Jan 6

Newsletter 2014-2015 Issue 15 January 6

Coaches Reports
As we embark on the 2nd half of the 2014-15 winter (short course) season, just a reminder that improvement in anything is only realistic and sustainable through regular, purposeful, and consistent practice. There are 3 sayings that support the above reality: 1)"90% of success is simply showing up." 2) "The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary." and 3) "it's not how hard you work that matters's how you work hard."

As you head to practice in the cold, dark days of January, remember these truths and use them as guiding lights as you work toward your 2015 swimming goals. GO LAC GO!

Workout Changes
Sat Jan 17 NO LAC workouts due to Milton and 12 & Under meets.
Note: Beginning Monday January 5 and continuing until the end of the current schedule Senior Bronze will swim Mondays at CGAC from 3:30 – 5:00 pm.

Jan 17 - 18 12 & Under Celebration CGAC All LAC 12/unders Entry Deadline: Dec 16.
Jan 17 – 18 Milton Dash for Cash Milton All LAC 13/overs Entry Deadline: Jan 2
Milton Marlin Dash for Cash: We will just compete on Saturday of this meet. The am warm up is at 7:30 and the pm warm up is at 4:00.
Feb 6 – 8 WOSA Regional Champs Windsor Qualifiers Entry Deadline: Jan 20
Feb 7 – 8 Sting Meet CGAC non-regional Entry Deadline: Jan13

Hotel Information WOSA Regional Champs
Quality Suites 250 Dougall Ave, Windsor
A block of rooms has been set aside for LAC swimming families.
Rate is $125.99 per night, Call 519-977-9707 quote London Aquatic Club

12 & Under Celebration
Volunteer job positions for pool sessions, canteen and awards as well as food donations will be posted on the LAC site VERY soon.

Session Credit updates
Session credits have been updated for activities through to the end of November. Please contact if you have any questions; please be specific (i.e.: date, times, position) if you have any inquiries.

Swim-A-Thon: Coming April 18 & 19, 2015
This is a great fundraising opportunity for LAC
Saturday, April 18: 5:30 – 7:30 am at CGAC: Senior and Age Group Gold and Silver

Sunday, April 19: 6:30 – 8:30 am at CGAC: Age Group Blue, Bronze, Orange and Development.

Stay tuned to future LAC Newsletters for further details.

The 12 and Under Celebration is coming up on January 17 and 18.  If you are interested in working or mentoring in a level 2 position (i.e. other than Timing and Strokes and Turns), you should be able to sign up now. The Meet Referee is responsible for assigning these jobs and the way to sign up is by using your OSOA.CA account. There are instructions for doing this on the LAC site under the Officials tab. These job requests are not guaranteed so you should make your requests as soon as you can.  If you are working toward Level 2 or 3 then please say this in your comments.  You can usually sign up for these jobs weeks in advance of the meet.  

Upcoming Clinics:
Strokes and Turns – Friday, January 9, 5:30 to 8:00 P.M. CGAC Upper Level Meeting Room

Level I Timekeeper and Safety Marshal – Saturday, January 10, 10:00 A.M. to Noon CGAC Upper Level Meeting Room

Some Clinics are also available online at:

If you have any questions, please contact me via the following email address.
Mark Lukings L.A.C. Co-Club Officials Chair

Message from the SC Regionals Meet Management
We are sending this information out about the upcoming SC Regionals in Windsor - February 6th - 8th, 2015.

In the past, coaches collected orders for WOSA merchandise (T shirts and hoodies). This year we have created an online store and parents will need to order direct and collect their purchase at the meet if they want their swimmer to have merchandise. Less work for the coaches. Please - can you pass the information along to your officials/parents if they want to place an order for their swimmers? The online store is at and they will need to order by no later than January 20th.

Also, the sign up for officiating at SC Regionals has been on the OSOA site for some time now. The Regional Meet Package has always had that each team will provide a minimum number of officials per session. Please forward this information to your officials to encourage them to sign up online at

Carol McNiece and Ben Balkwill
Meet Referee and Meet Manager

Information for the newsletter should be emailed to by 10 am Monday mornings.