June 9

Newsletter 2014-2015 Issue 36 June 9

Coaches Reports
Somebody said that it couldn’t be done
But she, with a chuckle, replied:
That “maybe it couldn’t” but she’d be the one
Who wouldn’t say no ‘til she tried.

So she buckled right in, with a trace of a grin.
On her face, if she worried she hid it.
She started to sing as she tackled the thing
That couldn’t be done, and she did it.

Somebody scoffed, “Oh, you’ll never do that;
Because no one we know’s ever done it.”
But she took off her coat, and she took off her hat,
And the next thing you know, she’d begun it.

With the lift of her chin, and a bit of a grin,
Without any doubting or quitting,
She started to sing as she tackled the thing
That couldn’t be done, and she did it.

There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done,
There are thousands to prophesy failure.
There are thousands to point at you all one by one,
To the dangers that wait to assail you.

But just buckle in, with a confident grin,
Then put on your boots and go to it.
Just sing to yourself as you tackle the thing
That they say can’t be done, and YOU’LL DO IT.

*from the December 1973 edition of the London Y Aquatic Club newsletter, under the heading:  “The Philosopher’s Scrapbook”. The cover of this same newsletter also gave congratulations to Allen Webster, who established a National Age Group Record in the 11/12 boys 400 yard freestyle.

Congratulations - First Time Qualifiers: Regional: Madeline Forsey, Sydney Spowart and Catie Tennant.
Canadian Age Group Championships: Leah Polito.

Workout Changes
Thursdays in June Senior Silver/Bronze swim 3:30-5 pm yoga 5-6 pm Thames
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 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.

Used Clothing/items Drive
LAC is proud to sponsor a Used Clothing Drive during the week of June 15-21, in support of the Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy (OFCP). Through the entire week there will be a bin situated in the lobby at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre, into which you can deposit any used clothing, shoes, bedding, or e-waste (any used electronics). Please ensure your items are in plastic grocery or garbage bags (no loose items).

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


I was very pleased to see a number of LAC officials helping out at WOSA LC Champs over at WSRC on the weekend!  Way to pitch in and help out folks! 

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.

At the end of June, the online clinics will be shut down until at least next season so if you want to take advantage of this tool and add a session credit or two, make sure you get it done before July.  The on-line clinics ARE still available through June for those who want to learn a new job. 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

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