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September 14

 

NEWSLETTER 2015-16 ISSUE 2

 

Workout Changes

Senior Gold/Silver: No weekday am workouts for the first two weeks of the season.

Senior Gold: Mon & Thurs pm will be at CGAC from 3:00 – 5:00 pm for the first two weeks.

Age Group Gold: No Thursday am for the first two weeks of the season.

Sat Sept 26      Age Group Gold/Silver 5:30 – 7:30 am  (dryland 6:30 – 7:30)

Sat Sept 26      Age Group Blue/Bronze 6:30 – 7:30 am CGAC

 

Coaches Report

WELCOME BACK to all returning swimmers and a special WELCOME to all of you who are first-time LAC'ers!  It's great to be back at the pool and even greater to see all of you so excited about the upcoming year and eager to get going and start working.  We are also happy to welcome some new coaches onto our coaching staff - look for up-coming bios under the "Coaches" tab on our website.

As most of you know, our 2015 summer season finished with many exciting results both nationally and internationally and this year, the Olympic/Paralympic year, promises more of the same. The 2015-16 training and competition calendars have been posted in the "Schedules" section of the website - please keep in mind that there are usually several revisions to both the training and competition calendars early and throughout the year.  Our first event will be the Oct.18 Time Trial, followed later that day by our Awards Banquet at the Greek-Canadian Club.  Be sure to mark this date on your calendar as the first important event of the year.

As always, be sure to visit the LAC website regularly for information updates - between the coaches, the board of directors, and the website, all of your information needs should be met.

We want to wish all of you the very best for the coming year and we hope to help all of you in the pursuit of your goals.  DREAM BIG, believe in that dream and in yourself, work hard and, above all, HAVE FUN!!  If you do all of these things, your 2015-16 LAC experience should prove to be a truly memorable one!

 

Registration Housekeeping

If you did not attend registration or you have not yet signed a PIPEDA form or Officials Code of Conduct form, can you please do so as soon as possible and put the completed form in the LAC box at CGAC. The forms can be downloaded from the LAC website under the “officials” tab. Each family must have a signed PIPEDA form and each Official must have a Code of Conduct form on file with the club.

 

Sports Lab on TVO

At long last, the "Swimming" episode of Sports Lab is scheduled to premiere Monday September 28 at 6:30 pm on TVO with reruns the following Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Please check the website leading up to the date to ensure the time hasn't shifted. This episode features LAC swimmers and was recorded at CGAC.

 

Nutrition Seminar

Hi there!
We are reaching out to you on behalf of Ivivva Masonville. We are a brand created and owned by lululemon athletica designed for girls age 6-14 who love to move.
We would love to invite the members of your team to a one of our complimentary events we are hosting in-store on September 26 from 8:45-9:50. The event is titled Fuel Your Game and is hosted by Kari Schneider from Empower Conditioning in London. The purpose of the event is to provide competitive girls or girls who are looking to take their sport to the next level with pre- and post- game nutrition tips and tricks, followed by a conditioning session! This is the first time we are running an event like this and welcome your team to join us.
Please have any members of your team that would like to attend RSVP to masonville-store@ivivva.com
We look forward to hearing from you and hope to see you soon!

 

LAC New Parent Registration Meeting

This meeting will take place on Saturday, September 26 from 7:30 – 9:00 am at CGAC. This will be the end of the two week trial for new swim families. There will be club officials there help you with the LAC registration process and answer any questions you may have.

 

LAC Awards Banquet

All LAC Members - New and Returning are welcome!!

Date: Sunday, October 18
Time: 4-8:30 pm
Location: Greek Canadian Club, 965 Sarnia Road
The banquet is now available for sign up on the “events” page of the LAC website. Please indicate – in the notes section - how many family members will attend this exciting event! Swimmers are free, plus each family will receive 2 complimentary tickets, additional Tickets are $16 per person. Please list any Food allergies or Vegetarian preference. Please come and watch the swimmers receive their trophies, medals, plaques and ribbons.

 

IT’S OFFICIAL!

Hello LAC Officials and welcome to the 2015/16 season!

Things are are changing in officiating in Ontario this year and you will be seeing some of those changes very shortly. Swim Ontario has taken over responsibility for officiating so that all aspects of swimming will fall under the same organization. Not a bad idea but they have had a lot of work to do and they are still working.

Amongst the changes that you will see is that ALL officials must be registered with Swim Ontario. Donna Moskal and I will be working had to make sure that happens as quickly as possible. Please respond promptly to emails in that regard so that we do not have to keep reminding. The second most obvious change is that the OSOA web site is no longer available and the online clinics are gone along with it. All clinics for the foreseeable future will be live, either arranged by LAC or by the region. I will be scheduling clinics for all positions several times this season. Please try to get to the first clinic that you can for all positions that you are interested in.

There will be a Regional clinic in the Cambridge area in early October. More details will follow next week.

All level 3, 4, and 5 officials are invited to the Annual Officials Seminar. Please see the Swim Ontario website for more information and on-line registration. http://www.swimontario.com/userfiles/file/SOOC/2015-2016/2015%20Swim%20Ontario%20Officials%20Seminar(2).pdf

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

 

Upcoming Meets

Sun Oct 18                   Fall Start up Time Trial   CGAC    All LAC swimmers    Entry Deadline: Oct 8

 

LAC Equipment
For your LAC swim equipment needs please contact lacswimequipment@gmail.com

 

NEWSLETTER
Information for the newsletter should be emailed to lacnews1@gmail.com by 10 am Monday