NEWSLETTER 2019-20 ISSUE 22

 

WORKOUT CHANGES

Mon Feb 17 NO PM Workouts due to Family Day

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 NO PRACTICE

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

 

COACHES REPORT​

Things your coaches want you to know (Part 1) - from Olivier Poirier Leroy of YourSwimBook

1. Sometimes a bad practice is just that, a bad practice. Nothing more, nothing less. Bashing yourself for a so-so performance - when all of the circumstances seem to have predicted something better - can only do you so much good. Don’t let it affect your next workout or your attitude moving forward.

2. There will always be someone faster. Just like there will always be someone slower. The sport is a constant flux of swimmers on the rise and the decline. Appreciate and celebrate the moments when you are on a roll. Everyone is on their own path - trust yours and stay on it!

3. What you do every day in practice matters more than what you do at meets. The most rewarding parts of swimming are the development of mental toughness, the learning how to be consistent, and the fortitude developed from steadily and patiently chipping away at a goal. These are all things that you will develop over the course of your practice career. Your training will make you into the adult you are going to become, NOT your racing.

4. Short cuts beget more short cuts. Ever notice how when you start to take short cuts for one part of your swimming (“Oh, I’ll just pull on the lane rope this once” or “Oh, I’ll just take this one practice off”) it becomes much easier to find more short cuts in other areas? Set standards for yourself, honour them and rise to them. There are no short cuts to anywhere worth going.

We hope everyone has taken some time to check out our new website look and format. Undoubtedly there may be some former features you are finding it difficult to find, but we are hopeful that the transition occurs as seamlessly and easily as possible for everyone. We are still in the midst of removing and/or updating old content. Please, if you find anything, links to nowhere, out-of-date information, email addresses that don't work, let us know.

 

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

 

OLYMPIC TRIALS ROAD TRIP

80 tickets have been purchased for our Monday, March 30 excursion to the Pan-Am Pool in Toronto to watch Maggie MacNeil and the rest of our competing swimmers on the first day of the 2020 Olympic Trials. It will be an all-day event and will cost approximately $95 (payment required at a later date), which includes transportation by coach bus, admission to both preliminaries and finals of the Trials to watch all of Canada's top swimmers race for spots on the Olympic and Paralympic teams, a 2 hour training session at the Markham Pan-Am Pool, lunch, dinner and special event shirt. 

 

SWIMMER ACCOUNTS

Statements were sent out last week. If you have any questions or concerns contact Donna at lacmembership01@gmail.com by Feb 13. PAD payments will be withdrawn Feb 17.

 

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.