A Quick Round Up & The Open Water Competition Season Starts

by Helen Atton

The Weekend’s Results.

Well what an exciting weekend!  I am always amazed at the relative smooth running of managing to get three separate teams of swimmers, three teams of officials and three sets of volunteers to three different swimming pools – all at the right time on the same night!  This takes an enormous amount of forward planning, so a big well done to Min, Alison and Chris for pulling this off!

Here is a quick round up of the action:

A Team at Corby (by Alison)

Wow what an evening of fantastic swimming!

The A team competed in the final at Corby against 2 very tough teams in Arnold and Kimberley. The other 4 closely matched teams including ourselves were nip and tuck for the remaining four places.In the end, luck was not on our side this year and we finished 6th on the night and therefore in the league overall.

Final Points: Arnold 227, Kimberley 210 , Melton 155, Swadlincote 146, Corby 145.5, Leicester Neptune 137.5

However this was not an evening to be downhearted and indeed I saw only happy smily faced children all night. They truly swam to the best of their abilities and had lots of fun at the same time!

Overall this year, this A Team has achieved “Best ever” race performance in 17 of the 49 events this season – So we improved on last year (even though we finished 2nd then)! 11 of these ‘Best ever” times were achieved last night – including the cannon where 8 swimmers aged 9-12 swam 200m between them in 2 minutes 12s!

Swimmer of the gala has to go to Hayley Cliffe. Not many will realise that she was determined to swim through the pain caused by a large object falling on her leg earlier in the day. This caused considerable bruising to her leg and foot. The advice from the hospital was to keep it moving – so she did!

Thanks ever so much to the team of volunteers both last night and in previous rounds – Neil, Bina, Wendy, Gina, Stewart, Ruth, Hritik, Sam, Aan, Louise and Mr Crosbie.

 

B Team at Braunstone (by John)

I found out late that I was to be the B team manager for the first time and the team did not let me down.  The children were all fantastic and swam really well and I had great support from Nichola, Becky and Mine thank you.  There was one runaway team but at the last points check there were only 2 points between 2nd and 4th.  Unfortunately with the lack numbers in the under 9 girls age group and lots of swimmers having to swim up ages we finished 4th.  I was extremely proud of the support that the team gave each other.  A special mention must go the Alexandra who not only swam very well, but showed great team spirit.
C Team at Loughborough
An all-round brilliant effort by all swimmers, leading to us coming 5th.  Swimmers of the match were Arjun M for putting in to practice what he has been practicing in training and winning the 50m Free; and also Isla for her sterling effort on Fly, and not just in her own age group.
1st Leicester Sharks 200, 2nd Shepshed 159, Melton Mowbray B 158, Kettering 137, Leicester Neptune C 108, Daventry B 94.
Open Water
This weekend sees our first open water competition action of the season with the Midland ASA Open Water Championships taking place at Bosworth Water Park.  If you aren’t sure what open water competition is all about, then this is a great event to go and watch and I know Kate (representing CoLSC), and Maciej would really appreciate you coming to cheer them on.  Their event starts sometime after 10.45am.  If you want to find out more about open water swimming, please come and have a chat with me!
Coming Up
Don’t forget that we are in the middle of end of season open meet time too.  The following weekend we have swimmers representing Leicester Neptune at the Northampton Open Meet and the weekend after we have a large number competing at the Chesterfield Open Meet.  Later in July there is the English National Open Water Championship too.  And don’t forget our most important event – our annual end of season outing to Mablethorpe on the 14th of August.  Please see Steve B for information and tickets.  (Apologies – I got the date wrong in my last post!)
Finally, Id’ just like to wish everyone going on Louise’s hen “do” this weekend a great time!

Chesterfield and Northampton Accepted Entries

by Min Chauhan

 

Please find attached details of the “accepted entries” for the :

  • Northampton SC  2016 Summer Festival
  • Chesterfield SC 2016 Summer Splash

For further information contact our Junior Team Manager.

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LNSC New Club Kit and Diddy Update

by Min Chauhan

Sent on Behalf of :
Alison McCallister
Head Coach – Competitive Swimming:
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The new club kit arrived at Evington on Thursday evening and has started to be distributed to swimmers.

For those who have ordered  new kit, this  may be collected at the club training sessions.

Please could all swimmers arrive at the Diddy Gala on 25th June 2016  wearing :

  • black leggings (girls)
  • track suit bottoms (boys)
  • Neptune shirt if you have one. If not then a royal blue or white T shirt/ polo shirt.

The diddy “A” Team must wear NEW club shirts for photo and parade.

 

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We still require helpers for the C team to look after children on poolside.

We cannot do this without parental support and would be really keen for you to get involved.

Please let us know  if you can help us.

LNSC Mablethorpe outing 14th August 2016

by Min Chauhan

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You are invited to join us on our annual end of season outing to Mablethorpe on the 14th of August 2016.

We will be travelling by coach, leaving at 8.00am and arriving back in Leicester at 9.00pm.

For further details, see Steve Bird, Social Secretary.

Diddy League Gala 25th June 2016

by Min Chauhan

 

Please NOTE corrections to the Locations .

The Diddy League Galas will take place as follows on Saturday 25th June 2016:

Team A : Corby International Pool, Corby, Northamptonshire, NN17 1QB

Team B: Braunstone Leisure Centre, Leicester , LE3 1JN

Team C: Loughborough Leisure Centre , Loughborough, Leicestershire , LE11 3HE

Please arrive by 17.30hrs, for warm-ups commencing at 18.00hrs.
The main Gala will start at 18.30hrs.

For locations details, please see website,   Our Locations > Gala Locations

For further details, please contact our Junior Team Manager.