May 2



Workout Changes

Week of May 9 (Hollandia week) No morning workouts Senior Gold/Silver

Tue May 10 Age Group Gold 6:00-7:30am

Thu May 12 No morning workout Age Group Gold

Fri May 13  No workouts due to Hollandia swim meet

Sat May 14 No workouts due to Hollandia swim meet

Mon May 16 No workouts Senior Gold/Silver

Sat May 21 No workouts Senior Gold/Silver and Age Group Gold/Silver

Sat May 21 Age Group Orange 6:30 – 7:30 am at CGAC

Sat May 21 Development 1 6:30 – 7:30 am at CGAC

Sat May 21 Development 2 7:30 – 8:30 am at CGAC

Mon May 23 No workouts ALL LAC groups

The summer schedules are posted on the website under the “schedule tab”. There will be two schedules one will run from May 28 – June 30 and the other from July 2 – 7, as long as Thames Park pool opens on time these schedules will begin Sat May 28.


Coaches Report

BE A LITTLE CRAZY! (from Olivier Leroy Poirier at YourSwimBook)

Nobody chases unrealistic goals. Okay, I shouldn’t say nobody. Very few do. The “crazy” goals are in rarer waters, meaning that there are fewer people chasing after them. (More room for you.) Most swimmers are content to chase after safe, mediocre and “easily” achievable goals. Why do we do succumb to the pull of mediocrity? Perhaps because it’s what we have come to believe is to be expected. For many of us it’s about staying comfortable, staying within the familiar confines of our own lane lines. Greatness is not a normal act. It’s weird. It sticks out, and it is sure to get you some looks. It flies in the face of the mental lock-step that we fall into when surrounded by people who tell us how it is and how it will be. To be the best you can be, remember that mediocrity has a gravitational's easy to be average. You need to be just crazy enough, and confident enough, to believe that greatness is something within you, and then get to work chasing that big dream!

*Important WOSA Champs reminder: the meet is now a full 3 days, with 13&over prelim warm-up starting at 7am on Fri.June 3. Please be aware of this when making your travel plans. The coaches strongly recommend staying overnight in Windsor on Thu.June 2 if you are racing on Friday morning.


WOSA LC Championships Windsor

It was necessary to make some changes to team travel for the WOSA championships in Windsor the weekend of June 3 -5, due to the early warm up time on the Friday am. We will now be travelling down on the Thursday evening and will need to adjust the approximate cost to $325 for the weekend including; meals, accommodations and transportation. If you have any concerns with the arrangements please email Donna at We are still looking for chaperones for this event, if you are interested please contact Donna.

Hotel for WOSA Champs: originally the team had a block of rooms at the Quality Suites but they are under renovations and not able to accommodate us, they did find us rooms at another hotel with free parking and breakfast. The cost per room will be $135. The new hotel is a former Days Inn, currently Sunrise Inn and soon to be Quality Inn 675 Goyeau St, Windsor, ON N9A 1H3, PH: 519-258-8411. Their booking system is now set up so please call and to book your room by May 15.



The LAC Board of Directors extends an invitation to all LAC parents to attend the upcoming Annual General Meeting of the Club. The AGM will be held on Monday, June 20th, 2016 beginning at 7.00 pm at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre in the upper level meeting room. Attendance is not mandatory; however, we encourage at least one member of each swim family to attend this very informative evening and earn one session credit for doing so. New swim families will receive one session credit that may be applied next season.

Further information including a copy of the Minutes from the 2015 AGM and a proxy for 2015 is posted on the website under the Events tab.

If you have any questions please contact me at

Paul Cappa, Past President



Our Swim-a-Thon fundraiser is now complete. We collected $9,605 in pledges, great effort

LAC top achievers: Sam Elkami $780, Alex Lobo $730, Lauren Campbell $640, Ryan Ellig $405 and Melissa Ellig $405.


Once we have received the final report we will be distributing the prizes. More information to follow in next week’s newsletter.


LAC 2016 Summer Swim Camp

Information and sign-up for Swim Camp is now available on the LAC website under the “events” section. Swim Camp will run from Monday July 4th-Thursday July 7th and is available to any LAC swimmers born in 2004 or later. Sign up will be available until June 1st or until camp is filled. 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Liz Moskal or Meggin Moffatt. 


It’s Official! 

Alex Vanderkam is our Competition Coordinator for Hollandia in May.  If you are interested in working in specific senior positions at this meet, especially if you want to be paired with a mentor, please let Alex know NOW.

If anyone is interested in learning how to operate the timing system, there is no clinic for this job.  It is learned on-the-job with a mentor.  If you would like to try this, with a mentor, at Hollandia, please let Alex know.

Officiating Clinics!

The Introduction to Swimming Officiating and the Strokes and Turns clinics are scheduled for next week and sign-ups are posted on the LAC Home Page.  These are considered entry level clinics.  You can take them in any order.

Minor Officials

Ideally you will have the intro clinic prior to timing but it is NOT required.  To work as a Strokes and Turns official you MUST have taken the clinic.  If have already taken the clinic or you are certain that you will be attending the Strokes and Turns clinic next week and have signed up for the clinic then you can sign up now to do the job at Hollandia.  If you are doing Strokes and Turns for the first time at Hollandia, please say (New S&T) after your name in the comments when signing up for the job and you will be placed between a couple of experienced officials who can mentor you.

Volunteer Opportunity   

Guelph Marlins is hosting a Special Olympics Swim Meet and they are looking for people to help.  The meet dates and times are as follows: Thursday, May 26th, 2:00-4:00 PM; Friday, May 28th, 7:30 AM-12:00 NOON and 1:00-5:30 PM; Saturday, May 29th, 7:30 AM-12 NOON and 12:30-4:00 PM.  If they cannot staff the meet it will be cancelled.  If anyone is willing, please contact Mary Gerrard at: by April 23rd.

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



There is a FAQ page on the LAC website under the “parent info” tab under “session credits”. Please make sure you know your obligation for this swim season. LAC session credit summaries can be found on the club website. Your individual summary is available on your personal account. For any further questions or concerns regarding session credits please contact Donna at


Upcoming Meets





Sign up Deadline

 May 13 - 15

 Hollandia Invitational


 All LAC swimmers

 Apr 19

 June 3-5

 WOSA LC Champs



 May 17

 June 11-12

 WOSA Sting Meet


 All non-regional qualifiers

 May 24

 June 18 - 19

 Ontario Summer Festival



 May 31





LAC Equipment

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