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Feb 17

Newsletter 2014-2015 Issue 21 February 17

Coaches Reports
CONGRATULATIONS to Maggie MacNeil on establishing 3 club records at the Orlando Arena Pro Swim Series event last weekend. It was certainly interesting and eye-opening to see the ages of some of the top-ranked competitors at this world class competition...many of them were in their mid to even late twenties, Canadian Audrey Lacroix is 31 years old and still going strong, there was a 42 year old woman who swam 1:12 for the 100BR, and many others ranging in age from 23-28 racing hard and having fun. It just underlines the fact that a competitive swimming career can be a long and gratifying one, that a big part of success is simply a matter of “hanging around”, and that everyone is on their own unique path. There was a 25 year old woman from Great Britain who, on the Saturday night of the meet (the last night) swam the 800FR at 6pm in the first event of the finals session, had one heat of 200IM to recover, then stood up again and swam the “A” final of the 200IM! Sometimes we need to have our perception of what’s really hard adjusted! It’s amazing what the body is capable of if the mind believes it! I read a great quote this morning – it said: A DREAM ONLY WORKS IF YOU DO! Make sure you have a dream, don’t be afraid to dream BIG, and work hard every single day to move yourself ever closer toward it.

GOOD LUCK to our swimmers competing at the Provincial 13&Under Festival this weekend at Etobicoke. GO LAC GO!

Workout Changes
Sat Feb 21 Senior Gold 5:30 – 7:30 am CGAC (due to Diving Meet)
Fri Feb 27  Age Group Silver  5:00 - 6:00 pm  CGAC
Sat Feb 28  Age Group Gold/Silver/Bronze/Blue/Orange  No workouts
Sat Feb 28  Senior Gold/Silver/Bronze  No workouts
Fri Mar 13  Age Group Silver  4:00 – 5:00 pm   CGAC
NO SWIMMING FOR SENIOR BRONZE and AGE GROUP: GOLD/SILVER/BRONZE/BLUE/ORANGE AND DEVELOPMENT DURING THE MARCH BREAK FROM SAT MAR 14 TO SAT MAR 21

UPCOMING MEETS
Feb 21-22 Swim Ontario Winter Festival Etobicoke Qualifiers Entry Deadline: Feb 9
Feb 26-Mar 1 SC Age Group Champs Brantford Qualifiers Entry Deadline: Feb 10
Feb 28-Mar 1 Trojan Pentathlon Barrie All Newmarket swimmers Entry Deadline: Feb 18

***IMPORTANT NOTICE: STEVE KINGSTON MEMORIAL INVITATIONAL NEWMARKET NOW THE 2015 TROJAN PENTATHLON BARRIE (FEB 28–MAR 1)
Due to an over-subscription to the meet LAC will no longer attend the Steve Kingston Memorial Invitational - LAC will now attend the 2015 Trojan Pentathlon Meet in Barrie at the East Bayfield Recreation Centre. All families that indicated they planned to attend the Newmarket Meet should have received an email, regarding the changes, if you did not receive an email please contact Liz Moskal at liz.moskal@hotmail.com.
Swimmers that indicated team travel will be leaving from CGAC Sat Feb 28 at 8:00 am and returning to CGAC Sun Mar 1 at approximately 9:30 pm. Please deposit your cheque for $200 in the LAC box at CGAC before Feb 28.

LAC Swim Equipment
If you require LAC swim equipment please contact lacswimequipment@gmail.com the LAC Coaching staff will now distribute the LAC Swim equipment.

LAC Bingo
Did you know that LAC works bingo at the Lucky Days bingo hall once a month as a form of fundraising? The LAC bingo committee is in need of some new volunteers who can help us out on a regular basis. Working bingo requires that volunteers arrive at the bingo hall at approximately 4:30pm. We count and sell cards for the evening, and then help tidy up before heading home at about 10:00pm. Volunteers receive one session credit and $40.00 towards the family travel account for each bingo session worked. If you think this is something that you can do to support our club please contact Rhonda Springer at rhondaspringer@hotmail.com. Our next bingo date is February 11 and we would love to have some new volunteers join us.

Rhonda Springer and Sharon Langham—LAC Bingo co-chairs

Swim-A-Thon: Coming April 18 & 19, 2015
This will be a great fundraising opportunity for LAC
Saturday, April 18: 5:30 – 7:30 am at CGAC: Senior Groups 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.

IT’S OFFICIAL!
The Western Region will be hosting our Spring Clinic Day on Saturday, March 7 at Conestoga College in Cambridge. I have posted the flyer for these clinics on the Officials tab on the LAC Web Site. There is a selection of clinics in the morning and again in the afternoon. There is no charge, and morning refreshments and lunch are provided.  I will be attending and would be happy to drive if anyone wants to hitch a ride.

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

NEWSLETTER
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