January 17




Sat Jan 21 All Development 8:00 – 9:00 am CGAC (only swimmers not attending 12/under meet)

Sat Jan 21 Age Group Blue 7:30 – 8:30 am CGAC

Sat Jan 21 NO Age Group Bronze and Orange

Sat Jan 28 Senior Gold 2:00-4:00pm WSRC (supplementary workout)

Sat Feb 4 NO Senior Gold/Silver

Sat Feb 4 Age Group Blue & Bronze 6:30 – 8:00 am CGAC

Sat Feb 18 Senior Gold/Silver swim 5:30 – 7:30 am

Sat Feb 18 Age Group Orange 6:30 - 7:30 am CGAC

Mon Feb 20 NO workouts Family Day

Thurs Feb 23 Senior Bronze 3:30 - 5:00 pm Western

Sat Feb 25 Age Group Blue 6:00 - 7:00 am CHOCC

Sat Feb 25 Age Group Bronze/Orange 7:00 - 8:00 am CHOCC

Sat Feb 25 Development 8:00 - 9:00 am CHOCC


Here's a training reminder from SwimSwam contributor Olivier Leroy Poirier ( on the importance of good technique: Take your foot off the gas. Going fast is great. Going fast is exhilarating. Going fast is just flat out fun! Balance that super swiftness with some slow, focus-based swimming where you are noticing your hand placement, your feel for the water, your body position, and any leaks in power. It’s hard to keep track of this stuff when you are driving through the water with all your might, so nail the details when your coach asks you to slow down...get the little things right and ramp up the speed from there!

How does this translate for us here at LAC? When you are doing drills, try to do them as close to perfectly as possible. Ask yourself while you are drilling: "Why is this a drill?" The coaches should have no trouble recognizing what drill you are doing when they have given you the choice. It is the swimmer who uses "choice drill" time to sharpen and hone and polish their technique, to think about their technique, who will realize small and sometimes almost imperceptible positive changes in technique and skill, and who will take another small step toward their goal. It's easy to swim hard, but it's hard to swim easy!


​The 13&Over Time Trial this Saturday will have a 4:30pm warm-up, a 5:30pm start, and a tentative finish time of 7pm.  All swimmers are expected to stay for a 8x50FR relay at the conclusion of the time trial. 



The January spiritwear order has been placed. Next order will be March.



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 Strokes and Turns Judges and Timers – We have enough swimmers that we need to run the meet at both ends.  We are covered for Senior Officials but I was just checking the sign-ups and we still need a few Judges of Strokes and Turns and quite a few Timers.  If you are available for a session that you have not already signed up for, please log on to the LAC website and volunteer.  Anyone can sign up for Timer but you must have taken the clinic first to be a Judge of Strokes and Turns.

13 and Over Time Trial Session Times – Note that there has been a small change to the session times.  Warm-up at 4:30 PM, start at 5:30 PM, finished by 8:00 PM.

WOSA Short Course Championship - I am the Competition Coordinator for WOSA.  I will be putting out a call to the region for senior officials on Wednesday.  If you want to work senior official positions at WOSA, and have not already done so, please let me know NOW.  I need to know the sessions that you are available and what positions you are seeking.

Clinics – We had two successful clinics on the weekend.  It turns out that Saturdayevening IS a viable option for a clinic!  I plan to run the rest of the clinics in the weeks between the 12 and Under Celebration and the WOSA Champs.  Watch for sign-ups when I get them scheduled.

Western Region Clinic Day – Western Region will be hosting a clinic day at Conestoga College in Cambridge on February 12.  Put the date on your calendar and come out for a clinic presented by someone other than me!  Morning refreshments and lunch provided. Choose a clinic in the morning and again in the afternoon.  More details to come.


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







 Sign  up  Deadline

 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

 Feb 18-19

 Ontario Winter Festival


 14 & under qualifiers

 Feb 2

 Feb 24-26

 WOSA Champs



 Feb 6









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



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