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April 22

NEWSLETTER 2018-19 ISSUE 30

 

WORKOUT CHANGES

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 (except SrGold/SrSilver NOT swimming Hollandia distance on Thu, who swim from 6:00-7:30am on Thu May 9)

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

 

COACHES REPORT

The following is an excerpt from the book "Winning Isn't Normal" by sports psychologist and avid competitive Masters swimmer Dr.Keith Bell, and was first published in our newsletter back in April of 2015:

"FAST TAKES TIME."  One of the tough things about training is you never see any immediate results. It takes time. You don't dive in, do a hard set, then as a result of doing that hard set notice an immediate increase in speed or strength. In fact, you may very well feel weaker and swim slower immediately after the hard set because your muscles are fatigued. You don't notice the results until weeks, or even months, later, when the effects of many training activities accumulate.  There is no such thing as an overnight success – getting fast takes time.  You have to keep plugging away at it.  Success doesn't come with one, or even several, extraordinary efforts. It comes with the accumulated effects of consistently going for it. It is PERSISTENCE that pays off.

 

FAREWELL TO BINGO

LAC has been working a monthly Bingo at Lucky Days Bingo Hall since 1977, the hall is closing April 30. We had our last Bingo this past weekend. The club has earned about $10,000 per season participating in this fundraiser and this money has helped pay for pool time. LAC would like to thank the parent volunteers that have helped make this fundraiser possible for the past 42 years.

 

 

NORTH COUNTRY FUNDRAISING – BBQ MEAT

Summer BBQ season is upon us and the quality products from North Country are perfect to stock your freezer for summer entertaining. We would like to invite all LAC families to participate in this fundraising effort.

Order Deadline Date: Tuesday May 14 – all order summary forms must be submitted by this date along with payment. We ask that you submit just one payment for your order by cheque (payable to London Aquatic Club) or by Etransfer to lacmembership01@gmail.com.

Delivery Date: Saturday May 25th at 9:30am in the CGAC parking lot

Here are the 3 documents you will need for this

  1. Customer Order Form: Order sheet were customers place their orders CLICK HERE
  2. Culinary Guide - Product Information Package: Contains all the product information and ingredients CLICK HERE - Last Chance Product Guide: Contains products that are only available until May 31 CLICK HERE
  3. Seller’s Order Form: Summary of all your orders - CLICK HERE -You will need to submit this order form by email to lacmembership01@gmail.com or put it in the LAC mailbox at CGAC located just inside the entrance on the wall leading into the administration offices or to Coach Kim at CHOCC.

Any Questions on this fundraiser please contact Mike Buck at mikebuck@rogers.com

 

 

SWIM A THON

THANK YOU TO ALL THE LAC FAMILIES THAT MADE OUR SWIM A THON A SUCCESS THIS SEASON!

Swimmers Attending: 150                                                Money Raised to Date: $11,905

TOP 5 FUNDRAISERS:  Sam Elkami $1,150 - Trodd Family $1015  - Emma Park $500 - Alex Lobo $500 - Esther Lu $470

You can still register and accept pledges at www.ontarioswimathon.ca/lac until April 30.

 

 

SWIMMER ACCOUNTS

Any concerns please contact Donna at lacmembership01@gmail.com.

 

 

IT’S OFFICIAL!​

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 britshay@sympatico.ca 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 this 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 lac.coc@gmail.com

 

 

UPCOMING MEETS

 Date 

 Meet

 Place

 Swimmers

 Sign-up Deadline

 April 27-28

 Brock LC Invitational

 St Catharines

 SRBR,AG,DVLP

 April 10

 May 9-12

Hollandia Invitational

 CGAC

 ALL LAC

 April 22

 May 31 - Jun 2

 WOSA LC Champs

 Windsor

 Qualifiers

 May 17

 Jun 14-16

 ON Summer Festival

 Markham

 Qualifiers 13/U

 May 30

 

 

WOSA CHAMPIONSHIPS MAY 31-JUNE 2

The meet is in Windsor, a block of rooms have been set aside for team travel at The Best Western Waterfront Plus Hotel. If you are planning for your swimmer to travel with the team, please indicate this in meet sign-up. While there are no rooms remaining in the block booking, you can contact the hotel to ask about individual room availability.     P: 519-973-4215 | F: 519-973-1600 | sue@windsor-hotel.ca

 

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. 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.

 

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