April 15




Friday April 19   ALL LAC swimmers are invited to attend the Swim-A-Thon workouts please see note below.

Friday April 19       NO evening workouts as the pool will close after Swim-A-Thon

Saturday April 20   NO Age Group Gold/Silver/Blue/Bronze/Orange

Saturday April 20   NO Senior Bronze/Blue

Saturday April 20   NO Development 1

Saturday April 20   Development 2 will swim at CGAC from 8:00 – 9:00 am

Sunday April 21     NO Development 2

May 2-10 No Senior Bronze/Blue workouts at WSRC due to pool closure for maintenance

May 2, 3, 6, 7 and 9 Senior Bronze/Blue workouts will be at CHOCC 3:30 – 4:30 pm.

May 9 - 12 NO workouts at CGAC due to Hollandia Swim Meet

Saturday May 11 Age Group Orange and Development 1 & 2 swimmers not swimming at Hollandia 7:30 - 8:30 am CHOCC



CONGRATULATIONS to our 6 swimmers who raced at the Eastern Canadian Championships at Laval University in Quebec City last week. Carter, Katie, Lauren, Jack, James and Colin followed up the great results from our 8 swimmers who raced at the Canadian Swimming Trials April 3-7 with some equally impressive swims at Easterns, where more than 800 swimmers were competing. Carter won gold and silver in the Youth boys 100 and 200 backstroke, Jack won silver in the Youth boys 100 breaststroke and was 4th in the 200, both in club record time, in the 100 beating a record that was one of the oldest on the books, having been set way back in 1979. Colin raced in the A final of the Youth boys 200IM, Katie and Lauren both raced tough in the B finals, and James performed well in both his individual and relay swims. Many sincere thanks to our Lead Chaperone Jane Callon, and her very able assistant Doug Shearer.

Belated congratulations to our 16 swimmers who won the Age Group Pentathlon awards at our meet on April 7: 10 - Rachel Caron and David Maar; 11 Maggy Yang and Ryan Ball; 12 Niamh O'Leary and Jacob Seddon; 13 Siporah Sang and Andy Lian; 14 Mila Shull and Junsoo Pak; 15 Sonya Demidenok and Slava Zagidulin; 16 Emilee Pool and Ben Astrachan; 17 Samantha Fish and Sam Cormier.



We have been advised to remind everyone that there has been a recent rash of locker break-ins at both the Canada Games Aquatic Centre and the Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre. Those of you who are of driving age are advised to put all of your personal belongings in a bag that you can bring out onto the pool deck. Specific items being targeted are car keys and wallets.



***We will be doing club pictures on Swim A Thon Day!  Sign up and get involved in this important CLUB event.

Swimmers Registered: 84                                        Money Raised: $9,985

Last Season’s Total: $10,200 – Let’s surpass that this season! GO LAC GO!

THIS WEEK’S PRIZE: London bathing cap to the Trodd family for being the top fundraisers of this past week.

TOP 5 FUNDRAISERS:  Sam Elkami $1,000 - Trodd Family $750 - Emma Park $500 - Alex Lobo $500 - Esther Lu $470

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



Any concerns please contact Donna at



LAC - Hollandia Spring Invitational – Senior Officials Needed – This meet starts on May 9 and runs 4 days with a total of 9 single ended sessions. If you would like to work a senior position, please email Greg Lewis at with your requests.  Please put Hollandia in the subject and include the session(s) and the position(s) that you would like to try.  This is another great opportunity to try out what you have learned in the clinics that you have taken.  Just let Greg know that you are new, and he will provide a mentor, if needed.  Minor officials - the sign-ups for minor officials should be out next week.

Officials Clinics:  I have not heard from anyone regarding the need for more clinics, but I have scheduled the Starter Clinic, as promised, to replace the one cancelled previously.  Sign-ups should appear shortly.  I am still open to doing other clinics, but I need to hear from you that you need them to advance as an official.  I am not offering them at this point in the season for any other reason. 

Starter Clinic (This is NOT the Intro Clinic.  It is for the person who says Take Your Marks) – Monday, April 29, 2019 – 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM – Pool level meeting room at the bottom of the stairs.

Officiating Merchandise: I have had a few people express an interest in Swim Canada Rule Books and occasionally I have people ask about name tags.  If you would like to buy a rule book ($10.00) or a name tag ($9.00), please email me and that can be arranged.  

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







 Sign-up Deadline

 April 27-28

 Brock LC Invitational

 St Catharines


 April 10

 May 9-12

Hollandia Invitational



 April 22

 May 31 - Jun 2

 WOSA LC Champs



 May 17

 Jun 14-16

 ON Summer Festival


 Qualifiers 13/U

 May 30




The meet is in Windsor, a block of rooms have been set aside for team travel at The Best Western Waterfront Plus Hotel. There are no more rooms remaining in the block booking, but you can contact the hotel to ask about individual room availability.     P: 519-973-4215 | F: 519-973-1600 |



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. If a swimmer leaves the club after March 1st then the prorated unworked session credits will be billed to their final statement. 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.