February 18




Feb 19, 21 and 22 Senior Bronze/Blue 4:45 - 5:45 pm WSRC

Sat Mar 2 NO Age Group Gold/Silver/Blue/Bronze

No Swimming March Break from March 11 – 17 (except for SrGold/SrSilver)



CONGRATULATIONS to our 22 LAC athletes who competed at SWIM ONTARIO WINTER FESTIVAL in Etobicoke last weekend. Our medalist include Lauren Campbell (2 Gold), Niamh O’Leary (1 Silver) and Jacob Seddon (1 Silver). There were many Top 8 finishes including several very competitive relay teams!

A special congratulations to Esther Lu for achieving her first Top 10 time in the 11-12 Girls 100 M Backstroke.  

Go LAC Go! 


Swimmers Registered: 12                 Money Raised: $720

THIS WEEK’S PRIZE: London bathing cap to the Levy family for leading the first week of Swim a Thon with $350 raised.

ALL LAC swimmers are invited to participate in our Annual Swim-a-Thon. It will take place at CGAC on Friday,April 19.

Age Group Gold/Silver/Bronze/Blue 6:00 – 8: 00 am

Senior Gold/Silver/Bronze/Blue 8:00 – 10:00 am

Age Orange/Development 1 & 2/Introductory 10:00 – 12 noon

WHAT IS SWIM-A-THON: swimmers will see how long it takes them to do 200 lengths or how many lengths can they do in 2 hours. For our younger swimmers they will spend 2 hours in the pool participating in length swimming as well as some skills stations (starts, turns, etc)

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

HOW TO REGISTER: to register your swimmer (or swim family if you have multiple swimmers and would prefer one family page) please follow this link to get started and begin collecting donations.  Our club goal this year is $15,000 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.

Swimming Canada is no longer issuing any receipts in any circumstance.  You may find out more information here:

Remember the funds raised from swim-a-thon will go towards fundraising projects like a new video scoreboard, coaching educational opportunities as well as swimming and dryland equipment.

If you have any questions about Swim-a-thon please contact Donna at



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.



Any questions email Donna at



Any concerns should be emailed to Donna



LAC Pentathlon - Senior Officials Needed - The LAC Pentathlon is coming up in April.  Please email Bonnie Marceau at if interested.  Please include the session(s) and position(s) that you would like to try.  This is a great opportunity to try out what you have learned in the clinics that you have taken.  Just let Bonnie know that you are new and she will provide a mentor if needed.

Officials Clinics – I usually do a 3rd set of clinics in March/April but they are often sparsely attended.  If you have clinics that you are particularly interested in, please email me so that I am aware.  I will do a make up clinic for the Starter clinic that I cancelled and I will certainly do the Introduction to Swimming Officiating and the Strokes and Turns clinics.  No need to tell me about those ones. 

Meet Managers For 2019-2020 – It is not too soon to start thinking ahead.  If anyone has an interest in Meet Management next season, please let me know, especially of you have not taken the clinic.  If there is an interest in being a Meet Manager or in just learning about what is involved, then I can set up a clinic for that position.

Official Registration: As people take clinics AND work on the deck, 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  In this email are instructions on how to validate and update your account.  Until you do this we cannot complete your registration as an official.  For the 4th or 5th time, we have tried to register a group of 20 or so officials but they do not respond to the email.  I will be emailing people directly to let them know if they have been missing the registration notes.  Please check your email and spam folders and follow the instructions in the registration email to update and validate you registration information.

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







 Sign-up Deadline

 Feb 28-Mar 3

 ON Spring Champs



 Feb 15

 Mar 2-3

 Wilmot Team Cup



 Feb 14

 Mar 7-10

 ON Spring Youth-Jr



 Feb 21

 April 7

 LAC Pentathlon



 Mar 19



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.



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



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.



Information for the newsletter should be emailed to  by 10 am Monday mornings.