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June 3

NEWSLETTER 2018-19 ISSUE 36

 

WORKOUT CHANGES

Summer Schedules have begun 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 & CJC swimmers for July.

When you are practicing outdoors at Thames Park make sure you are WEARING SUNSCREEN!!!

 

COACHES REPORT

CONGRATULATIONS to all swimmers on some solid racing last weekend both in Windsor at the WOSA Regional Championships and in Etobicoke at the Age Group International. In Windsor we finished 2nd overall in the team standings behind the host Windsor Aquatic Club, achieved almost 300 personal bests (54% conversion rate), 40 swimmers reached the podium (top 3) in at least 1 individual event and we had another 11 medal-winning relay efforts, 19 additional swimmers placed in the top 8 in at least 1 individual event, and throughout the meet LAC swimmers displayed tremendous resilience, determination and team spirit, with these traits most prominently on display at Sunday night finals! Special congratulations to first-time Provincial (OYJC) qualifier Alyssa Ball, and many many sincere thanks to chaperone Lisa Levy, who once again took great care of our 17 team travellers. Check the "NEWS" section of the website for a more detailed account of our WOSA results. At the AGI in Etobicoke Carter Buck (2) and Jack Haycock (1) won gold, Colin Shearer earned a bronze, Siporah Sang placed 4th, while Lauren Campbell and James Quigley also raced in finals. GOOD JOB EVERYONE.

Stay focused into the home stretch - there's still time to enhance both fitness and speed. Plan on RACING to the finish of the season!

2 weeks to Festival, 4 weeks to OSC/OYJC, 6 weeks to Ohio, 8 weeks to CJC's. FINISH STRONG!

 

HAUCH MEET - HELP NEEDED

Our Hauch Meet is fast approaching. We are looking for people to help run the BBQ. Please contact Lisa Levy lisajlevy1974@hotmail.com if you would be available to help out.

 

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

 

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

The June statements will have the last Membership payment for the 2018-19 season. July statements will contain any June/July meet entries and any unworked session credit payments due. If you have any questions or 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 already that time of year 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

 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

 June 20

 

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