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January 22

NEWSLETTER 2017-18 ISSUE 19

 

WORKOUT CHANGES​​

​Fri Feb 2 NO CGAC workouts due to WOSA Championships

Sat Feb 3 NO CGAC workouts due to WOSA Championships

Sat Feb 3 Development 2 (usually at CGAC 8-9 am) will be at CHOCC (corner of Oxford and Adelaide) 7:30 – 8:30 am

Mon Feb 19 NO Workouts Family Day (except SrGold/SrSilver)

NO Senior Bronze/Blue workouts at WSRC the week of Feb 19-23

Tues Feb 20 Senior Bronze and Blue 4:30 – 5:30 pm CHOCC

Tues Feb 20 Development 1 5:30 – 6:30 pm CHOCC

Thurs Feb 22 Senior Gold/Silver swim 3:30 – 4:30 pm CGAC

Thurs Feb 22 Senior Bronze/Blue swim 4:30 – 5:30 pm CGAC

Thurs Feb 22 Age Group Gold/Silver swim 5:30 – 6:30 pm CGAC

Fri Feb 23 Senior Bronze/Blue 6:00 – 7:30 am CGAC

There will be NO workouts for ALL LAC groups (except Senior Gold and Silver) during the March Break from March 12 – 17.

 

COACHES REPORT​​

CONGRATULATIONS to everyone on some good racing last weekend. Our younger swimmers in the 12&Under Celebration Meet swam to many personal bests, there was a meet record by the 11/12 girls medley relay (Nikola, Lauren, Siporah, Catie) and there were several first-time qualifiers: Jackson Cooke, Maya Dugas, Xavier Look-Hong, David Maar​ and Grace Phillips all qualified for Regionals for the first time, while Caitlin Barclay achieved her first Provincial Festival time. In the Saturday time trial for our 13&over swimmers, Kennedy Cooke made her first Regional Championship standard and Sydney Spowart got her first Provincial Festival qualifying swim.  We also had 11 swimmers race well at the Toronto Grand Prix, gaining some exposure to long course racing. 

​Keep working hard - senior swimmers as we move into exams do your best to balance your studying with your training, and remember that a good night's sleep has been shown to benefit academic test performance far more than staying up and studying into the wee hours of the morning.

 
 

LAC HOCKEY RAFFLE UPDATE

First off, thanks to everyone who’s helped to sell tickets – all are in circulation with over a third of them returned with money collected. As a reminder, once you’ve sold all your tickets, please just put the stubs and the collected money in an envelope and give to Donna or place in the LAC lock-box inside the entrance of CGAC

If you have tickets left that you don’t think you’ll be able to sell in the next few weeks, please return those along with the money from those you did sell to the LAC lock-box by this Friday.  We’ll be selling all the left-over tickets at the WOSA Regionals next weekend.  Any questions, please send a note to cforsey@tmd.ca Thanks again to everyone for helping out. 

 

LAC SPIRITWEAR ORDERS

The next Spiritwear order will be placed January 26. If you would like to place an order please print off the form on the LAC website under the "Swimmer Info" tab under the "LAC Swim Equipment" tab. Complete the order form and deposit it in the LAC mailbox at CGAC. Please include the payment with the order (cheques made out to London Aquatic Club).

 

MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

The February statements should be out around the 5th and PAD payments will be February 15. If you have any concerns please contact Donna at lacmembership01@gmail.com.

 

MINOR OFFICIAL SIGN UP

Please include your swimmers age and gender (eg. 12F) when signing up so we can do our best to accommodate if possible placement in the correct end. Make sure that you check in at least 30 before the session starts, after the briefing has taken place any empty spots will be filled. Once lane assignments have been given please stay in the lane assigned.

 

IT’S OFFICIAL!

Clinics: There are still 4 clinics available to attend prior to WOSA.  If interested please sign up on the LAC Web Site.  See previous newsletters for more details.  Here are the dates:

1.     Recorder/Scorer – Wednesday, January 24 - 6:00 to 8:00 PM – Downstairs Meeting Room

2.     Chief Timekeeper – Thursday, January 25 - 6:00 to 8:00 PM – Downstairs Meeting Room

3.     Starter (The person who says “Take your marks.”) – Saturday, January 27 - 8:00 to 10:00 AM – Downstairs Meeting Room

4.     Clerk of Course – Tuesday, January 30 - 6:00 to 8:00 PM – Downstairs Meeting Room 

Senior Officials Needed - WOSA Champs: If you are looking for opportunities to work senior positions at meets, it is a good idea to email the Competition Coordinator early and let them know what you are looking for.  For WOSA I lac.coc@gmail.com am the Competition Coordinator.  If you will be taking a clinic and would like to try the job with a mentor then you sign up for that the same way, by emailing the Competition Coordinator.  When making a request for senior positions, please send separate emails for each meet and include: the meet name in the subject, the sessions that you are available, the jobs that you are interested in and any other special requests such as the end of the pool.  Include if the job is to receive mentorship.   We do our best to accommodate.

Volunteers Needed: Please note that session credits are only given for LAC Hosted meets, not for helping at another club’s meet.  That said, we get a lot of help from other clubs at our meets and it is nice if we maintain the good will by returning the favour, especially if you are there anyway.  All meets are also great opportunities to earn high school volunteer hours.

London Gliders (Special Olympics) is hosting a 1 session invitational on Sunday, January 28.  Warm-ups start at 7:00 AM and the event is planned to be complete by 1:00 PM.  They are looking for help with Timers and Strokes and Turns officials.  If you can help out, please contact Karen Campbell at: LACmeetmgrkc@gmail.com  

Western is hosting the OUA Swimming Championship this year.  The meet is on Thursday to Saturday, February 8-10 (OUA championships).  A.M. heats and P.M. finals with the likelihood of a short afternoon time trial on the Saturday.  This was a great meet the last time Western hosted it.  It comes highly recommended!  If you can help at the OUA Champs please contact Paul Cappa (Long Time LAC President) at: swim4life@isp.ca or cappa@cohenhighley.com

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

 Feb 2-4

 WOSA Champs

 CGAC

 Qualified  

 January 22

 Feb 17-18

 Winter Festival

 Nepean

 Qualified

 February 5

 Mar 1-4

 Spring Provincials

 Etobicoke

 Qualified

 February 19

 Mar 3-4  Waterloo Challenge   Wilmot  non-Prov/non-AA

 February 23

 Mar 8-11

 “AA” Champs

 Markham

 Qualified

 February 16

 

LAC SESSION CREDITS

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 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.

 

LAC EQUIPMENT

Instructions for ordering swim equipment can be found on the LAC website under “Swimmers Info” 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

 

EQUIPMENT SWAP – FACEBOOK PAGE

We have had a few requests to get this facebook (London Aquatic Club – Swim Team Equipment Swap) site up and running again. Feel free to post any items you would like to sell or any requests for equipment you might be looking for.

 

NEWSLETTER

Information for the newsletter should be emailed to lacnews1@gmail.com  by 10 am Monday mornings.