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October 14

 

NEWSLETTER 2019-20 ISSUE 6

WORKOUT CHANGES

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 – Development 1 – 7:00 – 8:00 am CHOCC

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

Thursday October 31 – NO Age Group Gold/Silver/Blue/Orange and Development 1.

 

COACHES REPORT

5 WAYS TO BE AN AWESOME TEAMMATE - by Olivier Poirier Leroy

Although each swimmer on a team or in a group has a different role, specialty or set of goals, there is one universal responsibility every swimmer has: to be an awesome teammate. Being a fantastic teammate goes beyond counting laps, or cheering, or being all “rah-rah” in the middle of practice. It’s also about the little things that happen in training, like showing up on time, being prepared, and staying positive. The wake that is created by one swimmer who aspires to great things can be powerful, but the wave that follows a group of swimmers all pushing each other to excellence is unstoppable. Here are 3 ways you can be a better teammate this season, and reap the rewards of faster swimming along the way:

1. Work hard. 
Working hard at practice day-in and day-out does more than just develop a powerful work ethic. It does more than slowly mold you into the swimmer you want to be. It also creates an environment where everyone is more likely to succeed. Your effort, your focus, and your attitude all rub off on your teammates. Showing up to workout and training hard will make you a better swimmer, yes, but it also makes the swimmers around you better too, by pushing them to be their best as well.  This means you aren’t floating through sets waiting for the last rep to drop a massive effort. Or pulling on the lane ropes and pulling into the walls while doing kick. It means doing the technical parts of the workout with as much focus and energy as the hard parts of the workout.

2. Be competitive in practice. 
Although swimming is largely seen as an individual sport, we certainly don’t train that way. Each day we have an opportunity to go toe-to-toe with our teammates. In these daily battles we have a chance to hone our competitive instincts and foster an environment where we are getting the best from one another. During the main sets, you should push and strive to get the most out of the swimmers on your team. Racing in practice over and over again makes you tougher in the face of competition, builds resiliency within the group, and prepares you to be able to swim fast come meet time.  

3. Work with the younger swimmers. 
Believe it or not, regardless of where you rank in the scheme of ability – from plucky age-grouper to experienced Olympian – there is someone who is looking up to you.  Some of the clearest memories age groupers ever have are whenever an older kid on the team notices them working hard in practice and tells them, “Good job, keep it up!” Same thing whenever the older kids get up to cheer on one of their younger teammates. 
You don’t need to win provincials or nationals or go to the Olympics to inspire others with your work ethic and attitude. And you don’t need to be a national champion to take the time to notice some of the younger kids on the team. Taking a few minutes to help out with the younger swimmers on your team will leave a much bigger impression than you realize. 

CONGRATULATIONS to Carter Buck, who was named All Tides Swimmer of the Month for October. See the feature on Carter here https://www.alltides.com/en/alltides-swimmers

 

SKYE PHYSIOTHERAPY PRESENTATION

The Skye team will be in the CGAC Multi-Purpose Room this Friday (Oct.18) from 4-5pm to review the results of the pre-season screens with all Senior Gold and Senior Silver parents. If you need an explanation of any of their findings or have any questions regarding "next steps", plan to be there.

 

ALL TIDES CLUB SUITS AND SPIRITWEAR ORDERS

The club suits and spiritwear orders have arrived. They are being sorted and will be available for pick up on Sunday October 20 at CGAC from 6:00 to 11:30 am upstairs by the front entrance.

 

LAC BANQUET-Sign up deadline tonight!

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

PAD payments will be withdrawn on October 16. If you have any membership questions or concerns please contact Donna at lacmembership01@gmail.com.

 

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 – ALL Officials Are Set – Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to help at our 2019/20 season kick-off meet.  Much appreciated! 

Clinics – please see below for dates of the remaining clinics prior to Nothers.  Sign-ups are on the LAC Home Page.  More clinics will be offered later.  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.  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.  There are no real prerequisites to take the clinics.  Ideally you will have an interest in actually trying the job.  If you really wanted to attend a clinic but the signup was full, it is rare occurrence when everyone who has signed up actually shows up.  You can take a chance and show up anyway BUT all of the rooms have a limited capacity so, if too many show up, sign-ups get in first followed by people who promise that they are going to try the job!  

If you would like to see a brief summary of what 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

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

New Rules For 2019/20Concussion Protocol – The Government of Ontario and Swim Ontario are very serious about minimizing the number of concussions in sport and reducing the impact of those that do occur.  In the event of an athlete receiving a blow to the head, neck, or body (in a way that jars the head) the swimmer will be assessed in a way that errs on the side of caution and that swimmer may be removed from the meet for a minimum of the same day as the occurrence but until 1) a physician has provided a letter approving the return to sport, and 2) that letter has been accepted by Swim Ontario, and 3) Swim Ontario has approved the return.

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.