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November 07

 

NEWSLETTER 2016-17 ISSUE 8

 

WORKOUT CHANGES

​​Sat Nov 12 Senior Gold additional workout 2-4pm at Western University

Fri Nov 18 Senior Bronze workout moved to Western 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Sat Nov 19 Senior Gold additional workout 2-4pm at Western University

Mon Nov 21 NO Senior Gold 6-7:30am

Fri Nov 25 NO workouts due to the Nothers Meet

Sat Nov 26 NO workouts due to the Nothers Meet

Mon Nov 28 NO Senior Gold 6-7:30am

 

COACHES REPORT

CONGRATULATIONS to our 60 swimmers who competed at the NYAC Cup last weekend. We had 74% personal bests, with 21 swimmers achieving 100% pb's; we had over 175 13&over swims in the finals over three days; 14 swimmers collected a total of 12 gold, 8 silver and 17 bronze medals; 28 other swimmers placed in the top 10 in at least 1 event; on Sunday (the last and toughest day of the meet, and when we award LAC tattoos to those who win their heat) we had 5 consecutive heat winners in the girls 13&over 200FR; and on Sunday night at finals we improved our time from the preliminaries in 52 out of 60 races. The best part about these results - they come after only 7 weeks of work. Just wait until the championship events later in the season when we have even more purposeful practice behind us!

Special congratulations to first time Provincial Festival qualifier Hillary Bruce, and to Maggie MacNeil, who established 4 club records and was also the high point award winner in the girls 16&over category.

For the highlights from the NYAC Cup, see the "NEWS" section of the website.

 

NOTHERS SWIMMER PLAYLIST

Swimmers - Nothers is coming up in a few weeks.   It is our first big meet of the season in our home pool.   Make it yours by letting me know what songs you would like to hear on deck during warm-up throughout the weekend.    Please use this link to register your selections:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfPU3IFYJ-4HjRruEwR6pxEhmeHrZw

Thank you - Karen Campbell LAC Nothers Meet Manager 2016

 

POINTE CLAIRE INVITATIONAL

The Pointe Claire Meet is now posted on the LAC website under the “events” tab. The list of qualified swimmers is available in the meet information. All swimmers attending the meet are expected to travel with the team. The cost of team travel is approximately $450 (this includes bus, hotel and food).

 

SPIRITWEAR ORDERS

November spiritwear orders have now been placed, notice will be in the newsletter as the orders arrive.

We are still waiting on the parkas and warm up suits from the September and October orders, we will let you know when these have arrived.

Officials Red Shirts

Please email lacswimequipment@gmail.com if you would like to order a red shirt by Friday Nov 11. The cost is $34. Sizes are XS – XXL.

Swim Canada and Swim Ontario have a new Swim Meet Dress Code Policy.  Timekeepers and Chief Timekeepers are expected to wear a white shirt (Polo or T-shirt is the preference) and black bottoms.  All other officiating positions including Judges of Strokes and Turns (Head Lane Timers, Turn Judges, and Stroke Judges) and all Level 2 positions and up are expected to wear a red polo shirt and black bottoms.

You can source these items from anywhere that you choose but to help with the red shirts we are offering the opportunity to purchase top quality red officiating shirts that will have the Swim Canada logo embroidered on them.  Choosing the Swim Canada logo allows the shirt to be used at any meet in Canada.  The shirt is from the same manufacturer that Swim Canada uses to supply meet shirts for National Level meets so it should be the exact shade of red that Swim Canada has specified.

COAL HARBOUR® SNAG RESISTANT SPORT SHIRT. S445 - True Red

  • 6.3-oz, 100% polyester flat tricot micropique
  • Rib knit collar
  • Moisture wicking
  • Snag resistant
  • Breathable
  • Tagless

 

LAC SESSION CREDITS

Nothers session sign-ups will be available early next week.

Session credits information is available on the LAC website under the “Parent Info” tab. If you have any questions please email Donna lacmembership01@gmail.com

 

IT’S OFFICIAL!

I will be publishing the first cut at Nothers senior officials assignments this weekend.  If you want to work or be mentored in a senior position at Nothers, have not already let me know, and will have the clinic for the position before Nothers, please email me now. 

Sign-ups for Minor Officials (Timekeepers and Judges of Strokes and Turns) at Nothers will be posted on the LAC web site on Monday, November 14.

Looking ahead to the LAC Holiday Invitational. I am the competition coordinator for that meet as well.  If you would like to be a senior official or to be mentored in a senior job at that meet, please let me know.  

Officials Red Shirts

Please see information in the Spiritwear section in this newsletter.

Clinics!

There are still 2 clinics available to attend prior to Nothers.  Please sign-up if you plan on attending.  If you have an Officials Certification Card, please bring it to the clinic.  If you do not then you can get one at the clinic.

Judge of Strokes and Turns – Ground Floor – Friday, November 11 – 6:00 to 9:00 PM

Introduction to Swimming Officiating – Ground Floor – Saturday, November 12 – 10:00 AM to Noon.

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

 

UPCOMING MEETS

 Date

 Meet

 Place

 Swimmers

 Sign up  Deadline

 Nov 25 - 27

 Nothers Invitational

 CGAC

  ALL LAC swimmers

 Nov 4

Dec 8-11

Pointe Claire Invitational

 Pointe Claire

 Qualified swimmers – list posted

 Nov 22

 Dec 10

LAC Holiday Meet

 CGAC

 All LAC swimmers not attending Pointe Claire

 Dec 1

 

 

LAC EQUIPMENT

Instructions for ordering swim equipment can be found on the LAC website under “Swimmers A/C” under the “LAC swim equipment” tab. Also found on the website is the TAS shark card, you will need this card when purchasing Team Aquatic Supplies merchandise at swim meets or in their stores.

If you have any equipment questions please contact lacswimequipment@gmail.com

 

NEWSLETTER

Information for the newsletter should be emailed to lacnews1@gmail.com by 10 am Monday mornings.