after 1st Jan 2019 and be registered on the British Swimming Rankings Database here:  https://www.swimmingresults.org/individualbest/

Qualifying times, conditions and the entry form can be found here:

All ISC swimmers, with qualifying times, are encouraged to enter this annual County-wide event, so please speak to your Coach for any guidance that may be required.

Please enter with a completed entry form to Leeann at the pool (or via Victoria/Coaches) or e-mail the completed entry form to secretary@ilkestonswimmingclub.co.uk with the EXACT payment in cash, cheque or bacs to the Club, at a cost of £6 per event + £1 PER DAY contribution for coach passes.

Note: Please check that the swimmer has a qualifying time and circle the required events on the Entry Form. Entry times are not required on the Form as these will be electronically taken directly from the rankings database.