September 21



Workout Changes

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

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

Senior Silver: Thu pm practices will be from 3-5pm, not 3:30-6:30pm.

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

Mon Oct 12      No workouts pools are closed – Happy Thanksgiving


Coaches Report

As you all take the first steps on your 2015-16 swimming journey, it's important to remember that every journey needs a destination. Hopefully you all have some clear goals in mind. A goal is not something you HOPE for, it is something you work hard toward and achieve! HOPE is not a strategy...the coaches do not want you standing behind the blocks at the big meet with your fingers crossed...HOPING. Constant, consistent effort and attention to the details will see you achieve your goals.

Goals when we set them are shimmering and shiny, perfect and glossy - but we must be willing to accept that the road to achieving them will be filled with challenges, both expected and unexpected. Walls will rise up in front of you and people will say "You can't do that." Accept that things will not go according to plan, that the path will be sometimes bumpy and lonely, and will not be straight. If you are able to do this, yet continue to work constantly and consistently, paying attention to the details, and staying positive, then you will be one step closer to successfully achieving your goals.


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
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

If you received a trophy at last year’s banquet please return it to your coach as soon as possible.

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.



As mentioned in last week’s Newsletter, a Western Region Clinic Day has now been scheduled. This fall clinic day will be held at Conestoga College (Cambridge Campus – less than 1 hour drive from CGAC) on Sunday October 4 from 8:30 A.M. until 3:00 P.M. All Clinics except the Timer clinic will be presented. You can pick one in the morning and one in the afternoon or just the morning or the afternoon if you prefer. Morning refreshments and Lunch will be provided. I have a flyer with a map and I will post it on the Officials tab of the LAC website this evening. You must be logged on to get to the Officials tab. Car-pooling is an option if interested.

Speaking of the Officials tab. I am inspecting and reworking that space because some of the information will need to change due to the shutdown of OSOA, and Swim Ontario taking over responsibility for Officiating in Ontario. I will let you know when it is ready and whenever I make more updates as things continue to change.

One of the changes this year includes the requirement for all officials to fill out and sign the Code Of Conduct form and the PIPEDA form. If you are intending to officiate this year and have not filled out both of these forms then please sign in to the LAC site, hover your cursor over the Officials tab, select the form from the drop down, print out the form and drop it in the LAC mailbox at CGAC. If this is not done prior to your first meet or clinic then you will be required to fill it out prior to that event.

The Fall Start Up Meet (formerly known as the October Time Trial) is coming up on October 18. If you would like the opportunity to work any senior position (other than Timer and S&T) then please email me with your request. It is our goal to staff this meet entirely in house. you have any questions please contact me, Mark Lukings L.A.C. Co-Club Officials Chair at


Upcoming Meets

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


LAC Equipment
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