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January 29

NEWSLETTER 2017-18 ISSUE 20

 

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

Thurs Feb 8 Senior Gold/Silver swim 3:30 – 4:30 pm CGAC

Thurs Feb 8 Senior Bronze/Blue swim 4:30 – 5:30 pm CGAC

Thurs Feb 8 Age Group Gold/Silver swim 5:30 – 6:30 pm CGAC

Fri Feb 9 Senior Bronze/Blue 6:00 – 7:30 am CGAC

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 6:00 – 7:30 am CGAC

Fri Feb 23 Senior Blue 3:30 – 4:30 pm CHOCC

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

 

COACHES REPORT​​

Good luck everyone at Regionals this weekend! It's going to be a busy weekend - do your best to prepare yourself for good swims - stay relaxed, stay confident and stay positive. Most importantly, remember that things will not go perfectly! You will not have a perfect meet. In fact there's no such thing as "the perfect meet". Prepare yourself to the best of your ability based on the circumstances, be your own biggest supporter and best coach, and race with confidence and determination. If you're going to do it, you might as well do it with everything you have. Just as there's no such thing as "the perfect swim meet", it's impossible to swim more than one race at a time. Focus on the next one, not the one behind you, not the one 24 hours away. Relax, stay calm, stay in control, remain flexible, and enjoy yourself. The meets are fun, the challenge is exciting, and the very best is far from perfect. GO LAC GO!

​T-shirt rotation: Friday ROYAL - Saturday ORANGE - Sunday NAVY (if you don't have a shirt of a certain color, don't worry about it, wear what you have!)

 

WOSA WARM UP TIMES - Please note time changes

Session

Date

Prelim/Finals

Details

Warm Up

Start

 

 

1

2-Feb

Timed Finals

All Ages 800/1500

1:00-1:50

2:00

 

 

2

2-Feb

Prelims

13 & Over

5:00-5:50

6:00

 

 

3

3-Feb

Prelims

13 & Over

7:00-7:50

8:00

 

 

4

3-Feb

Timed Finals

12& Under

12:00-12:50

1:00

 

 

5

3-Feb

Finals

13 & Over

5:00-5:50

6:00

 

 

6

4-Feb

Prelims

13 & Over

7:00-7:50

8:00

 

 

7

4-Feb

Timed Finals

12& Under

12:00-12:50

1:00

 

 

8

4-Feb

Finals

13 & Over

5:30-6:20

6:30

 

 

 

LAC HOCKEY RAFFLE UPDATE

ALL TICKETS AND MONEY NEED TO BE RETURNED ASAP Please place your stubs, unsold tickets and collected money in an envelope and give it to Donna or place it in the LAC lock-box inside the entrance of CGAC. We will be selling all the left-over tickets at the WOSA Regionals this weekend.  Any questions, please send a note to cforsey@tmd.ca Thanks again to everyone for helping out. 

 

SWIM A THON 

Swim a Thon will take place the weekend of May 5 & 6 this season. More information to follow in next week’s newsletter.

 

LAC SPIRITWEAR ORDERS

The January Spiritwear orders have now been placed. 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). The next order date will be in March.

 

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.

 

IT’S OFFICIAL!

Minor Officials Needed - WOSA Champs: Thank you to everyone who has signed up to help this weekend!  LAC does appreciate it!  The problem is that as of Tuesday at 11:00AM and 3 days prior to the meet we still have several sessions that we cannot run without more volunteers.  Friday afternoon, Sunday morning and Sunday afternoon are in the worst shape.  We should not have this problem this close to the meet.  There are currently 95 open spots in the sign-ups.  That is less than one spot per LAC swimmer in the meet.  Please don’t wait for someone else to do it.  Let’s sign up now!

Clinics: This round of Official’s clinics complete tonight.  Thank you to everyone who attended.  The next and FINAL round of Clinics will be April/May time frame.

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. 

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 16

 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.