Dec 17


Newsletter 2012-13 Issue 14



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



There was lots of fast swimming and lots of fun in Gatineau last weekend - probably one of our biggest team travel undertakings ever and everyone must be congratulated and commended for the part they played in making the trip a success.  First and foremost, a huge THANK YOU to our chaperone team, who worked incredibly hard to make sure that everyone was properly fuelled and recovered each day: Carmen, Wendi, Tracy, Ed and Laura...couldn't have done it without you. 

THE STATS!  There were 21 teams at the meet, and overall we placed 3rd in gold medal count with 12 individual swimmers and 3 relays swimming to 44 first place finishes, and 4th in the total medal count, with 29 individual swimmers and 9 relays accounting for 103 total medals.  For a full list of medalists click here.  Our personal best conversion rate was an incredible 79% (351/444), with almost a third of our team (20 swimmers) achieving pb's in all of their swims. On "FINISH STRONG" day (Sunday, the last day) we had more preliminary heat winners than anyone can remember and 52 of 72 swims in finals (72%) were an improvement on their morning swim.  Those aren't just words on a T-shirt, they are now a BELIEF!  The team spirit and support for each other was be the best you must be willing to STAND OUT and not care what others may think...we had the best spirit of any team at the meet and we had a PRESENCE both in and out of the pool!  Special CONGRATULATIONS to the following swimmers: Swimmers of the Day Sam C. & Dominic (Fri), Aiden & Jenna (Sat), Julia N. & Brayden (Sun); Brayden for 2 pool records in the 400IM and 200FL; club record-setters Maggie in the 11/12 girls 100&200BK and Jenna in the 13/14 girls 100FL; first-time qualifiers Andrew O'B. (Youth Nationals), David A. & Sam C. (Provincials) and Christina N. (Regionals). WAY TO GO TEAM!



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. Please confirm your attendance for this meet by Jan 3 on the LAC website.



This meet is for all of LAC 12 and under swimmers. It takes place at CGAC on the weekend of Jan 19 & 20. Please sign up on the LAC website if you plan to attend the meet.



There have been 7 LAC members that have completed the following online clinics this season; Level I Timekeeper and Safety Marshal, Strokes and Turns, Chief Finish Judge, Chief Timekeeper, Chief Judge Electronics, and Clerk of Course Clinics. Online clinics can be taken when it is convenient for you, child care is not an issue, they don’t interfere with dinner, we don’t have to rent a room for them and we don’t have to bring in a Level V official to oversee the clinic. There are lots of good reasons why you should give these a try, including that they are an excellent way to review the material if it has been a while since you did a particular clinic.

Congratulations to all of you for taking the initiative to prepare yourself to help LAC at our future meets!

Merry Christmas to our LAC family. Have a great break, and we’ll see you in the New Year.

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



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