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October 7

NEWSLETTER 2019-20 ISSUE 5

 

WORKOUT CHANGES

Monday October 14 -ALL Groups - NO WORKOUTS – Thanksgiving pools closed

Friday October 25 - Senior Bronze/Blue - NO WORKOUT - WSRC closed for maintenance

Saturday October 26 – Age Group Orange – 6:00 – 7:00 am CHOCC

Saturday October 26 – Age Group Orange – 7:00 – 8:00 am CHOCC

Saturday October 26 – Introductory moved to CGAC 10:00 – 10:45 am

 

COACHES REPORT​

Oliver Poirier Leroy has an article titled "35 Ways To Become A Better Swimmer". We're not going to burden you with all 35 in this space, but here are five that the coaches think are worth every swimmer's consideration and attention: 1)Do one thing better today: Excellence doesn't happen in big chunks - do one thing better today than you did yesterday. Repeat as necessary.  2)Maximize your time in the pool: You don't need more workouts - you need to be more focused with what you already have.  3)Tackle big things one small step at a time: Olympians aren't built overnight. Aim for progression and improvement, not overnight results.  4)Work hard: You can't control talent. Or genetics. But you know what you have control over? EFFORT!  5)Be grateful: You get to swim. Remember that, especially when you're feeling sorry for yourself.

CONGRATULATIONS to Lauren Campbell, who was selected to and participated in a Swim Ontario Female Prospects Camp at the Pan-Am Pool in Scarborough last weekend.

 

LAC BANQUET – SIGN UP DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 13 – SIGN ASAP!

All LAC Members - New and Returning are welcome!! Watch the swimmers receive their trophies, medals, plaques and ribbons from the 2018-2019 swim season!

Date: Sunday, October 20th
Time: Doors Open: 4:30PM (Please do not arrive before 4:30PM) Dinner: 5:30PM
Location: Greek Canadian Community Club of London (955 Sarnia Road)
Please indicate – in the notes section - how many family members total will attend this exciting event!!

Swimmers are free, plus each family will receive 2 complimentary tickets. Additional tickets available at price. Additional Ticket Cost: $25.00/person. Beverages (including pop and/or alcohol) will be available for purchase.

If you have any food allergies or dietary restrictions please contact Jane Callon at janecallon@rogers.com

 

SWIMMER ACCOUNTS

Statements should be emailed out later tonight. PAD payments will withdrawn on October 16, if you have any questions or concerns please contact Donna at lacmembership01@gmail.com by October 14.

 

BANQUET SLIDESHOW PHOTOS

If you have any pictures of your swimmer from last season that you would like to be included in the slideshow at the banquet, please forward your photos to Amy Hart at amy@opentodesign.ca Deadline is October 11th. If you would prefer not to have your child’s photo included in the slideshow, please contact Amy or your coach.
  

UPCOMING MEETS

 Date 

 Meet

 Place

 Swimmers

 Sign up Deadline

 Sun Oct 20

 Time Trial #1

 CGAC

 ALL LAC swimmers

 October 14

 Sat Nov 9

 Time Trial #2

 CGAC

 ALL LAC swimmers

 

 Nov 22-24

Nothers Invitational

 CGAC

 ALL LAC swimmers

 

 

 

IT’S OFFICIAL!​

2019 LAC Fall Startup – October 20 - Senior Officials Are Set – Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to be a senior official at our first meet.  Much appreciated.  The assignments have been sent and the people who were not needed have been told and thanked.  If you offered but have not received anything then please let me know.

Clinics – I set up 3 clinics last week.  Please see below for more.  Sign-ups will be available shortly if that are not already posted on the LAC home page.  Everyone is welcome to sign-up but session credits are only given the FIRST time you take each clinic.  We have records going back years.  Still, if you want a refresher, feel free.  Please do not sign up if you are NOT going to attend.  Below are the dates.  Be aware that the Starter clinic is for the position of Starter, the person who stands on the podium and says, ”Take your marks!”  The Introduction Clinic, sometimes known as the Timer Clinic, is the one that everyone agrees to take when they sign up with LAC in their first year.  The Introduction clinic includes Safety Marshal and you CANNOT be a Safety Marshal without it.  If you would like to see a brief summary of these jobs are then log into the LAC website and then click on this link: https://www.teamunify.com/SubTabGeneric.jsp?team=canlac&_stabid_=114217

Introduction to Swimming Officiating – Thursday, October 10, 7:00 – 9:00 PM, CGAC-entry level meeting room

Judge of Strokes and Turns – Friday, October 11, 6:00 – 9:00 PM, CGAC-entry level meeting room

Starter – Wednesday, October 16, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, CGAC-Pool level meeting room

Clerk Of the Course – Wednesday, October 30, 7:00 – 9:00 PM, CGAC-Pool level meeting room

Recorder/Scorer – Friday, November 1, 7:00 – 9:00 PM, CGAC-Pool level meeting room

Introduction to Swimming Officiating - Saturday, November 2, 7:00 - 9:00 AM, CHOCC-Just off main lobby

Chief Timekeeper – Wednesday, November 6, 7:00 – 9:00 PM, CGAC-Pool level meeting room

Chief Finish Judge/Chief Judge Electronics – Wednesday, November 13, 7:00 – 9:00 PM, CGAC-Pool level meeting room

Judge of Strokes and Turns – Friday, November 15, 6:30 – 9:30 PM, CGAC-entry level meeting room

Official Registrations – When we register you in the Swim Canada website as an official or when returning officials are reactivated by Swim Canada, each official will receive an email from systems@swimming.ca with instructions on how to complete the activation of your account.  Please do not ignore this email.  Follow the instructions to log onto you account, review the information for correctness and then go to the My Info tab and click on SAVE even if nothing was changed.  This is REQUIRED in order for us to activate your account.  It is important to LAC that officials are activated in this way as it affects our ability to host meets.  There were people who received the letter 7 or more times last season and never responded.  It would be very helpful if we did not have to chase people.

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

The Session Credit Policy is posted under the “Parent Info" tab On the LAC website. All returning families and families transferring from another club, please make sure you review the policy and are award of your session credit commitments for the season.

 

SWIMMER EQUIPMENT

Information for ordering swimmer equipment can be found on the LAC website under the “swimmer equipment” tab.