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July 9

NEWSLETTER 2017-18 ISSUE 44

 

WORKOUT CHANGES​​

LAC Summer Schedules are posted on the LAC website under the “schedule” tab.

We are on our final schedule of the season July 2 – 12.

 

COACHES REPORT

CONGRATULATIONS to our NOVA SCOTIA CHAMPIONSHIPS swimmers, who returned home on Monday evening after a great 4 days of racing at the Dalhousie University Sportsplex. We finished in 3rd place overall in the team standings, behind the Halifax Trojans and the St.John's Legends, collecting a total of 38 individual medals (4G-13S-21B) and another 12 relay podium finishes (4G-3S-5B). We swam to over 100 new personal bests, with Ben, Jack and Slava achieving pb's in all 6 of their individual races, and we had over 150 swims in the finals over the course of the 4 days, with over 70% of those being faster than the preliminary time. Special congratulations to the following swimmers: Lauren Campbell for establishing a club record in the 11/12 girls 1500FR; Sasha Goodreau and Jack Haycock for achieving their first ever Canadian Junior Championship times; Holly Holden and Slava Zagidulin for achieving their first ever Eastern Canadian times; and the members of our girls open 4x100FR (Nora,Hilary,Leah,Katie) and 4x100 Medley (Katie,Holly,Maddie,Nora) relays for achieving the Canadian Junior Championship relay standard.  This event was a great success for those who earned the privilege of attending, and is a reminder of the importance of team travel events in building team unity and strength, as well as building personal responsibility and autonomy in the pursuit of championship performances.

Many sincere thanks to our team chaperones for the event, Jane Callon and Ang Murphy, for all of their efforts in helping our swimmers perform at their peak.

For more details on the results of the meet, check the "NEWS" section of the website.

CONGRATULATIONS as well to our 5 Senior Bronze swimmers who competed in the Provincial Open Water event, a 2 kilometer swim, last Wednesday at Professor's Lake in Brampton. Way to go Alyssa Ball, Max Burton, Kennedy Cooke, Emilie Duggal and Georgia Weber, and thanks Coaches Jacob and Rebecca for supporting our swimmers in their first open water event! 

Finally, as the 2017-18 year winds down for most of you, good luck to everyone finishing their year with the Hauch Meet this weekend. While the meet is largely a chance to have fun in the sun (hopefully), it is still an opportunity to race well and strive for personal best times. So, when you're not racing, keep yourself protected from the sun, wear sunscreen and a hat, stay well-hydrated, and when it's time to race, get into your "zone" and go for it!

 

DR PAUL HAUCH MEET

Session #

Date

Timed Finals

Warm Up

Start

Finish

Estimated Duration

1

Fri July 13

12 & Under 

1:00 pm

1:45 pm

3:00 pm

1:15 hrs.

 

2

Fri July 13

13 & Over 

3:30 pm

4:15 pm

5:30 pm

1:15hrs.

 

3

Sat, July 14

12 & Under 

9:00 am

10:00 am

12:30 am

2:30 hrs.

 

4

Sat July 14

13 & Over 

1:00 pm

2:00 pm

4:00 pm

2:00 hrs.

 

5

Sun, July 15

12 & Under 

9:00 am

10:00 am

12:30 am

2:30 hrs.

 

6

Sun, July 15

13 & Over 

1:00 pm

2:00 pm

3:30 pm

1:30 hrs.

 

 

SUNSET MEET

Immediately following the Saturday afternoon session of the Hauch Swim Meet, the London Silver Dolphins will be hosting a masters swim meet at the Thames Park Pool.  We are in need of volunteers to assist with timing and other minor officials duties.  This would be an ideal meet for young swimmers that are looking for volunteer hours as they enter high school.  If you are available to assist, please email Meet Manager:  Paul Cappa at swim4life@isp.ca

 

MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

Unworked session credits will be billed ($40 per session) after the Dr Paul Hauch Meet and July statements will be sent out after that. The PAD payments will be processed August 1. If you have any membership concerns, please contact Donna at lacmembership01@gmail.com.

  

IT’S OFFICIAL!​

Minor Officials for Dr. Paul Hauch Invitational – We need your help!:  Sign-ups are posted and so far we are short in all sessions.  Surprisingly, as of 10:00 PM Monday night, the first session on Friday is the ONLY session that IS staffed sufficiently to run the meet.  We cannot run this meet without your help.  This is not a lot of work.  Only two sessions are over 2 hours long and, rain or shine, you are better off helping than sitting in the stands.  We have shelters at the ends of the pool.   Please help make this meet a success.  Volunteer now!  Note that to sign up as a Strokes and Turns Official, you must have taken the clinic.

Dr. Paul Hauch Invitational – Other Jobs – We need your help!:  Sign-ups are posted for these jobs as well.  If you are not inclined to officiate but are willing to help then please check out the other available jobs.  Help is needed there as well! 

London Silver Dolphins - Sunset Meet – Needs Officials Too!: The Sunset Meet warms up immediately following the Saturday Afternoon session of Hauch and finishes by 7:00PM.  I am the competition coordinator for that meet as well as Hauch and I need 2 Strokes and Turns officials.  If you are willing, my email is in the next paragraph.  Paul Cappa, LAC’s past long term President, is the meet manager and he needs 12 timers.  I am not sure how he is doing with recruiting but, if you can help, you can contact Paul at swim4life@isp.ca Helping at this meet is totally voluntary.  Feels good though, doesn’t it?

High School Volunteer Hours: Yes, helping with officiating at swim meets is a way to earn high school volunteer hours.  Bring your form with you, give it to me before the session, and I will fill it out and sign it for you.      

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

 

CITY of LONDON PARKS & RECREATION MASTER PLAN

The City of London is updating its Parks and Recreation Master Plan and they are looking for our input.  Currently the Parks & Recreation Department is conducting a community survey that is open for anyone to fill out. This survey is available at http://getinvolved.london.ca/playyourway .  Completing this survey is our opportunity to tell those shaping the future of London's aquatic facilities that it is critical for a Canada Games Aquatic Centre expansion to be priority one and that this expansion should include a separate warm-up pool, a deeper shallow end, and additional dryland, pool deck, office and storage space. 

 

UPCOMING MEETS

 Date 

 Meet

 Place

 Swimmers

 Sign  up  Deadline

 July 13-15

 Dr Hauch Invitational

 Thames Pool

 All LAC

 June 28

  July 18-22

  Canadian Trials

 Edmonton

 senior qualifiers

  July 3

  July 25-29

  Canadian Jr Champs

  Winnipeg

 AG + senior qualifiers

  July 10

 

 

 

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.