November 16



Workout Changes

Fri Nov 20  NO LAC workouts due to Nothers Swim Meet

Sat Nov 21 NO LAC workouts due to Nothers Swim Meet

Sat Dec 19 NO LAC workouts due to LAC Holiday Time Trial

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


Coaches Report

GOOD LUCK to everyone at our Nothers Invitational this weekend.  Remember, "The harder you work, the luckier you get."  This weekend will let you know where you are in your training, what you have been working hard at and what you need to continue working on (or start working on) for the next time. Remember your T-shirt rotation: orange on Day 1, navy on Day 2, and royal on Day 3 (if you don’t have all 3 colors don’t worry about it, but be wearing LAC! Everyone should also have our team bathing cap.) This is "our house", so let's show lots of spirit, and please remember and follow these standard meet protocols: be on time, warm up well, see your coach before and after each race, stay warm and hydrated and fueled, and HAVE FUN! There’s something good in every race, something to improve on in every race, and another race coming up soon, so keep your eyes on the road ahead!

Congratulations to club record-setter at the Swim International in Brantford Jessica Allen, who set new standards in the 15-17 girls and open women 200BK.

Nothers Swim Meet 

Just a reminder all LAC swim families are expected  to make Food donations for Nothers . Food donations should be dropped off at CGAC on Thursday between 3-8pm. There will be a table set up outside of the meeting room for you to place your items. Refrigerated items can be placed in the cooler under the table. There is a meeting taking place in the room so a volunteer will be in charge of taking the food through to the kitchen once the cooler is full. Thank you!"

Awards and Canteen positions as well as minor officials sign-ups are also available now, please see “It’s Official” below for sign up information.


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.



Thank you to everyone who came out to the 8 clinics scheduled over the last couple of weeks. Now that you have the training make sure that you use it before you forget it! The December Time Trial is not that far away and the 12 and Under Celebration is in January!

Minor Officials at Nothers, we need your help! The sign-ups are up on the website and there are still lots of open positions. So much so that at the present time we could not run several of the sessions. If you have not signed up, or if you ran into a family limit when signing up previously then please try again. We need everyone to participate in your swimmer’s sport. If you are having trouble finding the signup page then go to the LAC web page. Sign in. At the bottom center is the Events area. Click on the Swim Meet tab. Find the line that says Nothers Invitational Swim Meet and click on jobs signup. Please remember that ALL positions except Timer require the clinic PRIOR to doing the job. Only sign up for Strokes and Turns if you have taken the clinic. If you have taken the clinic but have never done the job then indicate that you are new and we will position you beside an experienced official for mentorship.

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


Canteen Committee

We are putting together a “Canteen Crew” of approximately 10 - 12 team members for the 2015/16 swim year.  These volunteers will meet 2 weeks before a hosted Swim Meet (at the pool during a practice) to discuss the menu and put together a schedule.  There is an opportunity to obtain more session credits if you become part of the organizing committee. If you are interested please contact .



Volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House! Can you imagine spending the Holidays at the hospital and away from home? For many of the Ronald McDonald House families, this is a reality. In order to help alleviate some of the burden and stress the holidays may bring upon the guests, volunteers come in to wrap gifts from the “storage room toy store” (all donated by extremely generous community members from London and surrounding area) One less worry during the Holidays so they can stay focused on the health of their child.   If you are interested in coming out to volunteer, we have a time slot scheduled for Sunday, December 20th for a two hour shift (choose either 11:00 -1:00 or 1:-3:00).  Please contact .  All volunteers must be signed up in advance as there is a limit to the number of helpers that we can have at one time.  Due the compromised immune systems of the residents at the RMH, you must be feeling well (even those with the sniffles will not be allowed to help)


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


Boston Pizza LAC Family Night

"PRIZES TO BE WON! Every swimmer that purchases a ticket will receive a ballot for a chance to win one of two $25 Boston Pizza Gift Cards!"

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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