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May 27

NEWSLETTER 2018-19 ISSUE 35

 

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)

Summer Schedules begin next week and are posted on the LAC website under the "schedule" tab. There are two schedules June 3-30 and July 1-7. There a is separate schedule for Ohio/Jr Nat/Nat swimmers for July.

 

COACHES REPORT

GOOD LUCK to all swimmers racing this weekend in Etobicoke and Windsor. By this time of year every single one of you should have a very clear race day routine - how much sleep you get, what you eat, how you warm-up, the music you listen to, what you do in the last 5 minutes before you race. Many of you have at least one more championship opportunity this year - use this weekend to practice championship habits!

Olivier Poirier Leroy talks about a book called The Power of Habit that outlines the race day routine that Michael Phelps used during his remarkable 8-gold medal winning performance in Beijing in 2008. To fuel himself for the grueling days of competition, Phelps started off each day eating the same race-day breakfast of eggs, oatmeal and four energy shakes.  When he arrived at the pool he would do the same well-worn stretching routine -  arms, back, chest, ankles, hamstrings - he’d target each systematically, checking them off one by one.  His water warm-up was the same each day, and not that different from what most of us mortals do in our own meet warm-up: 800 swim, mixing it up; 600 kick to get his legs warm; 400 pull; 200 drill. And then a series of 25s at race pace to wake up his nervous system and get his fast twitch muscles primed. After that he was out of the water, wrestling himself into his racing suit. Strapped to his head were his headphones blasting his choice tunes of the day.

The approach was simple—maybe not as complicated or as crazy as we’d imagine from the GOAT—but it’s purpose was clear: to give Phelps a sense of control. By having a set procedure to follow he could box out what was happening around him and focus solely on executing his best possible performance. It’s hard to imagine what the pressure cauldron would have been like on that stage. Combine that with Phelps being a hyperactive and anxious child, and you can see how this could have gone far differently. His long-time coach Bob Bowman, having recognized the talent inherent in the gangly kid from Baltimore a decade earlier, knew that strong mental habits would be the real game changer for Phelps.

OK LAC'ers, what is YOUR race day routine? What has worked for you in the past? What hasn't? Use this weekend to establish and/or practice great competition routines and habits. The uniform rotation is Friday NAVY - Saturday ORANGE - Sunday ROYAL. Besides practicing great competition routines, practice being a GREAT teammate! Be POSITIVE and be PROUD! GO LAC GO!

 

WOSA CHAMPS – Windsor May 31- Jun 2

Windsor Aquatic Club is hosting WOSA LC regions May 31, June 1&2. Strokes &Turns and Timing Officials are needed for all sessions. If you are available to help, please email your information to:

officials@windsoraquatic.com - Van Nguy Minor Officials Coordinator

stanczaks@hotmail.com - Linda Stanczaks Competition Coordinator

Thank you for your support!! Sherry Gibson - Meet Manager

Please note time changes below:

Session 

Warm-up 

Start 

Age Group

Friday May 31, 2019

7:00 AM

8:00 AM

13 & Over Prelims

Friday May 31, 2019

12:30 AM

1:30PM

12 & Under Timed Finals

Friday May 31, 2019

5:00 PM

6:00 PM

13 & Over Finals

Saturday June 1st

7:00 AM

 8:00 am 

13 & Over Prelims

Saturday June 1st

12:30 PM

1:30 PM

12 & Under Timed Finals

Saturday June 1st

5:00 PM

6:00 PM

13 & Over Finals

Sunday June 2nd 

7:00 AM

 8:00 am

13 & Over Prelims

Sunday June 2nd 

12:00 PM

1:00 PM

12 & Under Timed Finals

Sunday June 2nd 

5:00 PM

6:00 PM

13 & Over Finals

 

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

 

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!  I have had 2 people offer to help as senior officials so far.  I am going to need a few more!  If you are interested then please let me know now so that you are sure to get the job that you want.  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 afternoons.  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 it’s a fun way to end the season for most of our swimmers! 

Session 2019-2020 – Meet Managers!:  Yes, it is that time of year already where we start to look ahead to next season.  The coaches are already booking pool time for the events that we will be hosting next year.  Almost as urgent as booking that time is making sure that we have Meet Managers lined up to organize all of the things associated with the running of one of these events.  If you have an interest, or just want to learn more, please email me, and we can discuss.  I have already had some people step up for next year, but not enough and ideally we can have at least 2 Meet Managers for each of the Invitationals and any larger meets that we may be selected to host.  Do not be afraid.  Most of our new meet managers come in as level 1 or 2 officials.  We have a great support system for new meet managers and awesome committees that pretty much run themselves!  There is a learning curve but we have a number of teachers to help with that!  Send me that email now!  

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