January 4



Workout Changes

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

Everyone's now back into the "normal" routine, including (yay!) school. As we all embark on a new calendar year, and phase 2 of the swimming year, it can be dangerous to fall into the trap of setting all kinds of lofty goals and making all kinds of bold pronouncements. Instead of doing this, how about everyone committing to doing just one or two things consistently a little bit better. No BIG changes, just one or maybe two subtle things that some may not even notice, but that you know will help you move toward your #1 performance goal.

Having the privilege of coaching at the junior national team training camp in Thailand, one of the things that sets these athletes apart is, simply, consistency. If you can make it a goal to be a bit more consistent in your training (almost boring) this will pay off for you down the road. How close to your very best can you be on a "day-in, day-out" basis? It's not easy, and that's what makes it a good goal.


12 & Under Celebration – Jan 16-17

Food donation sign up is now available. All LAC swim families with swimmers 12 & under are required to donate, even if you swimmer is not entered in the meet.  Any family that donates to this meet will not be required to donate to the Pentathlon Meet at the end of March. Officials, Awards and Canteen sign up is now available, 2 positions per family for the first 24 hours.


Western Meet – Jan 9

Help needed:  Western University is hosting a dual meet against University of Toronto on Saturday, January 9 at 5:30 p.m.  Toronto is the top varsity team in Ontario but Western hopes to knock them off that top position!  This meet will be fast and fun and competitive!  Paul and Sheri Cappa are managing this meet and would appreciate some strokes and turns officials and some timers.  Please contact them at if you are available.  If you are in need of some high school volunteer hours, bring your form along.  The meet will last less than 2 hours. This meet is not eligible for LAC session credits.


It’s Official! 

The 12 and Under Celebration is coming up on January 16 and 17.  If you are qualified and are willing to work a senior official position please contact Competition Coordinator Denise McDonald ASAP. If it will be your first time at the job and you would like to be paired with someone experienced please let Denise know that as well. 

I have booked the following clinics and sign-ups are posted.  Space is rarely an issue but it is good to know how many people I need to bring supplies for. Any clinic taken for the first time earns a session credit but everyone is welcome to attend for a refresher. I will be hosting more clinics following the regional clinics (see below) but if you can make it to the regional clinics, it is a good idea to do so, especially for the senior positions.

Upcoming Clinics:

1)    Introduction to Swimming Officiating: Friday, January 8 – 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. – CGAC ground floor meeting room

2)    Chief Timekeeper: Tuesday, January 12 – 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. - CGAC pool level meeting room

3)    Clerk Of Course: Thursday, January 14 – 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. - CGAC pool level meeting room

4)    Judge of Strokes and Turns: Friday, January 15 – 6:00 to 8:30 P.M. – CGAC ground floor meeting room

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, register, 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


WOSA Champs - Brantford Feb 26-28

Hotel information is now available on the meet  sign up page under "events" on the LAC website.


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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