February 20




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

No LAC workouts during the March Break (Mar 11 to 19)



We had some good results from our group who raced at the Swim Ontario Festival last weekend, congratulations to all of you, in particular Carter Buck for his 3 individual medals (1G,1S,1B) and Junsoo Pak and Leah Polito for their top 8 finishes, as well as many "relay real" performances. Now we head into the Regional Championships on our home turf this weekend, and some of you will follow that up with the Provincial Championships or AA Championships next weekend in Brantford. Remember, if you want to be at your very best for your races coming up, you have to D.A.R.E. What does this acronym represent? D is for Determination - the refusal to quit or accept defeat; the persistence to try, try and try again; the willingness to race as hard for 7th place as for 1st place. A is for Aggressiveness: winners make things happen rather than waiting for them to happen.They take charge, force action, assert themselves strongly and make their presence felt. R is for Responsibility: winners recognize their mistakes and identify what needs changing; they admit their errors and will not blame others or make excuses. Finally, E is for Emotional control: winners can handle the pressure of competition; they stay cool, adjust quickly and are not upset by bad breaks or unexpected change; they deliver top performances regardless of the circumstances. So, as we move into championship season, race smart, race tough, and D.A.R.E. to succeed!


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!



We are currently working at getting out the tax credit receipts for eligible swimmers. If you do not receive yours by the end of the month please contact Donna at .



We are currently looking for swim parents that are interested in becoming a part of our Sponsorship Committee for September.  

If you would like to be a part of this team, or if your company is interested in sponsorship or know somebody that would like to advertise with our club,

please contact Jane Callon ( )or Craig Forsey (



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 ChampionshipsWE NEED OFFICIALS!  We have had a pretty good offering of help from visiting clubs but we are still short on officials.  I have now signed up in positions taken by non-LAC officials and Mike will continue to do this if he receives more offers of help from visiting officials.  We are DESPERATE for help in the Friday afternoon session for both Timers and Judges of Strokes and Turns.  At the present time we cannot run that session.  Surprisingly, we are pretty badly in need for the Saturday and Sunday morning  prelim sessions as well.  The only sessions where we are full are the Finals sessions and the Friday evening 50s session.  Please take a look and consider adding yourself to as many sessions as you can handle.  Your help will be greatly appreciated by the swimmers and it looks good on us by showing 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.  Please arrive at least 45 minutes prior to the start of the session (15 minutes after the start of the warm-up) and check-in with Mike or Mary in the ground floor (entrance level) meeting room.  Once checked in please wait there for the officials briefing which will occur 35 minutes prior to the start of the session.

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 black skirt.

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

WOSA SC Champs Dress Code Notes:  Senior officials at all sessions are expected to follow the full 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 may still be able to be purchased from LAC Equipment, if they have any in stock.  Please contact Donna or Liz Moskal if interested.  If wearing a skirt, please keep in mind the angle of sight for the swimmers in the pool when deciding on skirt length.

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.

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







 Sign  up  Deadline

 Feb 24-26

 WOSA Champs



 Feb 6

 Mar 2-5

 Spring Provincial & AA



 Feb 15

 Apr 9

 LAC Pentathlon


 ALL LAC swimmers

 Mar 21




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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