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June 12

NEWSLETTER 2016-17 ISSUE 37

 

WORKOUT CHANGES​​

W​E ARE NOW RUNNING ON OUR JUNE 3-30 SUMMER SCHEDULE! Summer Schedules have now been posted on the LAC website under the “Schedules” tab. Please note there are two schedules June 3 – 30 and July 1 – 14.

Wed June 28 No Age Group Blue Workout

Thurs June 29 Age Group Blue Workout 5:30 - 6:30 pm CGAC

Fri June 30 Senior Gold/Silver/Bronze 3:00 - 4:00 pm CGAC

Sat Jul 1 NO WORKOUTS - Happy Canada Day!

 

COACHES REPORT

2016 Olympic bronze medalist Brittany MacLean spoke to our Senior and Age Group Gold&Silver swimmers yesterday (June 12) and she gave a powerful talk, full of emotion and spirit and positivity energy. This is one of Canada's most dominant, decorated and determined female swimmers ever, current national record in all freestyle races from 200m to 1500m. Swimming is a tough tough sport (and the best best sport because of it!). Brittany swam the toughest events in the toughest sport, and told us of the many triumphs and the many trials that spanned her career. She started at age 7 and raced at our annual Hauch Meet as a 10 year old. She spoke not just of her proudest moments as a Canadian (Olympic finalist in 2012, Olympic medalist in 2016) but also of her proudest moments as part of the University of Georgia women's varsity team, which won 3 national championships during Brittany's time there. A couple of her memorable quotes: "I'm swimming for you guys this year." "I woke up with a blazing fever and went to sleep with an Olympic bronze medal." "My coach believes in me so I better believe in me." "I focused on my lane and nothing else."  Brittany brought along her Olympic medal and everyone could feel its weight...there's a ton of stuff that goes into an Olympic life. You can all lead the life of an Olympian without being one. Use Brittany's example to help you finish your year strong, and to motivate you as you set your goals for 2017-18.

 

NOTICE OF LAC ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The LAC Board of Directors extends an invitation to all LAC parents to attend the upcoming Annual General Meeting of the Club. The AGM will be held on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 beginning at 7.00 pm at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre in the upper level meeting room. Attendance is not mandatory; however, we encourage at least one member of each swim family to attend this very informative evening and earn one session credit for doing so. New swim families will receive one session credit that may be applied next season.

Further information including a copy of the Minutes from the 2016 AGM and a proxy for 2017 is posted on the website under the Events tab. Please register on the Events sign up page.

If you have any questions please contact me at swim4life@isp.ca   

Paul Cappa, Past President

 

DR PAUL HAUCH MEET

Our Hauch meet is fast approaching and in keeping with tradition we will be doing our famous bell heats. Instead of asking for a food donation for this meet, each family will be asked to donate $10 worth of prizes (broken up into smaller prize amounts if possible to spread the prizes out further.) Examples from previous years are $5 gift cards, Towels, Water bottles and a variety of fun toys for the kids to play with around the pool for the day.
When you have your prizes please bring them to your coach or Jane Callon. Please make sure to attach a swim family name when handing in your prizes.

 

SHOP AND EARN CASH BACK FOR LAC!

Have fun shopping online while earning money towards our club!  We can compete with other swim clubs and sports teams in our area to see who can raise the most money for our team!  You can follow along on the website to see how much is raised to date and how many people have purchased through our club.  Feel free to invite friends and family to join in the fun! It's easy to set up by following the simple instructions.

Shop brands such as Indigo, Starbucks, Sephora, Walmart, Old Navy, Lowes, The Bay, Booking.com, Groupon and even Gift Cards (East Side Marios, Swiss Chalet, etc).   When you order a $50 Gift Card, for example, $5 goes to LAC.  You can print it off immediately. An additional $5 will be donated to LAC for each new member that places an order.

https://www.flipgive.com/f/263373#content

If you have any questions, feel free to contact janecallon@rogers.com.

 

LAC SESSION CREDITS

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 lacmembership01@gmail.com

 

IT’S OFFICIAL!

Dr. Paul Hauch Invitational (July 14 to 16): I have had a few offers from people who will work as senior officials at Hauch.  I do not have enough though so I am sending out an invitation looking for outside help this week.  If you want to work a senior position at Hauch, please get back to me this week.  Sign-ups for Minor officials (Timers and Strokes and Turns) will be posted later by Mike Joudrey, but I need to get the senior officials organized first. If you have taken the clinic and can help as a senior official please let me know ASAP, via email, listing the positions that you want and the sessions that you can work.  The session times are as follows: there are 2 sessions on Friday with warm-ups starting at noon and 3:30 PM and 2 sessions on both Saturday and Sunday with warm-ups starting at 8:00 AM and 1:00 PM.

Meet Managers for the 2017-18 Season:  I am still looking for meet managers for next season.  This is a job that provides a great feeling of accomplishment, much of it will be done on your own schedule prior to the meet, and you have lots of people to lean on and learn from.  If you are new we will give you the clinic and help you through the process.  I will be contacting people directly very soon so if you were hoping to get started on Meet manager with higher officiating levels in mind, please get back me.  If you are interested in learning more, please contact me at the email address below.  So far I have 1 offer of help. 

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

 

UPCOMING MEETS

 Date 

 Meet

 Place

 Swimmers

 Sign  up  Deadline

 Jun 24-25

 SwimON Festival

 Markham

 Qualifiers

 Jun 9

 Jun 29 -    Jul 2

 Ontario Provincials

 Scarborough

 Qualifiers

 Jun 15

 Jul 14-16

 Paul Hauch Invit.

 Thames Park Pool

 ALL LAC

 Jun 29

 

LAC EQUIPMENT

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 lacswimequipment@gmail.com

 

NEWSLETTER

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