October 5



Workout Changes

Senior Gold: No Monday or Friday am workouts until after Thanksgiving.

Mon Oct 12      No workouts pools are closed – Happy Thanksgiving

Sat Oct 31  Age Group Blue 6:00 – 7:00 am swim 7:15 – 7:45 am yoga CHOCC

Sat Oct 31  Age Group Bronze 6:30 – 7:00 am yoga 7:00 – 8:00 am swim CHOCC        


Coaches Report

October already! By now everyone should be into the routine; schedules in place, equipment complete, alarm clocks set, meals and snacks and water bottles all being attended to daily, and of course getting homework done and being great ambassadors for LAC.  And our first-year LAC'ers have completed their try-outs and made the big decision to become part of a great sport and a great club - CONGRATULATIONS and WELCOME again to all of you.

We're still in "fundamentals" mode, working on the technique and the little things - we spend a lot of time in these areas now so that (hopefully) they become automatic and, when we get into some more challenging training, all of these little skills happen correctly without having to spend even a single moment thinking about them!  How well are you streamlining off the walls? how many dolphin kicks are you doing? are you stroking before you breathe on your break-outs? And are you doing it the right way all the time, i.e., when the coach isn't watching?!  Remember: "If you want to accomplish BIG things, you must focus on LITTLE things." 

CONGRATULATIONS to the following LAC'ers for their selection to and participation in Regional camps hosted in Guelph last weekend: Fundamentals Camp:Thomas Belton, Ashton Kelly, Samantha Elkami, Haley Murphy
Coaches: Katelyn Dickey, Meaghan Fish
Learn To Train Camp: Sasha Goodreau   Coaches: Nick Mitchell, Liz Moskal


Have a great Thanksgiving - we should all be very thankful for having so many dedicated and hard-working people - athletes, coaches and parents - as part of our team.


LAC Awards Banquet Sign up deadline: Wed Oct 7, 2015

All LAC Members - New and Returning are welcome!!

Date: Sunday, October 18
Time: 4-8:30 pm
Location: Greek Canadian Club, 965 Sarnia Road

Please sign up on the “events” page of the LAC website. 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. Anyone that has pictures for the slide show please send them to Kevin Ryan at kevinleslie@rogers.comIf you received a trophy at last year’s banquet please return it to your coach as soon as possible.

This year at the Awards Banquet we will have a raffle table with a lots of great prizes and gift certificates to be won! Tickets can be purchased at the banquet ~ $5 for 3 tickets, $10 for 10 tickets and $20 for 25 tickets (cash only)


Barbeque Fundraiser

Saturday, October 24th from 10am - 2pm, London Aquatic Club will be hosting a Barbeque Fundraiser at the Oakridge Superstore (Oxford and Hyde Park)  We are looking for volunteers (parents and swimmers) to come out and help serve!  Please contact Jane Callon at if you are able to volunteer.  Please spread the word to friends and family to come out and support our club!

LAC Equipment Orders

We will be taking orders for LAC spirit wear once again at the LAC Start Up Meet on Sun Oct 18. Please bring a cheque payable to LAC for orders. Order forms can be found on the LAC website under the “Swimmer A/Cs” tab.



Clinics! I have booked 2 clinics prior to the Fall Start Up Meet and there are sign-ups posted on the LAC home page. Introduction to Swimming on Wednesday, October 14 from 6:00 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. and Strokes and Turns on Friday, October 16 from 5:30 P.M. to 8:00 or 8:30 P.M., both at CGAC. The Introduction to Swimming Clinic replaces the Level I Timer Clinic and it is required for all LAC families who have not yet taken it. Please sign-up online if you intend to come.

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.

A reminder that ALL Officals MUST 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 and fill 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 them out at the meet PRIOR to officiating. We cannot activate your Official account status until we have these forms.

Once we create or activate your new officials account you will receive an email with your Username and Password and a link to the site. It is MANDATORY that you sign in to your account and fill in the missing and/or incorrect information. Please be careful and provide accurate information. You can also change your Username and Password on this page. If you change your password please be careful because it does not display your password and it only makes you type it once. Finally there is a question asking for permission to email you. It is your choice but it is preferable that you give permission so that we can contact you about things such as a job you have signed up for or other official related information. Your email address will NOT be sold nor will we abuse the privilege of emailing you. Most information will be sent via this newsletter or the Team Unify email process.

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


Upcoming Meets





Sign up Deadline

Oct 18

Fall Start Up Meet


All LAC swimmers

Oct 8

Oct 30 - Nov1

Harvest/Autumn Meet


Age Gold/Silver & Senior

Oct 8

Nov 7 & 8  SWA Sprint Meet Tillsonburg Age Blue/Bronze/Orange & Development Oct 22


LAC Equipment
For your LAC swim equipment needs please contact


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