September 19




NO Senior Gold/Silver Sat Sept 23

NO Age Group Gold/Silver dryland Saturday Sept 23. Swim 5:30-7:30am only.

NO Age Group Blue/Bronze dryland Saturday Sept 23. Swim 7:30–8:30am only.

The 2017-18 training schedule is posted on the LAC website.

The 2017-18 competition calendar will be posted on the website in the very near future.



WELCOME BACK everyone! We trust that everyone had a relaxing and enjoyable summer, and also trust that you are all ready and eager to have fun as you start on the long road toward your 2017-18 goals.

The first few weeks of the year are always an exciting time, as you get re-acquainted with your swimming family, some of whom you might not have seen for a while. Enjoy this, but at the same time make sure when you are in the water and the coaches are directing you, you are giving them your undivided attention. Listen with your ears and your eyes. Pay attention to your coaches and their instructions, make sure you understand exactly how the stroke drills are to be done, and focus on the basics: ready position on the wall, push-offs, streamlines, underwater kicks, and head & body position.Try to channel all of your energy and enthusiasm that has been "cooped up" since mid-July into focussing on your technique and the small details and developing great practice habits. If you can do this now, good technique and the tiny details and great habits will become almost automatic later.

​Congratulations to former LAC Paralympian (and now LAC parent) Adam Purdy, who is being inducted this Saturday into the Ontario Aquatic Hall of Fame. 

C​ongratulations to David Hickey, who is this year's Western Region recipient of the Team Aquatic Supplies student-athlete bursary, a financial award of $250 that goes to the top male and female swimmer in each region with the highest ranking long course swim combined with the highest school average.


September statements were sent out September 18 (they were emailed twice as the first email had incorrect dates). Payments will be withdrawn Sept 25. These statements include your registration fee as well as the September 15 membership fees. If you have any concerns or did not receive a statement please email Donna at .



If anyone has photos from last year's swim season that you would like to include in our slideshow at the Banquet, please forward them to 

Jane will be coming out to a few practices for our younger groups to take some photos so we can be sure that everyone gets a chance to see their picture on the screen!  If you would prefer NOT to have your child's photo taken, please notify Jane or your child's coach. Thank you!



Hello again to returning LACers and a big welcome aboard to brand new LAC families for the 2017/18 season!  I am Mark Lukings, one of two Club Officials Chairs who are in charge of making sure that we have all of the officials that are required to run our meets.   

We have a slightly busier LAC hosted meet schedule this year with the addition of the Western Region Short Course Championship to our regular schedule of LAC meets and this year we have 4 time trials instead of the traditional 2.

To support all of these LAC hosted meets I will be scheduling officiating clinics in October and November to start preparing the officials that we will need.  For those of you who are new to swimming, this is a sport that requires a lot of participation and volunteerism to run the competitions. 

I encourage new LAC families to get started by coming out to the Introduction to Swimming Officiating clinics that will be offered in October and/or November.  In this clinic we cover session credits, the basics of officiating and the specifics of the first position, timing.  This is the clinic that is mentioned in the registration material as being required for all new LAC families.  It, like all of the clinics, is also available for anyone wanting a refresher.  I am looking forward to meeting you there!

 Watch the newsletter for specifics on the clinic dates as they become available.  I should have the first few scheduled by next week.

Returning officials, please note that we require a signed PIPEDA form from each LAC official so that we can keep your registration active with Swim Ontario.  Please go to print the form and fill it in for each official representing your family, have them sign and date it and then give it to Donna or put it in the LAC mailbox just inside the front doors of CGAC. 

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







 Sign  up  Deadline

 Sun Oct 15

 Time Trial #1


 ALL LAC swimmers


 Sat Nov 4

 Time Trial #2


 ALL LAC swimmers


 Nov 24 – 26

 Nothers Invitational


 ALL LAC swimmers





Club hosted meets help to reduce membership fees by 20-25% as well as reducing travel costs by attending fewer out-of-town meets. To ensure the Club has sufficient resources to host meets, most LAC swim families are required to work a minimum of 22 sessionsduring club hosted meets (please see below for exceptions). These sessions may be worked through officiating or working at the club’s food canteen, awards or other positions. Any unfulfilled session credits will be billed at a rate of $40.00 per session to the swim family’s Swimmer Account at the end of the season. Please note that this is not meant to be a “fundraiser” but rather an incentive to participate in the running of home meets. Swim families may receive up to 5 donated session credits from another club family to complete their credits, however any more than the 5 donated session credits must be approved by the board. Session commitments are waived for first year swim families with no prior competitive swim club affiliation, as well as for introductory and post-secondary students training full time with the club and for varsity swimmers, although assistance during swim meets from these groups is greatly appreciated.  First year families ARE required to fulfill the LAC orientation program. This includes an introductory club meeting, participating in an Introductory to Swimming clinic during the swim season and a follow up “on-deck” mentoring session.

*** Families of Development swimmers who are not in their first year of competitive swimming who do not have a swimmer in another level are required to fulfill only 11 of the assigned session credits.***

*The number of session credits will be reviewed by the board in the fall upon club enrolment and may be subject to change.

There is a session credit FAQ under the "Parent Info" tab under "Session Credits.



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



Information for the newsletter should be emailed to  by 10 am Monday mornings.