NOV. 12


Newsletter 2013-14 Issue 9



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)

Fri Nov 22

All Groups

NO workouts

Due to Nothers Meet

Sat Nov 23

All Groups

NO workouts

Due to Nothers Meet


The last workout before our December break will be Sat.Dec.21. There will be NO WORKOUTS the week of Dec.23-28. The training schedule for the week of Dec.30-Jan.4 will be posted later this month.


Hard to believe our Nothers Invitational is fast approaching, the fall season has flown by and it underlines the importance of being good on a daily basis.  By this point you have all "hard-wired" some training habits that will show up in competition, hopefully good habits like streamlining and dolphin kicking underwater off the wall and stroking before you breathe on the break-outs and finishing every repeat and every set as well as you start it.  There are some who believe that swim meet performance is about "rising to the occasion", when in fact the opposite is true.  When you go to a swim meet your performance is not magically elevated to a new level - what really happens is you perform at the level of your training leading up to the meet.  In the critical moment (the swim meet), it's more about falling back on your training than about "rising to the occasion." Thus the importance of practicing with championship effort...over, and over, and over again. Where does the personal best, or the 1st-ever qualifying swim, or the time you set as a goal at the start of the year, happen? At the meet? NO! It happens every single day in your training.



This meet takes place at CGAC and ALL LAC swimmers are invited to attend. Food and job sign-ups are now available on the LAC website under the “events” tab.



This new meet (taking place at Western U.) has been added  to our competition schedule as a racing opportunity for Senior and Age Group swimmers unable to attend the Pointe Claire Invitational. Some Development swimmers will be invited to attend - check with your coach if you are interested.



The meet information and list of current qualifiers for this meet is posted in the Upcoming Events section of the website. It 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.




Just a reminder of the remaining Timekeeper and Strokes & Turns clinics. The dates and times are listed below. To work as a Strokes & Turns official you are required to take the clinic, either live or online. If you have not taken the S&T clinic but can make one of the dates listed below or can take the online clinic prior to Nothers then you can sign up as a Strokes & Turns official for Nothers now. If this will be your first time as a Strokes & Turns Official, please say so in the comments when you sign up. A reminder that EVERY LAC family is required to have a family member who has taken the Level I Timekeepers clinic. You CAN take the Strokes & Turns clinic prior to the Timekeeper clinic. Taking any clinic for the first time will earn you a session credit for each clinic taken.

Level I Timekeeper and Safety Marshall Clinics:

Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre - Sat.Nov.16 7:00-8:45 A.M. in the large meeting room east of the front entrance.

Canada Games Aquatic Centre - Sat.Nov.16 noon-2:00 P.M. in the large main floor meeting room.

Stroke & Turns Clinic: Please plan to attend the entire clinic (2.5hrs). If neither of these dates work for you please let me know and I will try to arrange another one for the week prior to Nothers, only if there is enough demand.

Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre - Sat.Nov.16 7:00-9:30 A.M. in the small meeting room on the way to the locker rooms.

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


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

Dec 7-8 SWA Mustang Meet [Senior/Age Group non Pointe-Claire] Entry Deadline: Nov 21

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

Dec 14    LAC Holiday Time Trial (ALL non-Pointe Claire)  Entry Deadline: Dec 3   



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