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Feb 7

NEWSLETTER 2010-11 ISSUE 21

WORKOUT  CHANGES

Sat Feb 12        Age Group Orange (non-Tillsonburg)      8:00 – 9:00 am              CHOCC

Sat Feb 12        Development 1 (non-Tillsonburg)            8:00 – 9:00 am              CHOCC

 

Below are the workout changes for CGAC during Eastern Canadian Championships (Feb 17 – 20)

Thurs Feb 17     HP/YN/Y/AGG/AGB                              5:30 – 7:00 am              CGAC

Thurs Feb 17     HP/YN/Y/AGG/AGB                              NO PM                         CGAC

Fri Feb 18         HP/YN                                                  5:30 – 7:00 am              CGAC

Fri Feb 18         HP/YN/AGG/AGB                                  NO PM                         CGAC

Fri Feb 18         Age Group Orange                                 4:00 – 5:00 pm              Boys & Girls Club

Fri Feb 18         Development 2                                       5:00 – 6:00 pm              Boys & Girls Club

Sat Feb 19        HP/YN/Y/AGG/AGB                               1:30 – 3:00 pm             CGAC

Sun Feb 20       HP/YN/Y/AGG/AGB                               1:30 – 3:00 pm             CGAC

 

Mon Feb 21      Pool closed for Family Day                      No Workouts                CGAC

 

SWA INVITATIONAL TILLSONBURG

Warm up Change: Please note the time changes for the Sat & Sun am sessions.

Friday        All ages                  Warm-up: 3:30 pm    Start: 4:30 pm       

Sat & Sun   13/14 & 15/over      Warm-up: 9:00 am  Start: 10:00 am

Sat & Sun:  10/Under & 11/12   Warm-Up:12:30pm    Start:  1:30pm

 

CONGRATULATIONS to all swimmers on some GREAT racing in Brantford at the Western Region Championships.  There were many personal bests, lots of swimmers qualifying for their first-ever championship finals sessions, several swimmers re-qualifying for provincial or junior national meets, 31 different swimmers achieved 65 top 3 individual finishes (24G-25S-16B) and, best of all, there was lots of TEAM SPIRIT!  For our older (13&over) swimmers, a measure of performance reliability that the coaches like to see is the ability to swim faster in the finals session than you did in the preliminaries - we are very pleased to report that of the 73 finals swims we had on Sat&Sun nites, 65 of them were faster, for an impressive 89% conversion rate!  This does not mean you should swim slow in the preliminaries...FAST in prelims, FASTER in finals is the objective, and we certainly achieved that this weekend.  More than anything else this is a very reliable indicator of fitness.  You should know that over the course of a 3 day championship meet, you will swim upwards of 15KM, including w-ups, w-downs, prelim & final races.  You need to have good fitness to sustain top performances throughout a competition...we do, and we did!  Another thing on finals that we are pleased to report, on Sun nite we were perfect on the "SWIM FASTER" scale, 22 finals swims, 22 faster swims!  That certainly supports one of our LAC credos: "FINISH STRONG!"

The following were our medal-winning swimmers in individual events:

LEAH MAYER: 3G-1S; EMMA YOUNG:2G-2S; MATT KOVACS: 2G-1S-1B; PARKER GARROD: 2G-1S; ANDREW O'BRIEN: 2G-1S; MARK GILMOUR: 2G-2B; VINCENT CAPPA: 2G; WILLIAM STEWART: 1G-3S; NICHOLAS MITCHELL: 1G-2S; AIDEN RIECKENBRAUCK: 1G-2S; JESSICA ALLEN: 1G-1S; GABRIELLE DAGASSO: 1G-1S; SHAYNA LEWIS: 1G-1B; JOSEF LISKA-GUZMAN: 1G-1B; ELLIE WONG: 1G-1B; NICOLE JENSEN: 1G; CAMILLE RYAN: 2S-1B; DOMININ CAPPA: 1S-2B; KEXIN MENG: 1S-1B; ROBBIE BROWN, JON EVANS, BRITTANY LEWIS, TAYLOR MacMILLAN, ERICKA MASSE, BRANDON RYU: all 1S; JOSIE ANDRES, ELGAR GONG, JESSE LIU, EMMA MAURER, SETH RIECKENBRAUCK, MATTHEW WILLIAMS: all 1B.

 

NEWMARKET INVITATIONAL TEAM TRAVEL

The approximate cost for team travel, including transportation, accommodation, and meals, is $225 based on 25 swimmers.  Please indicate in the Event Sign-Up section whether or not you require team travel for this meet.  A $100 deposit will be required by Tues Feb 8 to reserve your spot on the bus.

         

Speedo Eastern Canadian Championships

We are still in need of a significant number of minor officials for the sessions on Thursday afternoon and Friday morning. For timing, please sign-up on-line and for strokes and turns, please e-mail Stacey at lacofficials@yahoo.ca.

 

Further information on the meet can be found by signing in and selecting

 

"Eastern's - Timer Sign-up"

 

 

NOTES FROM THE TREASURER

 

Child Fitness Tax Credit Receipts

Child Fitness Tax Credit Receipts will be e-mailed to parents this week. Please contact me at lac.treasurer@gmail.com if you have not received your receipt by Monday.

 

Please note that only those swimmers born in 1994 or younger are eligible.

 

Contest - Travel Account

Sorry for the delay in announcing the winners. The winners were selected Monday night at CGAC with Stacey Richardson & Daniel Dagasso acting as witnesses. The winners are the Tay family (TelPay) and Cappa family (TD).

 

Travel Accounts Statements

Updated statements will be sent out later this week for all families that do not have a swimmer going to the SWA Winter Invitational in Tillsonburg this upcoming weekend. The families with a swimmer at the SWA Winter Invitational Tillsonburg will receive their statement the beginning of next week.

Thanks...Steve

 

NAME TAGS

LAC will be hosting several meets over the next few months. If you plan to volunteer or be down on deck it is recommended that you have a name tag. If you would like to place an order please email Jacqui at lacequipment@yahoo.ca with how your name is to read on the tag no later than January 9th. The cost for name tags is $12. Payment needs to be received by January 9th before the order is placed. Payments can be given to Jacqui Saunders or Mary Allen.

Thanks

Jacqui

 

UPCOMING MEETS                             

SWA (TILLSONBURG) INVITATIONAL - Feb 11 - 13           Please note warm up change above

JUNIOR PROVINCIALS  - Feb 24 - 27                                 Entry Deadline: Feb 8 

NEWMARKET INVITATIONAL - Feb 26 - 27                        Entry Deadline: Feb 8

PLEASE ensure that you are checking the “EVENTS” section of the website – you will find all meet information here.  You will be required to log in with your password to view this information.

NEWSLETTER

Information for the newsletter should be emailed to lacnews1@gmail.com by 10 am Monday mornings