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LFSC Annual Duck-A-Thon

February 16th at Lake Forest College

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

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    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!

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    Registration for the 2016-17 short course season is now open ... click here to get a tutorial doc ... or, simply click "Online Registration" ===> and follow the prompts.


    New Season, New Swimmers!

    Bring a Friend, Have More Fun!

    Click the image above to inquire about out team or upcoming evaluations

    Click here to download a New Swimmer Evaluation flyer


    Mini Ducks Fall and Winter Registration Now Open

    Be "Water Smart" ...

    The Mini Ducks helps youngsters age 5+ explore movement, increase comfort in the water, and develop solid swimming skills. The LFSC Mini Ducks teaches Water Smarts and builds your pathway to fun at the pool.

    Registration for Mini Ducks and Mighty Ducks now open.

    The Mini Ducks is an advanced swim lesson for children ages 5+ who are comfortable (floating) in the water but have not mastered arm strokes and breathing in freestyle or backstroke arms and kicking. In addition these swimmers need basic "Water Smarts" and are able to use a kickboard.

    The goal of these lessons is to build on learning and listening skills, increase comfort in the water, let children explore movement, and put them on a path to joining the swim team.

    Teaching Fundamental Body Position, back stroke arms and kicking, and rhythmic freestyle side breathing are the target goals of the Mini Ducks. All swimmers must be able to independently use locker rooms and observe facility and team rules.


      Register for The Mini Ducks

    Session 1 -- Sept 19 - Oct 12, 6:20-7:00pm @ Lake Forest College

    Session 2 -- Oct 17 - Nov 9, 6:20-7:00pm @ Lake Forest College

    Session 3 -- Nov 14 - Dec 14, 6:20-7:00pm @ Lake Forest College

    Session 4 -- Jan 2 - Jan 25, 6:20- 7:00pm @ Lake Forest College

    Session 5 -- Jan 30 - Feb 22, 6:20- 7:00pm @ Lake Forest College

      Contact Coach Laurel Liberty

     Registration for the Mini Ducks Spring and Summer Sessions opens March 1st.



    Mighty Ducks Registration and Team Evaluations Now Open

    Ready to swim like a Champion?

    If you said “YES!” then you are ready for our Mighty Ducks Squad. In the Mighty Ducks you will learn advanced competitive stroke skills, starts and turns. You will also participate in our “Age Group Challenge Mini Meets” to test yourself.

    Skill evaluation and registration are now open.

    The Mighty Ducks squad is for young swimmers (generally 5-10 yrs) who have progressed beyond basic swim lessons and would like to make further progress to our competitive team.

    Contact Coach Laurel Liberty for a skill evaluation

    Swimmers in the Mighty Ducks must be at least 5 years old and complete a skill evaluation of the following skills:


     25 meters of freestyle with correct side breathing and arms completely out of the water

    25 meters of backstroke with horizontal body position, arms out of the water and a basic backstroke kick

     comfort in a group learning environment, basic "Water Smarts" and be able to use a kickboard

     other skills as may be necessary

    The goal of the Mighty Ducks Squad is to build on the skills of the Mini Ducks, swim lessons or other competitive team experience. Most swimmers progress to the Yellow Squad after about 18 months in the Mighty Ducks.

         Register for the Mighty Ducks

    Session 1 -- Sept 18 - Nov 10, 6:20-7:00pm @ Lake Forest College

    Session 2 -- Nov 13 - Jan 5, 6:20-7:00pm @ Lake Forest College

    Session 3 -- Jan 8 - Feb 21, 6:20-7:00pm @ Lake Forest College

      Contact Coach Laurel Liberty

    Registration for Spring and Summer Sessions of the Mighty Ducks opens March 1st.



    Swimmer Of The Meet -- PX3 July Invite


    PAC Splash

    Forest Bootery Swimmer of the Meet

    Congratulations to all of our swimmers who competed in the PAC North Suburban Splash. We had many outstanding perfromances over the weekend, new Championship Meet cuts and breakthrough swims.

    Be sure to visit the USA Swimming website and review your updated IMX/IMR score. The Swimmer of the Meet for each squad are listed below . . . pick up your award from Coach Michael or Coach Laurel in practice!

    Next up . . . Championship Meets!!! ... stay tuned for results!

    Senior Sqaud --   Samantha Michals and Colby Treschl

    Bronze Squad --  Isabella Piatek and Ben Longeway

    Green Squad --    Cassidy meyer and Nate Steele

    Yellow Squad --   Madison King and Gabriel Papanos

    When you need shoes ...


    ISI Age Group Championship Meet

     27-30 July 2017 



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

    • LFSC Team Flyer


    LFSC Warm-up Information

      • Warm-up is critical at championship meet. The deck is very crowded and we will need to establish a team area. Arrive in planty of time to park, put on your suit, take care of personal things, get ready for warm-up.
      • 7:00 am -- Be on deck by the Water Park ready to wram-up 
      • 8:30 am -- Start
      • 4:00 pm -- Be on deck and check-in with a coach.
      • 5:00pm -- Start


    Elyse Jacobs posts her ribbon to the Ribbon WallπŸ₯‡β—️πŸ₯‡β—️πŸ₯‡ Six years ago Elyse missed the JO cut in the 400 free by 3 seconds and has been chasing the cut since.

    Lake Forest Swim Club's portrait.
    🏊‍πŸ†πŸŠ‍πŸ†πŸŠ‍ Yesterday her perseverance paid off as she qualified for Sr Champs in the 400 🌈 🏊‍ 🌈 🍯 ❗️



    Blue Devil May Mania Results

    Blue Devil May Mania

    19-21 May 2017


    LFSC swimmers were on fire at the May Mania! Leading the way, capturing Individual High Point Honors in their age groups, were Madison King (8 & under girls), Audrey Zimmerman (9/10 girls) and MaryGrace King (11/12 girls).

    Here's a list of Championship swimmers from the meet:

    Regional Champs -- Connor Boyle, Riley Crouch, Aliah Levinson, Amanda Martuszewski, Cassidy Meyer, Delaney Umbleby, Marideth Watters, Audrey Zimmerman, MaryGrace King, Ben Longeway, Bora Hopali, Elyse Jacobs, Isabella Lewin, Emma Suh, Sofia Vazquez

    JO and Sr Champs -- Cassidy Meyer, Delaney Umbleby, Audrey Zimmerman, MaryGrace King, Ben Longeway, Helena Blumenau, Nathan Gates, Levy Nathan

     Sign up for future meets through your online account! Please! Be sure that you have entered all meets you plan to attend immediately and heed all reminder notices!


    2:06.67 ... New World Record in 200 Breast ... Video

    Watch Japan's Ippei Watanabe blast his way to a new World Record in the 200 breaststroke. Watanabe is the first swimmer to break through the 2:07 barrier. A few things to watch ...
    • great body line through the 4H's
    • relatively flat back with almost no head/neck movement
    • wide press with his elbows parallel to the surface
    • late kick into a streamlined body position
    Watch, learn, try it in practice!


    Windy City Open Results

    Windy City Open

    January 14-15, 2017

    We had a great weekend of racing at the Recplex in the LFSC Windy City Open. Hats off to the swimmers who set 25 new Meet Records! Special thank you to all of our volunteer officials, timers and LFSC parents who made the meet special for the swimmers.

    Post event results and other files for team management are posted below. Please contact us with any questions or if you find a result that doesn't look right.

    We hop to see you in the long course season at the Daniel Jaekel Friendship Classic (May 2017) and the LFSC SwimFest (June 2017). Event information will be available and distributed soon.Questions? ... contact us at lfscentries@sbcglobal.net or call (847) 735-5372.


    WOW!!! Awesome Performances At The Distance Duck Meet!!!

    LFSC Distance Duck Meet

    What a great showing from our Age Group swimmers at the Distrance Duck Meet!

    In the 1500 free ... Colin Kingsley blasted his way to a new Distance Duck Record with a time of 17:13.73, taking down the 1998 record of Justin Gorson ("The Gorse") ... Mary Grace King ripped through the 20 minute barrier with a time of 19:02.24, becoming our newest Distance Duck ... Colin Jette captured Big Drop Honors for boys besting his previous BT by 5:10 ... Abby Reich grabbed the Big Drop award for girls with a time drop of 2:11 ...

    The 400 free was equally exciting as Delaney Umbleby chased the 1998 Meet Record, falling just a bit short with a time of 6:03.22 ... Katie Borgerding was the girls Big Drop winner with a 2:03 BT ... Nate Steele was the boys Big Drop champ with a drop of 1:05.

    Emily Martuszewski and Sienna Soroka were our only Mighty Ducks competitors and we look forward to great swims from them in the future.


    Levy Roks The Blocks In Texas!

    Winter Jr Nationals

    December 8-10, 2016

    LFSC's Levy Nathan enjoyed a spectacular meet at the 2016 USA Swimming Winter Jr National Meet in College Station, TX.

    He recorded 100% Best Times in the 200 Free (1:39.75), 500 Free (4:29.74) and the 1650 Free (15:34.34). He also posted a BT in the 1000 Free (9:21.26) on the way out in the 1650.

    His performance in the 1650 earned him entry into the 2017 Summer Jr Nationals in August and surpassed the 2016 Winter National time Standard!

    Congratulations, Levy!

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    LFSC Annual Giving Campaign, Please Donate Today

    Friends for life! And it all started in the pool ...

    The first LFSC splash was in 1958 ... make yours today

     Kara Devlin, Marie Lombardi, Pam Lechner and Marcia Wolf (circa 1981)

    With your help the Winning In The Water never stops.

    Please make your tax deductible donation today.





    To qualify as a charitable contribution for 2016, gifts must be received or postmarked by 31 December 2015. Checks made payable to LFSC may be given to a coach at practice or mailed to Lake Forest Swim Club, 555 N Sheridan Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045.

    Online donations can be made immediately using the button above.

    11th Annual Ted Mullin β€œLeave It In The Pool” Hour of Power

    11th Annual Ted Mullin “Leave It In The Pool” Hour of Power


    On 9 November 2016 LFSC joined thousands of athletes from collegiate, high school, and club teams across the nation and abroad to celebrate the 11th Annual Ted Mullin “Leave it in the Pool” Hour of Power Relay for Sarcoma Research, sponsored by Carleton College swimming and diving teams. 

    The Hour of Power event honors those who are fighting or have succumbed to cancer, including former LFSC and Carleton College swimmer Edward H. "Ted" Mullin, who passed away from synovial sarcoma, a rare soft-tissue cancer, in September 2006. 

    In the event’s first ten years, participating teams have raised over $630,000 to support research at the University of Chicago into the causes and treatment of sarcoma, a rare soft-tissue cancer.  


    To learn more about the 2016 Hour of Power go to http://go.carleton.edu/HourOfPower.  You can also contact Carleton College head coach Andy Clark at aclark@carleton.edu or Rick Mullin at rmullin@tedmullinfund.org .


    Monster Mash Results Available

    Monster Mash Meet Results


    Congratulations to all of the swimmers who competed in the 2016 LFSC Monster Mash Meet. Twenty-five new Meet Records were set over the weekend along with many Championship qualifying times. 

    Thank You to all of the volunteer timers and LFSC volunteers who made things happen for the swimmers. And a special THANK YOU again this year to The Greatest Pumpkin, Meet Referee Bob Edwards and his officiating crew.

    The next LFSC hosted meet is the Windy City Open, January 14-15, 2017, at the RecPlex. Information and the Reservation Form are posted below. If you would like to receive notice of all LFSC events join our Meet Mailing List using the link below.

    We hope to see you again soon!

    Contact Coach Laurel Liberty  or Coach Michael Lawrence  with questions.


    Pumpkin Patch Pentathlon Results

    Pumpkin Patch Pentathlon Meet

    Congratulations to all of our swimmers and Thank You to all of the parents who helped us at the Pentathlon meet. Our swimmers posted 54% New Best Times and we saw many new swimmers in their first meet with the team.

    Pumpkin Patch Pentathlon meet results

    Don't miss the fun of competition ... register for the rest of our season's meets today! Click here to sign-up for our next meet the LFSC Monster Mash on 29-30 October at the RecPlex. For other meets just click on the Events tab and follow the prompts.

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


    Open Water State Championships Results


    ISI Open Water Championships

    September 10, 2016



    Team Scores!

    Meet Landing Page

    We had a great Team Effort at the first-ever Illinois Open Water State Championships. Our small but mighty team placed 4th in the meet! Put your hands together for our team ... 5k Elyse Jacobs (4th), Sofia Vazquez (6th); 1.5k Katie Meier (13th), Colin Kingsley (3rd); 1k Mary Grace King (3rd); .5k Abby Reich (5th), Cassidy (18th), Audrey Zimmerman (20th). Don't forget to click and enjoy the online Pictureshow!


    Congratulations, Levy! Scholastic All America Team!!!

    Congratulations to Levy Nathan, one of 53 swimmers in Illinois to achieve Scholastic All-American stature. Nationally 1172 swimmers made the Team.

    The USA Swimming Scholastic All- American Team is made up of high school student-athletes who have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and who have achieved the required time standard in a single event.

    Click here to learn more about the award.



    What I Learned In Rio


    Coach Laurel has some great advice and insights from her Olympic Team experience. Click the image above to read her complete report.


    Podium Report ... Long Course 2016


    Click the image above to download a copy. Click the links below for specfic results for a meet.

    Regionals Champs     Age Group Champs     Senior Champs     Futures Champs


    Real Distance Swimming


    Reeven Nathan, older brother of Levy, completed the 21 mile English Cannel swim early this morning. Reeven left Dover and came ashore in France 16 hours and 4 minutes after taking to the sea.

    Levy is scheduled to hit the waves sometime this week. Start times in the Channel depend on tides, wave height, and water temperature ... we will update the website with info about Levy's swim as it comes in.

    You can check-in at http://cspf.co.uk/tracking