March 27




Fri Mar 31  Senior Bronze 5:00 – 6:00 pm at WSRC

Wed April 12 NO Age Group Blue workout

Thurs April 13 Age Group Blue 5:45 – 6:45 pm CGAC

Wed April 19 NO Age Group Blue workout

Thurs April 20 Age Group Blue 5:45 – 6:45 pm CGAC

​Fri April 21 Senior Bronze 4:00 - 5:00 pm at WSRC


Fri April 14 SWIM-A-THON will be the only workouts that day, all swimmers are expected to attend



The following is another segment from Olivier Poirier-Leroy and has been re-produced in the newsletter before.

You can’t always control your training environment, and you certainly cannot control how tall you will become or how big your feet and hands will be, but there is something you can control about your swimming, and it still counts for a lot. It’s old fashioned, it’s quasi-boring, and it’s not some fancy new swim gadget. It’s showing up. In the face of fatigue, of doubt, of uncertainty, it’s making the repeated decision that you are going to show up.

Showing up removes the need for perfection.​ Swimmers who consistently perform at a high level understand that not every practice is going to be flawless. There will be days when no matter how well rested and how well warmed up you are, the stroke just doesn’t show up. Does this mean the process is flawed? Or that nothing good can be drawn from those less-than-awesome workouts? Of course not. The successful swimmer understands that positivity in the face of imperfection is part of the deal. All too often swimmers fall into the mental trap of believing that if they set a goal to do something in the pool, and they fall off even a little bit, then they have failed. That if a practice goes poorly it means their season-end goal is finished. Those bad workouts and bad sets launch them into a demoralized spiral of less than optimal practices that lasts far longer than the original bad outing. Those who show up understand that it is about doing it better, on average, over the long haul. There will be the occasional dud, but just as they don’t let a great practice get them carried away, successful, happy swimmers don’t allow the infrequent stinker to derail the overall upward trending of their swimming skills.

Showing up isn’t the silver bullet solution most swimmers are looking for when they ask what it will take to level up their swimming. Most– as is typical of our culture these days– are searching for a shortcut, an easier way to get to where they want to go. Ultimately, no matter what it is you want to do with your swimming, it will all come back to one question… will you be the swimmer who shows up today?


BINGO HELP NEEDED - Session Credit Earned

We have just received our Bingo dates from the City for our April - September Bingos. Our next Bingo is Sun April 16 and we are still short a few helpers. If you can help us out please contact Donna Volunteers receive LAC session credits for attending Bingo.



Money Raised to date: $4065 (Keep up the good work)

Swimmers Registered: 33 (Let’s get this number up)

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

Congratulations to Dani Hart for being the first swimmer to raise $750! Dani has won a Speedo Backpack and LAC cap!  Also, there will be a prize for the group that has the highest percentage of swimmers registered and raising money (a Saturday morning breakfast at the pool!).

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!

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

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.



The next spiritwear order will be placed in May. March orders are now being placed. If you would like to place an order please fill out the spirit wear form on the LAC website under the “Swimmer A/C” tab, under “LAC Swim Equipment”.



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



LAC Pentathlon - April 9, 2017 – It getting close to the last chance to contact Bonnie Marceau, the Competition Coordinator, at  about getting senior officiating jobs at this great one day meet.  For those of you who have taken a clinic but have not tried the job, this is a great meet to get paired with a mentor for some on the job training.  Just email Bonnie and tell her the position(s) that you would like to try, the session(s) that you can attend, and if you would like a mentor.  First come first served.  The Minor Officials sign-ups are posted now.  Please sign-up quickly if you are able to help out.  Timers can sign up without taking the clinic first but ALL other jobs required the clinic PRIOR to working the position. 

LAC Hollandia Spring Invitational May 12 to 14, 2017 – I know that we are already getting requests from other clubs to work senior positions.  If you are interested in senior roles at Hollandia, please contact the Competition Coordinator, Greg Lewis at to get your spot reserved.  Again, provide Greg with the position(s) that you would like to try, the session(s) that you can attend, and if you would like a mentor.

Official Name Tags – I have had a number of people ask me how to get the name tags that senior officials wear that hold their officiating pin.  If you are interested, please email me with 'Name Tag' in the subject and the EXACT spelling of your name, as you want it to appear on the tag.  I believe the cost is less than $10.00 but, if it is more, then I will let you know prior to placing the order.

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







 Sign  up  Deadline

 Apr 9

 LAC Pentathlon


 ALL LAC swimmers

 Mar 21

 Apr 20-23

 Eastern Canadians



 Apr 5

 Apr 20-23

 MAC Invitational

 Markham PanAm


 Mar 30

 Apr 29-30

 Brock Invitational

 St Catharines


 Apr 13




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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