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Oct 15

 

Newsletter 2012-13 Issue 5

 

WORKOUT CHANGES

Sat Oct 27 Age Group Orange 6:30 - 7:30 am CHOCC due to underwater hockey

Sat Oct 27 Development 1 7:30 – 8:30 am CHOCC due to underwater hockey

 

COACHES REPORT

We are very excited to report that, for the first time in our club's illustrious history, our membership has surpassed 200 swimmers.  We have over 50 first-time LAC'ers in our ranks, and an energetic, enthusiastic, experienced coaching staff to help everyone achieve their goals. We encourage all parents to direct any swimming-related questions to your child's coach, we are more than happy to discuss your swimmer's progress at any stage of the season.  Our club time trial this Sunday morning and the banquet to follow on Sunday night will be great opportunities to get a sense of the swim meet experience and the great heights achieved by our swimmers in the 2011-12 year.  We are more excited than ever before, with so many enthusiastic, hard-working young athletes in our ranks, to create even more great memories, in the pool and out, as we move into the next Olympic quadrennial.  

MARCH BREAK TRAINING CAMP INFORMATION MEETING

There will be a parent information meeting on Thurs Oct 25 at CGAC from 5:30-6:30pm. The training Camp is being offered for any interested (12 & older) swimmers in the Age Group and Senior programs. The camp is being planned for the same location as last year (Plantation, near Fort Lauderdale) and the tentative dates are Mar.7-15, 2013.

 

PARENT INFORMATION MEETING

On Fri Oct 19 from 5:30 - 7:00 pm in the Multi-Purpose Room at CGAC there will be an information session for parents of all swimmers new to the club. Coaches and board members will be present to speak on all things LAC and answer any questions you may have.

 

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.comor 519-474-3813

***SPECIAL DIETARY NEEDS*** Please let Cindy Salmon know the details of any special dietary needs and we will do our best to accommodate you.

 

EQUIPMENT

Personalized Items- I will be at the October Time Trial with Hoodies and warm up suits for swimmers to try on and order. I will also be taking orders for backpacks and towels at this time. These items will be ready in time for Christmas should you be looking for Christmas gifts. This may be the only order for personalized items until the new year so do not miss out!

Practice Equipment- If anyone is in need of a team suit, LAC swim cap or any practice equipment (fins, snorkel, pull buoy, hand paddles, mesh equipment bag) at any time please email Mary Allen at marydan@bigbill.caand we can make arrangement for payment and pickup/delivery.

Team Aquatic Supplies- Will be at CGAC on Sunday October 21st during our time trial. They will have a full array of practice suits, caps, goggles etc. This is a great time for your swimmer to try on suits.

 

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 6:00 am 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 an will open 6 am 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.

 

LAC OFFICIALS

If any one was unable to sign up please don't panic as there will be many more meets this season where we will require officials. Please remember to arrive on time and check in with the officials coordinator in the upper level meeting room. If you have any questions please email lacofficials@yahoo.ca. 

There are two positions that we are particularly interested in training new people for. Electronics Operator and Meet Manager. Neither of these positions require that you jump in to them with no support. In fact, you can work with other Meet Managers and Electronics Operators until you are ready to try the job on your own. Sheri Cappa has offered to have someone shadow her at the time trial and I would be pleased to show people what I have been doing for Nothers and have them shadow me for that meet as well. If anyone is interested in learning either of these positions please let me know.

I will be arranging live Level I Timers Clinic(s) and Strokes and Turns Clinic(s) prior to the Nothers meet in late November. If anyone is planning on striving for officiating levels beyond level II this year, teaching credits are required. If anyone would like a chance to teach a Level I Timers Clinic or a Strokes and Turns Clinic please contact me so that I can slot you in.

Another reminder. If you have not already done so please respond to the email that you may have received on about July 8th from Ontario Swimming Officials Associationwith the subject OSOA Membership Renewal.If you received this email, please read it and follow the instructions (click on ‘Please confirm my registration’) to reactivate your Officials account. If you deleted the email then please contact me and I can reactivate your account for you. To date, only about 60% of our officials are listed as active.

Mark Lukings, L.A.C. Co-Club Officials Chair lac.coc@gmail.com

 

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.com or 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

Nov 23-25        Nothers Invitational                 CGAC                            Entry Deadline: Nov 6

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.