News & Notices 2012

Here are all the latest news and notices from around the county

2012    
19 Dec   COUNTY RECORDS
New Short Course County Records have been achieved by Sophie Smith, Harriet Cooper, Harry Hathaway & Ellis Kube. Congratulations! SWIMMING/RECORDS
 
11 Dec   LEICESTER LEAGUE
Draws for the first round of the Winter League are now available at LEICESTER LEAGUE/WINTER
 
11 Dec   LASA YOUNG TEAMS GALA RESULTS POSTED
The results from the Young Teams Gala held on 1st December at Braunstone Leisure Centre are now available at SWIMMING/RESULTS
 
26 Nov   LEICESTERSHIRE SCHOOL COMPETES IN NATIONAL SCHOOLS FINAL AND TAKES SILVER
Two teams from Lutterworth College competed in the annual ESSA's National Secondary Team Championships Final at Coventry on 24th November 2012. The teams competed in both a Freestyle Relay and a Medley Relay. There were 16 very strong teams many of which came from schools with a swimming focus.
The Senior Boys Team, consisting of Matt Bonken, Brendan Chadwick (both Leicester Sharks), Jack Warren-Ballard (Leicester Penguins) and Jack Howarth (Northampton) came fourth in both events with times of 1:54.40 for the Medley and 1:42.44 for the Freestyle.
The Intermediate Girls Team, consisting of Zoe Tildsley (Braunstone), Candice Hall (Mkt Harborough), Millie Leader (Leicester Sharks) and Natalie Clarke (City of Coventry) came second in both their events, taking the silver medals, in times of 2:09.66 for the Medley and 1:54.69 for the Freestyle.
Congratulations to both teams.
For the full results visit the ESSA Website
 
26 Nov   MASTERS DEVELOPMENT DAY
There is a Masters' Development Day, organised by East Midlands ASA, to be held on 20th January 2013 at SportPark, Loughborough & Loughborough University, and is open to all Masters swimmers with an East Midlands registered club. Closing date for entries is 7th January 2013.
For more information and enrolment form please visit EMASA Website
 
21 Nov   LEICESTERSHIRE SWIMMER TAKES TITLE IN W.I.S.E. INTERNATIONAL
Congratulation to Jack Warren-Ballard, a student at Lutterworth College and who trains with City of Leicester SC & Leicester Penguins SC, for winning the English Schools National Title for the Senior 200m Backstroke at the WISE (Wales Ireland Scotland England) International at Sunderland Aquatic Centre on 17th November 2012. Jack won in a time of 2:07.13 and helped England secure the win overall against some top swimmers in a tough competition.
For the full results visit the ESSA Website
 
19 Nov   LEICESTER LEAGUE
Results and League Table from Round 2 and draw for Round 3 now available at Autumn League
 
18 Nov   LASA YOUNG TEAMS RELAY COMPETITIONS
The lane draws and programme of events are now available at SWIMMING/EVENTS
 
5 Nov   PLEA FOR OFFICIALS
Leicestershire are competing in the National Inter Counties Masters Gala to be held on Sunday 11th November at 

Stafford Leisure Centre
Lammascote Road
Stafford
ST16 3TA

Warm-up is at 1.30 pm for 2pm start.  The gala is for all the counties in the East & West Midlands and is a good event; Leicestershire has always performed well here. 

The organisers are short of a Timekeeper & a Judge so if you are a licensed official and able to help please email Sharon Lock at masters@leicestershireasa.org   Transport may be available or mileage expences will be paid.

23 Oct   LASA YOUNG TEAMS RELAY COMPETITION
Details for the LASA Young Teams gala have been posted and are available at SWIMMING/EVENTS
 
23 Oct   LASA 2013 AGE GROUPS & CHAMPIONSHIPS
Information and entry forms have been distributed to all clubs in Leicestershire & Rutland. The information may also be viewed and forms downloaded at 2013 Age Groups & Championships
 
23 Oct   LEICESTER LEAGUE
Results and League Table from Round 1 and draw for Round 2 now available at Autumn League
 
9 Oct    LEICESTER LEAGUE
For the 13/10/2012 galas there is a venue change from Melton to Wellingborough. Please refer to Autumn League
 
21 Sep   TEAM MANAGER LEVEL 1 COURSE
East Midlands ASA are running a Team Managers Course on Saturday 3rd November 2012 at SportsPark, Loughborough. Click here for more information.
 
18 Sep   LOST/FOUND PROPERTY
At the Inter Clubs Galas on Saturday 15th September there were a couple of items that were found. If you have lost:

    1 Pair of "River Island" shorts size 30, pale green with yachts and palm trees on them 
    1 stainless steel drinks bottle, "Summit" brand mark

Please contact Peter Ramsel via email at shepswimpete@msn.com to arrange their return 
 
18 Sep   SWIM SKILLS CAMP
Suzi Bowen, City of Leicester SC Age Group Coach, is again running a Swim Skills Camp during October Half Term. This is open to all club swimmers aged 9-14 yrs and will be held at Bosworth College, Desford.  More information and detals of how to apply can be downloaded here.
 
18 Sep   COUNTY BADGE AWARDED
Stephen Penrice, the current President of Leicestershire ASA was awarded a Leicestershire County Badge for his contribution to Swimming in the county.  Jill Ramsall, President Elect, presented a surprised Stephen with his badge at the LASA Inter Clubs Gala on 15th September 2012.
Read more here.
 
18 Sep   SWIMMERS OF THE YEAR ANNOUNCED
Jack Warren-Ballard & Sophie Smith were named Swimmers of the Year for the 2011-12 Season. The recieved their trophies from Stephen Penrice, LASA President, at the LASA Inter Club Galas held on 15th September  2012.  Read more here
 
18 Sep   COUNTY AQUAFORCE CERTIFICATE
Ian Burdett of Shepshed Swimming Club was presented with his Aquaforce Certificate by LASA President, Stephen Penrice, for his outstanding contribution to his club. Read more on Ian's volunteering and why he was nominated for this award here.
 
18 Sep   LASA CENTENARY TROPHIES
At the LASA Inter Club Galas held 15th September at Brausnstone Leisure Centre, The Centenary Trophies for the Top Clubs in the County Championships were awarded. Both the Boys' and the Girls' Trophies went to Leicester Penguins and were presented by LASA President Stephen Penrice.
 
18 Sep   LASA INTER CLUBS
The results of the LASA Inter Club Relay Galas held on Saturday 15th September at Braunstone leisure Centre are now available at SWIMMING/RESULTS
 
4 Sep   LEICESTER LEAGUE
The draw for Round 1 of the Leicester Autumn league is now available at LEICESTER LEAGUE/AUTUM LEAGUE
 

4 Sep

 

LASA INTER CLUBS
Details of the LASA Inter Clubs Galas to be held on 15th September at Braunstone Leisure Centre are now available at SWIMMING/EVENTS

4 Sep

 

OLYMPIC DIARY
Hollie Maddison of Leicester Sharks, one of the winners of the LASA's Olympic Tickets Ballot Draw, has written to LASA thanking them for the opportunity. Click to read her diary of the event. It is a lovely account from a young swimmer.

14 Jun   LEICESTERSHIRE SWIMMER SELECTED FOR TEAM GB IN LONDON 2012
Lucy Hall, a member of Leicester Sharks SC, has secured a place on the Team GB Women's Triathlon team for London 2012. The event will be taking place on August 4th in Hyde Park at 9:00 am and is being broadcast by the BBC. Lucy carries the best wishes of  Leicestershire Swimming in her challenge to tear apart the 1500m swim taking place in the Serpentine, and for her cycle ride and run that follow. The full report can be read here
 
4 Apr   INTER COUNTY GALA RESULTS
There were a couple of omissions in the published results; these have now been corrected  SWIMMING/RESULTS
 
26 Mar   JUNIOR TEAM SECURE SECOND PLACE AT INTER COUNTY GALA
There was some excellent swimming at the Inter County Gala held on Sunday 25th March at Stoke on Trent. Leicestershire came second, by only 9 points, to a very strong Cheshire Team. The results can be found at SWIMMING/RESULTS
 
18 Mar   AGE GROUP & COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP FOUND PROPERTY
Did you lose something at the Age Groups? There has been a number of items found at the end of each gala. Where the owner could be identified the item will be returned via your swimming club. However there is a small number of items for which their rightful owner is sought. Please take a look and see if these could be your lost property 
 
16 Mar   AGE GROUP & COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS
Unfortunately there was a mistake in the results for the Boys 200m Backstroke in GALA 3. This has altered the overall Boys Fina Points. Revised result sheets have been posted, see SWIMMING/RESULTS
 
16 Mar   OLYMPIC TICKETS BALLOT RESULT
The results of the ballot can be found here
 

14  Mar

 

BRITISH GAS SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS & OLYMPIC TRIALS
Following the summary provided on 7th March here is the update promised detailing the performances of thecounty swimmers in the final days of the Championships and Trials. Click here for the update.

13 Mar

 

AGE GROUP & CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS
The Disability Results are now available in the  SWIMMING/RESULTS page against Galas 10 & 11.

10 Mar

 

OLYMPIC TICKETS
Please be reminded the Ballot closes at midnight tomorrow, Sun 11th March. Click for more details

10 Mar

 

SWIMMNG DEVELOPMENT OFFICER (Leicestershire, Rutland & Northamptonshire)
There is a vacancy for the above position. For more information click here

8 Mar

 

EAST MIDLANDS LONG DISTANCE GALA
Request for Officials to help at gala being held at Loughborough University Pool on 28th April.  See SWIMMING/OFFICIALS page for further information.

7 Mar

 

BRITISH GAS SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS & OLYMPIC TRIALS
For a summary of how the county’s athletes, Harriet Cooper, Megan Morrison, Tsubasa Nakagawa, Michael Reeve, Jamie Thorpe, Sophie Smith & Harriet West are performing  to date click here

6 Mar

 

ART OF SWIMMING COURSES
Nick Gillingham MBE, the Double Olympic Medallist, is running two courses at Uppingham School, Rutland: Saturday 14th April  - Art of Breaststroke & Sunday 15th April  - Art of Butterfly.

Further details can be found on www.nickgillingham.co.uk/diary.html

5  Mar

 

RESCHEDULED COUNTY GALA
The rescheduled County Gala being held on Sunday 25th March is now to be held at the original venue, Fenton Manor Leisure Centre, Stoke on Trent at the earlier time of 12:30 Warm-up. The coach will be leaving Meridian Park at 10:30.  

29 Feb

 

OLYMPIC TICKETS
Don't forget to enter the ballot for free tickets to 3 Olympic Aquatic Events. Click for more details

29 Feb

 

OFFICIALS TRAINING COURSE - OPEN WATER LEVEL 1
For all of you who like the great Out-Doors why not learn how to officiate at an open water event ?  EMASA are running a course on 21st April 2012. Go to the SWIMMING/OFFICIALS page for more information

29 Feb

 

AGE GROUP & CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS 
Split times for the 200m & 400m events are now available in SWIMMING/RESULTS page

25 Feb

 

AGE GROUP & CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS 
Results are posted in SWIMMING/RESULTS page

23 Feb

 

FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY TO APPLY FOR OLYMPIC TICKETS
LASA is giving away 3 pairs of tickets for aquatics events to be held at the 2012 London Olympics. You will need to be an ASA member registered to a club affiliated to LASA. You will need to complete an application that will be entered into the ballot to be drawn between 12th & 16th March. More details

22 Feb

 

OFFICIALS COURSE
There is a course for Club Timekeepers being held on Saturday 25th Feb at Sportspark, Loughborough with practical experience during the second gala of the Age Group and County Championship. If you are interested in becoming an official inorder to support your club in league galas then please put you name forward. Further information and contact details are available on the SWIMMING/OFFICIALS page

22 Feb

 

AGE GROUP & CHAMPIONSHIP
The allocation of Officials to roles for each Gala, together with instructions for claiming expences, are now available on the SWIMMING/OFFICIALS page

19 Feb

 

AGE GROUP & CHAMPIONSHIP
Information regarding the general organisation of the galas, Code of Conduct, Converted Midland Times have been posted on the

AGE GROUP & CHAMPIONSHIP/2012 page. The Warm-up Procedures for the first weekend have been posted on the SWIMMING/EVENTS page

18 Feb

 

AGE GROUP & CHAMPIONSHIP
Programme for the first weekend is now available for download in the SWIMMING/EVENTS page

18 Feb

 

CANCELLED COUNTY GALA RESCHEDULED
The County Gala, organised by Staffordshire for 5th February but cancelled due to bad weather, has been rescheduled for Sunday 25th March and is to be held at Wolverhampton.  The ASA have given special permission for the gala to be run with an  "Age on" date of 5th February 2012, as per the original gala, and thus allows the originally selected Teams to compete. If you were selected to swim or be a reserve for this gala expect your club delegate to be in touch shortly.

6 Feb

 

2nd chance to Apply for Olympic Tickets via East Midland ASA
Today at 12pm the second ballot for Olympic Tickets has gone live on the East Midland website. So here is a chance at getting some of the few Olympic Tickets left for swimming events!!  Click EMASA to download the forms as instructed and submit to the Sportpark address given.

5 Feb

 

COUNTY GALA AT STOKE ON TRENT CANCELLED
Pleased be advised that the Inter County Gala being held today at Stoke on Trent has been cancelled due to the adverse weather conditions.

2 Feb

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING AGE GROUPS AND COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP
A letter has been sent to all clubs explaining the procedure and conditions for swimmers to request a refund where they are no longer able to swim an event due to the event having been moved in the schedule.

26 Jan

 

FURTHER IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING AGE GROUPS AND COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP
Please read the letter, sent to all clubs today, notifying of the changes to this year's programme which has become necessary due to the high number of competitors. The revised programme of events is also published.

22 Jan   City of Leicester Age Group Coach, Suzi Bowen, is running a SWIM CAMP during February Half Term, providing an opportunity for you to improve your skills and techniques across all four strokes. Just in time for the Age Groups and County Championships! More detail
 
22 Jan   Age Groups & County Championship Draft Programme now available. This contains an IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT so please take the time to read the notice. More detail
 
21 Jan   Well done to Harriet Cooper, Sophie Smith & Harriet West of City of Leicester SC for their awards at the Leicester Mercury Sports Award. More details
 
21 Jan   Congratulations to City of Leicester SC on being awarded the prestigious title of Leicester Mercury Sports Awards Club of the Year. More details
 
21 Jan   Request for Licenced Officials for 2012 Age Groups & County Championships. More details
 
5 Jan   Leicester Penguins Swimming Club are advertising for a new Coach. See Advert for further information
     
2011    
21 Dec   Welcome to the new look Leicestershire ASA website