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Oct 1

 

 

 

Newsletter 2012-13 Issue 3

 

WORKOUT CHANGES

No workouts Mon Oct 8 as the pool is closed for Thanksgiving.

 

COACHES REPORT

October already! By now all returning LAC'ers will be back into the routine and groove of being student-athletes; schedules in place, equipment complete, alarm clocks set, meals and snacks and water bottles all being attended to daily, and of course getting homework done and being great ambassadors for LAC.  And our first-year teammates will have completed their try-outs and made the big decision to become part of a great sport and a great club - CONGRATULATIONS and WELCOME again to all of you.

We're still in "FUNDAMENTALS" mode, working on the technique and the little things - we spend a lot of time in these areas now so that (hopefully) they become automatic and, when we get into some more challenging training, all of these little skills happen correctly without having to spend even a single moment thinking about them!  As I said to my swimmers this morning: "It's what you do when you don't have to do it that will make the biggest difference."  How many dolphin kicks do you do off the wall when the coach isn't watching?!  That's exactly how many you'll do in the meet.

Have a great Thanksgiving - I am certainly thankful for having so many dedicated and hard-working people - athletes, coaches and parents - as part of our team.

GO LAC GO!!

2012 ANNUAL LAC AWARDS BANQUET

Will take place on Sunday, October 21, 2012 at the Greek Canadian Club on Sarnia Road. Social starts at 4:30 pm and dinner will be served at 5:00 pm. Our banquet not only recognizes the hard work and achievements of our swimmers from the past season it also introduces and welcomes our newest team members to the club. Please see the “events” section on our website for further details or contact: Cindy Salmon @ cbsalmon@rogers.com or 519-474-3813

ANNUAL TROPHIES: those swimmers who won these in 2011 are asked to return them ASAP to their coach.

*** PLEASE CONFIRM YOUR ATTENDANCE by Sunday, October 14th 2012 - Under Current and Upcoming Events Tab found on the LAC Website The job sign used for officials sign-up will be used to confirm attendance Please confirm your attendance by clicking event confirmation box and providing and how many family members including names that will be attending in comment space provided. ***

****IF YOU HAVE SPECIAL DIETARY NEEDS PLEASE LET ME KNOW WITH THE DETAILS AND WE WILL ATTEMPT TO ACCOMMODATE YOU****

 

 HARVEST AND AUTUMN FESTIVALS

These meets take place the weekend of Nov 2 - 4 at the Etobicoke Oylmpium. Age Group Orange swimmers and above are invited to attend. Sign up is now available on the LAC website.

 

HARVEST/AUTUMN HOTEL INFORMATION

The London Aquatic Club has booked a block of rooms at 3 different locations for your consideration for the upcoming Harvest/Autumn swim meet.

Residence Inn

5070 Creekbank Road, Mississauga

1-800-MARRIOTT

$109.00  -  Studio Suite

$119.00  -  1 Bedroom Suite

All rooms include Full Kitchen

Block Code:   LON

Breakfast included daily and will open at 6am to accommodate our early morning swimmers and families. Rooms will be held until Oct. 23, 2012.   

Homewood Suites

5515 Eglington Ave West, Toronto

416-646-4600

$189.00  -  2 Bedroom Suite

$119.00  -  1 Bedroom Suite

Hampton Inn

5515 Eglington Ave West, Toronto

416-646-3000

$109.00  -  2 Queen Beds

Rooms at Homewood & Hampton will be held until Oct. 22, 2012

Breakfast is included.   Awaiting confirmation for a 6 am opening to accommodate our swim families.

 

DEVELOPMENT TIME TRIAL

This meet takes place at CHOCC on Sat Nov 3 from 6:30 - 9:00 am. All LAC Development swimmers are invited to attend. Sign up is now available on the LAC website.

 

FUNDRAISING - QSP Magazines

Its QSP time again.

We will again be doing the QSP magazine fundraiser. The magazine fundraiser is an excellent way to offset the cost of meet fees by purchasing subscriptions through QSP you normally would purchase anyway on your own. The fundraising portion as a percentage of the subscription price is approximately 35%. Of this amount, 80% is credited to the family swimmer (formerly called travel) account and 20% is retained by the club.

For the current year, we ask families to participate ONLINE. To encourage ONLINE use, the club will only retain 10% of the fundraising amounts for ONLINE orders.

Next year we plan to use the ONLINE method exclusively but for the current year, we are making the ordering by regular forms available. To obtain forms, please contact Stacey Richardson or go Online.

To participate ONLINE, you will need to log in to www.qsp.ca

The online code for LAC is 17084.

If this is the first time using QSP's ONLINE ordering, you will need to register first.

For those using the regular forms method, please ensure that all cheques are payable to LAC. These orders are due October 21 either at the Time Trial or at the banquet.

If you need order forms, booklets or have questions, please either email Stacey at stacey_487@yahoo.comor see her at the pool.

 

UPCOMING MEETS

Sun Oct 21   LAC Time Trial                  CGAC                                All LAC swimmers

Nov 2 -4       Harvest/Autumn Festival    Etobicoke Olympium        Entry Deadline: Oct 18

Nov 3           Development Time Trial      CHOCC                           Entry Deadline: Oct 25

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. The full LAC meet schedule is available on the website under the "SCHEDULES" section.

NEWSLETTER

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