2020-21 NEWSLETTER 28



All in-water programming is on hold until further notice.

Please check the LAC-tive Home Fitness tab on the website for links to all virtual dryland programming.

Many sincere THANKS to everyone who has contributed dryland equipment to the virtual cause - through your generosity our swimmers are able to stay focussed on their strength and fitness goals in these unfocussed times!



We sincerely hope you’re all doing OK and handling the early days of the third lockdown as positively as you can. We're all certainly justified in feeling down due to this latest setback, and there’s not much to say that we haven’t already talked about, but everyone's been doing an outstanding job handling this mess for a long time... we need to think of the pandemic like a swim race, and we’re on the last 25 of the 100, or last 50 of the 200,or last 100 of the 400. We’ve been at this for over a year – what’s 4 (or so) more weeks?! This is where you have to really bear down and think about the little things, stay positive, and rely on all the great training (and protocol-following) you’ve done that’s going to help you finish the race strong. By the way, you ARE going to finish this thing strong, because this is where we’re at our best, right? You ARE the storm! Hang in there, stay positive, support each other, and remember it’s a long road, with lots of fast swimming out there ahead of you!

"The way you speak to yourself matters."




GREAT NEWS for all of you whose team suits have seen better days or are in need of some LAC Spirit Wear. The team store on the AllTides website is NOW OPEN until April 18, for you to place orders. Bulk delivery is anticipated for the week of May 10. This will be the last opportunity for us to make a bathing suit and Spirit Wear team order this year.  If you have any questions regarding All Tides orders or product concerns, please contact the following email address [email protected]



Value Village FUNDrive

THANK YOU everyone for stepping up and diving deep into your closets! We're now close to 400 bags! Value Village has extended our deadline to this Friday April 9, so you can still sign up on the website until then. Value Village has also asked that you please indicate what size of garbage bags you will be donating, either 1. tall kitchen bags (13 gallon/45 litre) or 2. XL yard bags (33 gallon/135 litre) So please indicate this in the sign up section.

Despite the lockdown, we are still good at this time to deliver our stockpile on Sat April 17, with drop off in the Banting High School parking lot between 8-9am. FUNDrive is an eco-friendly "Spring Cleaning” opportunity - ask your neighbours, family, gym buddies, work mates, etc., to donate. It makes a difference not just for the community but for LAC. 

North Country Meats

Our second meat fundraiser will happen this spring, with product delivery planned for Saturday May 15. The same protocols and procedures will be in place as for our first, very successful, campaign. We sold 568 boxes of meet back in November, netting the club $3400 and also helping offset membership fees - our rallying cry for the spring campaign is "Fill The Truck!" This means 1000 boxes of meat sold. 

Thanks for your support of these great opportunities to help keep LAC financially viable in these uncertain times.



We are still hoping that we can host at least one real invitational later this season. 

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



Please remember that any individual swim equipment purchases you make on the AllTides website using our LAC coupon code result in a kickback to the club, received at the end of the year. Last year the club received almost $1000 through this arrangement, most of which was put toward the purchase of dryland training equipment. You are helping the club by making your swim equipment purchases through AllTides. All group swim equipment information can be found on our website when you are logged in:  https://www.teamunify.com/team/canlac/page/swimmer-equipment.