June 2

Newsletter 2014-2015 Issue 35 June 2

Coaches Reports

When average performers have had enough for the day and call it quits, champions are usually just getting started. Discipline is the watchword of great performers. Discipline is the difference between good and great.

The great ones will tell you that discipline is more of a decision than it is an active skill.  It’s the ability to stay the course and complete promises you’ve made, to yourself and others. The fulfillment of these promises builds confidence and self-esteem, which eventually leads champions to believe anything is possible. It’s a habit and a self-fulfilling prophecy built into one.

Discipline is a logic-based decision that performers adhere to, whether they feel like it or not. It pushes performers beyond pain and punishment. Those with the mindset of a champion don’t let feelings interfere with their performance. Instead, they harness the power of their emotional motivators to propel them past the competition. Average people see discipline as a painful chore to be avoided at all costs. The world-class see it as the ultimate power tool for performance. “Do what you should do, when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not.”

Workout Changes
Thursdays in June Senior Silver/Bronze swim 3:30 – 5:00 pm yoga 5:00 – 6:00 pm Thames
Fri Jun 5 4:00 – 5:00 pm CGAC Senior Bronze
Fri Jun 5 NO Senior Gold/Silver workouts
Sat Jun 6 NO Senior Gold/Silver/Bronze workouts
Fri June 26 Age group Gold/Silver/Bronze/Blue 5-6pm Thames
Fri June 26 Festival Qualifiers 5-6pm CGAC
Sat Jun 27 10:00 – 11:30 am THAMES Age Group Gold/Silver/Bronze/Blue
We are now on our May 30 – Jun 27 schedule. Please check for schedule updates under the “schedule” tab on the LAC website.

Jun 5-7 WOSA 13/Over Region Champs Western University All qualifiers Entry Deadline: May 20
Jun 6-7 WOSA Sting Meet Western University All non-regional Entry Deadline: May 20
Jun 13-14 WOSA 12/Under Regional Champs Wilfrid Laurier All qualifiers Entry Deadline: May 26
Jun 27-28 Swim ON Summer Festival CGAC All qualifiers Entry Deadline: June 15
Jul 2-5 Swim ON LC Provincials Nepean All qualifiers Entry Deadline: June 11
Jul 10-12 Hauch Meet THAMES All LAC swimmers Entry Deadline: June 16

12 & Under WOSA Champs June 13-14 – Warm up times:
Saturday & Sunday morning warm ups have been moved up to 7:00 AM.

LAC Swim Camp 2015
The LAC Coaches are happy to announce that the registration for Swim Camp 2015 is open! The camp will run from July 6th-9th. Swimmers born in 2003 or later are eligible. For more information please visit the event sign-up page. If you have any further questions please contact or

LAC Swim Equipment
For your LAC swim equipment needs please contact

Call For Officials: WOSA LC champs is being hosted by SWA over at Western this year. They are short of officials, particularly minor officials. If you can help out, especially if you are there anyway, please sign up using your OSOA account or contact Minor Officials Chair Shirley Granger at

LAC has just two more meets to host to finish up the 2014/15 season. The Swim Ontario Summer Festival will be held on June 27 and 28 and our outdoor season closer, the Dr. Paul Hauch Invitational, is on July 10 to 12. You can sign up now for senior official positions at the Swim Ontario Summer Festival using your OSOA accounts. If you are not yet qualified, but plan to be qualified before the meet, please let Greg Lewis, the Meet Referee, know this by saying so in the comments when you register on-line using your OSOA account.

The on-line clinics are still available through June for those who want to learn a new. As always, each clinic that you take for the first time is worth a session credit.

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

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