May 23




Workout Changes

​Just a reminder our summer schedule starts this Saturday May 28.

Fri Jun 3 Senior Gold/Silver & Age Group Gold/Silver 5:00 - 6:00 pm at CGAC

Sat Jun 4 Senior Gold/Silver & Age Group Gold/Silver/Bronze 7:00 - 9:00 am Thames

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

Another message from Olivier Leroy Poirier at

Looking back on a successful block of training fills us with a strong sense of pride and satisfaction. We made all of our morning workouts, held our target stroke counts - even at the tail-end of those challenging main sets - and lived the lifestyle outside of the pool that reflects the hard work we’ve been investing in the pool. Outside of swimming faster - which is the main return we seek - a few other signs that your dedication in the pool is starting to pay off are:

1. You don’t feel the sky-high buzz of motivation anymore, but rather a calm confidence earned through the work you have invested.  Sure, you feel motivated - watching the hard work pay off tends to do that - but instead of that white-hot fire in your belly you had when you started, now you simply feel a steady burn of determination and confidence. By the time your next meet comes around, you’re not as flooded with anxiety and nerves as in the past. You know you have done the work, done the required mileage and quality meters in order to perform faster than ever. That calm, cool confidence isn’t something that some swimmers simply have - it is a product of hard work.

2. You’ve gotten to the point you don’t need to explain your goals and plans.  You don’t feel the need to talk about your goals as much anymore because, well, now you’re living them. Instead of waxing on and on about all the sweet stuff you want to accomplish in the water, you are doing the day-to-day grind, allowing the work to speak for itself.

3. You’re doing things in practice that once seemed impossible.  It’s pretty easy to think back to the beginning of the season when you were struggling to hold the assigned intervals for a particular set. Or the result from the timed 800 kick. Comparing what you are doing now compared to then fills you with a sense of pride, and also helps you feel confident with what lies ahead, in particular how you can expect to perform at your next championship meet. After all, the expectations we have for competition are based on how we perform in practice.

“A river cuts through rock not because of its power, but because of its persistence.”


WOSA LC Championships Windsor

The travel agenda will be sent out to those team-traveling to Windsor June 3 -5 by the end of the week.We will be traveling down on Thursday evening and returning Sunday evening. The approximate cost is $325, please deposit your cheque in the LAC box by Thursday June 2. 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.



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


Ontario Summer Provincials

This meet takes place at the Etobicoke Olympium. There will be team travel offered for this event, and we are seeking volunteers to act as chaperone/team manager. The swimmers will travel down on Wednesday evening and return Sunday evening. The cost will be approximately $450. Please indicate team travel in the comment box if you plan to travel with the team. Team travel deadline: Monday June 5.


It’s Official! 

Hi everyone!  Just a few repeats from last week.

We have 2 more meets to host this season, the WOSA Sting Meet on June 11 and 12 and the season ending outdoor event, the Dr. Paul Hauch Invitational, July 8 to 10.  If you are interested in working, or mentoring in, a senior official position at the WOSA Sting Meet, please email the Competition Coordinator, Greg Lewis, at  For senior jobs at the Hauch meet, please email me as I am the competition coordinator at that event.  These two meets are more relaxed and provide great opportunities to try those positions where you have done the clinic but have never tried the job.  Keep in mind though that both of these meets are single ended so each session has fewer opportunities.  It is not too soon to reserve your spot for one of these jobs. 

The clinic hosting season is winding down quickly.  I will probably host another 2 Introduction to Swimming Clinics to provide a chance for a couple of people to teach and I want offer 2 clinics that got missed in the last round (Starter and Referee).  If you have a desire for another course that you have been unable to attend, please let me know, and I will see what I can do if the demand is sufficient.

Finally, looking ahead to next season, we will be needing Meet Managers and we need to have those arranged before the end of THIS season.  If you are interested, even if you have not taken the clinic, please let me know and I will pass that information along.  If we get enough interest, we will have meet management teams, where it makes sense. We have a number of Meet Managers who are REALLY good at this now and it is probably time for them to take on an apprentice!

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



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, Madeline Goldhawk $375, Hilary Bruce $350, Dani Hart $345, Maddee Forsey $345, Erika Golder $330, Ally Ott $300, Alyssa/Kiera/Ryan Ball $260.


A pizza party is being arranged for the swimmers above and the LAC coaches. You will be contacted with the time and place.

The draw for prizes will take place at the pizza party!


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. 



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

 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

 Jun 30-Jul 3

Ontario Summer Provincials



 Jun 14







LAC Equipment

For your LAC swim equipment needs please contact

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