Monday Oct 8 NO workouts

Tuesday Oct 9 Senior Bronze/Blue 4:30 – 5:30 pm WSRC

Thursday Oct 11 Senior Bronze/Blue 4:30 – 5:30 pm WSRC

Friday Oct 12 Senior Bronze/Blue 4:30 – 5:30 pm WSRC


The 2018-19 training schedule is posted on the LAC website.

The 2018-19 DRAFT competition calendar is posted on the website.

ALL SCHEDULES (training & competition) ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.



Coach Craven attended the British Columbia Swim Coaches Association conference last week in Whistler, B.C., where Bob Bowman (coach of Michael Phelps) was the keynote speaker. Coach Bowman shared many interesting stories and insights. He is currently the Head Coach at Arizona State University, and shared the Sun Devils Swimming 5 core principles: 1)HONESTY (there are hundreds of great quotes on honesty, here's one: "Tell one lie and all your truths will be doubted.")  2)INTEGRITY (when actions match words)  3)COMPETITIVENESS (it's about striving together, it's about trying, it's NOT about medals or winning or losing)  4)RESILIENCY (get back up - because we ALL get knocked down, even Michael Phelps) and finally 5)RESPECT (for all - teammates, coaches, opponents, officials and, most of all, respect for yourself. Because without self-respect, there can be no self-worth). Great core principles for everyone to live by, not just swim by!  Coach Bowman has written a great book titled "The Golden Rules".



Sunday, October 7th 8:30am – 11am at SKYZONE!!   Cost is $20 per swimmer (including the non-slip socks, snacks and drinks)

784 Wharncliffe Road South, London

Come and join the fun on Thanksgiving before your turkey dinner!  LAC has the entire facility before it opens to the general public.  Be sure to be there early – the first 30 minutes you will enjoy the GLOW session – blacklights, lasers and music.  From 9-10, the lights will be back on.  You will have access to The Challenge Zone, Freestyle Jump, Skyslam, Ultimate Dodgeball, Rock Climbing, Warrier Course, Drop Zone, Skyladder, Warped Walk and Sky Joust. 

From 10-11 we have access to the private party room for snacks and drinks.

Sign up is available on the LAC website under the “Events” tab.  DEADLINE is Oct 4th but please sign up as soon as possible as we need a minimum of 100 swimmers to take advantage of the early opening.  $20 will be automatically billed to your account.

**Please be sure to print off the attached waiver, completed and signed to bring with you**

If you have any questions, please contact



Spiritwear order forms are now available on the LAC website, you can find it under the “swimmer equipment” tab. We will be placing an order on Monday October 22. You can bring your order and payment to the Time Trial at CGAC on Sun Oct 21 or place your order from and payment in the LAC mailbox at CGAC just inside the front entrance on the wall leading into the administration office before then. This will be the only order placed before the Christmas holidays. The next order will be in the New Year. Any questions please email



The 2018-2019 Shark Card is now available on the LAC website under the “swim equipment” tab. This offers a 15% discount off all regular priced goods.You MUST have this card with you at the time of purchase. Either as a pdf saved on your phone or a printed hard copy. The new online coupon code is listed on the cards as well this year. This code will be valid on the new website/webstore which is in the process of being launched. It offers a 15% discount on all regular priced goods listed on the site/store.



The next Swimmer account statements will be sent out around October 5th. PAD payments will come out October 15th. Any concerns need to be sent to Donna by September 19.

For families with swimmers in the Intro program you can bring your cheque for registration and September membership when your group starts (the week of Sept 24), we can also take your payment by etransfer to



We are excited about our new venue for this year's gala celebration of our great 2017-18 season! If anyone has photos from last year's swim season that you would like to include in our Banquet slideshow, please forward them to before October 14.

Those of you who won annual trophies at last year's banquet, i.e., Most Improved Swimmer, please return them to your coach before the end of September.



Upcoming Meets:  I am the Competition Coordinator for the 3 Time Trials prior to Christmas and the Nothers Fall Invitational.  It is never too early to request positions as a senior official as long as you are qualified.  To be qualified, you must have taken the clinic for the position that you wish to work.  If you want to get ahead of the game you can email me with the meets, sessions, and positions that you would like to work.  I already have people from LAC and other clubs asking for spots!

Officials Clinics: I will be hosting 3 Introduction to Swimming Officiating clinics prior to the Fall Start-Up Time trial on October 21.  I traditionally have one on a Friday evening at CGAC, one at CHOCC early on Saturday during practice, and one at CGAC on Saturday late morning.  If none of these work for you, please do let me know what does work and I will see what I can do.  The Introduction to Swimming Officiating clinic covers all of the basics of being a swimming official, the various positions that we need to fill at meets, how you can become a senior official, session credits, and the first two positions, Safety Marshal, and Timekeeper.  It is STRONGLY encouraged that you attend one of these early in the season, so much so, that when you registered, the registration package said that you were agreeing so take the clinic, if you have not already done so.

Official Registration: There is not a lot to do to register as an official.  If you are a returning official you can find the form here.  Print it, fill it out and put it in the LAC mailbox at CGAC.  Alternatively, you can ask for a form in the office at your first swim meet, fill it out and hand it back in at the office. We will register you once you have taken a clinic other than the Intro clinic or are requesting a sign-off (we will cover that another time).  If you are a new official, when you attend your first clinic, ask for the PIPEDA form so that we can register you.  New officials need to provide additional information which you provide when you sign-in at the clinic.  When we do register you, you will receive an email from Swim Canada with instructions that you must follow to complete the registration process.

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







 Sign  up  Deadline

 Sun Oct 21

 Time Trial #1


 ALL LAC swimmers

 October 11

 Sat Nov 10

 Time Trial #2


 ALL LAC swimmers


 Nov 23-25

 Nothers Invitational


 ALL LAC swimmers





Club hosted meets help to reduce membership fees by 20-25% as well as reducing travel costs by attending fewer out-of-town meets. To ensure the Club has sufficient resources to host meets, most LAC swim families are required to work a minimum of 22 sessionsduring club hosted meets (please see below for exceptions). These sessions may be worked through officiating or working at the club’s food canteen, awards or other positions. Any unfulfilled session credits will be billed at a rate of $40.00 per session to the swim family’s Swimmer Account at the end of the season. Please note that this is not meant to be a “fundraiser” but rather an incentive to participate in the running of home meets. Swim families may receive up to 5 donated session credits from another club family to complete their credits, however any more than the 5 donated session credits must be approved by the board. Session commitments are waived for first year swim families with no prior competitive swim club affiliation, as well as for introductory and post-secondary students training full time with the club and for varsity swimmers, although assistance during swim meets from these groups is greatly appreciated.  First year families ARE required to fulfill the LAC orientation program. This includes an introductory club meeting, participating in an Introductory to Swimming clinic during the swim season and a follow up “on-deck” mentoring session.

*** Families of Development swimmers who are not in their first year of competitive swimming who do not have a swimmer in another level are required to fulfill only 11 of the assigned session credits.***

*The number of session credits will be reviewed by the board in the fall upon club enrolment and may be subject to change.

There is a session credit FAQ under the "Parent Info" tab under "Session Credits.



Instructions for ordering swim equipment can be found on the LAC website under “Swimmer Equipment” tab. Also found on the website is the TAS shark card, you will need this card when purchasing Team Aquatic Supplies merchandise at swim meets or in their stores. There is a list of equipment needed for each group posted here.

If you have any equipment questions please contact



Information for the newsletter should be emailed to  by 10 am Monday mornings.