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July 8

NEWSLETTER 2018-19 ISSUE 41

 

WORKOUT CHANGES

Our 2019-20 Swim season will start Monday September 16. There will be some pre-season training for our Senior Gold/Silver groups in early September.

Group placement letters, registration information and 2019-20 training schedules will be sent out by early August.

 

COACHES REPORT

CONGRATULATIONS to everyone who raced at the Hauch Meet last weekend; great weather, great food, some pretty good swimming, and a great way to finish the season, having FUN at a swim meet! A special shout-out to two first-time WOSA Championship qualifiers, Marcus Ismail and Lauren Stokley.

GOOD LUCK to our swimmers who will be racing in championship events later in July: the 21 swimmers heading to Ohio for the State Senior Championships this weekend, Carter, Lauren, Niamh and Siporah, who will be travelling to Calgary for the Canadian Junior Championships July 24-28, and to Maggie MacNeil, who is already at the Team Canada staging camp in Japan in final preparation for the World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea starting on Sat.July 20. Maggie's marquee event, the 100m butterfly, is on Day 1. GOOD LUCK to all of you! 

For all but a few of you Hauch signalled the end of the 2018-19 swim year - while you’re enjoying some time away from the pool, make sure you’re cheering for your LAC teammates above. Everyone have a safe and happy summer, wear lots of sunscreen, and we look forward to seeing you all in September ready to resume the pursuit of your swimming dreams.

 

SWIMMER ACCOUNTS

July statements will contain any June/July meet entries and any unworked session credit payments due. LAC session credits have now been entered on your accounts. Statements will go out the third week in July. PAD payments will be July 31. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Donna at lacmembership01@gmail.com.

 

HAUCH MEET

This past weekend LAC hosted the 42nd Annual Dr. Paul Hauch Invitational Meet at the Thames Park Pool. Despite the hot weather over the weekend, we did not let it get in the way of a fun meet! Congratulations to all the swimmers and coaches! Your team spirit, dedication and support of each other is amazing! 

We want to thank everyone for all their hard work and commitment leading up to and over the meet. Without your support for swimming, the swimmers and the community, these meets do not happen. 

Thank you to the many parents, family members and friends who volunteered their time to help make this meet happen. Whether you were on deck timing, judge of stroke and turns, giving out the awards or bell prizes, or ensuring volunteers were organized to fulfill their roles, your help was greatly appreciated. Thank you to all the senior officials who supported us this weekend in the many roles that it takes to run this meet - we couldn’t have done it without you, your dedication, knowledge and expertise. Thank you to Jay and his behind the scenes crew who set everything up for the Thank you to Lisa and her crew for setting up and running the BBQ on very hot days all weekend to keep everyone well fed. Thank you to Mark, Craig, Jay, Jan and Gary for helping to either bring the equipment to the meet or load the equipment up to go back to the pool or both! You and your crews all played a role in some part! Thank you to Craig Forsey for reviewing, putting together and printing all our heat sheets, programs and all other signage for the meet.

Special thank you to our Meet Manager on deck this weekend Gary Thompson. Tamara had to be out of the country for work during the meet this year, but we were very fortunate that Gary Thompson could take over as the Meet Manager on deck. As a new Meet Manager, Gary did an amazing job! Gary and Tamara are both very thankful to have wonderfully supportive people around us who were all very willing to mentor us through! Special thank you to Mark Lukings, Rose Bloch-Hansen and Donna Moskal for their expertise!

Have a great summer!

Kind regards,

Tamara and Gary Thompson, Dr. Paul Hauch 42nd Annual Invitational Meet Managers

 

IT’S OFFICIAL!

Dr. Paul Hauch Invitational –Thank you! – We made it!  Another great meet and season is behind us!  Special thanks thank to power couple Tamara and Gary Thompson, our Hauch - Meet Managers.  Tamara got the meet ready and then Gary took over for the actual meet.   There are many ways to get a great result!  Thank you also to all of the officials.  Special thanks to those senior officials who come to all of our meets.  Without them we would not be able to host home meets and there would be a lot more travel to away meets.  Thanks also to the meet committees and their leads, who make life as a Meet Manager so much easier these days.  Thank you to the staff at both pools.  They are ready help wherever needed, they help set up and take down the meet and are there, cleaning up our mess, after everyone else has left.  Finally I want to thank Donna and Rose Bloch-Hansen who are part of a 3-person team organizing and administering the officials.  Without those two, well 3 new people would be needed to do that job!           

Season 2019-2020 – Meet Managers!:  We still have one meet in 2019/20 without a Meet Manager and that is a nice little meet called the LAC - Pentathlon in April 2020.  This is a great meet to learn Meet Management on, and I will be looking for such a student in the fall!  If you are that student or if you would like to join the Meet Management team for another meet, then let me know and I will try to find a good fit for you.

For those of you who will not be returning in the fall, it has been nice working with you!  I wish you a great rest of your life!  For those of you who WILL be returning, the Fall Start-up Time Trial is just over 3 months away and I already have Neb lined up to be Starter!  It is never too soon to start asking for positions! 

If you have any officiating questions please contact me, Mark Lukings L.A.C. Co-Club Officials Chair at lac.coc@gmail.com

 

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.