November 9




Workout Changes

Fri Nov 20  NO LAC workouts due to Nothers Swim Meet

Sat Nov 21 NO LAC workouts due to Nothers Swim Meet

Senior Bronze *important workout change: there will be no Wednesday pm practices from Nov 11 until mid Feb. There will now be a Tues 6:00-7:00 am practice at CGAC starting Nov 10.    

Holiday Break – There will be NO LAC swim workouts from December 20 – December 27.


Coaches Report

CONGRATULATIONS to all of our swimmers who competed in the SWA Sprint meet in Tillsonburg this past weekend.  We had a great meet with lots of personal best times and some very tough racing, including from some of our newest and youngest LAC swimmers.

LAC’ers were full of team spirit in their Orange and Blue and kept up the great attitude and enthusiasm even through a very long Saturday session!  The coaches saw some great skills over the weekend, particularly on our starts and underwater work.  Now is the time to continue working hard as we move forward in our racing season with Nothers coming up at the end of the month. GO LAC GO! Coach Meggin

On that note, here's a thought from Olivier Poirier Leroy, a mental skills expert featured on the great swimming website SWIMSWAM

Lay the tracks in practice.
What we do in life echoes in eternity,” Russell Crowe told his soldiers in Gladiator. To paraphrase that quote for our purposes, what we do in practice echoes in competition. If you swim into every wall with your head up during practice odds are pretty good you will fall back on that nasty habit when you are dead tired at the end of a race. If you breathe every stroke when you are tired during a main set, that also will creep into your swimming in competition. Think of yourself as a little choo-choo train, and practice determines whether you are going to coast or fly down the tracks!

Congratulations to first time Regional Championship Qualifier Ashton Kelly.


Tourism London Spirit of Sport Awards

Many sincere congratulations to Steve Roman, who was recently recognized by the London Sports Council as one of London's outstanding volunteer sports administrators, for his years of service in the role of Treasurer with our club. Way to go Steve!


Nothers Swim Meet 

Food donation sign-ups are now available. Please note that food donations should be a $10 value. All LAC swim families are required to sign up for donations.

Awards and Canteen positions as well as minor officials sign-ups are also available now.

The 2015 LAC - Nothers Invitational swim meet is our club's 1st hosted meet of the 2015 season. It will bring over 700 swimmers into our home pool for some great swimming. This is your meet. Please tell me what music you would like to hear during warm-up by following this link ( and completing this quick survey. The survey closes November 6th.

Thank you!  

Karen Campbell

2015 - LAC Nothers Invitational meet manager.


Samko & Miko Toys & Books Fundraiser

Do your holiday shopping while earning money for London Aquatic Club!

Shop at The Western Fair Agriplex, 845 Florence Street November 12-17th and 10% of your purchase will be donated back to LAC. Be sure to tell the cashier that you are supporting our club and they will stamp your receipt then place it in the LAC mailbox at CGAC before Dec 19th. Click here to view flyer.

Click on the link for details or contact if you have any questions


Pointe Claire Invitational

This is a team travel event - for qualified swimmers 11 & over, lists are posted under the meet information. We will be travelling by bus to Pointe Claire, departing CGAC early on Thu.Dec.10 and returning early am on Mon.Dec.14. We will be staying at the Quality Suites, 6300 Trans-Canada Highway, Pointe Claire, QC, H9R 1B9 (tel: 514-426-5060). Approximate total cost will be $450 deposit cheque is due by Dec 1.  If you are not on the current list of qualifiers, you can still qualify at our November meets.



Clinics!  There are still some clinics available this week and the sign-ups are posted on the LAC web site.  For those who wish to take the Timer Clinic, it is now known as the Intro to Swimming Officiating clinic.  Anyone can take any of the clinics.  Referee is really for Level III candidates and above.  You can take the Referee clinic if you are not Level II but you will probably need to do it again before you actually do this job.  There is a session credit for everyone taking each clinic for the first time but repeats are welcome if anyone would like a refresher.

Senior Officials at Nothers!  I have been receiving requests from LAC officials and officials from other clubs wishing work senior positions at Nothers.  Our meets are very well regarded as training opportunities for up and coming officials.  If you have taken a clinic or will have a clinic completed prior to Nothers and would like experience in that role, then please let me know by Thursday, November 12.  Email me with the sessions for which you are available, the positions that you would like to work, if you are new or already have experience in that job, and if you are seeking a sign-off.  If you are new then I will do my best to pair you with a mentor.  Note: It is seldom a problem, but due to the limited number of senior positions, there is no guarantee that you will get the requested job but I will do my best.  I will confirm your standing on the weekend.

Minor Officials at Nothers!  By the time you see this the sign-up for Minor officials should be posted on the LAC web site.  Please remember that ALL positions except Timer require the clinic PRIOR to doing the job.  Please sign up for jobs that you are qualified for.

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


Lost Bathing Suit

If any LAC swimmer picked up a new Arena racing suit in the women's changeroom in Markham at the Autumn/Harvest meet can you email Donna at and she will make sure it is returned to it's owner. 


Session Credits

Session credit summaries can be found on the club website. To see your individual summary of all the sessions that you have worked this season you will need to go to the LAC website and follow these steps:

1) Sign into your account:

2) Under heading MY ACCOUNT

3) Click on the tab on the left side of the page MY INVOICE/ PAYMENT

4) Click on the tab SERVICE HOURS

There you will find all of your session credit information. The most important thing to remember is that it says service hours but for our club it is actually session credits and 1 hour = 1 session credit. If at any time you notice an error with your summary please contact Donna with your information (i.e. meet, date, time and job) and you credits will be rechecked. As always, members are advised to keep a record with dates, times and meets of the sessions they work. Please keep your emails with this information as it makes things much easier to track. Session Credit FAQ click here

For any further questions or concerns regarding session credits please contact 


Boston Pizza LAC Family Night

Please join us for a delicious dinner while raising funds for our club. Wednesday, December 16th at Boston Pizza (Wonderland Road South location) anytime between 5-8pm. Enjoy a three course meal consisting of an appetizer, main course and dessert. The restaurant will be decorated in Blue and Orange and a slide show of our swimmers will be playing on the TV screens during dinner.

APPETIZER: Caesar Salad or Garden Salad ENTRÉE: Any Individual Gourmet Pizza or Create-Your-Own Pizza with up to 3 toppings or Fettuccini Alfredo with Chicken and Garlic Toast or Spaghetti and Meatballs and Garlic Toast DESSERT: Bite Sized Brownie or Vanilla Ice Cream

Tickets are $25 each with $5 from each ticket going back to LAC! Children under 10 years old can order from the kids $6.99 menu but no money goes to the club. Please sign up on the LAC website (indicate how many in your family will be attending and ordering the $25 meal in the comment area). After you confirm your attendance, your account will be charged so no need to worry about bringing money to the pool. Drinks will be charged per table and to be paid to your server at Boston Pizza. If you have any questions, please contact Jane Callon Thank you. See you there.



Upcoming Meets






Sign up Deadline

 Nov 20 – 22

 Nothers Invitational


 All LAC swimmers

 Oct 29

 Dec 10 - 13

 2015 Provincial SC Championships



 Nov 24

 Dec 10-13

 Pointe Claire Invitational

 Pointe Claire, Que

 Qualifiers 11 & over

 Nov 18

 Dec 19

 LAC Holiday Meet


 ALL LAC swimmers

 Dec 10












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