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 LFSC is proud to have the support of Wintrust Financial, the Lake Forest Bank and Trust Company, Rummel Associates Insurance, Tamarack Day Camp and Arena North America for our annual Golf Outing and other swimmer recognition programs.

For information about sponsoring one of our events or programs, or to advertise in one of our club communications please contact Coach Michael Lawrence

 

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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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    Click "Feature" and then "Team Name" and look for Lake Forest Swim Club.

     

    The LFSC Wintrust Golf Outing is set for June 10th!

    Click the image left to sign up or sponsor.

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    Monday
    May232016

    Grab The Blocks And Go For Broke!

     

     LFSC SwimFest 2016

      June 11-12, 2016

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

    The 2016 SwimFest promises to be another exciting event as swimmers from throughout the Mid-West hit the water intent on achieving an Olympic Trials cut. The RecPlex is the areas premier competition venue, evidenced by the 17 Trials cuts achieved at the 2016 Spring Speedo Sectionals.

    Whether you are vying for a lane in Omaha or qualifying for your LSC Championships, this is the place to be on June 11-12. Contact us at lfscentries@sbcglobal.net with questions or if you need further assistance.

     

    Wednesday
    May182016

    Keep Your Swimming On Track Right Into Summer!


    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.

    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.

    All Mini Ducks must be water safe and able to use a kickboard (provided).


    Register for The Mini Ducks

    Session 3 -- May 31 - 6/23, 5:00 - 5:40pm @ Lake Forest College

    Session 4 -- June 28 - July 21, 5:00 - 5:40pm @ Lake Forest College

       Contact Coach Laurel Liberty

    Visit the Mini Ducks Landing Page for detailed information and to register online.

    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.

    Swimmers in the Mighty Ducks must be at least 5 years old, complete a skill evaluation, demonstrating 25 meters of freestyle and backstroke, comfort in a group learning environment, basic water safety and use a kickboard.


    Register for the Mighty Ducks

    Session 2 -- June 1 - July 18, 5:45 - 6:30pm @ Lake Forest College

     

       Contact Coach Laurel Liberty

    Visit the Mighty Ducks Landing Page for detailed information and to register online.

    Wednesday
    May042016

    The LFSC Wintrust Golf Outing Is On The Tee

    The LFSC Wintrust Golf Outing Is On The Tee


    Don't miss out on the fun . . . click to register now!


    It's shaping up to be another great event! Our 3rd Annual LFSC Wintrust Golf Outing is set for Friday, June 10th, at Deerpath Golf Course in Lake Forest. Festivities start at 1:00pm with a 19th Hole Reception immediately following.

    Even if you think golf is a good walk spoiled, we still want you to join us and keep the party going at the 19th Hole Reception featuring entertainment, cash bar, appetizers, awards, silent auction, and camaraderie with colleagues and friends.

     

    And for those on the course . . . our Hole In One contest is sponsored by Knauz Motors! That's right, a perfect tee shot puts you in a new car! Now that's a return on investment.


    So mark your calendar, hit the online registration link and warmup those clubs, we can't wait to see you on the course.

    Sponsorship opportunities are still available for individuals and businesses including Presenting Sponsors, Contest Sponsors, Hole Sponsors, and Family & Friends Sponsors are still available.


    Contact Coach Mo for more information about sponsorship opportunities

    The LFSC Wintrust Golf Outing Is On The Tee


    Don't miss out on the fun . . . click to register now!


    It's shaping up to be another great event! Our 3rd Annual LFSC Wintrust Golf Outing is set for Friday, June 10th, at Deerpath Golf Course in Lake Forest. Festivities start at 1:00pm with a 19th Hole Reception immediately following.

    Even if you think golf is a good walk spoiled, we still want you to join us and keep the party going at the 19th Hole Reception featuring entertainment, cash bar, appetizers, awards, silent auction, and camaraderie with colleagues and friends.

    And for those on the course . . . our Hole In One contest is sponsored by Knauz Motors! That's right, a perfect tee shot puts you in a new car! Now that's a return on investment.

    So mark your calendar, hit the online registration link and warmup those clubs, we can't wait to see you on the course.

    Sponsorship opportunities are still available for individuals and businesses including Presenting Sponsors, Contest Sponsors, Hole Sponsors, and Family & Friends Sponsors are still available.


    Contact Coach Mo for more information about sponsorship opportunities

    Tuesday
    Apr262016

    Daniel Jaekel Friendship Classic Results

    Daniel Jaekel Friendship Classic

    April 30 - May 1, 2016

     

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

     

    Thank you to all of the teams that competed in the 38th Annual Daniel Jaekel Friendship Classic this past weekend. Below are several post-meet files in draft form. On Wednesday we will submit the files to Wisconsin Swimming for upload to SWIMS. If you note any problems please contact us immediately and we will review and correct if required.

    Contact us at  lfscentries@sbcglobal.net information about this meet and any future Lake Forest Swim Club events.  Be sure to check the LFSC website regularly for updated information!

     

    Thursday
    Mar242016

    2016 Team Travel Meet for 13 & Older Swimmers

    Lake Forest Swim Club Team Travel Trip

    61ST Annual Eastern Invitational

    Greensboro, NC

    June 23-27, 2016

     

    Meet Landing Page, Forms and Other Instructions

    *** $250.00 Airline Deposit Due: April 5, 2016 (FIRM DEADLINE FROM AIRLINE)

    *** Total Cost: $725.00 (All checks payable to LFSC)

    *** $475.00 Remainder Due: May 1, 2016

     

    Team Trip Eligibility All 13 and over swimmers who attend a minimum of 4 practices a week are eligible for this trip. Keep in mind that this is a minimum practice number and that 13-Over swimmers require an intense daily training commitment for progress.

    Note: Swimmers who participated in a HS spring sport need to begin meeting the attendance requirement as soon as their other sport season is completed.

     

    Please confirm your attendance on the meet page in Team Unify and print the permission form. Permission form and the initial deposits are Due APRIL 5, 2016. In the event of a last minute swimmer cancellation, fees will be refunded to the extent that the hotel/LFSC can accommodate.

    Friday
    Feb122016

    We're Getting Ready For The Championship Season ... Are You?

    Friday
    Jan152016

    Save The Date . . . 10 June 2016

    Join the fun in 2016!

    Join us in 2016 . . . Save The Date . . . 10 June 2016 at Deerpath Golf Club!

    News clipping from Forest&Bluff, September 2015

     

    Monday
    Dec212015

    Distance Duck Results . . . New LFSC and State Records!

    Extra! Extra!

    Read All About it!

    New LFSC and Illinois Records Set at the Distance Duck Meet!

     

    Congratulations to everyone who participated in the Distance Duck Meet last Staurday. Every swimmer recorded a new Best Time with huge time drops from the veterans. And a special THANK YOU to our meet officials Steve Good, Kate Good, Pete Reich and Eric Meier, and all volunteer timers for the event.

    Clap your hands for Colin Kingsley for his new LFSC Distance Duck record in the 11/12 Boys 1500. His time (17:41.99) was also an Illinois State and Open Age Group Record. Mary Grace King joined the record rush with a new 10&under Girls Illinois State and Open Record of 20:25.84. She just missed the Distance Duck record set by Rachel Stoehr in 2004 (20:24.56) in an un-sanctioned vent.

    "The Big Drop Award", given to swimmers who achieve the greatest time improvement, went to George Bentley and Anna Gates (1500 free), and to Thomas Holecek and Cassidy Meyer (400 free).

    The next Distance Duck Meet is set for mid-June, dates and details TBA. Check the links below for more information and results.

     

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    <p><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://www.swimlfsc.info/2013N/" target="_blank">Live Results</a> <em><span style="font-size: 80%;">June 2014</span></em></strong></p>
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    Sunday
    Dec132015

    Another Duck On Fire At The Duel In The Pool!

    Former LFSC Duck Matt Grevers sets a new World Record in the 100 back!

    Sunday
    Dec132015

    US Open Record for Conor Dwyer!

    Congratulations to former LFSC swimmer Conor Dwyer! US Open Record in the 200 free!

    Sunday
    Dec132015

    The Importance Of Underwater Work On Turns

    Wow! 15 meters on every turn and the start...........fast result.

     

    Saturday
    Dec052015

    My First Meet, First Best Time

    Wednesday
    Nov112015

    Ten Great Reasons to Support Lake Forest Swim Club

    A chill is in the air, the leaves are falling, and the Ducks have moved indoors to chase their dreams. Our 2015 Annual Fund Campaign is also underway and we are asking you to support those dreams by renewing your support of the Lake Forest Swim Club.


    To date LFSC Families and Alumni have contributed $2750 to support and enrich the LFSC experience for future generations. Please download a Donor Form and show your support today!

     

    Ten Great Reasons to Support Lake Forest Swim Club
     
     #10       The Annual Fund helps every part of the Club from providing programming to our youngest swimmers who take part in the Mini Ducks, to the laying the foundation and necessary skills for long term success with our Bronze and Senior Squads.
     
    #9        We are unique among competitive swimming teams in Illinois in that we receive no support from public funds.  Our club is a not-for-profit organization and is solely dependent upon program fees, sponsorships, advertising, and contributions from members, friends and local businesses. 
                                                                                                                                    
    #8        The Duck friends you made here are your friends forever.
     
    #7        We have over 50 IL State Champions and 10 Olympic Team Members.
     
    #6        Outstanding coaches that transform lives.
     
    #5        For over 50 years LFSC swimmers and coaches have set the highest standards for themselves and have been richly rewarded with tremendous achievement at the highest levels of American swimming.
     
    #4        Lake Forest Swim Club attracts and retains the best swimmers and coaches.
     
    #3        Because giving feels good.
     
    #2        We adhere tightly to a plan of long term athlete development.
     
    #1        The reason Lake Forest Swim Club is special and important to you.
     
    As you consider a donation to the Lake Forest Swim Club Annual Fund, think about what a gift will support —the coach who inspired you, a special program in need of funding, or additional swimmer education.
     
    Your gift will make an immediate impact.  Thank you very much for your consideration.
     
    Please make your tax deductible gift today using this download/print form or by calling 1-847-735-53721-847-735-5372.  Gifts made by credit card or online must be received by December 31st to be eligible for a 2015 tax deduction.
     
    P.S. Does your company participate in a matching gift program?  If so, you could double your donation to Lake Forest Swim Club.

    Download A Donor Form

    Donate Today
    Monday
    Nov022015

    Congratulations To Coach Laurel! OLYMPIC TEAM!!!

    BIG BREAKING NEWS!

    Coach Laurel has just been named to the 2016 USA Olympic Team as Head Manager of the Open Water Team.

    She was also the the Head Manager for the Open Water World Championship Team in 2015 (Kazan, Russia) and 2014 (Shanghai, China), Assistant Manager for the 2012 World Championship Team (Istanbul, Turkey), and Assistant Manager for the 2010 Jr Pan Pacific Games Team (Honolulu).

    This is a very big honor for Coach Laurel and our club. More news to follow as it comes in.

    USA Swimming press release

    Sunday
    Oct252015

    Coaches Do a The Mash, Too! 

     

    Saturday
    Oct242015

    Ghosts and Goblins Are Doin' The Mash

    Saturday
    Oct172015

    Understanding Talent and Development

    A great clip from my friends in Scotland.

    ~~ Coach Michael

    Some good advice for kids about developing a healthy perspective of themself.

    Friday
    Oct162015

    What To Talk About After The Meet

    Click To Get Some Great Sport Parenting Advice


    Thursday
    Oct152015

    Pounded

    This article was recently published in the newsletter of the American Swimming Coaches Association, our professional coaches’ organization.

    The author of the article is John Leonard, Executive Director of the ASCA. John is considered one of the smartest swimming and coaching minds in the world. He was also the Head Coach of LFSC from 1978-1984.

    The subject of the article hits close to home . . . it’s about one of Coach Laurel’s team meetings with the Green Squad. It’s quite an honor to be published in the professional journal of American swim coaches so read the article and take Coach Leonard’s advice to find a lesson that smoothes your child’s swimming.

     Coach Michael

    Wednesday
    Oct142015

    Illinois Swimming Honors Eight From LFSC

    Illinois Swimming honored it's top three swimmers in each event last weekend at the annual ISI Awards Banquet. The keynote speaker for the event was LFSC Alum and Olympic Gold Medallist Matt Grevers.

    Congratulations to Colin Kingsley, Mary Grace King, Elyse Jacobs, Summer Hemesath, Kalla Sturonas, Colin Kingsley, Nathan Gates, Levy Nathan on all of your great accomplishments in 2015 . . . best to all LFSC Ducks in 2016!


    Long Course Rankings are listed below.

    Mary Grace (Banquet Invitee) -- 10&under Girls-- 50 free (8th), 100 free (8th), 200 free (8th), 400 free (4th), 50 back (3rd), 100 back (3rd), 50 fly (7th), 100 fly (6th), 200 IM (6th).

     Colin Kingsley (Banquet Invitee) -- 11 yr old Boys -- 50 free (6th), 100 free (3rd), 200 free (2nd), 400 free (2nd), 800 free (1st), 100 breast (8th), 50 fly (8th), 100 fly (5th), 200 fly (8th), 200 IM (3rd)

              12 yr old Boys -- 200 free (7th), 400 free (6th), 800 free (3rd)

    Elyse Jacobs -- 16 yr old Girls -- 1500 (6th)

    Summer Hemesath -- 18 yr old Girls -- 800 free (9th)

    Kalla Sturonas -- 18 yr old Girls -- 800 free (10th), 200 fly (6th)

    Nathan Gates -- 14 yr old Boys -- 1500 (10th)

    Levy Nathan -- 15 yr old Boys -- 200 free (6th), 400 free (5th), 800 (3rd), 1500 free (3rd)