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December 5

NEWSLETTER 2016-17 ISSUE 12

 

WORKOUT CHANGES

​Thurs Dec 8 Senior Gold/Silver & Age Group Gold/Silver 4:00 - 6:30 pm (4-4:45 dryland) CGAC

​Fri Dec 9 NO Senior Gold AM workout

Fri Dec 9 Senior Gold/Silver & Age Group Gold/Silver 4:00 - 5:00 pm CGAC

Sat Dec 10 NO LAC workouts due to swim meets

Sat Dec 10 Intro program will run as usual 10:00 - 11:00 am CGAC

​Mon Dec 12 NO Senior Gold AM workout

There will be no LAC workouts from Dec 24 to Jan 1 – Happy Holidays!

The training schedule for Jan.2-7 has been posted under the "Schedules" tab on the website.

 

COACHES REPORT

The following is from Olivier Leroy Poirier at YourSwimBook.com.

WHY YOU SHOULD TRAIN YOUR “OFF” STROKES

There are a few reasons why swimming your less-than-awesome strokes in practice will help you ultimately swim faster. First, here are some chlorinated fun-facts for you…

  • Before Alexander Popov was a freestyle legend he was a backstroke specialist until his coach turned him over onto his front as a teenager.
  • Florent Manadou was training for the 200 IM up until a year and a half before he won gold in London in the 50m freestyle.
  • Janet Evans was an Olympic gold medalist in the 400m IM as well as distance freestyle queen.

While right now you may absolutely love doing only freestyle, or backstroke, or breaststroke, or maybe even butterfly, you never know where your career will take you. Training your other strokes and kicks creates a foundation which you can use later in your career to diversify. Every long-term athlete development model concludes that early specialization is detrimental; sometimes, however, we think that in order to succeed we need to pick one stroke at the age of 8 and train only that bad boy for the rest of our swim careers. We latch on to the stories of prodigies like Mozart and Tiger Woods, who were both very early specializers, and we mistakenly believe this is the only way for a swimmer to be successful. In reality, developing a complete swimmer from the beginning ensures a big foundation to grow on as they mature, and significantly reduces the potential stress and burn-out that comes from only being good at one thing.

​POINTE CLAIRE INVITATIONAL

Those travelling to Pointe Claire are to be at CGAC at 6am on Thu.Dec.8. Please remember to eat breakfast prior to departure or bring it with you. We will be stopping for lunch along the way, bring lunch with you or money to purchase it. Please refer to the travel notice sent out on Monday for more important information regarding the meet. The cost of team travel is approximately $450, please deposit your cheque in the LAC mailbox by Tues Dec 6. 

 

SPIRITWEAR ORDERS

November spiritwear orders have now been placed, the hoodies have arrived, they will be available for pick up. We are still waiting on the backpacks, parkas and warm up suits.

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

 

LAC SESSION CREDITS

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

 

SWIMMER STATEMENTS

All families should have received their statements today Mon Dec 5. If you did not please contact Donna at lacmembership01@gmail.com.

 

IT’S OFFICIAL!

​Holiday Invitational - Thanks to the people who have responded to my calls for senior officials for the meet this weekend.  If you are looking for an opportunity to try out a senior position with a mentor, and you have taken the clinic, there may still be opportunities.  Let me know ASAP.  If you wanted to sign up as a minor official, keep an eye on the sign-ups.  When I checked at 11:00 pm on Monday evening, I noticed that someone had withdrawn and a spot was open.

12 and Under Celebration - If you are interested in a Senior Official job at the 12 and Under Celebration, it is not too soon to request that of the Competition Coordinator, Denise McDonald at mcdonald.denise.e@gmail.com

WOSA Short Course Championship - I am the Competition Coordinator for this meet and I have already received requests for senior officiating positions so, if you are interested, you can contact me any time.

Clinics - I have had some inquiries about officiating clinics.  My next set of clinics will start in January in support of the above two meets.  Look for more information in future Newsletters as it becomes available.  I am planning on sticking with Friday evenings and Saturday mornings.  If that does not work for you, and you need a specific clinic, please let me know and I will see what I can do to accommodate you.

Officials Red Shirts - Timers and Chief Timers wear white shirts and all other officials wear red.  Red officiating shirts can still be ordered.  There are more meets coming up!  Please see the information in the Spiritwear section in the newsletter back on November 7.

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

 

HOLIDAY CHEER

For everyone participating in the Holiday Time Trial this Saturday, there will be holiday snacks available in the Multi-Purpose Room immediately after the time trial. There will be nut free options available. 

 

UPCOMING MEETS

 Date 

 Meet

 Place

 Swimmers

 Sign up  Deadline

Dec 8-11

Pointe Claire Invitational

 Pointe Claire

 Qualified swimmers – list posted

 Nov 22

 Dec 10

LAC Holiday Meet

 CGAC

 All swimmers not attending Pointe Claire

 Dec 1

Jan 13-15

​  Etobicoke A/B Meet

Etobicoke Olympium 13&over non-SrGold/SrSilver Dec 23

 Jan 21 - 22

 12&Under Celebration

 CGAC

 All LAC 12 & under swimmers

 Jan 3

Jan 21   Time Trial   CGAC  SrGold/SrSilver & 13/O TBC w.coach   Jan 10
 

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.