May 17 2022 - NEWSLETTER 37


WORKOUT CHANGES - a new tentative practice schedule has been posted on the website under the "Schedules" tab. It will start on Tue May 24, including additional pool time at Western University and the Thames Park outdoor pool.  Please note: spectators are NOT permitted inside the Western Student Recreation Centre, so swimmers will have to be dropped off and picked up at the front entrance or another location designated by parents and swimmers. Also, parking at Thames Park will be extremely limited due to construction underway on the Ridout St. bridge. 

Mon May 23                  NO workouts except Senior Gold/Silver 9:00 – 11:00 AM at CGAC

Fri Jun 3                        NO AM workouts for Senior Gold

Fri Jun 3                        Senior Gold/Silver 3:30 - 4:30 PM THAMES

Fri Jun 3                        Age Group Gold/Silver 5:00 - 6:00 PM CGAC

Sat Jun 4                       Age Group Gold/Silver 5:30 - 7:00 AM CGAC

Sat Jun 4                       Senior Gold/Silver 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM THAMES



Congratulations everyone on some GREAT racing last weekend at our Hollandia Invitational. Lots of personal bests, lots of races successfully completed for the first time by our youngest swimmers, and plenty of medals and ribbons. Special congratulations to our 11 first-time WOSA Regional Championship qualifiers: Roxana Ashigh, Jae Barnfield, Lera Brimson, Jeffrey Fan, Nathan Frolow, Lily Koto, Matthew Pallant, Maya Rastogi, Kayleigh Rivard, Devin Salomon and Anwen Zhao; our 18 first-time Provincial Festival qualifiers: Dylan Bale, Alex Coome, Renee Hart, Rachel Jin, Nicole Maar, Bradley Marlow, Raina Park, Hailey Park, Maria Pinto, Catharine Robinson, Grier Stokley, Chloe Terner, Ellie Webb, Karen Xian, Felipe Ybarra, Mengdi Yong, Menglan Yong, and Aaron Zhu; and to first time Canadian Junior Championships qualifier Abduallah El Tatawy, who also achieved his first ever All-Time Top 10 LAC Performance! Congratulations also to Kathryn Ivanov, who established club records in the women's 50m and 100m breaststroke events, and to Ryan Ball, who TIED the 13-14 boys club record in the 50m breaststroke.

Still lots of racing on the horizon - be happy with your recent results but stay hungry for more -  stay focussed in your training, keep working hard, and use the prospect of racing against stiffer competition at your next meet to help keep your motivation meter high!!

Finally, thanks to all our parents for their great work this weekend too!



Special Thank you to our Food Sponsors! Thank you to TIM HORTON’S Sherwood Forest Mall location for their coffee and Timbit donations. Thank you also to Harina Bakeshoppe, and the Dela Cruz family, for their generous donation of buns, Hopia and pudding. Many new Hopia fans were created this weekend, and the delicious treats were greatly appreciated by our hard-working volunteers!



The LAC team store for spirit wear will be open until Monday May 23rd at 5:00 PM for orders. To access the online store, you must create a user account on this webpage:

To create an account, you must provide the swimmer’s first and last name.

The Club access code is: LAC



The MacGregor's Meat Fundraiser deadline to submit orders is Sunday May 22 and order pick-up will be Saturday May 28 at 9am in the Banting parking lot. Please remember your seller order form to summarize total orders and money raised must be submitted to [email protected] by Sunday May 22 and all money collected for orders must be e-transferred to [email protected]  - please be sure to include your 'swim family name' and the word 'meat fundraiser' in the comment section of your etransfer. 

The following products have been discontinued: #14702 top sirloin steak 6 pc for $39.00 and #77182 stuffed breaded chicken cutlet 12 pcs for $37. There have no substitutes at this time.

Any questions should be emailed to Nicole Chambers at [email protected]

Swim-a-thon will be taking place on Saturday June 25 at the Thames Park Pool.



LAC will be hosting a Summer Skills Camp at Gibbons Pool this summer. This camp is for Age Group and Development swimmers. Current group placement will determine the swimmers’ group for the camp. The cost of the camp is $75 per week. Sign up is available on the LAC website under the "Events" tab, please click on "Job Signup" to reserve your spot. Email Donna at [email protected] if you have any questions.



All LAC swimmers are expected to follow facility regulations in both City of London facilities as well as in facilities in other jurisdictions. Our training and competition protocols and our vaccination policy are based on the latest guidelines from the Middlesex London Health Unit (MLHU), City of London Aquatic Services, Province of Ontario (Reference) and Swim Ontario.  The LAC Board of Directors keeps regular tabs on local health unit directives in this regard, and is making decisions that continue to safeguard our swimmers and families and coaches while still providing optimal training and competition opportunities. Please remain patient as we work cautiously and reasonably through the final weeks (hopefully) of the pandemic



If you have any questions about your swimmer statement please email Donna at [email protected]



Next Meets:

LAC – Dr. Paul Hauch Invitational – July 9 to 10 – Thames Pool

LAC – Just Can’t Stop – Senior SC Time Trial – July 16 to 17 – CGAC

Senior Officials – It is not too early to start volunteering to help at the above!

Thank you Hollandia and Blooming Talent TT Volunteers!

LAC hosted another fun and successful (for everyone) event this past Thursday to Sunday!  Thanks you to ALL of the volunteers because without all of you we could not get these excellent meets done.  I was getting a little worried about the daytime sessions on Thursday and Friday as we came down to the wire but with a magic email from coach Andrew and a bunch of generous people we got it done!  On behalf of the swimmers, and the visiting clubs, thanks so much!


If you have any officiating questions please contact me, Mark Lukings, L.A.C. Co-Club Officials Chair at [email protected]  Note: This is volunteer work for me, so I may not get back to you immediately but, if urgent, I can handle a reminder.



The club has a long-standing policy regarding volunteer participation in our hosted swim meets, which includes the "earning" of mandatory session credits through working at our hosted swim meets.  The session credit policy can be found on the LAC website under the "parent info" tab under "LAC policy #2 - Club Hosted Meets and Session Credits". With some of our hosted racing events being cancelled, our Board of Directors has reviewed the Session Credit Policy and unanimously approved a revision to the policy for the rest of the 2021-22 year as follows:

Families of swimmers in Age Group and Senior are required to earn 16 session credits.

Families of returning Development swimmers are required to earn 8 session credits.

New families are not required to earn session credits but can transfer up to 5 session credits if they should decide to volunteer (which of course is encouraged and applauded)!

Families with swimmers that have transferred from another team are considered returning swimmers and are subject to the session credit policy.

Any unworked session credits will be billed to your swimmer account at $40 per session.

The Session Credit Policy is under the constant scrutiny of the Board of Directors.



Please remember that all individual swim practice equipment purchases you make on the All Tides 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 All Tides. All group swim equipment information can be found on our website when you are logged in: