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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

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


    Tuesday
    Feb202018

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

    A new season is almost here ... here's the news you need!

    Download a copy of What's Up Ducks here.

    Monday
    Feb192018

    Regional Championship meet -- Update #1

    ISI Regional Championship Meet

    23-25 Feb 2018

     

    Deerfield High School

    1559 Waukegan Rd, Deerfield, IL   60015

    The Championship season opens at the Regional Championships. Be sure to review your entries with your squad coach and check back regularly for updated details.

    Monday
    Feb192018

    Swimmer Of The Meet -- Alligator Last Chance Splash

     

    Alligator Last Chance Splash

    Forest Bootery Swimmer of the Meet

    Congratulations to all of our swimmers who competed in the Alligator Last Chance 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 . . . The Championship Season!!! ... stay tuned for results!

    Senior Sqaud --   Samantha Michal and Colby Treschl

    Bronze Squad --  Aliah Levinson and Filip Jezewski

    Green Squad --    Greta Duda-Anderson and Gabriel Papanos

    Yellow Squad --  Brendan Jones

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    Tuesday
    Feb132018

    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

     

    Sunday
    Feb112018

    Speedo Sectionals -- Spring 2018

     Speedo Sectionals Spring 2018

    8-11 March 2018

    RecPlex Aqua Arena, 9900 Terwall Terrace

    Pleasant Prairie, WI   53158

    • LFSC Team Flyer
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    Monday
    Feb052018

    Schroeder A+ Meet Results

     

    Schroeder A+ Meet

    February 2-4, 2018

    Walter Schroeder Aquatic Center

    9240 N. Green Bay Rd, Brown Deer, WI   53209

    Congratulations to all of our swimmers competing at the Schroeder Meet this past weekend. We swam nearly 100% Best Times and had several swimmers advance to the Finals for the first time.

    Special recognition and a round of applause goes out to ...

    MaryGrace King -- new Age Group Team Records

    • 100 IM, 1:00.72 , breaking Lisa Hamming's record set in 1997 (1:06.67)

    • 1650 free, 17:51.59, breaking Alyse Mauro's record (18:12.10).

    Amanda Chang -- new JO cut, 50 Back

    Madison King -- new Regional cut, 50 Breast

     

    On to the Championship season!!!

    Friday
    Feb022018

    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!

    Monday
    Jan152018

    Windy City Open Challenge -- Update #3, Results

     

     

    Windy City Open

    January 13-14, 2018

     

    Lakeview RecPlex, 9900 Terwall Terrace,

    Pleasant Prairie, WI   53158


    It was a great weekend of swimming at the RecPlex to open the second half of the season. Thank you to all of our volunteer officials and timers, LFSC parent workers, and every team. We enjoyed hosting you and look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming competitions.

    Below are results as both computer file and PDF. On Wednesday, 17 Jan, we will send the results to Wisconsin Swimming for upload to SWIMS. If you notice any problems in the results please let us know by 1:00pm on Wednesday.

    Questions? ... contact us at lfscentries@sbcglobal.net or call (847) 735-5372.

    Be sure to check back regularly for new information.

    Wednesday
    Dec272017

    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.

    Monday
    Dec112017

    Wow!!! Great Swimming At The JAGS Winter Invite!

    Jaguar December Invite


    As expected, everyone swam FAST at The Nat and had great FUN! We had nearly 95% Best Time performances and many new Championship Meet qualifying swims.

    MaryGrace and Madison King each captured individual High Point honors for their age groups and new-comer Sidd Ojha was second in the 13/14 boys category.

    Here's a list of Championship Meet qualifiers:

    • Regionals -- Amanda Change, Greta Duda-Anderson, Anna Korzak, Molly Meier, Nate Steele, Win Thuente, Delaney Umbleby, Audrey Zimmerman, Katie Meier

    • JO and Sr Champs -- MaryGrace King, Ben Longeway, Sidd Ojha

    • Sectionals -- MaryGrace King

    Be sure to check the LFSC website regularly for updated information! Send any questions or comments to lfsc@swimlfsc.org.

    Saturday
    Nov252017

    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.

     

    Thursday
    Nov232017

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

    Monday
    Nov202017

    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.

    Tuesday
    Nov142017

    November Reminders

    Reminders . . . Nov 14th, 2017


    The Lake Forest College Pool is back online. All practices are as on the Club Calendar. This is a good time to login and check to see that your email and other contact info is accurate so you don’t miss any blast updates in the future.


    On Wednesday, November 15th, our will join thousands of athletes from collegiate, high school, and club teams across the nation and abroad to celebrate the 12th Annual Ted Mullin “Leave it in the Pool” Hour of Power Relay for Sarcoma Research, sponsored by Carleton College swimming and diving teams.

    All LFSC squads will join together for a practice on continuous relays at Lake Forest College, 6:20-7:30pm.

    The Hour of Power event honors those who are fighting or have succumbed to cancer, including former Carleton College swimmer and LFSC alum Edward H. "Ted" Mullin, who passed away from synovial sarcoma, a rare soft-tissue cancer, in September 2006. The annual swim relay, which now includes dryland teams as well, has grown from 15 teams in its first year to over 160 teams and more than 7,500 athletes across the nation and the world in recent years.

    We look forward to seeing everyone at the college on Wednesday to honor our teammate, Ted Mullin, and give our power to others who need it.


    Nov 17-19Barrington Suzy Gavars Invite … time to race! Warm-up has been assigned at this meet; if you miss our assigned warm-up you will not be allowed to warm-up. BE ON TEAM TIME!!! 

    Friday           LFSC Warm-up                   5:00pm

    Sat/ Sun        LFSC AM Warm-up              7:15am -- 11/12, 9/10

    Sat/ Sun        LFSC PM Warm-up              noon -- Sr, 8&under


    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.


    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

    lfsc@swimlfsc.org

    (847) 735-5372

    Coach Maureen Sheehan

    coachmosheehan@swimlfsc.org

    Coach Michael Lawrence

    coachmdl@swimlfsc.org

    Coach Laurel Liberty

    coachlaurel@swimlfsc.org

     

    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.

    Wednesday
    Nov012017

    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

    lfsc@sbcglobal.net 

    (847) 735-5372

    Coach Maureen Sheehan

    coachmosheehan@sbcglobal.net 

    Coach Michael Lawrence

    coachmdl@sbcglobal.net 

    Coach Laurel Liberty

    coachlaurel@sbcglobal.net

     

    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.

    Monday
    Oct302017

    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.

     

    Monday
    Oct162017

    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

    Monday
    Sep182017

    Day One At LFA...Important Reminder

    Tuesday
    Aug012017

    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.

     

    Monday
    Jul312017

    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.