Oct 29

Newsletter 2012-13 Issue 7



Fri Nov 2       No HP/SG workout 6-7:30am due to Harvest meet

Fri Nov 2       NoHP/SG/SB workout 3-4pm; SB swims 4-5pm if not at Harvest/Autumn

Fri Nov 2       Age Group Gold swims 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Fri Nov 2       Age Group Blue and Age Group Orange swim 5:00 - 6:00 pm

Sat Nov 3      No Development workouts due to the Time Trial at CHOCC

Sat Nov 3      No HP, Senior Gold/Blue/Orange, Age Group Gold/Blue/Orange workouts

                      due to Harvest/Autumn Meets

Mon Nov 5     No HP 6-7:30am workout

Sat Nov 10    Development 2 and 3 12:15 – 1:15 due to waterpolo meet



For our Age Group and Senior programs this weekend marks the first "away" competitive opportunity of the season.  Here are some things the coaching staff will be looking for:  1) great team spirit (LOUD & PROUD!) - this includes wearing your team cap and shirt, participating in the team cheer, and supporting your teammates every time you see them swimming 2) punctuality - at the beginning of each session look your coach in the eye and say "Hi Coach, I'm here!"  At the end of each session look your coach in the eye and ask: "I think I'm done Coach, what time do you want me here for the next session?"  3) pre- and post-swim reporting - the last person you see before your swim? your coach. The first person you see after your swim? your coach.  4) good warm-up habits - these include getting in on time, completing the entire warm-up, and asking your coach if there's anything they want to see before you finish your warm-up.  A good warm-up will take between 30-45mins (take your time), and it should finish no earlier than 45mins before your first swim  5) fuelling for performance - good eating and hydration habits, both at and away from the pool, with the main message being: make sure you're eating and drinking enough!  6) finally, HAVE FUN! Take one positive from each swim, and one area for improvement, then ON TO THE NEXT ONE!


Sign up is now availablefor the March Break Training Camp in the events section of the LAC website. A deposit for $200 is due by Nov 15 to secure your spot in the camp. The training Camp is being offered for any interested (12 & older) swimmers in the Age Group and Senior programs and will take place in Fort Lauderdale March 7-15, 2013.



These meets take place the weekend of Nov 2 - 4 at the Etobicoke Oylmpium. Age Group Orange swimmers and above are invited to attend. The entry deadline has now passed only the swimmers that have indicated they will be attending will be entered in the meet.



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. There will be no other Development workouts that day.



This meet takes place at CGAC the weekend of Nov 23 – 25. All LAC swimmers are invited to attend. Sign up is available on the LAC website under the “events” tab.



This meet will take place in Gatineau, Quebec Dec.14-16, and has been designated as a team travel event, which means that if you wish to compete you will travel and stay with the team for the duration of the event. All 11&over swimmers in AG Orange and above who qualify are eligible to attend. The coaches have generated a preliminary list of qualifiers, and this list will be posted after the Harvest/Autumn meet this weekend. The team will travel by coach bus to Gatineau, departing on the morning of Dec.13, and stay in a Comfort Inn by Choice Hotels on Blvd. la Gappe. The estimated cost for this event is $350, which includes transportation, hotel and meals. Last year we travelled to Pointe Claire, Quebec in the same time period and it was a very successful event.  An important reminder to all swimmers: you will earn your seat on the bus(es) to Gatineau - only if you have prepared to compete at a championship level will you be making the trip. 



Attention LAC families. This is just a reminder that (as stated in the registration package) all LAC families are required to complete the Level I Timers Clinic.

This clinic can be taken on-line or at a live clinic but I recommend a live clinic for this particular one.

We will be presenting the Level I Timer’s Clinic 3 times in November.

  • Friday November 9 at CGAC from 5:30 pm 7:30 pm - Sheri Cappa, our most recent level II official, will present.
  • Saturday November 10 from 7:30 am to 9:15 am at CHOCC - I will present  
  • Saturday November 10 from 11:45 am to 1:30 pm at CGAC. - I will present   

Everyone is welcome, for the first time, or for a review, but there will be sign-ups on the LAC web page so please sign up to ensure that you will get in, in case we have space limitations.

If you require help accessing the online clinics I am there for you. My email is shown below.

Mark Lukings, L.A.C. Co-Club Officials Chair



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.



Information for the newsletter should be emailed to by 10 am Monday mornings.