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May 20

NEWSLETTER 2018-19 ISSUE 34

 

WORKOUT CHANGES

Thursday May 30 Age Group Gold/Silver 5:00 – 6:00 PM Swim only CGAC

Friday May 31 NO Senior Gold/Silver workouts

Friday May 31 Age Group Gold/Silver 5:00 – 6:00 PM CGAC (and any SrGold/SrSilver not at WOSA/AGI)

Sat Jun 1 Age Group Gold/Silver/Blue/Bronze 7:30 – 8:30 AM Swim only CGAC (and any SrGold/SrSilver not at WOSA/AGI)

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

The weather's finally starting to heat up, soon we'll be heading into our summer schedule, starting June 3rd, and some outdoor training at the Thames Park Pool (make sure you check the latest training schedules), remember the importance of hydration and sunscreen at ALL times, not just when you are at the pool.

Everyone's been doing a great job of staying on top of their practice schedules, we had some very good results at the Hollandia meet 2 weeks ago...it's behind us now though. Starting in June we move into the championship season, with Regionals, Provincials and Nationals all looming on the near horizon. Stay on top of your school work, keep getting your 60hrs of sleep per week, and push yourself in your training every day.  This is the time of year when commitment levels can start to waiver a bit...stay focused on your swimming goals (which you have all hopefully clearly defined)!

How well are you going to finish in June, July and August what you started way back in September?

Congratulations to Carter Buck and Lauren Campbell on their selection and participation in the Ontario Youth Camp at TPASC on the long weekend!

GO LAC GO!

 

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

 

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. 

 

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

If you have any concerns please contact Donna at lacmembership01@gmail.com.

 

IT’S OFFICIAL!

Dr. Paul Hauch Invitational (July 6 and 7) – Looking for Senior Officials:  Hi everyone!  Same refrain, different meet!  The Hauch meet has been reduced to two days this year with the 12 & Under sessions in the mornings and the 13 & Over sessions in the afternoon.  Mark your calendars and send me an email now if you would like to be a senior official at this meet.  This meet also has a need for some unique help with things like parking attendants BBQers, runners, bell prize committees, etc. so, if officiating is not your preference, we will have other opportunities available as well.  Make sure you come out and help.  This is not a big commitment and this is a fun way to end the season for most of our swimmers!  

Last Chance This Season - 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 31 - Jun 2

 WOSA LC Champs

 Windsor

 Qualifiers

 May 17

 Jun 14-16

 ON Summer Festival

 Markham

 Qualifiers 13/U

 May 30

 Jun 27-30

 ON Summer Champs

 Toronto PanAm

 Qualifiers

 June 14

 Jun 27-30

 ON Summer Y/JR

 Brantford

 Qualifiers

 June 14

 Jul 6-7

 Dr Paul Hauch Meet

 THAMES

 All LAC

 TBA

 

 

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