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    LFSC Annual Giving Campaign

     Please help us reach our goal!


     The Lake Forest Swim Club is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. All donations are deductible under current IRS regulations.

    Be the best that you can be at the Lake Forest Swim Club! With over 50 Illinois State Championship trophies and 10 Olympic team members you know your championship dream starts here.  To speak directly with a coach please call 847.735.5372

     Lake Forest Swim Club . . . the home of Champion Swimmers!

    Follow SwimLFSC on Twitter 

    Registration for the 2017-18 short course season is now open ... simply click "Online Registration" (right) ===> and follow the prompts. 


    What's Up Ducks? It's A New Season!!!


    Click the image above to Download the current What's Up Ducks!

    Click here to go to the Registration Page


    Keep The Momentum Going!!!

    Click the image for a print flyer


    New Season Swimmer Evaluations!

    Bring your favorite swimming friends to practice this fall. New swimmer evaluations start tonight, 5:30pm at Lake Forest College. It's always more fun with a friend ... pass the info on or, even better, come along and show the way to the pool!

    Click the image below to download the Eval Flyer




    LFSC ... Who We Are At 60 Years Old -- Swimmer Development


    Sr Champs Info

    ISI Senior Championship Meet

    July 12 - 15, 2018


    Lakeview RecPlex, 9900 Terwall Terrace, Pleasant Prairie, WI   53158 


    • LFSC Team Info
    • Psyche Sheet
    • Timed Final Event Psyche Sheet


    LFSC SwimFest Results and Thank Yous!

    LFSC SwimFest 2018

    9-10 June 2018

     Lakeview RecPlex, 9900 Terwall Terrace, Pleasant Prairie, WI   53158

    The 2018 edition of the LFSC SwimFest saw 13 teams race to outstanding results! A total of 6 new Meet Records were set in addition to many the many Illinois Championship Qualifying times posted. Congratulations to all swimmers and coaches for your strong efforts and great results.

    Thank you to Meet Referee Bob Edwards and all of the dedicated officials for volunteering your time and expertise. And finally, a special Thank You to all of the volunteer timers and meet support volunteers from both LFSC and all other clubs. Youth sporting events like swim meets just don't happen without the support of many volunteers.

    New SwimFest Record Holders:

    • Kyler Chou, CATS -- 9/10 Boys 50 Free     31.17
    • Noah Chen, UN -- 9/10 Boys 100 Breast     1:30.04
    • Scooter Iida, GTAC -- Mens 200 Breast     2:28.29
    • Sof Tijunelis, CATS -- 11/12 Girls 50 Free     29.40
    • Sophia Szymanski, GTAC -- 11/12 100 Back     1:11.22
    • Val Tarazi, GTAC -- Womens 50 Breast     34.38

    We will submit the results file to Wisconsin Swimming for upload to the USA Swimming database on Wednesday, 13 June; please contact us immediately if you note any questionable results.

    Join us at any of our upcoming 2018 - 2019 competitions:

    • Monster Mash, October 2018
    • Windy City Open, January 2019
    • Daniel Jaekel Friendship Classic, May 2019
    • SwimFest, June 2019

    Contact us at entries@swimlfsc.org with questions or if you need further assistance.


    2 New Distance Ducks!

    LFSC Distance Duck Meet

    2 June 2018


    The 75th edition of the Distance Duck Meet was another great event. Ben Longeway (19:32.39) and Sidd Ojha (18:40.25) are the newest members of the Distance Duck club! There are now 131 Distance Ducks, 65 girls and 66 boys, in LFSC history.

    Anna Korczak (3:06 time drop) and Connor Boyle (1:28 time drop) are winners of the Big Drop Award for greatest time improvement in the 1500. Our entire team was very impressive with 100% Best Time performances in the 1500!

    MaryGrace King notched the 2nd fastest time for 13/14 girls in the history of meet (18:10.87) behind Lisa Hamming's performance (17:48.16) from 1999. Ben recorded the 21st fastest time for 11/12 boys while Sidd is now 13th on the 13/14 boys list.

    We had 6 first-timers in the 400 free, all posting awesome times. Congratulations to Sarah Stembal, Abigail Houlihan, Brooklyn Williams,Selma Zitouni, E.B. Poska and Clare Vaughn.

    Thank You to all of our timers, Congratulations to all of our swimmers ... the next Distance Duck Meet is December 2018.


    The Latest News ... What's Up Ducks? ... May 2018

    Click here to download the complete===> What's Up Ducks? vMay .


    Daniel Jaekel Friendship Classic -- Results v1

    Daniel Jaekel Friendship Classic

    5-6 May 2018


     Lakeview RecPlex, 9900 Terwall Terrace, Pleasant Prairie, WI   53158

    It was a great weekend of racing at the 40th Annual Daniel Jaekel Friendship Classic at the RecPlex! We had a great time hosting every team and swimmer.

    A special Thank You goes out to Meet Referee Bob Edwards and all of the volunteer officials, you made the meet an awesome season opener. And we thank our wonderful LFSC volunteer workforce, your support makes our meets special.

    We will send the Final Results to Wisconsin Swimming on Wednesday, 9 May, for upload to the USA Swimming database; if you spot an error in the results please let us know immediately.

    The next LFSC-hosted meet is the 2018 LFSC SwimFest, 9-10 June at the RecPlex. Entries are still open and we are accepting reservations. Click the link above to find the information your team needs.

    Good Luck through the rest of the season!




    Triple Donations Through Amazon Smile

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    Dear LFSC Families and Friends,

    The AmazonSmile triple donation promotion is underway! Amazon is tripling the donation amount to 1.5% when you make your first eligible smile.amazon.com purchase through March 31st. This is a great opportunity to increase Lake Forest Swim Club's AmazonSmile donations when you shop at smile.amazon.com.

    This is one of the easiest fundraisers we've seen. Simply shop on Amazon, register to support LFSC... shop! For additional details about the promotion, visit the promotion detail page.

    3x your impact! Amazon is tripling the donation rate on your first smile.amazon.com purchase - through March 31! Go to smile.amazon.com/ch/36-3396035 and Amazon donates to Lake Forest Swim Club.




    Here's An Easy Way To Support LFSC -- Update!


    Here's the update I promised ...

    We've received our first donation to the club! It's a modest $17.83 from the AmazonSmile Foundation from shopping activity between October 1 and December 31, 2017.

    Simply declare your support for LFSC using the links below and the AmazonSmmile Foundation donates a % of your purchases back to the club. I did almost all of my Christmas shopping on Amazon ... so easy!


    ~~ Coach Michael



    Illinois Swimming "Distance Duck" Results

    Illinois Swimming launched a Virtual Distance Challenge from December 2017 - January 2018. The simple description is that it is a version of the LFSC Distacne Duck Meet which we have been running since 1980.

    In the ISI program teams submit performance results for the 1650 free, 1000 free, 400 IM from any racing format they choose-- intra-squad meet, sanctioned competition, for example.

    Three LFSC swimmers topped their age class in the 1650 free. Congratuations to MaryGrace King, Ben Longeway and Cassidy Meyer! Illinois Swimming will send a special t-shirt recognizing this achievement sometime soon.

    Great swimming from everyone ... let's get ready for next year!


    Distance Duck Meet Results

    LFSC Distance Duck Meet



    The final heats of the Distance Duck Meet are (finally!) concluded and we have some fantastic results to report. A total of 42 swimmers tested themselves and showed how Tuff Ducks get it done.

    Our First Timer 1500 Club this meet included Filip Jezewski, Aliah Levinson, Katie Borgerding, Amanda Chang and Anna Korczak. Next June we will see another strong group of swimmers in the 1500 with Riley Crouch, Noah Karr, Nate Steele, Chloe York, Brendan Burke, Katelyn Heytdorn, Molly Meier and Jacquie Wilson all cracking the 7:00 standard in the 400 free.

    "The Big Drop Award" for the meet go to:

    • Cassidy Meyer -- 1500, 2:33 time drop
    • Kevin Williams -- 1500, 1:53 time drop
    • Gabriel Bialek -- 400, :39 time drop
    • Riley Crouch -- 400, :56 time drop

    Congratulations, pick your prize in practice from Coach Laurel or Coach Michael. Current records for the Distance Duck Meet, now in it's 36th consecutive year are:

    After 72 Distance Duck meets ( ! ) meets it's still fun to watch how our swimmers progress through their age group career. The meet has always been a great test of individual progress and this year's meet showed once again tremendous progress from everyone who participated.

    The next Distance Duck Meet is set for Wednesday, June 6th ... see you there.


    Lake Forest Swim Club 2017 Annual Giving Campaign

    Please Support The Lake Forest Swim Club 2017 Annual Giving Campaign

     The Lake Forest Swim Club is a 501(c)3 charitable organization, EIN 36-3396035. Donations to the club are tax deductible under current tax codes, absent any limitations on deductibility applicable to a particular taxpayer.

    Gifts must be received by December 31st to be eligible for a 2017 tax deduction.



    Don't Put Away Those Clubs! Gotta Practice!!!


    Great Swimming At The Suzy Gavars Memorial Meet!

    Suzy Gavars Memorial Meet


    It was a great weekend of fast swimming at the Barrington Suzy Gavars Meet. Let's be sure to keep things moving with great attendance and effort through the holiday. Remember ... there is no Fitness Fairy!

    Special Congratulations to our Championship Meet Qualifiers:

    Amanda Chang, Greta Duda-Anderson, Nate Steele, MaryGrace King, Ben Longeway, Cassidy Meyer, Sidd Ojha, Win Thuente, Audrey Zimmerman, Bora Hopali and Selin Sonmez.


    What's Up Ducks? -- November 1

    What’s Up DUCKS???

    Be sure to check the club calendar (http://www.swimlfsc.org/calendar/) regularly for any practice schedule updates.

    This week … Age Group Challenge Meet on Wed (Green/Yellow to LF College and Sr/Bronze to LFA).

    Coach Mo Update … Coach Mo is slowly getting herself back to practice and meet shape and we are looking forward to her return to the deck soon. She has been watching the meet results and is quite proud of the progress the team has made so far this season.

    See Coach Michael or Coach Laurel if you would like to send a personal Get Well note to Coach Mo. 

    Nov 1Be sure to check the practice schedule!!! Today, is the first Wednesday of the month and that means today is the Age Group Challenge! Be sure to check the Club Calendar regularly for practice, meet, or activity changes. Pay special attention to practice schedules surrounding holidays. Click here to go to the Club Calendar


    We Did The Mash!!!

    The 2017 edition of the Monster Mash in in the books and once again it was A Graveyard Smash! Thanks to the support from our wonderful parent volunteers every swimmer had a great opportunity to showcase their early season efforts.

    New Meet Records were set by: Madison King, LFSC (8&under 25 Breast - 21.08), MaryGrace King, LFSC (11/12 50 Free - 26.05, 500 Free - 5:19.11, 50 Breast - 33.29). Lauren Malinowski, TOSA (Sr 50 Free - 24.89), Lily Reader, BSC (Sr 50 Fly - 26.96).

    Congratulations, Swimmers, and Thank You, Parent Volunteers from Coach Mo, Coach Laurel and Coach Michael … next up, the Windy City Open in January 2018!

    LFSC Duck-A-Thon … our annual Duck-A-Thon fundraiser has been a wonderful success and we will surpass our Goal of raising $6000. Thank You to everyone for your support! It looks like we will be able to purchase a new digital pace clock for use at LFA!

    Short Course Season Registration … Returning HS swimmers are reminded to complete registration and enter meets promptly. Remember to update any changes to contact information, payment options, and apparel sizing information (especially t-shirts) for your swimmer(s).

    Contact Coach Laurel Liberty with questions regarding registration. Click here to get a registration tutorial doc.     Click here to go to the Registration Page.

    Short Course season Meet Schedule …  our Meet Schedule is posted online and ready for sign up. Some information is still not available and will be posted ASAP. Each meet has an entry deadline which we must adhere to. Late entries, if accepted by the host, are assessed a $15/late entry fee.     Click here to go to the Events Page.

    LFSC Age Group Challenge Meets … our Age Group Challenge Meets are scheduled for the first Wed of each month at LF College. All Mighty Ducks, Yellow Squad and Green Squad swimmers should plan to participate. These are great intros to competition for inexperienced swimmers and a chance for more experienced swimmers to get in a little extra racing.

    Nov 17-19Barrington Suzy Gavars Invite … great racing before we Gobble, Gobble, Gobble! Recommended for swimmers in the Senior, Bronze, Green and Yellow Squads.

    Dec 8-10 – Indianapolis Team Travel – Jaguar Invite … another Team Travel Meet to the IUPUI Natatorium. Team Travel is always fun with great results in the pool and a special Team Dinner. Watch for more detailed information soon or send a note to coachlaurel@sbcglobal.net with questions.

    Dec 16 – LFSC Distance Duck Meet … swimmers in the Senior, Bronze, Green. Yellow Squads and experienced Mighty Ducks should plan to participate in this intra-squad meet at the college. Who will be next to wear the Distance Duck t-shirt?

    Jan 13-14LFSC Windy City Open …  our first competition of 2018 will be our own Windy City Open hosted at the RecPlex. All swimmers (except Mighty Ducks and Mini-Ducks) are expected to attend this meet.

    Feb 2-4 – Schroeder A+ Meet … we head out on the highway to Brown Deer (WI) for the Schroeder A+ Meet, always a top level regional competition.

    Feb 9-11HPAC Invite … This meet is recommended for swimmers in the Senior, Bronze, Green and Yellow Squads, and experienced Mighty Ducks.

    Feb 18-19Arlington Last Chance Meet …  this is the final qualifying opportunity for the Regional Championships and the final regular season competition. All swimmers who have not qualified for a Championship Meet should plan to attend this meet.

    Feb - MarChampionship Meet Season … details about Championship Meets are coming together and will be available soon. Watch the website for details.


    New Swimmer Evaluations Swimming with your friends is fun! New Swimmer Evaluations are scheduled by appointment with Coach Laurel at Lake Forest College.

    Please ask your swimming friends to contact Coach Laurel to schedule an evaluation. Don’t forget … we have a new member referral program that offers account credit when your friend joins the team.


    Important Contact Information

    LFSC General Club Contact Info


    (847) 735-5372

    Coach Maureen Sheehan


    Coach Michael Lawrence


    Coach Laurel Liberty



    Coaches are generally available in the office 2:00-4:00pm Monday-Thursday. We make every effort to respond to messages within 48 hours, your patience is appreciated.


    We Did The Mash!

    We Did The Mash!!!

    Monster Mash Meet

    October 28-29, 2017


     Lakeview RecPlex, 9900 Terwall Terrace

    Pleasant Prairie, WI -  53158


    The 2017 edition of the Monster mash in in the books and once again it was A Graveyard Smash! Thanks to the hard of work from all of our volunteer officials, timers, and LFSC parents every swimmer had a great opportunity to showcase their early season efforts.

    New Meet Records were set by: Madison King, LFSC (8&under 25 Breast - 21.08), MaryGrace King, LFSC (11/12 50 Free - 26.05, 500 Free - 5:19.11, 50 Breast - 33.29). Lauren Malinowski, TOSA (Sr 50 Free - 24.89), Lily Reader, BSC (Sr 50 Fly - 26.96).

    A Coach's Results File and Final Results PDF are now available using the links below to download. Coaches/Teams have until 5:00pm on Wednesday, Nov 1, to review the results. We will submit the resutls to Wisconsin Swimming on Wednesday evening for upoad to USA Swimming.

    Please join us at one of our future events:

    • Daniel Jaekel Friendship Classic, May 2018   (info available soon)
    •  LFSC SwimFest, June 2018   (info available soon)


    Contact Coach Laurel Liberty or Coach Michael Lawrence with questions.



    Pumpkin Patch Pentathlon Results and More

    Pumpkin Patch Pentathlon Meet

    October 15, 2017 ~~ 8:30am

    Lake Forest College Sports and Recreation Center

    It was a great day in the Pumpkin Patch when 50 LFSC Ducks landed ready to swim.  It was great to see so many first-timers show their stuff and for everyone to get into the competition mindset.

    Special Thank You to our Meet Ref -- Eric Meier, Ace Admin Crew -- Mike Umbleby, Andy Zimmerman, Cara Meyer, and all of our Behind The Blocks Timers. We can't run a meet for the kids without you and you help is greatly appreciated!

    Big Congratulations also to Madison King, 3 new 8 & under Mixed Event Meet Records: 25 Free, 25 breast, 100 IM.

    Be sure to sign up for our upcoming meets on the Events Landing Page. Our next meet is the LFSC Monster Mash on Oct 28-29 at the RecPlex.

    Click here to find Meet Results

    Click here to sign-up for the Monster Mash

    Click here for a "How To Sign Up For Meets" tutorial

    Questions? ..... send a note to Coach Laurel


    LFSC Parent Meeting Reminder and Team Equipment Day


    LFSC Parent Meeting and Team Equipment Day


    On Wednesday we kick off the season with our "Get Acquainted" meeting for all LFSC parents. Whether you are a new member of a grizzled vet we want to see you at the meeting.

    Join us at Lake Forest College in the Tiernan Room at 5:30pm for this meet 'n' greet with your coaches. The Tiernan Room is in the back of the Sports Center, accessibble through the pool balcony. We plan to finish at 6:30pm.


      Team Equipment and Swim Shop

    Kiddles Sport of Lake Forest will be on hand tonight to assist you with team suits, t-shirts, caps, goggles and other equipment you will need for the practices and competitions.

    We will also have our Arena team rep available to help you. The Swim Shop will be ready for business outside the Tiernan Room from 5:00 - 7:00pm.


    Special Thank You to Sandi King for organizing this special opportunity.

    Special Wednesday Practice Schedule

    All practices will be at LF College:

    * 5:00 - 5:20 pm  Age Group Dryland

    * 5:30 - 6:45 pm   Green Squad

    * 5:30 - 6:30 pm   Yellow Squad

    * 5:30 - 6:15 pm   Mighty Ducks Class

    * 6:45 - 8:30 pm   Senior and Bronze Squads