OCT. 21

Newsletter 2013-14 Issue 6




Thur Oct 31     Age Group Gold/Silver            4:30 – 5:45 pm only  CGAC

Thur Oct 31     Age Group Orange                 4:30 – 5:30 pm          CHOCC

Fri Nov 1         NO Sr Gold/Silver am workout

Sat Nov 2        NO Senior or Age Group workouts due to meets. Development and Intro will run as usual for any swimmers not attending the Tillsonburg meet.

Sat Nov 9    Sr Blue trains at CGAC 5:30-8:30am (no Western U. workout)

Sat Nov 16  Sr Blue trains at CGAC 5:30-8:30am (no Western U. workout)



CONGRATULATIONS one final time to everyone on a great 2012-13 swim year - the number of awards presented on Sunday at the banquet is proof positive that we are reaching for and achieving excellence at every level.  The criteria used to determine our award winners will be posted to the website soon, you can use these criteria to help you set your goals, if you haven’t already. If you ever want to see how you are stacking up with swimmers from across Canada, or want to know how fast you have to be to rank in the top 50 nationally in your age category, go to and look for the "TAS Power Rankings" under the Records and Rankings tab. Also, if you want to know what it takes to make the LAC All-Time Top 10 lists, they are on our website. Check the “What’s New” section of the website for a re-cap of our award winners.

Many thanks again to Cindy Salmon and Carmen Riekenbrauck for their efforts in making the 2013 banquet our best-ever, to Kevin Ryan for his video expertise, and to our guest speaker Ken Fitzpatrick for his words of inspiration and his very generous gift of the Olympic Torch that will become a new award within the club.

The banquet serves as our last opportunity to look in the rear-view mirror - now, it's all eyes forward with both hands firmly on the wheel.  The road to excellence is a bumpy one, because it's a road that’s always under construction.  As you continue your fall training keep your BIG goals firmly in mind, swim with great technique when you are the most tired, and stay positive!

And CONGRATULATIONS to everyone for some good swimming at our time trial. Special congratulations to first-time Eastern Canadian Championship qualifiers Jessica Allen and Ellie Wong and to first-time Regional qualifiers Sam Cormier, Lochlan Goodreau, Sasha Goodreau, Toni Lachmaniucu and Taya Troughton.



This Friday, October 25, from 4:15-5:15pm in the Upper Level Meeting Room at CGAC, Kolten Abbott will be speaking on the importance of good nutrition. All Senior Gold, Silver and Blue swimmers are expected to attend, and all parents are welcome. Kolten is a Masters candidate in the Exercise Nutrition Research Lab at Western University.



Next Tuesday, from 5:45-6:30pm in the Upper Level Meeting Room at CGAC, there will be a meeting to discuss the Senior Training Camp in Naples, FL. All Senior Gold & Silver swimmers are eligible to attend - to reserve your spot in the camp please bring a $200 deposit cheque (payable to LAC) to the meeting. .......



This meet is now available for sign up. ***Please note we will be swimming on Fri&Sat only, NOT Sunday*** Please note attached session information when making travel plans ***

There is one block of rooms remaining for this meet:

Best Western

716 Gordon St, Guelph, N1G 1Y6 (519) 836-1240

2 Queen Beds - $93.99 + tax per night. Breakfast included each day

Booking Deadline: Oct. 25, 2013



Swimmers that indicated they will be attending have been entered in the meet. Warm ups are at 8:00 for all ages both Saturday and Sunday. 



This meet takes place at CGAC and ALL LAC swimmers are invited to attend. Sign up is now available under the “events” tab on the LAC website.



The meet information and list of current qualifiers for this meet has been posted in the “Upcoming Events” section of the website. This is a team travel event - we will be travelling by bus to Pointe Claire, departing CGAC early on Thu.Dec.12 and returning early on Mon.Dec.16. We will be staying at the Quality Suites, 6300 Trans-Canada Highway, Pointe Claire, QC, H9R 1B9 (tel: 514-426-5060). Approximate total cost will be $350. If you are not on the current list of qualifiers, you can still qualify at our November meets.



Congratulations and thank you to first time Meet Manager Fraser Gatt and Meet Referee Saad Aldin for running a smooth time trial. Thank you to all officials that participated on deck and special thanks to those that mentored our new Strokes and Turns officials.

We will be conducting both Timer and Strokes and Turns clinics closer to the Nothers swim meet. Dates and sign up information will be posted to the website.

One more reminder to please check the Ontario Swim Officials Association (OSOA) web site to ensure your account is active and has a valid email address. Go to the following web page and log on: There are buttons to register as a new official, to reactivate your account (if you have not done so), and to recover your username or password if you have forgotten them.

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



Thanks to all parents who volunteered last Saturday evening with equipment / set-up / and maintenance. This is a great opportunity for parents to meet each other and learn swim meet operations from the pool to the scoreboard. Multi-day double-ended meets require additional volunteers, so please consider helping out with equipment set-up at future meets.

Mark Lukings


Practice Equipment- anyone 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 and we can make arrangement for payment and pickup/delivery. 



Nov 1-2      Harvest           Guelph            [open to qualifiers]                       Entry Deadline: Oct 17

Nov 2-3      SWA Sprint      Tillsonburg   [open to non-Harvest swimmers] Entry Deadline: Oct 17

Nov 22-24  Nothers            CGAC             [open to ALL LAC swimmers]        Entry Deadline: Nov 5

Dec 12-15  Invitational       Pointe-Claire   [open to qualifiers]                   Entry Deadline: Nov 26



Information for the newsletter should be emailed to by 10 am Monday mornings. All newsletter submissions are subject to review and editing where necessary.