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December 17

NEWSLETTER 2018-19 ISSUE 15

 

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 everyone on some great racing last weekend, whether it was in Toronto at the Ontario Junior International, or Brantford at the Team Showdown, or at our Holiday Time Trial in London. Lots of personal bests established, lots of smart, tough racing and lots of team spirit on display.​ Special congratulations to David Hickey, who established 5 club records at the OJI in Toronto, and from the Team Showdown, first-time all time Top 10 swimmer Jacob Seddon, first time Provincial Festival qualifiers Kiera Ball and Emma Park, and first-time Ontario Youth/Junior Championship qualifiers Bram Majoor and Kira Mels-Williams. As we head into the holidays and enjoy a bit of time off, remember we are only 6 short weeks away from the Regional Championships being hosted right here in London Jan.31-Feb.3. Many of you will have to re-set your goals during your break, and when you come back make sure you are ready to get right back to work.

​Many sincere thanks to Brantford Team Showdown chaperone Lisa Boulianne, and her helpers Brad and Grandma Ruby. You guys did a terrific job - THANK YOU!

 

LAC – TRAINING BURSARY PROGRAM

London Aquatic Club has put aside some money for the Training Bursary Program for swimmers and their families in need of financial assistance to fund some of their training costs. This funding is only available for the 2018-19 season.

Applications can be submitted using the LAC Mailbox in the lobby of the Canada Games Aquatic Centre.  Place the completed application in a sealed envelope with Training Bursary Application marked on the outside.  The applications will be reviewed by a small, independent committee and the information provided on the application will be kept in strictest confidence in accordance with privacy legislation.

The application period is December 4 to 22, with results communicated by January 15. Bursary awards will be in the form of a credit to the family account  divided monthly from February to June. This information is posted on the LAC website under “Parent Info”. For the Application Form, please Click Here

 

SPIRITWEAR ORDERS

All 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. Next order date is Feb 1.

 

SWIMMER ACCOUNT

Any membership concerns email Donna - lacmembership01@gmail.com

 

IT’S OFFICIAL!

LAC Holiday Time Trial – Thank you to everyone who helped out on Saturday! – A special thank you to Dmitrij Zagidulin for Meet Managing our first 3 Time Trials this season!  Excellent job Dmitrij!

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 the subject and the session(s) and the positions that you are interested in working, in the body.

London Glider - Special Olympic Swim Meet! – Sunday, January 20, 2019 – 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM – Hopefully you will already be there for the Sunday session of the 12 and Under Celebration, but even if you are not, why not hang out at CGAC for the afternoon and help out at this great meet.  If you are willing to help in any officiating capacity, please contact Patrick Moran at tp.moran@hotmail.com with the jobs that you are qualified for and willing to work at this meet.

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, it 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

 Jan 18-19

 UToronto Grand Prix  Uni. of Toronto  Senior Gold   Jan 11

 Jan 19

 13 & Over TT

 CGAC

 13/over swimmers

 Jan 4

 Jan 19-20

 12&U Celebration  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.

The Session Credit Policies are posted under the “Parent Info" tab On the LAC website.

 

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.