May 1




Friday May 12 NO Workouts due to Hollandia

Sat May 13 NO Senior, Age Group or Development workouts due to Hollandia

Sat May 13 Intro 8:00 – 9:00 am Carling Heights Pool (corner of Oxford and Adelaide)

​Mon May 15 NO SrGold/Sr Silver workouts

Fri May 19 Senior Bronze 4:00 – 5:00 pm WSRC

Sat May 20 Age Gold/Silver 5:30 – 7:30 am (6:30 – 7:30 dryland) CGAC

Sat May 20 Age Group Blue/Bronze 6:30 – 8:30 (7:30 – 8:30 dryland) CGAC

Mon May 22 NO workouts



Here are 5 quick tips from Olivier Poirier Leroy to develop the attitude of an athlete who swims to win:

1. Finish STRONG. Are you the type of swimmer who gives 80% in practice? Or doesn’t finish the main sets on a regular basis? Get in the habit of finishing the things you start, for once you make a habit of not completing the work you set out to do, it will extend out into your races as well.

2. Focus only on you. Set goals for yourself that don’t hinge on the performances of others. Your training and preparation shouldn’t hinge on what others are doing.

3. Be aggressive. When you have established momentum, don’t let it go. When you have a streak of great practices, do your best to extend the chain for as long as you can. Similarly with your races, swim with aggression, confidence and energy from beginning to end.

4. DREAM BIG. Get in touch with the child-like enthusiasm for achieving BIG things. Sure, some of the things that you wanted as a kid might have been a little, um, unrealistic (I wanted to be Optimus Prime, after all…), but that doesn’t mean you should stop aiming high.

5. NO negative self-talk. At the root this is where swimming not to lose starts. The doubts, the wavering belief, the thoughts that you aren’t worthy or deserving of success. Negative self-talk feeds negative emotions, which drive inconsistent focus and performance. Positive self talk has the opposite effect; it feeds into positive emotions, leading to a more relaxed, focused and inherently better performance.

Congratulations to our swimmers who raced very well at Brock University in St.Catherines last weekend, and especially to first time Regional Championship qualifers Jacqueline Chambers and Haley Murphy.



LAC May statements will be out by Friday the 5th. If you have any questions or concerns please email Donna by May 11. Payments will be withdrawn by PAD on May 15.


WOSA CHAMPS – June 2-4

This meet is now available for sign up on the LAC website. If you would like to order WOSA Champs clothing please go to before May 10 and place your order.



Total Money Raised$9,885 


Alex Lobo $1055 - Samantha Elkami $1000 – Julia Blaha $860 – Dani Hart $830 - Emma Clark $555 – Carter Buck $485 – Hilary Bruce $385 – Erika Golder $270 – Lauren Campbell $270 – Hannah Rice $250 – Catie Tennant $250 – Murphy Family $210. These swimmers will be invited to a Bowl and Pizza night with the coaches in July. Age Group Bronze wins the Saturday Morning Breakfast, stay tuned for the date. Thank you to all of our families that raised money!



The next spiritwear order will be placed May 9. 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 Hollandia Invitational May 12-14 - If you've taken the clinics and are interested in working senior official positions please contact the Competition Coordinator Greg Lewis ( to reserve your spot. Provide Greg with the position(s) that you'd like to try, the session(s) you can attend, and if you would like a mentor. Senior Officials are positions other than Timers and Strokes & Turns on the Start or Turn end.  The Side Stroke Judges ARE senior positions and will be assigned by Greg.

Minor official jobs are now posted for sign-up on the LAC website’s home page.  Log in and sign up now.  This is a big meet and we need a lot of help.  If you have worked all of your required session credits, now is the time to truly volunteer.  Come on out and support your swimmer(s).  We need YOU!

Clinics – There are 3 clinics left for this season. They will all be held this weekend at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre.  To find out more about these jobs, sign in to the LAC website, hover your cursor over the Officials tab near the top of the home page, then select Levels/Positions from the dropdown.  The ground floor meeting room is on the entrance level and the pool level meeting room is at the bottom of the stairs.  Please sign up so I know how many to expect and do your best to show up on time.  Each clinic taken for the first time earns a session credit.  If you have one, please bring the officiating card that you received at the Intro clinic.

One other note, the registration package tells you that swimmer parents are required to take the Introduction to Swimming Officiating (Timer and Safety Marshal) clinic.

Introduction to Swimming Officiating (Timer & Safety Marshal) - Fri May 5 – 5:30-7:30PM – Ground level

Clerk of the Course – Saturday, May 6 – 8:00AM to 10:00AM – Pool Level

Judge of Strokes and Turns – Saturday, May 6 – 10:00AM to 1:00PM – Ground Level

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







 Sign  up  Deadline


 Hollandia Invitational


 ALL LAC swimmers

 Apr 24

 Jun 2-4

 WOSA   Champs



 May 16



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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