December 19




​Thurs Dec 22  Senior Gold/Silver 3:00 – 4:30 pm CGAC

Thurs Dec 22  Senior Bronze 4:30-5:30 pm CGAC

Thurs Dec 22 Age Group Gold/Silver 4:30-6:30 pm CGAC (Dryland 4:30-5:15 pm)

Fri Jan 13 Senior Bronze 5:00 – 6:00 pm  WSRC (Western)


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.



From Olivier Poirier Leroy:

Sometimes our swimming doesn’t always go, well, swimmingly. We lose that precious feel for the water. That nagging ache in our shoulder or knee turns into something far more serious. We get frustrated at a lack of progression. There will be times when we fall short. Sometimes rather spectacularly. No matter what silver linings may eventually appear over the horizon, during that moment it is difficult to see beyond our bubble of pain. Here is something to consider the next time you find yourself coming across rough seas with your swimming: Friction is a part of growth.

Challenges are the doorways to excellence. Success isn’t seamless or simple; it’s a jagged climb up the mountain. It’s easy to look at the elite swimmers of the world and imagine that their path to the top of the podium was clean and easy. In reality, it is littered with false starts (not just the kind that get you DQ’d), wrong turns, and roadblocks. Those that hit the pinnacle of the sport understand that the ultimate triumph is only necessary because they kept a smile on their face and worked through the bumps and bruises along the way.


Everybody have a great, restful, relaxing holiday break, and come back ready to work determinedly, persistently and happily toward your 2017 objectives in the pool!



All spiritwear orders have now arrived. Please make sure you arrange pick up. We will place another order in January, forms and cheques are due by Friday January 13.



All session credits are up to date. Information on how to access your credits is available on the LAC website under the “Parent Info” tab. If you have any questions please email Donna



12 and Under Celebration: We Need YOU – We are short on senior officials for the 12 and Under Celebration.  We are also having a short Time Trial for 13 and Over swimmers in the evening following Saturday’s 12 and Under session.  If you are interested in Senior Official job(s) at the 12 and Under Celebration or at the Time Trial, and have the clinic for that job, please contact Denise McDonald at and let her know what job(s) you would like to try and when you are available.


WOSA Short Course Championship - I am the Competition Coordinator for WOSA and I have already been receiving outside requests for senior officiating positions.  If you are interested in working senior positions at this meet, please email me soon.


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.

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







 Sign up  Deadline

Jan 14-15

​  Etobicoke A/B Meet

Etobicoke Olympium

13&over non-SrGold/SrSilver

Dec 23

Jan 21-22

 12&Under Celebration


 All LAC 12 & under swimmers

 Jan 3

Jan 21

  Time Trial


SrGold/SrSilver & 13/O TBC

  Jan 10

Feb   4-5

 Dean Boles Invitational

 Laurier University

 SrG/SrS & non-WOSA qualifiers

 Jan 12




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



Information for the newsletter should be emailed to by 10 am Monday mornings.