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May 6

NEWSLETTER 2018-19 ISSUE 32

 

WORKOUT CHANGES

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

May 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

Monday May 20 NO workouts – All Pools are closed.

Tentative Summer Schedules are now posted on the LAC website under the "schedule" tab. There are two schedules June 3-30 and July 1-7. There will be a separate schedule for Ohio/Jr Nat swimmers for July that will be posted soon.

 

COACHES REPORT

Hollandia this weekend - T-shirt rotation: Thu & Sat either royal blue or navy blue; Fri and Sun orange.

LAC PARENTS - SIMPLY THE BEST AT SWIM MEETS BECAUSE:

10)When their child has a good race they say "I'm proud of you and I love you."

9) They work every session at the swim meet and then want to know where the party is!

8) They cheer for LAC swimmers who are not their own children

7) They ask their swimmer after their race: "What did your coach say?"

6)They understand only the 4 fastest swimmers can be on the "A" relay

5)They talk about the importance of "team" things like relays and cheering for teammates

4)They ask "What did you learn?" after their 10 year old gets disqualified for an illegal turn

3)They realize that coaches are human and already feel terrible when they make a mistake...just like them

2)They realize that every swim meet is nothing more than an experiment, and it's the process that counts

1)When their child has a race that doesn't go so well they say "I'm proud of you and I love you."

 

HOLLANDIA WARM UP TIMES

Date  Session Details  Warm Up  Start 
Thursday May 9th  Timed Finals (11+ 800, 13+ 1500) 4:00 PM 5:00 PM
Friday May 10th 13 & Over Prelims 7:00 AM 7:45 AM
Friday May 10th 12 & Under Timed Finals  12:15 PM 1:00 PM
Friday May 10th 13 & Over Finals  5:30 PM 6:30 PM
Saturday May 11th  13 & Over Prelims 7:00 AM 7:45 AM
Saturday May 11th  12 & Under Timed Finals  12:15 PM 1:00 PM
Saturday May 11th  13 & Over Finals  5:30 PM 6:30 PM
Sunday May 12th  13 & Over Timed Finals  7:00 AM 7:45 AM
Sunday May 12th  12 & Under Timed Finals  **11:30 AM **12:15 PM

**Please note time changes Sunday PM

 

NORTH COUNTRY BBQ MEAT FUNDRAISER 

The LAC board has decided to forego this fundraiser this season but will re-visit it for 2019-20, if you have any questions please contact Mike at mikebuck@rogers.com or Donna at lacmembership01@gmail.com

 

FUNDRAISING/CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP COMMITTEE

We are looking for 3-4 LAC parents that are interested in joining a small committee to reach out to local businesses to support /advertise with our club.  All of the information will be provided for you to forward on to potential supporters. 

For more details please contact janecallon@rogers.com 

Once we have a few interested parties, we will set up a brief meeting at your convenience. 

 

LAC ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The LAC Board of Directors extends an invitation to all LAC parents to attend the upcoming Annual General Meeting of the Club. The AGM will be held on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 beginning at 7.00 pm at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre in the upper level meeting room. Attendance is not mandatory; however, we encourage at least one member of each swim family to attend this very informative evening and earn one session credit for doing so. New swim families will receive one session credit that may be applied next season.

Further information including a copy of the Minutes from the 2018 AGM and proxy are posted on the website under the Events tab. Please register on the Events sign up page.

If you have any questions or additions to the agenda please contact me at gshoemaker@rogers.com

Gerard Shoemaker, President

 

LAC CALL FOR NOMINEES

LAC is looking for enthusiastic members to fill three positions on the Board of Directors.  Each position is a for a term of two years with an obligation of monthly meetings throughout the swim season and additional committee work as needed. 

If you are interested or would like to nominate someone, please forward names to lacmembership01@gmail.com by May 20, 2019.

 

SWIM CAMP

When: July 2nd-5th,  Approx: 7:30 AM-4:30 PM 

Cost: $150.00

Eligible Swimmers: Swimmers born in 2007 or later (Development - AGS)

Swim Camp is a fantastic team-building week for our youngest competitive swimmers! Please e-mail liz.moskal@hotmail.com if you have any questions. 

 

SESSION CREDIT REMINDER

If your family was a member of the club last season or you transferred from another club this season then you are responsible for completing session credits this season, please see the session credit section below for details.

 

SWIMMER ACCOUNTS

Swimmer statements were sent out May 5. If you have any concerns please contact Donna at lacmembership01@gmail.com by May 13.

 

IT’S OFFICIAL!​

Hollandia Spring Invitational – We Need Strokes and Turns and Timers on Thursday and Friday:  For the Thursday session we will be running two swimmers per lane for most of the heats.  This requires 4 timers and we have planned for the S&T person to time along with the 3 timers.  That means we NEED 24 timers and 12 Strokes and Turns officials to run this session.  The Warm-up is at 4:00 pm with a 5:00 pm start.  If you can be there by 4:30 pm for the briefing please sign-up.  We need you.  For the rest of the meet we need 16 timers.  We can mess with the S&T numbers at little bit but we MUST have 2 people timing on every lane.  If you can make it out on Friday please sign up.  We need your help, even if you have already completed your session credit requirement.  If are unavailable now but your situation changes and you become available then please come out and check with the minor officials coordinator to see if we still need help.   

Hollandia Changes: We have had to make a few changes to the meet, so for your awareness:

1)    We will be running 2 swimmers per lane on Thursday to avoid ending the session at 9:45 PM.

2)    We moved the 12 and under 200 m Breaststroke to Sunday afternoon to avoid a 5 hour and 29 minute session on Saturday afternoon.

3)    We are starting the Sunday afternoon session 45 minutes earlier to allow the meet to finish earlier.  Warm-up is 11:30 am and start is at 12:15 pm.

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

 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. There are 7 swimmers currently signed up for team travel. If travelling on your own 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