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DEC. 30

Newsletter 2013-14 Issue 15

 

WORKOUT CHANGES

The holiday training schedule is posted under the "Schedules" tab. CLICK HERE

Regular workout schedule resumes Mon Jan. 6.

Sat Jan 11   SrGold & SrSilver  additional workout 3-5pm    Western U.

Sat Jan 11  SrBlue swim 5:30-8:30am at CGAC (no Western U. workout)

Sat Jan 18  NO WORKOUTS ALL GROUPS (due to swim meets)

 

COACHES REPORT

Welcome back from your mini-break everyone...time to get right back to work.  There are only 5 weeks until Regionals, 7 weeks until Eastern Canadians, and 9 weeks until Provincials.  For many of you, based on your December results, it is necessary to re-visit and re-set your goals...HIGHER...WAY TO GO!!  Keep in mind as you do this that the time is short, and you must take your training to a new level if you want to take your racing to a new level.  Best wishes to everyone for a happy and healthy 2014 - GO LAC GO!

CONGRATULATIONS to Julia Blaha, Leah Polito, David Hickey, Alexander Pedda, Maggie MacNeil and William Stewart for their selection to, and participation in, the Mustang Regional Training Centre Development Camp on Sat.Dec.21 at Western University.

12 & UNDER CELEBRATION

This meet takes place at CGAC and is for all LAC 12 & under swimmers. It is an excellent opportunity for our youngest swimmers to race. Sign up is available under the “events” tab on the LAC website.

All Development Families, please be aware you are required to donate a food item (minimum $10 value) for the 12&Under meet, whether or not your child is swimming. Keep an eye on the website for the sign-up list to choose a food item to donate. It will need to be dropped off at CGAC by Friday Jan 17th and you will need to initial the list in the kitchen to confirm that your item has been dropped off. Thank you so much for your help in making another LAC-hosted meet a successful one! Please email me if you have any further questions.

Mimi Prier mimipca@yahoo.ca

 

MILTON DASH FOR CASH

This meet takes place at the Milton Sports Centre and all LAC 13 & overs are invited to attend. There are two sessions on Saturday and one session on Sunday. Due to low response THERE WILL BE NO TEAM TRAVEL offered for this meet.

Hotel information for this meet is now posted under the “events” tab on the LAC website. Click on the meet title (blue print) to view.

 

ONTARIO CUP - University of Toronto

Those Senior swimmers with at least one 16-17 Ontario Provincial time are eligible to attend this meet. We will be swimming on the Saturday only, January 18. Warm-up is at 1pm, and the session is scheduled to finish at 6pm. Those attending Ontario Cup will also be entered in the Sun morning session of the Milton meet (7:30am w-up).

 

WOSA REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

This meet takes place at the Windsor Family Aquatic Centre and is now available for sign up. Qualifiers and hotel information for this meet are now posted under the “events” tab on the LAC website. Click on the meet title (blue print) to view.

 

INTRO TO PARA SWIMMING PROGRAM

The Intro to Para Swimming program has been opening the world of competitive swimming to children and teens with a disability for the past few seasons. The program is open to anyone regardless of experience (when necessary and possible, in water assistance is provided). The ultimate goal of the program is to help swimmers with a disability build their skills and confidence to a level at which they feel comfortable moving into an integrated competitive swimming program. It is with great pride that we have had 4 swimmers move on to other training groups within LAC.
The next session of the program begins January 10, 2014. If you know of anyone who may be interested in improving their swimming skills and having a good time doing it, please invite them to email introtoparaswim@gmail.com for more information.

 

OFFICIALS REPORT

There will be a Timer’s Clinic on Friday January 10 at CGAC in the upstairs meeting room from 5:30-7:30pm, and a Strokes & Turns Clinic on Saturday January 11 from 11:30am-2:00pm at CGAC, also in the upstairs meeting room. Sign-ups will be posted soon.

Mark Lukings LAC Officials Co-Chair lac.coc@gmail.com 

 

UPCOMING MEETS

Jan 18-19 12 & Under Celebration CGAC [open to all LAC 12/under] Entry Deadline: Jan 2

Jan 18  Ontario Cup University of Toronto (senior qualifiers) Entry Deadline: Jan 7

Jan 18-19 Marlins Dash for Cash Milton Sports Centre (all 13&overs) Entry Deadline: Jan 2

Jan 31 – Feb 2  WOSA Regionals  Windsor Aquatic Centre (qualifiers) Entry Deadline: Jan 20

Feb 7-9  SWA Invitational  Tillsonburg (non-Regional) Entry Deadline: Jan 23

 

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