PRESENTATION NIGHT NEWS
Presentation night is almost upon us so please make sure you have a ticket. The last chance to buy will be Thursday 22nd January 2015. Unlike past years you cannot pay on the door as we only have a certain number of spaces due to health and safety regulations at the venue. The doors will be open for entry from 7.00pm and Presentations will start at around 7.30pm.
It will be a fun night for all where the swimmers get recognition for their hard work over the course of the year with their performances in the club championships.
Dress code is 'Oscar's Night' Theme.
Leicester Winter League 2015 Round 1 Report
Round one of the Leicester Winter League ended with a highly successful win for Team Ilkeston.
The team started off with a first place win from the 11/u Girls Freestyle Relay and wrapped up the night with a win in the Mixed 8x25 Freestyle Cannon!
We dominated giving commanding displays and showing a range of high quality underwater phases and race skills. There were even a few pbs in there too which at this point of the year is really good.
Although some swimmers were racing fast, we weren't reaching some of our pbs and if you weren't reaching it do not get upset about it. As discussed with some of the swimmers, after the Christmas break it's like another preseason, we're only 12 days into 2015, so you should all be very proud with your performance!
Overall, there were 24 first places which equates to half of the gala programme. 12 second places and 4 third places!! That's 40 top three places out of 49 races! Outstanding team!!
Last season in round one we finished the gala with 150 points so that's 78 points more than round one 2014!
Overall points were:
1st Team Ilkeston 228
2nd Burton 211
3rd Loughborough B 153
4th Oadby & Wigston 147
5th Shepshed 139
6th Daventry B 121
Big thanks to everyone that was on poolside helping out!! Well done to all teams it was a really good gala. There was a lot of nerves last night and we gave all the teams respect last night but didn't fear them. Let's keep a level head and attack the next gala with the same attitudes. GO Team Ilkeston
The Final Swim Session of 2014 will be Thursday 18th December.
There will be no swimming sessions across all pools from Saturday 20th December through to Saturday 3rd January.
Swimming sessions commence as normal from Sunday 4th January.
This will give all the swimmers and teachers a well deserved break to come back refreshed and ready for the next set of galas.
Please use word of mouth to let everyone know of the arrangements.
Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Everybody at Ilkeston SC!!!
Arena League 2014 Round 3 Report
Saturday night was the third and final round of the National Arena Swimming League 2014 and the final club competition of the year!
Team Ilkeston were fantastic in many different ways including their team spirit.
The team took a blow with several swimmers texting saying they were ill and had to pull out, but the determination of swimmers that had to swim up was a credit to themselves! Get well soon guys!
A special mention to Jake Gaskin, James Wright, Lewis Brown, Lauren Booth, Leah Woodhead, Emily Middleton and William Wright who all swam up on the night.
Gold medal performances came from Charlie Palmer in the 100m Fly (pb) & 100m Freestyle, and Dan Sloan with a 57.05 on his 100m Freestyle bettering his previous second round time too.
Silver placing’s came from; the 13/u Boys Medley Relay team – Jake Gaskin, Lewis Wright, Charlie Palmer and Lewis Brown! The Open Boys Medley Relay team – William Foster, Daniel Sloan, Jake Elson and Matt Daibell who made his competitive return to the pool in style, even if he did feel sick, dizzy and couldn’t feel his legs, recording a 25.88. In the Individual races, Lewis Wright started the ball rolling with a second place with a 1.31.46 on his 100m Breast! Next up we had a hatrick of Emily Middleton (100 Back), Lewis Wright (100 Back) and Lauren Booth (100 Fly) all recording second places for the team! Then, William Foster racing in the 100m Backstroke, coming in at 1.07.03 which is a second and a half personal best time! Sophie King came home with a strong second place in the 100m Fly along with Daniel Sloan who finished in second for his 100m Breast. Elsie Vivian was raring to go on the 100m Freestyle as she swam a personal best time and touched in second place. The Girls 11/u Medley Relay team, consisting of, Natasha Barker, Keira Banks, Leah Burgin-Rawson and Keely Woodhead all played a huge part in securing the silver placing! Then, it was time for the 13/u Boys Freestyle Relay team to shine as Charlie Palmer, Lewis Wright, Jake Gaskin and James Wright raced into second position. Then to round of the evening the Open Girls and Boys Freestyle Relay teams both finished in second place, involving; Elsie Vivian, Alisha Sanders, Lauren Booth, Leah Woodhead, Emily Middleton, Grace Vivian, Daniel Sloan, William Foster, Matt Daibell, Kyle Hudson, Jake Elson, William Wright!
Bronze finishes came from, William Foster in the 200m IM, 13/u Girls Medley Relay - Emily Middleton, Emily Reynolds, Sophie King and Abigale King, 15/u Boys Freestyle Relay - William Wright, Jo Saunders, Charlie Palmer, Jake Gaskin, Open Girls Medley Relay - Grace Vivian, Elsie Vivian, Alisha Sanders, Lauren Booth, Emily Middleton in the 100m Breast, William Wright in the 100m Fly, Lauren Booth and William Wright in the 100m Freestyle, Ryan Kirk in the 50m Freestyle, Sophie King in the 100m Freestyle, Jo Saunders in the 100m Breast, 13/u Girls Freestyle Relay - Emily Middleton, Sophie King, Emily Reynolds, Abigale King, 15/u Boys Medley Relay - Jake Gaskin, Jo Saunders, Charlie Palmer, William Wright.
Final scores were:
- Lichfield 185
- Long Eaton 158
- Matlock 145
- Ilkeston 139
- Dove Valley 110
(Note that in 4 races Ilkeston didn’t get any points due to rules and illness, we could have potentially placed 2nd/3rd overall, but still the result is fantastic!)
- Round One:
Gold - 5
Silver - 8
Bronze - 14
Personal Bests: 61
- Round Two:
Gold - 2
Silver - 5
Bronze - 6
Personal Bests: 53
- Round Three:
Gold - 3
Silver - 14
Bronze - 13
Personal Bests: 48
Gold - 10
Silver - 27
Bronze - 33
Personal Bests: 162
We had 64 times that were better than Round 1 & 2!!
By my calculation we should have league results by January so to save waiting I believe we finished on 12 league points in total which means that will be the clubs best points total since 2008 where we finished on 18 points! A massive team effort with everyone pulling together is what makes us so successful at these galas!
Just to say a big thank you to all helpers that have assisted during the three rounds of Arena because without all of you we wouldn’t be able to do it! Swimmers you’ve excelled again and it’s an extremely proud moment for the whole coaching team to watch you grow and especially in the Arena league which is one of, if not the hardest leagues in the United Kingdom. Well done to the coaching team who have worked extremely hard behind the scenes to push for a better league position than last year and i am confident that we will have achieved this.
Merry Christmas to you all and a Happy New Year!
Lets get ready for a fun packed 2015!
JC Dobb 2014 Autumn League Round 3 Report
A Superb performance from everybody at the Third Round of JC Dobb Autumn League with ISC finishing 2nd on the night and 2nd in the overall league table.
Early on we lost one of our young stars, Lewis Brown, to illness in the warm-up, however the duo of Harry Joslin and gala debutant George Reynolds were more than up for the task and performed fantastically in Lewis' Absence.
ISC headed into the final gala in 3rd position overall, just 11 points off top spot and although it would be a tough task to finish top, the team showed their fighting spirit and fought all the way.
There were 49 new best times in total, 17 more than the last round and the whole team contributed.
In total there were:
3 - Speeding Tickets
10 - 1st Places (16 in the last round)
16 - 2nd Places (10 in the last round)
5 - 3rd Places (5 in the last round)
This meant we finished in the top 2 in over half of the 48 races.
Some highlights of note from the night were:
Charlie Palmer gaining a 13yrs Club Record in the 50m Breaststroke with a time of 37.06 which was a PB by over 1s and also happened to be faster than the 14yrs and 15yrs Club Records for the same event.
George Reynolds marking his gala debut with 5 races which included 3 First places and 1 Second Place.
William Wright, Lewis Wright, Sophie King, Jake Elson and Ryan Kirk getting 1st Places in their individual events.
It was a great night as ever and we all owe a big thanks to all the parents for helping out and ensuring the night went ahead without a hitch.
Final Gala Standings:
1st Radford - 189
2nd Ilkeston - 169
3rd Sutton - 146
4th Portland - 135
5th Kimberley - 103
6th Hucknall & Linby - 80
Final League Table:
1st Radford - 506
2nd Ilkeston - 482
3rd Sutton - 470
4th Kimberley - 408
5th Portland - 387
6th Hucknall & Linby - 310
Next Gala is the JC Dobb Spring League Round 1 on Saturday 24th January at Hucknall Leisure Centre.