Apr 14

Newsletter 2014-2015 Issue 28 April 14

Coaches Reports
Some swimmers think that when they get to the swim meet they will magically "rise to the occasion", that the personal bests and great performances will magically appear. But what really happens? In the critical moment (the competition or the game) we fall back on our training. It is not at the meet where you have the magic moment, it is in practice, day after day after day, pushing yourself to a level of exertion and effort that will make your race effort seem familiar, like you’ve done it before, over and over again...because you have, in practice! If you want to do something you’ve never done before in a race (a pb, for example), you have to do things in practice that you’ve never done before. If you can do this on a consistent basis, not only will you go into your next competition fitter and faster, you’ll go into it with more confidence, and instead of “hoping” for the magic performance, you can confidently go after it because you have the memory (mental and muscle) and the knowledge of all of those past workout moments to "fall back on". How you swim in practice is how you’ll swim in the meet – success is about turning practice results into competition reality! GO LAC GO!

CONGRATULATIONS to David Hickey, Leah Polito and Coach Liz for their selection to Team Ontario that will participate in the Eastern Canadian Tri-Meet and Camp in Montreal from May 5-10.

CHOCC will be closed from Apr 25 to May 10 for new filter installation.
Below are the details for the workouts that will be at CGAC.
Sat Apr 25 & May 2: 5:30-7:45 am - Age Group Blue Dryland 7:00-7:45 am
Sat Apr 25 & May 2: 6:15-8:30 am - Age Group Bronze Dryland 6:15-7:00 am
Mon Apr 27 & May 4: 3:00-4:30 pm - Senior Silver & Bronze
Mon Apr 27 & May 4: 4:30-6:15 pm - Age Group Gold & Silver Dryland 5:45-6:15 pm
Mon Apr 27 & May 4: 5:00-6:00 pm - Development 1
Mon Apr 27 & May 4: 5:00-6:30 pm - Age Group Bronze Dryland 5:00-5:30 pm
Mon Apr 27 & May 4: 6:00 – 7:00 pm - Age Group Orange
Wed Apr 29 & May 6: 5:45-6:45 pm - Development 1
Thurs Apr 30 & May 7: 3:00-4:30 pm - Senior Silver
Thurs Apr 30 & May 7: 4:45-5:30 pm - Yoga Senior Silver & Bronze
Thurs Apr 30 & May 7: 4:00-6:00 pm - Age Group Gold & Silver Yoga 5:30 – 6:00 pm
Thurs Apr 30 & May 7: 5:30-6:30 pm - Age Group Bronze & Blue
Fri May 1: 5:00 – 6:00 pm - Age Group Orange
Fri May 8: No workouts due to Hollandia Swim Meet
Sat May 9: No workouts due to Hollandia Swim Meet

May 8-10 Hollandia CGAC All LAC swimmers Entry Deadline: Apr 10

LAC Swim Equipment
For your LAC swim equipment needs please contact

Swim-A-Thon: Week 7 Updates
Thank you to all members who have registered and started raising funds.
With your effort LAC is now over 46% of the way towards the $20,000 goal.
Congratulations to the top 3 LAC fundraisers to date: Julia, Alex and Samantha. Great job!! Go to to register and participate. LAC Swimmers who participate in the Swim A Thon campaign will receive gift certificates that can be used to purchase LAC Spiritwear or Swim Equipment: Swimmers who raise between $200-$399 will receive a gift certificate of 10% of the amount that is raised; Swimmers who raise between $400-$599 will receive a gift certificate of 15% of the amount that is raised and Swimmers who raise over $600 will receive a gift certificate of 20% of the amount that is raised.
Event takes place at CGAC as follows:
Saturday, April 18: 5:30-7:30: Senior Groups and Age Group Gold and Silver
Sunday, April 19: 6:30-8:30 am: Age Group Blue, Bronze, Orange and Development

Last week I complimented the group on a successful Pentathlon but I neglected to call out a few specific contributors. First time Meet Manager Martin Troughton and his meet management team of Tim Churchill did an excellent job! They were very thorough, asked lots of appropriate questions and had lots of new ideas. Most impressive! Special thanks to Bonnie Marceau our Meet Referee imported from the exotic location of St. Thomas. Another job well done!

A quick reminder to anyone interested in working senior positions at our upcoming meets, that they should sign up soon. You can sign up for Hollandia and the Swim Ontario Summer Festival now using your OSOA accounts. If you are not yet qualified but plan to be qualified before the meet, please let the Meet Referee know this by saying so in the comments when you register on-line.

I have arranged for a series of clinics toward the end of April and in early May. They will all be at CGAC. The sign-ups are not yet available but will be available later this week. Only the Timekeeper sign-up will be on the LAC site. All of the others will be done using your OSOA account. This is all explained on the Officials tab when you sign in to the LAC site. Here is the clinic schedule:
1. Chief Finish Judge and Chief Judge Electronics - Monday, April 20 5:30-8:00 P.M. – Lower Meeting Room
2. Clerk Of Course – Friday, April 24 – 5:30-7:30 P.M. – Lower Meeting Room
3. Chief Timekeeper – Saturday, April 25 – 9:00-11:00 A.M. – Lower Meeting Room
4. Starter – Monday, April 27 – 5:30-7:30 P.M. – Lower Meeting Room
5. Timekeeper and Safety Marshall – Friday, May 1 – 5:30-7:30 P.M. – Upper Meeting Room
6. Strokes and Turns – Saturday, May 2 – 9:00-11:30 A.M. – Upper Meeting Room

If you have any questions please contact me at:
Mark Lukings L.A.C. Co-Club Officials Chair

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