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June 10

NEWSLETTER 2018-19 ISSUE 37

 

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

Once again in this space we will reference the wisdom and insights of Olivier Poirier Leroy, author of the great swimmer resource "Conquer The Pool - The Swimmer's Ultimate Guide to a High Performance Mindset". Poirier is also featured regularly on SWIMSWAM, probably the best website for all things swimming. This week's feature: SOME MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT FAST SWIMMERS: 1) Top swimmers make it look easy, but in reality the path is littered with struggle.  2) People tend to view fast swimming as this complicated thing. It's not.  3) There is an illusion that fast swimming means that training, competition and life must go perfectly.  4) Working hard isn't enough. One must work inteliigently as well.  5) In the age of "ME-ME-ME", fast swimmers must be selfish and merciless. Not true.  6) Success doesn't exist in a vacuum. There is a support system that is critical to fast swimming.  7) Fast swimmers might all seem to have a common recipe for success. They don't. Every swimmer's path is uniquely their own.

 

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.

 

HAUCH MEET – BELL PRIZES

Our annual Hauch meet is fast approaching and in keeping with tradition we will be doing our famous bell heats. We would like each family to donate $10 worth of prizes (broken up into smaller prize amounts if possible to spread the prizes out further.) Examples from previous years are $5 gift cards, towels, water bottles and a variety of fun toys for the kids to play with around the pool for the day.
When you have your prizes please bring them to your coach, Jane Callon or Carrie Harse.

 

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, 2019 AGM Agenda and proxy are posted on the website under the Events tab. Please register on the Events sign up page.

If you have any questions you would like answered at the AGM regarding the technical (coaching) or operational (administrative) aspects of the club, please submit them in advance to lacmembership01@gmail.com   This will better enable the Head Coach and/or the Board to provide a satisfactory response.

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

June PAD payments will be withdrawn on June 14, any concerns contact Donna by June 12. 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) – Hi everyone!  I have had a limited response to my call to LAC officials to volunteer as senior officials so I have sent out an invitation to people who often support our meets.  If I need more than I get this way then I will be directly contacting people who have taken clinics asking for their help.  The sign-ups for Judges of Strokes and Turns and Timers will be posted in a week or two.  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.  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