MAY 19

Newsletter 2013-14 Issue 34



Fri May 23 Age Group Gold & Age Group Silver 4:30 – 6:00 pm THAMES

Sat May 24 Senior Blue 7:00 – 9:00 am THAMES (no WSRC)

Sat May 24 Senior Orange 4:30 – 6:30 pm CHOCC

Sat May 24 Age Group Gold and Age Group Silver 7:00 – 9:00 am THAMES (no CHOCC or WSRC)

Sat May 24 Age Group Blue 8:30 – 10:30 am THAMES (no CHOCC)

Sat May 24 Age Group Orange 10:00 – 11:30 am THAMES (no CHOCC)

Sat May 24 Development 1,2 &3 11:30 am – 12:30 pm THAMES (no CHOCC Sun May 25)

Sat May 24 Introductory 10:30 – 11:30 am THAMES (no CHOCC Sun May 25)

Sat May 31 Senior Orange 9:00 – 11:30 am THAMES

Sat May 31 Age Group Gold and Age Group Silver 7:00 – 9:00 am THAMES (AGG still has pm WSRC)

Sat May 31 Age Group Blue 8:30 – 10:30 am THAMES

Sat May 31 Age Group Orange 10:00 – 11:30 am THAMES

Sat May 31 Development 1,2 &3 11:30 am – 12:30 pm THAMES (no CHOCC Sun Jun 1)

Sat May 31 Introductory 10:30 – 11:30 am THAMES (no CHOCC Sun Jun 1)


The (June 2 - 28) posted on the LAC website is the most current schedule. This schedule may be subject to change and conditional on the opening of Thames Park Pool.

The schedules for July have now been posted.



The weather's finally starting to heat up, soon we'll be heading into our summer schedule and some outdoor training at the Thames Park Pool (make sure you check the latest training schedules), remember the importance of hydration and sunscreen at ALL times, not just when you are at the pool. Everyone's been doing a great job of staying on top of their practice schedules, we had some very good results at the Hollandia meet 2 weeks's behind us now though. Starting in mid-June we move into the championship season, with Regionals, Provincials and Nationals all looming on the near horizon. Stay on top of your school work, keep getting your 60hrs of sleep per week, and push yourself in your training every day.  This is the time of year when commitment levels can start to waiver a bit...stay focussed on your swimming goals (which you have all hopefully clearly defined)!  How well are you going to finish in June and July what you started way back in September?  GO LAC GO!


Each LAC family should have now received an email link to an online survey. Thank you to the 120 families who have thus far responded. The survey will remain open until 5pm on Mon.May 26.



The Annual General Meeting of the London Aquatic Club will be held on Monday, June 23 at 7:30 pm in the upstairs room at Medway Arena.

Attendance is not mandatory; however, we do encourage at least one parent from each swim family to attend.

If you have any questions please contact me.

Paul Cappa, Past President



WOSA 12 and Under Champs

LAC is hosting this meet on June 14-15. Sign-ups will be posted soon for minor officials. If you are qualified you can sign up for senior official positions now using your OSOA.CA account. As mentioned last week I am trying to put together Timekeeper and S&T clinics, probably late next week. Watch the LAC site for sign-ups.

Introduction to Chief Timekeeper

So far I have introduced Clerk of Course and Chief Finish Judge. This week I will introduce Chief Timekeeper. Remember this is a very brief outline of the usual duties

Chief Timekeeper – If you have worked as a timer and have attended the session briefing then you will have heard the timekeeper briefing given by the Chief Timekeeper and you will have worked with a Chief Timekeeper on deck. The main responsibilities of the Chief Timekeeper include: ensuring that all timers know how to do the job that they have been assigned (this may include giving the timers briefing prior to the session), ensuring that all of the required equipment has been distributed, confirming that times are being taken and recorded properly, stepping in as required when a watch has not been started or if a timekeeper needs to step away from their duties for whatever reason, assessing if equipment is malfunctioning or if there is operator error, replacing or find someone to replace malfunctioning equipment, and for distance events, ensuring that bells are rung at the correct time. The Chief Timekeeper will interact with most of the other senior officials on deck. Because the Chief Timekeeper will be supervising and stepping in for the Head Lane Timers the Chief Timekeeper should be fully certified as a Strokes and Turns Official, meaning the clinic has been taken and both deck sign-offs completed. Of course you will also need to take the Chief Timekeeper clinic. Next week Electronics Operator.

If anyone has any questions about anything officiating related, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Mark Lukings L.A.C. Co-Club Officials Chair



Jun 6-8 WOSA 13/O Champs - Brock University - (13/O qualifiers) - Entry Deadline: May 20

Jun 7-8 WOSA Sting - Brock University - (non-regional qualifiers) - Entry Deadline: May 20

Jun 14-15 WOSA 12/U Regionals - Western University - (12/U qualifiers) - Entry Deadline: May 27

Jun 28-29 Provincial Summer Festival - Nepean - (13/U qualifiers) – Entry Deadline: Jun 10

Jul 3-6 Provincial LC Champs – Brantford – (qualifiers) – Entry Deadline: Jun 12

Jul 11-13 Paul Hauch Invitational – THAMES – (all LAC)

Jul 16-19 Nationals – Saskatoon – (qualifiers)

Jul 23-27 Age Group Nationals – Winnipeg – (qualifiers)

Jul 24-27 Ohio Sr Champs – Ohio – (Senior qualifiers)



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