A Quick Round Up & The Open Water Competition Season Starts
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)
Chesterfield and Northampton Accepted Entries
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.
LNSC New Club Kit and Diddy Update
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.
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
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
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.