February 13




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

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

Mon Feb 20 (Family Day) Senior Gold 2:00-3:30pm WSRC, Senior Silver 3:30-5pm WSRC, ALL other groups NO workouts

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

Fri Feb 24 NO workouts at CGAC due to Western Regionals

Fri Feb 24 Senior Bronze still has regular workout at MBG

Sat Feb 25 Age Group Blue/Silver Non Regional 6:00 - 7:00 am CHOCC

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

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

Sat Feb 25 No Senior Gold/Silver/Bronze workouts



The following is an edited version of an article written by Australian sport psychologist Craig Townsend.


You all understand that the way you practice every day will have a direct impact on your results in the near future, but not just because of the physical skills and endurance and strength that you are working on in the pool. What you are doing every day is also training your mind. Your subconscious mind is recording not just your times and stroke counts and underwater kicks but also all of your thoughts and attitudes and emotions toward your swimming. And it will use this information as you move toward your "big" meet in the near future. Your subconscious mind is a huge filing cabinet containing your entire life's memories, including your swimming experience. Or another (more modern) way to look at it is that you all have an inner swimming "computer" that is constantly being updated with new data provided by your everyday thoughts and actions, right here, right now. And this inner "computer" uses the data to create software that will instruct your body in your future races. So, to make sure your inner "computer" has the data that will see you shine in your next races: 1) as much as possible, put in a solid, consistent and enthusiastic practice every day  2) visualize regularly the exact result you want to achieve in your races, as this creates positive "programming" within your mind for your body to follow and  3) make sure your thoughts, words and emotions are positive, because your body is greatly affected by your emotional state. To see positive, be positive!

If you truly want positive results in the future, you need to have positive habits in your training. You cannot slog up and down the pool day in and day out simply waiting for practice to be over and then go to the meet "hoping" or "wishing" or "praying" for that great result to must MAKE it happen, right now, every day. Maintain the daily habit of being positive and being consistent, and these attributes will slowly but surely fill your subconscious (your computer) and will show at every meet.

​Good luck to our 14 swimmers competing at the Provincial Festival this weekend. GO LAC GO!

CONGRATULATIONS to Western University Head Coach Paul Midgley for being named men's Coach of the Year at the recently concluded Ontario University Championships. Both the Mustangs men and women finished 2nd overall to the University of Toronto.



Date of the swim-a-thon: Friday April 14th @ CGAC

6:00-8:00am - Age Group Gold/Silver/Orange

8:00-10:00am - Senior Gold/Silver/Bronze

10:00-noon - Age Group Blue/Bronze/Development

All of our fundraising efforts for swim-a-thon are done using Swim Canada's online fundraising program.

To register your swimmer (or swim family if you have multiple swimmers and would prefer one family page) please follow this link to get started and begin collecting donations.  Our club goal this year is $10,000 and there will be fantastic prizes available to win! Every swimmer who raises over $100 will be entered into a prize draw. The top 3 fundraisers will receive LAC spirit wear, and the top 12 fundraisers will be invited to a bowling party with the coaches!

Those who donate $10 or more to a swimmer will be eligible for a charitable tax receipt.  Swimming Canada has rules around eligibility for receipts.  Under no circumstance is a Parent/Legal Guardian or Parent's company eligible for a tax receipt.

Remember the funds raised from swim-a-thon will go towards improving equipment for meets, increased coaching education, and updating our club record board. 

If you have any questions about Swim-a-thon please contact Meggin at

Good luck!



Due to a huge response the hours have been extended on Feb 15, feel free to drop in anytime between 4:00 and 7:00 pm.



The next spiritwear order will be placed in 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



WOSA Short Course Championships – Minor Officials sign-ups are now posted. Do not delay.  Sign up now to get your choice of Timer or Strokes and Turns and do your part to show the region what a great job LAC can do at hosting our regional championship!  Remember that you MUST have taken the Strokes and Turns clinic to sign up for Strokes and Turns.  You can sign up for Timekeeper prior to taking any clinic.

A Reminder About Dress Code: The higher the level of meet, the more we are expected to adhere to the Swim Canada dress code. 

For WOSA Short Course Champs, the proper dress code is:

Timekeepers and Chief Timekeepers: White tops, black pants or skirt.

All other Officials (Senior Officials and Judges of Strokes and Turns): Red Polo shirt (collar, not a T-shirt), black pants or skirt.

WOSA SC Champs Dress Code Notes:  Senior officials at all sessions are expected to follow the dress code (that includes side Stroke Judges).  Minor officials (Timers, HLTs, and Turn Judges) can wear shorts (preferably black or another solid dark colour) for preliminaries and timed finals BUT are expected to be in full compliance for evening finals.  Red Polo shirts can still be purchased from LAC Equipment.  Please contact Donna or Liz Moskal if interested.

LAC Pentathlon April 9, 2017 – It is not too soon to contact Bonnie Marceau, the Competition Coordinator, at  about getting senior officiating jobs at this great one day meet.

Clinics – The Regional Clinic day and the current series of LAC clinics and are now complete.  Thank you to everyone who came out!  The next and final set of LAC clinics for this season will take place in April and May.

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







 Sign  up  Deadline

 Feb 18-19

Ontario Winter Festival


 14 & under qualifiers

 Feb 2

 Feb 24-26

 WOSA Champs



 Feb 6

 Mar 2-5

 Spring Provincial & AA



 Feb 15





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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