December 28



Workout Changes

A Holiday training schedule for Dec.28-31 is posted under the "Schedules" section of the website. The regular training schedule will resume on Sat.Jan.2, 2016.

Sat Jan 16 NO workouts Senior Gold/Silver - Age Group Gold/Silver/Bronze/Blue/Orange - Development workouts due to the 12 & under and A/B meets.


Coaches Report

Welcome back everyone! The coaches sincerely hope you had an enjoyable and restful break, and are re-energized and re-focussed on taking your swimming to an even higher level in 2016.
Many of you had some terrific results in the fall season and, as a result, need to re-set your goals for the remainder of the winter season. Others of you may have fallen short of where you hoped to be at the December championship meets...if you are in this boat do not be discouraged. Just as success breeds success, adversity and disappointment can also lead to success. Be positive, be consistent in your training, and be accountable for both your training and competition performances. Your success in the pool is the primary responsibility of one person, and that person is YOU! No one (not even Michael Phelps) is born a great swimmer...only you can choose your attitude, only you can decide how badly you really want to succeed in achieving your goals, and only you can decide how consistent and positive you are going to be on a day-in, day-out basis in pursuing these goals. POSITIVITY, CONSISTENCY, ACCOUNTABILITY; make these three characteristics part of your everyday approach and you WILL succeed.
London Aquatic Club
Performance in Competitive Swimming since 1947


Dominos Fundraising Gift Cards

We still have 50 Dominos Fundraising cards left unsold.  A huge thank you to everyone who has participated so far!  If you are interested in purchasing one (or more to sell to friends/family/coworkers), please contact .  Cards are $10 and even after the first use, it pays for itself when you use one of the "buy one, get one free coupons"!  Thank you again for your support



We had a fun Holiday Invitational on December 19!  There were a few challenges with the popularity of the meet VS the size of the time slot for the competition, but these were all overcome.  With everyone’s flexibility and innovation, the 4 hour session was successfully squeezed into a 3 hour time slot!  Special thanks to first time meet manager Michael Mohammed, first time solo office manager/Chief Finish Judge/Recorder-Scorer Jody Goldhawk, and first time Quantum Timer Operator Tony Wales.  A great job done by all!  Of course our more experienced senior officials like Competition Coordinator Saad Aldin, Referee Ed MacNeil, and Starter Steve Baarda were awesome as well.  There is always plenty of learning available for everyone at our time trials!

The 12 and Under Celebration is coming up on January 16 and 17.  Competition Coordinator Denise McDonald is looking for senior officials for the meet.  We like to give first opportunity to LAC officials so if you have done the clinic and would like to be Referee (must be level 3 to Ref), Starter, Chief Finish Judge, Clerk of Course, or Chief Timekeeper, please contact Denise now.  We will require Quantum operators as well.  There is no clinic for Quantum Operator.  It is learned on the job with a mentor so anyone can try this one.  If it will be your first time at any of these jobs and you would like to be paired with someone experienced please let Denise know that as well.  

I will be hosting a few clinics prior to the 12 and Under Celebration.  More information to come next week when the city reopens and I can book rooms. 

The Winter Western Ontario Officials Clinics will be held on Saturday, February 6 at the St. Thomas Campus of Fanshawe College.  I have posted the flyer on the LAC web site under the Officials tab that appears after you sign in to the site.  Please read it and come out as this is a great opportunity to learn from some very experienced officials.

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


Upcoming Meets





Sign up Deadline

Jan 15-17

 Etobicoke A/B Meet


 ALL LAC swimmers 13/O

 Dec 18

 Jan 16-17

LAC 12/under Celebration


 ALL LAC swimmers 12/U

 Dec 17

 Feb 12-14

SWA Winter Invitational


 Non-Regional Qualifiers

 Jan 28

 Feb 26-28

WOSA SC Championships


 Regional Qualifiers

 Feb 9


LAC Equipment
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