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February 4

NEWSLETTER 2018-19 ISSUE 20

 

WORKOUT CHANGES

Monday February 18    NO WORKOUTS except SrGold/SrSilver 3-4:30pm CGAC (Family Day)

Feb 19, 20 and 22 Senior Bronze/Blue 4:45 - 5:45 pm WSRC

 

COACHES REPORT

CONGRATULATIONS to everyone who raced at the WOSA Championships last weekend - once again, for the 8th time in a row, we won the over-all team championship. Top 5 teams: LAC - 1640.5pts, GHAC 970pts, GMAC 634pts, WEST 618pts, CW 617pts. Lots of great racing, lots of personal bests, and special congratulations to first-time Festival qualifiers Rachael Caron, Whitney Coome and Noah Gill, first-time Ontario Youth/Junior qualifier Ben Astrachan, and to club record-setter David Hickey. A more detailed overview of our accomplishments will be posted in the NEWS section of the website. Well done everyone, many sincere thanks to our volunteer army for making the meet a success, and now it's time to avoid complacency, get re-focused, and work hard toward the up-coming provincial championship meets. GO LAC GO!

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY

The LAC coaches and Board of Directors want to remind everyone to please please use your best judgment and discretion when it comes to deciding whether or not you are going to brave the weather conditions in an effort to get to either swim practice or competition. Facility closures due to weather conditions will be communicated in as timely a fashion as possible.

 

NHL ORIGINAL 6 HOCKEY GAME FUNDRAISING RAFFLE

Thank you to all the LAC families that sold tickets for the raffle. There were 590 tickets sold, making the raffle a big success! Congratulations to Andrew Craven our raffle winner! The Buck family sold the most tickets and win the LAC jacket. All families that sold 5 tickets or more (1 ballot for every 5 tickets sold) were entered into a draw for 9 prizes that included backpacks, towels and LAC hats. The following families: Romero, Zagidulin, Polito, Levy, Chambers, Jeffery, Thompson, Dyer, Brimson and Lobo can pick up their prizes from Donna or their coach.

 

SPIRITWEAR ORDERS

The Feb 1 Spiritwear Orders are now being placed, we will let you know when the orders arrive. Any questions email Donna at lacmembership01@gmail.com).

 

SWIMMER ACCOUNTS

Swimmer statements were emailed last night, PAD payments will be withdrawn Feb 15. Any concerns should be emailed to  Donna - lacmembership01@gmail.com before Feb 13.

 

IT’S OFFICIAL!

Western Region Short Course Championship – Thank You!:  Success!  We did it again!  We hosted another spectacular Regional Championship this last weekend.  Congratulations and a huge thank you to our very excellent and extremely fun Meet Managers, Trevor Pool and Martin Troughton!  It really was a great time, and a rewarding result!  There are far too many people to mention everyone here but: Lisa Levy and the Canteen crew kept us well fed; Rebecca Shearer, Stephanie Quigley, and Sonya Beckett organized the minor officials; Kip Sang made sure that all of winners got their awards; and Craig Forsey has been maintaining the timing equipment and producing the meet programs that we sell.  Hiding down in the office and keeping everything running smoothly at all of our meets is Rose Bloch-Hansen, a super-woman for sure!  The team of volunteer leaders is truly awesome and a huge comfort to the Meet Managers and the Competition Coordinator.

Retirement!  Jan Tebbutt - Set-up and Tear-Down Crew Lead: There is a group of people who meet the night before or very early the morning of the meets, often at inconvenient hours.  Then they are the last people to leave the building after the meet is complete.  Sometimes they are enlisted to rent a truck and move equipment over to Western University for a Varsity Meet and then back to CGAC after.  For the last few years the inspiring force and endless source of energy leading this fun and committed (or ready to be committed) group of people has been Jan Tebbutt!  Jan’s last meet in this role was this past weekend and the team will miss her!  If you see Jan around please do thank her for all of her help in organizing and inspiring her team and making sure that everything was ready to go before and safely put away after every meet.  Thanks Jan!  Thank you to Jay Myatt, for taking over from Jan!  You have some pretty big shoes to fill!              

Official Registration: As people take clinics, they will need to be registered as an official with Swimming Canada.  We do the initial set up based on the clinic registration information.  When that is done an email will be sent to each newly registered official from systems@swimming.ca  In this email are instructions on how to validate and update your account.  Until you do this we cannot register you as an official.  For the 4th of 5th time, we have tried to register a group of 20 or so officials.  Please check your email and spam folders and follow these instructions.

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 16-17

 ON Winter Festivals

 Etobicoke

 Qualifiers

 Feb 3

 Feb 28-Mar 3

 ON Spring Champs

 Etobicoke

 Qualifiers

 Feb 15

 Mar 2-3

 Wilmot Team Cup

 Wilmot 

 non-OSC/OYJC

 Feb 22

 Mar 7-10

 ON Spring Youth-Jr

 Markham

 Qualifiers

 Feb 21

 

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.