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June 20

NEWSLETTER 2015-16 ISSUE 40

 

Workout Changes

​Wed Jun 29 No Age Group Blue practice at MBG – Thurs Jun 30 Age Group Blue 5:30 – 6:30 pm CGAC.

The summer schedules are posted on the website under the “schedule tab”. There are two schedules: one from May 28 – June 30 and the other from July 2 – 7. Those swimmers continuing to train and compete after Hauch will receive their updated summer schedule from Coach Craven.

 

Coaches Report

2 Things Great Swimmers Understand (from Oliver Poirier-Leroy at YourSwimBook)

1. The power of routine - great swimmers get the fact that “greatness” is something that has to happen on a daily basis. It means achieving a steady clip, of being consistent in their application of excellence in the pool. It’s easy to get psyched up for the occasional workout, to throw down the occasional barn-burner in practice, but for the fast swimmer, they understand that this has to be the norm, not the exception. While flash-in-the-pan swimmers lean on the occasional flare up of motivation, and a dependence on willpower, fast swimmers rely on making the high octane parts of their swimming as habitual and as routine as brushing their teeth.

2. The need for purpose - It is one thing to think of what you need to do to swim fast in the pool—show up every day, focus on your technique, eat well, sleep like a champ—but elite swimmers have a powerful reason for doing so. An overriding purpose that acts as the charcoal to the embers of their swimming.

A certain Michael Phelps swam with a heap of purpose—not only did he want to re-write history by becoming the first athlete to win 8 golds at a single Olympic Games, but early in his career he talked about how his ultimate goal was to grow the sport of swimming and bring it to the masses.

Training at a high level in swimming—and anything, for that matter—is tough.  Really tough. Having a strong sense of mission and purpose can do wonders to lend extra meaning to your pursuit of awesomeness in the pool, whatever that may entail for you.

CONGRATULATIONS to our Festival squad for some solid results: Carter Buck led the charge with 4 medals (2G-2B) while Junsoo Pak raced to a bronze medal; 4 other swimmers had a top 8 finish (Nikola Darvill-Kaiser, Jack Haycock, Alex Lobo and Colin Shearer) while Sarah Tyrrell swam to her first LAC All-Time Top 10 Performance in the girls 11/12 100BK.  Way to go team!

Dr Paul Hauch Meet
 

Our Hauch meet is fast approaching and in keeping with tradition we will be doing our famous bell heats. Instead of asking for a food donation for this meet, each family will be asked to donate $10 worth of prizes (broken up into smaller prize amounts if possible to spread the prizes out further.) Examples from previous years are $5 gift cards, Towels, Water bottles and a variety of fun toys for the kids to play with around the pool for the day.
When you have your prizes please bring them to your coach or Jane Callon. Please make sure to attach a swim family name when handing in your prizes.

 

It’s Official! 

It is just over 2 weeks until our final LAC-hosted meet of the season, the Dr. Paul Hauch Invitational (July 8-10).  I need to put together the senior official’s roster soon.  If you have taken a clinic for positions other than Timing and Strokes and Turns and would like to try it for the first time or if you have experience and can help in one of these roles, please let me know ASAP.

I am still planning on hosting 1 more Introduction to Swimming Clinic (formerly known as the Timer clinic), hopefully next week.  An email will be sent out and sign-ups posted once the room is scheduled.

Look for the sign-ups for Hauch minor officials shortly.  Remember, Timing can be done without the clinic but Strokes and Turns requires the training before doing the job.

We are still looking for Meet Managers for next season 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.  There is a lot of help available for all Meet Managers so do not be afraid.  If you like organizing things and are willing to learn, you can be a Meet Manager.

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

 

LAC SESSION CREDITS

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 lacmembership01@gmail.com

 

Upcoming Meets

Date

Meet

Place

Swimmers

Sign up Deadline

 Jun 30-Jul 3

Ontario Summer Provincials

 Etobicoke

 Qualifiers

 Jun 14

 Jul 8 - 10

 Dr Paul Hauch Meet

 Thames Park Pool

 ALL LAC swimmers

 Jun 21

 

LAC Equipment

For your LAC swim equipment needs please contact lacswimequipment@gmail.com

 

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