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March 12

NEWSLETTER 2017-18 ISSUE 26

 

WORKOUT CHANGES​​

​There are NO workouts for ALL LAC groups (except Senior Gold and Silver) during the March Break from March 12–17. SrGold/SrSilver March Break schedule is under the "Schedules" tab of the website.

Friday March 30 NO Workouts (except Senior Gold and Senior Silver)

 

COACHES REPORT

CONGRATULATIONS to our 18 swimmers who raced at the AA Provincials in Markham last weekend. The percentage of personal bests established was an impressive 75.2%, and the team placed 2nd overall in the team standings, closely behind the North York Aquatic Club. Special congratulations to first time qualifiers: Lucas Lin (Provincials); Lauren Campbell, Sonya Demidenok, Cleo Murphy, Mila Shull (Eastern Canadians); and Sonya for both the Canadian Junior Championships and the Canadian Swimming Championships. Special congratulations also to 16 year old girls high point award winner Leah Polito.

 

MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

The club is not issuing tax receipts for 2017 as the government has discontinued the Child Exercise Tax Credit so they are no longer required for tax purposes.

The March PAD payments will be processed on March 20. if you have any concerns with you statement please contact Donna before March 18 at lacmembership01@gmail.com

 

SWIM A THON 

TOTAL RAISED TO DATE: $3290                                          

LAC SWIMMERS REGISTERED: 37

TOP FUNDRAISERS: Sam Elkami $1025, Catie Tennant $300, Madison Cann $240, Caitlin Barclay $190 and Siporah Sang $155. Caitlin and Siporah will receive a (12.5 x 18 inch) Sports Towel for cracking the top five for the first time this week.

Swim-A-Thon is an opportunity for our young athletes to fundraise money to support their swimming as well as the growth of the London Aquatic Club. This is a great opportunity for your friends and family to support and acknowledge the time and commitment your athletes (and families) have dedicated to the sport of swimming. Our goals as a club are to use this money towards a new club record board, new electronic scoreboard, and the update of daily equipment. Some of these goals are quite big and we need all the help we can get. Together if we all work together we all gain a lot. ALL LAC swimmers are encouraged to participate in our annual Swim-a-Thon. It will take place the weekend of May 5-6, these swim times will replace our regular schedule that weekend.

What is Swim-A-Thon: The goal is to complete 200 lengths or as many lengths as possible in two hours. There will be refreshments and a special gift for all swimmers that raise funds after they swim.

Senior Gold/Silver 5:30 – 8:00 am CGAC Sat May 5

Age Group Gold/Silver 5:30 – 7:30 am CGAC Sat May 5

Development 2 7:00 -9:00 am CGAC Sat May 5

Senior Bronze/Blue 10:00 am – 12 noon CGAC Sat May 5

Age Group Orange & Development 1 6:30 – 8:30 am CHOCC Sat May 5

Age Group Bronze 8:00 – 10:00 am CHOCC Sun May 6

Age Group Blue 10:00 am – 12 noon CHOCC Sun May 6

Our fundraising efforts for swim-a-thon are done using Swim Canada's online fundraising program.

To register your swimmer (or swim family if you have multiple swimmers and would prefer one family page) please follow this link www.ontarioswimathon.ca/lac to get started and begin collecting donations.  Our club goal this year is $20,000 and there will be fantastic prizes available to win! The top 3 fundraisers will receive LAC spirit wear, and the top 12 fundraisers will be invited to a bowling party with the coaches and will be able to pick a prize from the prize table.

This year Swimming Canada is unable to issue any receipts in any circumstance.  There will not be tax receipts available this year. You may find out more information here: https://swimming.ca/en/resources/swimming-canada-overview/swim-a-thon-online/

If you have any questions about Swim-a-thon please contact Donna at   lacmembership01@gmail.com

 

LAC SPIRITWEAR ORDERS

The March orders are now placed, next order will be in May. 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.

 

 

IT’S OFFICIAL!
 

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

 April 8

 LAC Pentathlon

 CGAC

 ALL

 March 22

 April 20-22

 MAC April Invit’l

 Markham Pan-Am

 Qualifiers SrB/AG

 March 30

 April 28-29

 Brock LC Invit’l

 St Catharines

 Non-MAC AG/Dvlp

 April 17

 May 11-13

 Hollandia Invit’l

 CGAC

 All LAC

 April 17

 

 

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.***

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.