Jan 13

Newsletter 2014-2015 Issue 16 January 13

Coaches Reports
With most of you racing this weekend, some of you for the first time since Nothers, here are a few reminders on meet expectations: 1) arrive on time 2) greet your coach with a "Hi coach, I'm here!" 3) take your time warming up and do a complete warm-up 4) stay warm, by wearing your LAC attire 5) stay properly fuelled and hydrated, by having a drink every 15mins and a snack right after each of your races.

Finally, race as hard for 7th place as for 1st, and remember that there's always something good in every race, and always something you can improve upon! 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. Please note the following warm up changes: Sat Jan 17 - AM Warm up is 7:30 & PM Warm up is 2:00
Feb 6 – 8 WOSA Regional Champs Windsor Qualifiers Entry Deadline: Jan 20
Feb 7 – 8 Sting Meet CGAC non-regional Entry Deadline: Jan13

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. The postings for senior positions are already available for the Sting meet.

We had 5 successful clinics in December and January. If you were unable to attend and still wish to take a clinic before April then I recommend that you try the online clinics. If you look on the Officials tab on the LAC site and select Training Clinics then you will find everything that you need to know about the online clinics is posted there.

If you have taken a clinic and have still not registered as an official on OSOA.CA then please do so.  Again, everything you need to know about registering is posted on the Officials tab on the LAC site. Credits for clinics taken will not be given out if you have not registered.

We have a number of people who have taken the Strokes and Turns clinic but have never gotten around to taking the Timer Clinic. If you are one of these officials could you please take the online Timekeeper Clinic. Without the Timekeeper clinic you cannot work on the finish end of the pool as a Head Lane Timer.

Finally for this week, If you are attending the WOSA Short Course Champs in Windsor, each team is expected to provide officials at each session of this meet.  If you are there and could help out, this would be greatly appreciated by the meet management.

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

Sponsorship Meeting
A few LAC Members have formed a Sponsorship Committee in an effort to raise funds for LAC capital and operational expenses.
The Sponsorship Committee invites all interested LAC Members to attend an information meeting:
February 2: 6 pm at the CGAC - meeting should last ~1 hour.

If you are interested in attending please sign up on the LAC site under events.
Other inquires can be directed to:

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