Dec 10


Newsletter 2012-13 Issue 13



Tue Dec 11 NO am Age Group Gold workout; HP/SG/SB am workout 6-7:30am.

Thu Dec 13 NO HP/Senior am workout; Senior/Age Group Blue & Gold 4:00 – 5:00 pm CGAC

Fri Dec 14   NO HP/Senior am workout; Senior/Age Group Blue & Gold 4:00 – 5:00 pm CGAC

Fri Dec 14   Age Group Orange 5:00 – 6:00 pm CGAC

Sat Dec 15  NO dryland for Senior Gold/Blue and Age Group Gold

Tue Dec 18 NO am workout for HP, Senior Gold, Senior Blue and Age Group Gold

Sat Dec 22  NO dryland for Senior Gold/Blue and Age Group Gold

There will be no LAC workouts the week of Dec 24 to Dec 30. A holiday training schedule is posted under the “schedules” on the LAC website. CLICK HERE TO VIEW SCHEDULE



CONGRATULATIONS to everyone for their Holiday Time Trial performances on Saturday.  Not only is it part of Swimming Canada's and Swim Ontario's "Long Term Athlete Development Strategy", but it is one of the cornerstones of our club philosophy, that young athletes need to demonstrate competency in all 4 strokes and across all distances.  Of course we are all aware of the "pre-requisite" times required for 14&under girls and 15&under boys in the longer freestyle and IM events to compete at the provincial championship level; and one of the changes implemented for 2012-13 at the Age Group National level is that swimmers must qualify in 3 events in order to gain entry to the meet.  This is why it is important for our younger swimmers to swim all events and all distances as often as possible, once they have shown readiness in  training.  The Holiday Time Trial afforded us the opportunity to have many of you complete events and distances you may have never swum before - if this is the case, CONGRATULATIONS! And remember 2 things about that bad word "FAILURE": 1) it is an event, NOT a person and 2) it is a stepping stone, NOT a stopping point.


Thanks everyone for coming out on Saturday to help run our time trial.  We had lots of new people helping.  It is great to see so many eager new faces.  I hope everyone has opportunity to share some wonderful family time over the holidays.  Thanks again.

Sheri Cappa, Meet Manager, Holiday Time Trial



This meet will take place this weekend in Gatineau, Quebec Dec.14-16. The bus will be leaving from CGAC at 8:00 am on Thursday December 13 and returning to CGAC at approximately 3:00 am on Monday December 17.  ***Please remember to present a copy of your HEALTH CARD to one of the chaperones when you board the bus on Thu morning.  And remember that we will be swimming upon arrival in Gatineau, so your swim bag needs to be separate from your small piece of non-swimming luggage.  You will NOT require your training equipment for Gatineau, so no fins, or pulling equipment, or snorkel. Bring your water bottle however.



This meet is for all 13&over swimmers not attending Ontario Cup - the meet is 2 timed finals sessions, Sat & Sun morning, and the deadline to confirm your attendance is Thu.Jan.3.  More importantly, please indicate whether or not you require team travel; if there is sufficient need, we may travel by school bus to Milton each morning, departing CGAC at 5:30am, and returning to CGAC at 3pm.  Stay tuned for details.



Swimmer (formerly Travel) Account Statements

Swimmer statements for meets up to this past weekend will be sent out later this week. The statements will be sent by e-mail to your login e-mail. included in the e-mail will be options for making payment. Amounts generally relate to meet entry fees but they also include misc. items such as surcharge as for long sleeve shirts. Details of the meet entries can be found under the "Swimmer A/Cs // Entry Summaries" tab when signed in on the website. Families are reminder that payment is due on receipt. As always, feel free to contact me at if you have any questions about the postings on your account. For any questions requiring more than a simple e-mail, please see me at the pool or e-mail me so we can make arrangements to speak over the phone.




We had two very successful officiating events this past weekend. A long but very informative Strokes and Turns clinic and another well run Time Trial!

Thanks to Greg Lewis for conducting his usual excellent clinic Friday evening and thanks to Saad Aldin and Rose Bloch-Hansen for sitting in and offering their considerable experience to the students.

The Time trial Saturday evening went off without a hitch. Kudos to Sheri Cappa, our Meet Manager and Alex Vanderkam, our Meet Referee. We had quite a few new officials out in various capacities and I am pleased to say that everyone seemed to be doing a great job and having fun too. Thanks again everyone!

For those of you who missed the Level I Timekeepers Clinics or the Level II Strokes and Turns Clinic, I am planning on holding more of each, prior to the 12 & Under Celebration Meet in January.

If you took the Timers Clinic in early November or the Strokes and Turns Clinic on Friday and have not yet registered as an official, please do so. Your attention to this would be greatly appreciated.

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



Dec 14 - 16 CNG Invitational    Gatineau      Qualifiers          Entry Deadline: Nov 22

Jan 18 – 20 Ontario Cup           U of T HP     Qualifiers

Jan 19 - 20  Dash for Cash       Milton            13 & over         Entry Deadline: Jan 3

Jan 19 – 20 12 & under Meet    CGAC          12 & unders      Entry Deadline: Jan 3

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