NEWSLETTER 2019-20 ISSUE 23

 

WORKOUT CHANGES

Tues Feb 18 Senior Bronze and Blue 4:00 – 5:00 pm WSRC

Thurs Feb 20 Senior Bronze and Blue 4:00 – 5:00 pm WSRC

Fri Feb 21 Senior Bronze and Blue 3:30 – 4:30 pm CHOCC

Sat Feb 22 Senior Gold/Silver 6:30-10:00am

 

COACHES REPORT​

SOME THINGS YOUR COACHES WANT YOU TO KNOW Pt.2 (from Oliver Poirier Leroy at YourSwimBoook)

1.       One step at a time. Having big goals is great. And necessary if you aspire to do big things with your swimming. But they shouldn’t be the only focus of your day-to-day activity in the pool. Instead of getting overwhelmed and frustrated at the meet when you aren’t seeing a 5 second drop in your 100, focus in every practice on the next rep, the next turn, the next finish, the next set of stroke drills. When that practice is over, leave it and start focusing on the next practice.  And then the one after that. The journey of 1000 miles begins with a single tiny step.

2.       Dream big. You are capable of far more than you give yourself credit for. You are tougher than you think. If there are things you feel in your gut you could achieve, why not chase them? The question is not “Who is going to let you?” It’s “Who is going to stop you?” And remember, the most powerful things humans have is the ability to choose their ATTITUDE.

3.       Embrace the struggle. When we have our goals lined up the expectation sometimes sets in that all we have to do at this point is show up and tick all the boxes. As though our goals in the pool are set to auto-pilot, and we can sit back and enjoy a bump-free ride. Inevitably things happen to shake us off-course, whether it is an injury, illness, or we simply didn’t anticipate how much work would actually be required. In these moments it is okay to be annoyed and frustrated with the process, but it’s most important to remember to buckle down, dig deep, and fight back. It's when you embrace the struggle that you move closer to your ultimate goal.

Good luck to all of our 24 swimmers racing at the Winter Festival in Windsor, and to our swimmers racing at the Short&Sweet Meet at Western University. RACE SMART - RACE TOUGH - HAVE FUN! GO LAC GO!

 

OLYMPIC TRIALS ROAD TRIP

There are still ten seats available on the buses to Olympic Trials on Mon.March 30. We will extend the deadline for 1 more week if you think you may want your swimmer to join the other 74 who have already signed up! Departure is 6am, return will be 11pm, and the day includes watching prelims and finals of Trials (including Maggie MacNeil and our other LAC'ers), a 2 hour practice at the Markham Pan-Am Pool, lunch, dinner, and a special commemorative shirt. Cost will be approximately $95.

 

2020 SWIM-A-THON

ALL LAC swimmers are invited to participate in our Annual Swim-a-Thon. It will take place at CGAC on Friday,April 10.

Age Group Gold/Silver/Bronze/Blue 6:00 – 8: 00 am

Senior Gold/Silver/Bronze/Blue 8:00 – 10:00 am

Age Orange/Development 10:00 – 12 noon

WHAT IS SWIM-A-THON: swimmers will see how long it takes them to do 200 lengths or how many lengths can they do in 2 hours. For our younger swimmers they will spend 2 hours in the pool participating in length swimming as well as some skills stations (starts, turns, etc)

Our fundraising efforts for swim-a-thon are done using Swim Canada's online fundraising program.

HOW TO REGISTER: to register your swimmer (or swim family if you have multiple swimmers and would prefer one family page) please follow this link www.ontarioswimathon.ca/lac to get started and begin collecting donations.  Our club goal this year is $15,000 and there will be fantastic prizes available to win! The top 3 fundraisers will receive LAC spirit wear, and the top 12 fundraisers will be invited to a bowling party with the coaches and will be able to pick a prize from the prize table.

The club is looking to upgrade its competition timing equipment, its underwater video-taping capabilities to enhance swimmer stroke technique, and provide assistance to its fully-trained and certified coaches to gain even more expertise whenever and wherever educational opportunities may arise.

If you have any questions about Swim-a-thon please contact Donna at   lacmembership01@gmail.com

 

SWIMMER ACCOUNTS

If you have any questions or concerns contact Donna at lacmembership01@gmail.com.

 

UPCOMING MEETS

 Date 

 Meet

 Place

 Swimmers

 Sign up Deadline

 Feb 22-23

 Ontario Winter Festivals

 Windsor

 Qualifiers

 Feb 5

 Feb 22

 Short&Sweet LC Meet

 Western U

 SrBronze/Blue

 Feb 11

 Mar 5-8

 Ontario Winter Champs

 Etobicoke

 Qualifiers

 Feb 17

 Mar 5-8

 Ontario Youth/Jr Champs

 Markham

 Qualifiers

 Feb 17

 Mar 7-8

 Wilmot Aces Invitational

 Wilmot

 Any LAC

 Feb 17

 

 

 

IT’S OFFICIAL!​

Upcoming LAC Hosted Meets – Senior Officials Needed:  Our next 2 home meets are the LAC – Long Course Pentathlon on Sunday, April 5 and the LAC – Hollandia Spring Invitational on Thursday, May 7 to Sunday, May 10.  If you would like to help as a Senior Official at one, or both, of these meets then you must have taken the clinic(s) for the job(s) that you are interested in and you must send one email per meet to the Competition Coordinator (me for both of these meets) with the name of the meet in the subject, the sessions that you are available, and the jobs that you would like to work listed in the email.  If you know that you will be talking the clinic prior to a meet then you can sign up for that job prior to taking the clinic but if you do not get the clinic prior to the meet then you will lose the job.

Upcoming Clinics: I have scheduled the final set of clinics for this season.  All of the clinics will be held in the CGAC meeting room at the bottom of the stairs at Pool Level.  This room has a capacity of about 14 so first come first served BUT please do not sign up unless you are really going to attend and, ideally, you are planning on actually trying the job.  You can take the clinics in any order but it makes sense to take the Introduction first.  That said, I like to put the Introduction and the Judge of Strokes and Turns close to the next meet. 

Clerk of the Course: Wednesday, February 19 – 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Chief Time Keeper: Thursday, February 27 – 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM  

Starter: Monday, March 2 – 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Recorder Scorer: Thursday, March 12 – 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Chief Finish Judge / Chief Judge Electronics: Saturday, March 28 – 6:30 AM to 8:30 AM

Introduction to Swimming Officiating: Wednesday, April 1 – 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Judge of Strokes and Turns: Saturday, April 4 - 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM

If you have any officiating questions please contact me, Mark Lukings L.A.C. Co-Club Officials Chair at lac.coc@gmail.com

 

LAC SESSION CREDITS

The Session Credit Policy is posted under the “Parent Info" tab On the LAC website. All returning families and families transferring from another club, please make sure you review the policy and are award of your session credit commitments for the season. Please note that the website lists the sessions as hours: 1 hr. = 1 session.