Monday, 24 June 2013


Hey Team,

Remember land training is now on a Sunday 2.45pm to 3.45pm on Victoria Park over the road from the pool. We meet on the pavement next to the playground area. 

I'll see you all there!!



Charity Swim in aid of Africa Every Last Drop...

Hey Team,

On the Saturday 10th August Gemma Gough & Kyle Hudson are doing a massive 10 hour charity swim aiming to do around 15 miles each, around 2000 lengths between us both, we are doing it in aid of Every Last Drop a charity aimed at helping young kids in Africa paying for books, sports equipment and improving their life giving them a better education and putting a smile on their face.

It is at William Greg Leisure Centre in Heanor from 8am to 6pm, please feel free to come along and watch and support! We need your support!
Please can you sponsor us, any donation is massively appreciated and will go a long way!! The link is

More information can be found on the link!


Gemma & Kyle

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Kyle's off to British College National Finals

Good Luck to Kyle Hudson who will be racing at the National British Colleges Swimming Championships this weekend in Bath. Kyle qualified to race at the event earlier this year in the 100m Fly and the 50m Freestyle at Nottingham University Pool.

He will be representing the East Midlands region where he will race against other swimmers from all over the United Kingdom! Ilkeston Swimming Club would like to wish their very best wishes and good luck to Kyle! Keep us posted and go and get em!!

New TEAM ISC Club Kit


Orders have gone in for the new TEAM ISC club kit!

We are looking at a 3-4 week waiting time until delivery!

If you would like to order your new TEAM ISC kit if you haven't already then please see the notice board for more information!


Tracey & Rob

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

New Website

Our new website is now available to view, thanks to Andy and WebAngel!

Items are still being uploaded, so please be patient!

Friday, 8 February 2013

Presentation Night

Presentation night photos are now available at £1 per picture, I will be at training monday, thursday, saturday and sunday if you would like to purchase your pictures

Kyle Hudson

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Never give in...

"The difference between the possible and the impossible lies in a person's determination" - Tommy Lasorda

If your determined, you will succeed and you will achieve your goals! Swimmings meant to be a hard sport, if it was easy, everyone would swim competitively!

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Draft Programme Countys

Here's the link for the draft programme:

Any errors or queries please speak to your Coach and Rachel Sanders and this can then be reported to Joyce Mellor

Draft Programme for County Championships 2013

The draft programme is now available to view on the Derbyshire ASA! Please check the draft and report any queries or errors to your coach and Rachel Sanders and this will then be passed on to Joyce Mellor! Or alternatively you can contact Joyce Mellor directly but please inform us as well.

Check it on the Derbyshire ASA


ALL Squad Swimmers: Sunday Set

All swimmers in the Junior and Senior Squads need to make sure you attend pre-warmup on poolside on Sundays at 3:30pm.

You must make every effort to attend and attendance will be monitored. The reason why is because a proper warm up leads to an improved performance in the pool. In addition, stretching and land work reduces the chances of you injuring yourself in the pool.

Also, keep stretching at home as well as at land training etc. Remember the more you stretch and do your land training the more it will benefit you.

Monday, 4 February 2013

County Championships 2013

Ilkeston has swimmers lined up ready to represent their club and county in this year's County Championships. The team have been training extremely hard in the build up to the championships all with their own targets and goals in mind.

Ilkeston Swimming Club would like to wish our swimmers the very best of luck at Counties this year. We would also like to welcome our new swimmers to the squad that will also be racing at Counties with the team!

They'll be more news and build up to the big event as we get it. Timetables, schedules and draft programmes will be available to view soon.

Good luck Ilkeston SC Swimmers!

Rounds One and Two of JC Dobb Gala Trophy

The first two rounds saw Ilkeston travel to Sutton one week and then Hucknall the week after. Both gala's were well swam by the swimmers and some excellent performances with personal best times and speeding tickets were being posted.

In round one some of our swimmers were not available due to the Long Eaton open however, the team did very well and we're only six points off fourth place! In the second round with swimmers raring to go and still excited from the opening fixture the team managed a very good fourth place with only six points separating them from third spot. So overall very good results!

Well done all swimmers that were representing Ilkeston in the first two rounds!

The next Round is in July so make sure you check the notice board on a regular basis for more team news and selections.

Monday, 21 January 2013

Ilkeston Swimming Club Presentation Night

Message from Kyle:

Hi Swimmers, Parents/Guardians, Coaches/Teachers,

Dont forget that this Friday 25th January 2013 its our Annual Presentation Evening!

Come along and enjoy a night of fun! Disco, nibbles, raffle and much more...

And then the main event - the Presentation of Awards!

Make sure you have your tickets!

If you havent purchased them yet, you can buy them on the night upon entry into the venue.

Please see the notice board for more details outside the changing rooms.

Venue: Kirk Hallam Social Club

Start: 7:00pm till late

See you all there!



Sunday, 20 January 2013

County Forms

Hi Everyone,

Remember your County Championship forms need to be handed in tonight if you have not done so already!

These can be handed into Rachel Sanders!

Please make sure forms are filled in correctly with the cheque attached.

Any problems then just ask, thanks!

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Arena League Round Two - Coach Hired*

All Swimmers that are Swimming in the Arena League Round 2

The coach will be departing from VPLC at 4pm!

Please arrive 15 minutes before our departure time as we will not be able to wait or delay!

Prices have been agreed as follows:

Adults £3.00

Children/ Under 16's £1.50

Speak to Alex to reserve your spot on the coach! Last time i checked there were only a few places remaining so act fast to avoid dissapointment as it is on a first come first served basis!

Have fun and lets go and get loads more personal best times! Please remember you are representing your club so act appropriately whilst on the bus and at the Arena League.

Please read the Ilkeston Swimming Club (ISC) facebook page for more information!


Thursday, 11 October 2012

County Sprints 2012 - Ponds Forge


Entry forms for County Sprints at Ponds Forge 50m International Pool on the Sunday 18th November 2012 need to be handed into Rachel Sanders tonight. Tonight is the deadline for having your forms handed in with a cheque written out to "Ilkeston Swimming Club" (the club will write one big cheque to the Derbyshire)

Please make sure everything is filled in correctly so processing all entries becomes alot easier.

Any questions about the event can be asked to your coaches tonight!

If you still havent downloaded a form the links are below:

Dont miss your chance!!

Competition Details:[1][1].pdf

Entry Form:[1].pdf

Alternatively, go to this link which takes you to the Derbyshire ASA website:


Monday, 24 September 2012

50m Pool Training at Loughborough University

All Swimmers:

With County Sprints approaching fast I thought it was a good idea to book 50m Pool time so we can get training in before Counties! Its at Loughborough University and its a great opportunity if you have never been in a 50m pool before!

The opportunity is open for any Junior or Senior Squad swimmers that are preparing for County Sprints!

The Seniors and Juniors will go on different days and there are still slots available for swimmers to take!

Get in there fast to avoid dissapointment!

It will be good practise so check the notice board for more details and information!

Any questions feel free to ask me


Kyle Hudson

Swimmers Representative

Land Training

All Swimmers:

I have booked Land Training for you until December 2012 and it takes place on the following nights:

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays - All three evenings are 6:00-6:45pm at The ARENA Enterprise

It is in Ilkeston opposite Tesco's!!

Make sure your there and you bring the following equipment with you!
- Roll Mat
- Drink
- Skipping Rope

Normal training kit - Jogging Bottoms/Shorts, Baggy Tshirt, Jumper and Trainers (Suitable Footwear)

Its fun and hard work but well worth it!
See you there!


Kyle Hudson

Swimmers Representative

Belper Marlins Open Meet 2012


Entry forms for the Belper Marlins Open Meet need to be handed into Rachel tonight at training with cheques!!

More information about warm up times etc will be up shortly!

Do you need a new swim suit for the new season?

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blueseventy Partnership

Calling all of Ilkeston's Competitive Squad Swimmers...

Do you need a new swim suit for the new season ahead of us???

Well, if the answers yes then we have got a treat for you!

blueseventy have contacted me to inform you that Ilkeston have been given 40% off all NERO suits!

(*This deal is only valid until the end of September 2012 and is for Ilkeston swimmers ONLY*)

The Swimsuits that are valid in this offer are the:

Nero TX

Nero XII

The sizing for these type of swim suits can be confusing so if you need any help then please ask!!

The suits are meant to be tight and should take approximately 10-20 minutes to get on to achieve the optimum fit!

If you would like the discount code for this one time offer then get in touch with me...

Thanks, Rob

Monday, 17 September 2012

Derbyshire County Sprints 2012

Derbyshire County Sprints are finally up on the internet and entries are now open!

All your entries need to be submitted to Rachel Sanders ASAP with cheques!

More details can be found on the club notice board shortly! I.E - when to hand forms in etc!!

Here are the links to the forms:[1].pdf

And the information sheet:[1][1].pdf

Venue: Ponds Forge International 50m Pool Sheffield

Date: Sunday 18th November 2012

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Club Championships 2012

Its the moment you have all been waiting for...

Its the time when we all get together to compete in the annual Club Championships!! :D

Please keep the following dates free to enable you to compete:

Session One - Sunday 25th November

Session Two - Sunday 2nd December

Session Three - Sunday 9th December

These dates are now fixed* and information and entries will be available soon.
(*However, these dates could be subject to change even though it is unlikely - make sure you read the club notice board please)

More information soon. So keep your eyes fixed on the blog and notice board!

Belper Marlins Open Meet 2012

The Belper Marlins Meet is coming up very soon...

So, keep the Sunday 28th October 2012 free in your diaries! The meet is at the usual place; Queens Leisure Centre in Derby!

All Squad swimmers (Junior & Senior) should be entering the Belper Marlins Open Meet if you have the entry times for them! It is a "b" grade open meet that has a friendly and competitive atomsphere that Ilkeston attends every year!

Its definitely one you dont want to miss! If your unsure of whether you should be entering then speak to your coach. Entry forms can be collected from Rachel Sanders and you must have your entry forms in before the closing date that has been posted on the club notice board!!

Lets get as many entries as we can and go to the Belper meet in force! Get your fancy dress out ;P

Any questions or queries then please ask your coach.

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Bank Holiday Closure Dates - ALL SQUADS

Message for ALL Squad Swimmers and Teaching/Splash Pool Swimmers:

There will be no training on the following dates due to Bank Holiday Closure:

Saturday 25th August
Sunday 26th August
Monday 27th August

Training/Teaching will recommence on:

Tuesday 28th August

Friday, 27 July 2012

It's finally here...

The Olympic Games 2012 is finally here! The ceremony and live coverage starts at 7pm/9pm - its definitely one to watch!! Don't miss a moment of it! It's Great Britains time to shine and make history! And to top it off tomorrow morning from 10am we'll see live coverage from the Aquatics Centre as great swimmers get ready to take the plunge! Here we go!! Very EXCITED! GO Team GB!