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OCT. 28

 

 

Newsletter 2013-14 Issue 7

 

WORKOUT CHANGES

Thur Oct 31 Age Group Gold/Silver  4:30 - 5:45 pm CGAC
Thur Oct 31 Age Group Orange  4:30 - 5:30 pm  CHOCC
Fri Nov 1  Senior Gold/Silver/Blue  3:00-4:00pm only  no dryland
Sat Nov 2  NO Senior or Age Group workouts due to meets.  
Sat Nov 2  Development and Intro workouts for any swimmers not attending the Tillsonburg meet.
Fri Nov 8  Intro  6:00 - 6:45 pm  CGAC (NO Sat Nov 9)
Sat Nov 9 Sr Gold additional workout 3:00-5:00pm at Western U.
Sat Nov 9 Senior Orange NO workout due to waterpolo
Sat Nov 9 Age Group Blue  5:30 - 7:00 am  CHOCC
Sat Nov 9 Age Group Orange  7:00 - 8:00 am         CHOCC
Sat Nov 9 Development 1 7:00 - 8:00 am  CHOCC (no CGAC due to waterpolo)
Sat Nov 9 Development 2 & 3  8:00 - 9:00 am  CHOCC (no CGAC due to waterpolo)
Sat Nov 9 Sr Blue  5:30 - 8:30 am  CGAC (NO Western)
Sat Nov 16 Sr Gold additional workout 3:00-5:00 pm at Western U.
Sat Nov 16 Sr Blue  5:30 - 8:30 am  CGAC (NO Western)

 

COACHES REPORT

For many of you 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 uniform (bathing cap and T-shirt, with this year's royal blue shirt for Day 1 and last year's orange shirt for Day 2), 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 get ready for the next one!Remember, while personal bests are always a good thing, IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE A PB TO BE A GOOD RACE!

CONGRATULATIONS to club record-setter at our Time Trial MAGGIE MacNEIL in the 13/14 girls 50BK.

 

LOST & FOUND

At the banquet, 2 sweaters. They are currently in our storage room at CGAC.

 

TUTORING

Coach Andrew Dragunas and his wife Jenny have kindly offered their tutoring services to any swimmers who seek it. Their main areas of expertise are in math and the sciences. Contact Coach Andrew D. at a_dragunas@hotmail.com                           if you are interested.

 

HARVEST MEET NOV 1-2

Due to a smaller than expected entry, all ages will swim together in a single session each day. Fri.Nov.1 4:00 pm warm-up, 5:00 pm start (estimated session length 2.5hrs) and Sat.Nov.2 8:00 am warm-up, 9:00 am start (estimated session length 3hrs).

 

SWA KINSMEN SPRINT MEET Nov 2-3

Warm ups both Saturday and Sunday are at 7:30 am for our Senior, Age Group Gold, Age Group Silver and Age Group Blue swimmers and at 8:00 am for our Age Group Orange and Development swimmers.

 

NOTHERS INVITATIONAL NOV 22-24

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.

 

2014 FLORIDA MARCH BREAK SENIOR TRAINING CAMP

Deposit cheques for $200 made out to LAC are due by Tue.Nov.5.

 

POINTE CLAIRE INVITATIONAL DEC.12-16

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.

 

OFFICIALS REPORT

Watch for sign-ups for Timekeeper and Strokes and Turns Clinics on the LAC home page. I am aiming for November 12 to 14. Also watch for a link to Swimming Canada’s interpretation of recent FINA rule changes. New rule books will be available within the next three months. Please let me know if you are interested in receiving one – cost should be approximately $15.

A final reminder to people to check their OSOA accounts to ensure that they are active and have a valid email account on them. Go to the following web page and try to log on. https://www.swimmingofficials.com/registration/Account/Login.aspx  You can register as a new official, re-activate your account if you have not done so, and recover your username or password if you have forgotten them.

Mark Lukings L.A.C. Officials Co-Chair lac.coc@gmail.com

 

UPCOMING MEETS

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

 

NEWSLETTER

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