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November 26

NEWSLETTER 2018-19 ISSUE 12

 

WORKOUT CHANGES

The last workout before the Holiday Break will be Sunday Dec 23. Senior Gold/Silver returns to swimming Dec 27, all other groups return swimming the week of Dec 30. The holiday schedule is posted on the website on the “schedule” page. Regular schedule will resume Saturday Jan 5.

 

COACHES REPORT

CONGRATULATIONS to everyone on some great racing last weekend. Many many personal bests were established throughout the weekend, there was lots of positive team support and spirit, and there were many close battles that LAC swimmers fought hard to win, whther it was a battle for first or a battle for 7th. It's very clear many of you have been training with purpose and passion and persistence, and you have been rewarded for those efforts.  One important thing to remember as we start working toward the next competition: "Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just stand there." So, be happy with your results, but don't let yourself become self-satisfied or complacent. Continue working with purpose and passion and persistence toward your next objective! 

Special congratulations to: club record-setter and first time top 10 performer Jacqueline Chambers (12/u girls 1500FR); first time top 10 performer Vladislav Zagidulin(13/14 boys 100FL); and our 7 first-time qualifiers: Ryan Jaberi and Kyle Stuckless (Regionals), Ciaran Buyse and Alexandr Zagidulin (Provincial Festival), Ella Mills, Ethan Mills, and Kyla Romero (Ontario Youth/Junior Championships). 

LAC swimmers won a total of 230 individual medals! 88 GOLD - 87 SILVER - 55 BRONZE. Congratulations to all of our medalists. And there were 9 swimmers who achieved 22 results that rank in the LAC all-time top 10.

Well done to everyone, including our absolutely awesome parents for their volunteer support throughout the weekend. No officials, no competition. No competition, no opportunity for our swimmers to reap the rewards for their hard work. From the swimmers and coaches, thank you to all who volunteered.

 

NOTHERS THANK YOU

This past weekend our LAC family pulled together to host the Annual LAC Nothers Fall Invitational Swim Meet. Shawn and I want to thank everyone for their hard work and enthusiasm. Together we welcomed 10 clubs and approximately 575 swimmers into our house for some great swimming and great fun. Coaches, thank you for your patience and responsiveness leading into the weekend. With your help we were able to ensure that had each athlete was placed in the right events with the right seed times.   

We couldn't have been successful with such a large meet without the senior officials that travelled in to support us and the volunteers from other clubs who joined our own volunteers on deck and in the office.Behind the scenes our setup crew had us ready to go Friday morning and our canteen team members kept us well fed throughout the weekend. Thank you everyone.

As meet managers we feel very fortunate to have had the support of everyone involved.     

Thank you.

Shawn Smith and Karen Campbell – LAC Nothers Fall Invitational Meet Managers

 

SPIRITWEAR ORDERS

All of the October Spiritwear orders have arrived. Please see Liz, Mel or Donna to pick up your order at CGAC. Orders for AGO and DVLP 1 will be available from Coach Emma.

 

SWIMMER ACCOUNT

Any membership concerns email Donna - lacmembership01@gmail.com

 

WESTERN SWIM MEET

This is our last hosted meet of the season and we could sure use your help filling the timer and S&T positions.

When - Saturday December 1st

Warm up  - 4:30

Start -  5:30   should only be around two hours long.

Anyone able to help out with Timing or Stroke and Turns please contact me at marydan@bigbill.ca

Volunteer hours for the high school students – bring your forms  (no LAC credits – sorry)

Thank you,

Mary Allen

 

IT’S OFFICIAL!

LAC Nothers Fall Invitational – Thank You! – Things were looking pretty grim for a few sessions in the last couple of days leading up to Nothers but everyone came though for us and I think the meet was a resounding success with lots of learning for LAC and visiting officials! Congratulations to Meet Managers Shawn Smith and Karen Campbell on a job VERY well done!  Congratulations to Shawn again!  We are waiting for approval from Swim Ontario but Shawn received his last sign-off required to achieve his goal of becoming a Level 3 official!  Way to go Shawn!  Congrats to Ian Skilling as well.  A new level 2!   

LAC Holiday Time Trial - December 15- Senior Officials Needed – The next LAC hosted event needs your help.  If you would like to be a senior official at this Time Trial then please email me with “Holiday Time Trial” in the subject, and the position that you would like to work in the body of the email.  First come, first serve!  

LAC 12 & Under Celebration and the January 13 and Over Time Trial – January 19 and 20, 2019 - Senior Officials Needed -  This will be our first meet of the New Year and will give people an opportunity to hone up their skills to help out at the WOSA Short Course Champs which follows two weeks later.  If you would like to help at one of these 3 sessions then please email the Competition Coordinator, Denise McDonald at mcdonald.denise.e@gmail.com with “12 & Under“ in he subject and the session(s) and the positions that you are interested in in the body.

WOSA Short Course Championship –January 31 to February 3, 2019 -  Senior Officials Needed – If you would like to be a senior official at the WOSA SC Champs that we are hosting this year then please email me with “WOSA” in the subject and the sessions and positions that you would like to work in the body of the email.  Really, is not too soon to start thinking about this meet!

Official Clinics – For those who are waiting to take the clinics that they missed in the last round, I will be hosting more clinics in the new year in support of the two 2019 meets listed above.  

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

 Dec 14-16

 Team Showdown

 Brantford

 SRG/S & AGG/S

 Nov 26

 Dec 14-16

 Ontario Jr Intl.

 Scarborough

 Sr qualifiers

 Dec 3

 Dec 15

 Holiday Time Trial

 CGAC

 All swimmers

 Dec 3

 Jan 19

 13 & Over TT

 CGAC

 13/over swimmers

 Jan 4

 Jan 19 - 20

 12 & Under Meet

 CGAC

 12/under swimmers

 Jan 4

 

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 enrollment 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 “Swimmer 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. Equipment requirements for each group are also listed.

If you have any equipment questions please contact lacswimequipment@gmail.com

 

SWIM EQUIPMENT SHARK CARD

The 2018-2019 Shark Card is now available on the LAC website under the “swim equipment” tab. This offers a 15% discount off all regular priced goods. You MUST have this card with you at the time of purchase. Either as a pdf saved on your phone or a printed hard copy. The new online coupon code is listed on the cards as well this year. This code will be valid on the new website/webstore which is in the process of being launched. It offers a 15% discount on all regular priced goods listed on the site/store.

 

NEWSLETTER

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