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Fueling the volunteers

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It takes a lot of work to run a swim meet. Many volunteers spend many hours working hard to make sure things run smoothly. That means they need to be fueled, of course, and that’s where Subway comes to the rescue for the volunteers who help run London Aquatic Club (LAC) meets.

Lisa Levy sees this firsthand. She is the Canteen Coordinator who runs the volunteer kitchen at LAC-hosted meets (she also sits on the LAC Board). A volunteer herself, Levy has kids who swim within the LAC’s program.

“Subway, and in particular Jacquie Gregg, provides subs to feed our volunteers, who make running a swim meet possible for the kids,” she says. “I feed about a hundred volunteers a day with Subway’s generous donations.”

The London Aquatic Club is lucky to count Subway as a sponsor for its Club-hosted meets, Levy says.
“Jacquie and her Subway team have been fantastic to deal with and incredibly generous to our swimming community – and the community at large,” says Levy. “The service excellence and generosity they provide is not seen by many businesses.”

It’s certainly appreciated by the many hard-working volunteers who spend many hours during a weekend ensuring that a swim meet goes off without a hitch.

“After long hours on the hot pool deck, volunteers are always happy to see the familiar Subway logo on their lunches,” says Levy. “We’re truly lucky to have Jacquie and her team as part of our swimming community.”

And volunteers will be busy in 2020. The LAC hosts a 12&U Celebration meet Jan. 18-19, a Pentathlon event on April 5, and the Hollandia Invitational May 7-10.

The London Aquatic Club ‘develops, supports and promotes competitive swimming for people of all ages and abilities in a positive, caring and safe environment.’ Its competitive swim team consists of approximately 275 swimmers (divided into 9 different groups) from Development to Senior Gold.
Swimmers range in age from 6 to 18, and from beginner to world champion. Swimmers train and compete for 11 months each year – from the middle of September to the beginning of August.

Contributions by Lisa Levy