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Request for Help


To all parents, guardians, older swimmers etc

There are far too few doing far too much behind the scenes to keep ilkeston swimming club going at the moment and all are feeling the strain. If you can give some of your time to help out in any way, this would be greatly appreciated.

Those interested in getting poolside can shadow the head coaches Andy and Rob to get experience. The club will then assist you in gaining relevant qualifications to become a teacher or assistant as required.

Those not interested in the pool side can help take some of the load off the existing committee members as a number of them are currently filling numerous positions.

Please offer your support as the current volunteers are spending more and more of their own personal time on club business and it is getting too much.  Many of the teachers have at least one role on the committee as well as being poolside.

Please contact Alex Middleton, Andy Hickingbotham or Rob Hudson should you be willing to help.

Thanks in anticipation of your response

Ilkeston SC Committee And Coaches

Rykneld Open Meet 2014

We are looking to enter the Rykneld 'B' Grade open meet as a team as we have in previous years.  This will be held on 3rd May 2014 at Sharley Park Leisure Centre, Clay-Cross.  Warm-up begins at 9am for the morning session.

We would like as many people as possible to enter as long as they fit the criteria for entry. It is open to all ages 9 and above and is a great chance to gain PBs in a racing format for all your strokes, especially those you don't usually compete in at galas. This also helps myself and Rob pick the most competitive gala squad we can, as has been proven over the last few months.

To further encourage participation, the club will be paying half of the entry fees meaning you will only pay £2 per event.

200m Freestyle is also on the programme with no cut-off time. Perfect for anyone who wishes to gain a time under race conditions.

Coaches will be handing out the entry sheets, please return to Rachel Sanders asap.  


Derbyshire Gem 106 3k Run

The Derbyshire GEM 106 3K Run at Pride Park Stadium on Sunday 6th April 2014!
It Starts at 10:30am and it is part of our training programme now! So, it would be fantastic to see all squad swimmers taking part! Also, it means that we are further promoting the club in a positive light as we will be doing this in full Ilkeston Kit.
Paper entries close on Sunday 2nd March 2014, online entries close on Sunday 16th March 2014! Entries accepted on the day at £7 per entry.
If you are interested, and we would like to see a large amount of swimmers do this, please post your name on the facebook post if accessible, or ask someone to do this for you who is on facebook or confirm with Rob Hudson. We have a few ideas knocking around for raising charity funds for Cancer Research, but we will see how many we can get that are interested first! 
If you are entering, please don't enter until Rob Hudson has given the go ahead, so we can get a team of runners going together!

JC Dobb Spring League Round 1 Report


Big Well Done to all those who competed in the first round of the JC Dobb Spring League competition.

We finished in 3rd position with the highest points totals we have ever achieved, finishing just 19 points behind the first placed team on 177 points.  The previous highest we ever achieved was 170 points back in the final round of the Autumn 2011 competition so well done everyone.

We had 11 First places, 11 Second Places and 10 Third Places.  There were individual victories for Lauren Booth, Emily Middleton, William Wright, Evan Coggins, Lewis Wright and a double for Thomas Woodhouse in the 25m Butterfly & Backstroke.

After the first round of the autumn competition we sat 5th of the 6 teams with 131 points, however, we now go into the second round in a far stronger position with times always improving.

Thanks to all those who helped poolside and for all the support from the parents.

Next Gala is Saturday 8th March with location still to be confirmed.  Check the calendar and notice board regularly for updates.

Diddy League Results Now Available

The results from the diddy league gala on 22nd June 2013 are now available on the results pages.

Well done to all the swimmers involved and a big thanks to all those who helped out on the night!!!

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