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Thu May 9              HP/SrG/SrB               6:00-7:30am or 3-5pm                 CGAC

Fri May 10              NO workouts due to Hollandia Meet

Sat May 11             NO workouts due to Hollandia Meet

Mon May 13            NO HP/SrG/SrB workouts

Mon May 13            Senior Orange           4:00 – 6:00 pm                           CGAC

The summer schedule begins Mon May 27 and will be available under the "schedule" tab later this week. There will be two schedules one running May 27 to June 30 and the other running July 1 to the end of the season.


Good luck to everyone swimming at our Hollandia Invitational this weekend.  It will be a busy weekend with, in most cases, a lot of time between your races (with the exception perhaps of the Fri 50's). So, be ready for your opportunities when they come, make sure you stay warm and hydrated and fuelled between your swims, and make sure you are awake and activated and focussed in the 30 minutes leading up to your swims. Here's the run-down (again) on swim meet expectations for all LAC'ers: 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 in a close race; and every time a LAC'er wins a heat, an organized "WAY TO GO Susie or Billy!" 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! GO LAC GO!



The LAC AGM will be held on June 19th at 7 pm. Additional details will be posted to the website under the 'Events' tab closer to the date.

There are presently two vacant Board positions to be filled at the AGM. If anyone is interested in learning more about the vacant Board positions please contact Paul Cappa at



The coaches that attended the Swimming 101 course this past weekend at CGAC would like to thank the Development swimmers that came out and shared their skills with us. Your enthusiasm for swimming was appreciated!



We had a couple of good clinics last week resulting in 7 new Timers and 7 new Strokes and Turns Officials. Thanks to everyone for attending and for the excellent discussions and learning for everyone!

A reminder to everyone who has attended a clinic this year that you must be registered with so that the clinic completion can be recorded and so that session credits can be awarded. If you have not yet registered, please do so. I have sent a reminder with instructions to the email account that you used to register for the clinic.

On a related note, we still need people for some positions at Hollandia. If you have not signed up, please have a look and see if there is an opening that you can fill but keep in mind that you need to be qualified to sign up for Strokes and Turns. If you have taken the Strokes and Turns clinic, have yet to try the job, and are feeling a little uncomfortable with the position then contact Mary at to see if she can pair you up with an experienced official for a mentorship session.

If anyone would like a deck sign-off for a position that they are working this weekend at Hollandia, please remember to bring your Officials Certification Card with you and let the Referee know, after the briefing, but before the session, that you are looking for the sign-off. After the session, seek out the Referee again and ask for the sign-off.

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



London Aquatic Club has booked a block of rooms at 3 different locations for your consideration for the upcoming Age Group International being held in Etobicoke from May 30 – June 2.

Homewood Suites by Hilton, 5515 Eglington Ave West, Toronto 1-888-381-4311

1 bedroom Suite or Studio w/ 1 King or 2 queen beds $124.00 + tax per night.

2 bedroom Suite $199.00 + tax per night.

Includes full kitchen

Hampton Inn, 5515 Eglington Ave West, Toronto 1-888-381-1194

2 Queen beds $109.00 + tax per night.

Breakfast is included at each of the above locations and will open at 6:30am Saturday & Sunday. Cold items only

Reservation code for both is: LONDON

Any cancellations must be made 24 hours prior to arrival, otherwise, 1 night + tax will be charged.

Booking Deadline: April 30/13

Courtyard Mississauga, 5050 Creekbank Road, Mississauga 1-800-943-6706

2 Queen beds $89.00 + tax per night

Reservation code: London Aquatic Swim Club - AGI group

Booking Deadline: May 15/13



London Aquatic Club has booked a block of rooms for your consideration for the upcoming Summer Festival being held at the University of Toronto from June 1-2.

Holiday Inn, 280 Bloor Street W, Toronto.  Please contact Sonia via email at to reserve your room.

2 Queen Beds –129.99 + tax single/double occupancy

                134.99 + tax triple occupancy

                139.99 + tax quad occupancy

Parking - $22.00 per day

Booking Deadline:  May 17, 2013



London Aquatic Club has booked a block of rooms at 2 different locations for your consideration for the upcoming Long Course 12 & Under Regionals being held in Hamilton from June 22 - 23.

Staybridge Suites,20 Caroline Street South, Hamilton, 905-527-1001

1 Queen bed with pull-out couch. $139.00 + tax per night - Full kitchen facilities

Guest Parking: $5.00 per night extra

Breakfast included

Booking Deadline: May 31, 2013

Sheraton Hamilton Hotel,116 King Street West, Hamilton, 905-529-5515

2 Queen Beds. $125.00 + tax per night, includes parking fees

Cot charge – 25.00 per night

Booking Deadline: May 22, 2013 before 5pm



May 10-12           Hollandia Invit'l         CGAC          All LAC                 Entry Deadline: Apr 18

May 30-Jun 2       AGI                          Etobicoke    13 & O qualifiers    Entry Deadline: May 14

Jun 1-Jun 2         Provincial Festival      U of T         13 & U qualifiers    Entry Deadline: May 16

Jun 7-Jun 9         WOSA LC Champs     Western       13 & O qualifiers    Entry Deadline: May 21

Jun 8-9               WOSA Sting              Western      non-regional          Entry Deadline: May 16

Jun 22-23           WOSA LC Champs      Hamilton     12 & U qualifiers    Entry Deadline: Jun 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.