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Swimming Caps at Training

Please be aware that only BLUE ISC Caps should be worn at training sessions.

WHITE ISC Caps are for Arena league and selected other competitions only.

The club has invested a lot of money in swim caps and Head Coach Rob Hudson put a lot of time and effort into picking a great design and the most durable cap. The club are selling them at cost to recoup the money and would appreciate everyone getting in team colours to promote the club. It would be great to see a pool full of BLUE ISC caps. The WHITE ISC Caps are earned by being selected for the Arena League and not available to buy so if you have one, please take care of it and use it only when required as each one comes at a cost to the club.

Belper Open Meet - Ghoul In The Pool

ISC will be entering the Belper Open Meet on Saturday 25th October as a team.

All meet info has been put on the notice board and coaches will have entry forms to hand out from Monday 18th August.

To raise awareness of Open Meets and increase ISC participation, the swim committee has kindly agreed to once again contribute towards the event fees at a cost to the club. ISC will contribute 25% towards the fees and would like to see a big turn out.

Cheques should be made payable to Ilkeston Swimming Club for 75% of the fees.

All entries to be handed into Rachel Sanders or the coaching staff when Rachel is unavailable by 17th September at the very latest.

Link to Website for info:


ISC Team Building Day

Venue: Shipley Country Park, Heanor, Derbyshire, DE75 7GX

Date: Sunday 21st September 2014

Everyone Arrived by: 11:45am

Start Time: 12:00pm

Finish Time: 14:30pm

Event Cost = FREE

Team Ilkeston are happy to announce a date has been set for another Ilkeston Team Building Event at Shipley Country Park.

All (Coached) Senior, Youth and Junior Squad members that swim on a Sunday 4-6pm, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday are invited to join us before they go back to the pool for a stretching session followed by the 4-6pm training session.

There will be Fun Relays, Wheelbarrow Races, Piggy-Back Races, a Team Run through Shipley Park, Land Exercises, Strength Building, The TrimTrack, and an Assault Course, just to mention a few.

Get your names on the notice board quickly to ensure you don't miss out on something that’s always a great experience.

Please make sure you bring your own drinks & snacks/food and dress appropriately according to the weather by wearing suitable clothing for activities i.e. no jeans.

Any questions then please speak to Senior Boys Captain Kyle Hudson.

Bring 'n' Buy Sale Week

ISC will be having a bring 'n' buy sale for 2nd hand swim kit commencing Sunday 14th September until Thursday 18th September.

With swimmers quickly growing out of fins and new kit being bought, this is a great opportunity to pass those unwanted items on to the next generation of ISC swimmers and get a bit of cash towards your next purchase.

Simply give any items to Andy Hickingbotham or one of the other coaches from Sunday 7th September with the amount you are willing to sell for and your name. We will then put all the items together at the swim sessions for everyone to see and buy.

Typical examples of what to bring are fins, floats, goggles, paddles, good condition swimwear.

JC Dobb Spring League Round 3 Report


Some Stats from the epic final win last Saturday...and whoa was it close:

I didn't know the full story until I looked into the results. We went into the gala knowing we had to beat Kimberley by 6 points to win the league after two fantastic rounds earlier in the year. We started well but some fantastic PBs and subsequently speeding tickets knocked us back. In fact, after 17 races we were 29 points behind Kimberley and sitting 1point above last place.

Then we went on a run and some great swims put us back in contention.

Then on race 44 of 48, Natasha Barker picked up 2 points to put us 2 points in front of Kimberley. That left 3 races to pick up 4 points more than our rivals to win the league. Step-up Jayne Stallion and Will Foster in the 50m Back.

Both destroyed the competition and won their respective races in style to put us 9 points in front of Kimberley. Then to the cannon, where at this point we had no idea of how we were doing, such is the dobbs galas.

Led by the rapid duo of Leah Burgin Rawson and Lewis Brown, the cannon came in 2nd place with some fast changeovers and a barn storming last leg from Dalton Smith.

Cue a nervous 10 minutes of totting up scores and it was done...for the first time since 2004 would you believe,


This is a massive achievement for all involved. This is certainly my greatest achievement in my time with the club and has added to a great year which included winning our own Jamie Rigby Gala and getting to the final of the Leicester league for the first time I can remember also. I'm proud to say we did things properly with all our swimmers racing to their full potential, and whereas other clubs slow down to win within the cut off time, we turn up to swim fast and get PBs. Keep it up, let me worry about cut-off times and keep smashing those PBs.

Huge tanks to all those who helped out poolside, much appreciated and for the support from parents who were sweating up in the seating at a roasting Hucknall pool.

Here's your stats:

44 new PBs and best times

5 Speeding Tickets

11 First Place Finishes

10 Second Place Finishes

6 Third Place

Finishes 27 out of 48 Top 3 Finishes


Final Gala Standings:

1st Radford 158

2nd Sutton 153

3rd Ilkeston 152

4th Kimberley 144

5th Hucknall 129

6th Portland 113


Final League Standings:

1st Ilkeston 511 - Highest total since I've been doing it (No records prior to)

2nd Kimberley 508

3rd Sutton 457

4th Radford 456

5th Hucknall 361

6th Portland 316



Next Gala is the JC Dobb Autumn League Round 1 on Saturday 6th September.

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