NEWSLETTER 2019-20 ISSUE 21

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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

 

WELCOME TO OUR NEW WEBSITE!!!

From Team Unify, our website provider: We are excited that your team's more mobile-friendly website is "live" and sports a fresh new look! You will see a new forward-facing website, or "front end". Please take a moment to explore the home page and menu items to figure out where your favourite and most-used features are located. Click the SIGN IN button at the top of the site, enter your credentials, and you will discover a new "back end" business side that houses all of your information and tools. Use the side menu to navigate yourself through the "back end". Please note these changes: the "back end" is designed to let you access most everything you need through the new side menu without needing to return to the “front end”, such as registration and events. You can easily get back to the “front end” by clicking VIEW TEAM WEBSITE… in the lower left, which will open it in a new browser tab. Click the browser tab with the “back end” to return there. Each side menu tab can help you find where things are on the re-organized platform. You will see a TEAM RESOURCES menu item. This contains information and documents reserved for club members that used to be found on the “front end”.

We sincerely hope you enjoy your upgraded site! And everyone PLEASE be patient with the transition - if you can't find it it does not mean it isn't there!

 

COACHES REPORT​

Congratulations to our 100+ swimmers who raced at the Western Ontario Swimming Championships in Brantford last weekend. We re-captured the overall team total in convincing fashion - top 5 team scores were 1) LAC 1139.5pts  2) GHAC 814  3) CW 694  4) WAAC 532  5) GMAC 525. There will be a full re-cap of our results in the "NEWS" section of our new website, but special congratulations here to first time Provincial Championship qualifiers Jonah Eagleson and Paige Elliott (OYJ) and Lenka Myatt (Festival), and to first time All-Time Top 10 Performer Ciaran Buyse; and also to our 15 swimmers who achieved 100% personal bests: Kyle Ball, Aliyah Baron, Whitney Coome, Luke Degiorgio, Simon Drolet, Charlotte Dyer, Abduallah El Tatawy, Ryan Jaberi, Tolga Kartoglu, Declan Nolan, Keaton Smith, Grier Stokley, Evan Thomas, Martin Todev, and Jayden Wang. And sincere thanks to Team Travel chaperone Lisa Levy.

 

TEAM EQUIPMENT ORDERS

The ALL TIDES website is now set up to receive new orders for all LAC equipment.

Go to the SWIMMER EQUIPMENT tab and click on the link therein to access the team order form. There are new items available including team t-shirts in orange and navy, hats, and team bathing suits from both the ARENA and SPEEDO collections. Deadline for new orders is FEBRUARY 9, with delivery estimated for prior to the provincial championships (OSC/OYJC) starting March 5.

 

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, 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. 

 

LOST & FOUND

At CHOCC practice from 6-7am on Sat.Feb.1 (Age Group Gold/Silver/Blue/Bronze swimmers not at WOSA Champs) a pair of DARK OLIVE GREEN COLUMBIA BOOTS were lost. If these were mistakenly taken home or if anyone knows of their whereabouts, please bring the boots or the information to your coach as soon as possible. Thank you!

 

SWIMMER ACCOUNTS

Statements are ready to go and should be emailed out soon. 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!​

Clinics: Still to come.  Keep watching.

WOSA Champs: I worked the first 4 sessions at Brantford on the weekend and saw some familiar faces in the crowd.  I hope it was a great weekend for your swimmers! Nice to get out on deck again as a regular official!

Official Registrations – I have personally sent out an email to the people who still need to confirm their Swimming Canada official accounts.  There are still quite a few LAC Officials who have received at least 1 registration email from systems@swimming.ca and have not responded as instructed in the email.  Another mailing was recently sent out to new and previously unconfirmed accounts.  It would be helpful if people could respond to these as instructed in the email.  All you need to do is: sign on to your officials account, click on the My Info at the top, make any changes as required to the info and then even if you do not make any changes scroll to the bottom and click on the Save button.  If the email is from systems@swimming.ca then it is unlikely to be SPAM or Phishing and you can safely respond.  This is REQUIRED in order for us to activate your account.  It is important to LAC that officials are activated in this way as it affects our ability to host meets. 

 

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.