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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.


    2017 Schroeder A+ Meet Info

    Schroeder A+ Meet

    3-5 Feb 2017

    Walter Schroeder Aquatic Center, 9240 N. Green Bay Rd, Brown Deer, WI   53209

    This is a modified prelim/final meet with special time standards. This year the time standards have been tightened considerably in the younger age groups in order to control the meet size and allow for more Sr swimmers to enter. Sr swimmers with qualifying standards and 11/12 year olds with JO cuts should plan to attend. Younger swimmers with qualifying times should check with their squad coach prior to making entry plans.

    Swimmers may enter up to seven individual events for the meet. Swimmers are limited to three individual events on Saturday. Swimmers who fail to achieve the qualifying standard must prove previous performance or pay a $100 fine.

    All parking, All sessions (except Sat Finals) on the lots close to the pool are $5.00 - YOU CAN NOT DROP OFF ON THE WSAC LOTS -  Drop off behind Old Navy only - enter at McDonalds


    Next Up ... The Mudelein Winter Invite

     Mundelein Mustang Winter Invite

    January 27-29, 2017


    Lakeview RecPlex, 9900 Terwall Terrace

    Pleasant Prairie, WI   53158

    Be sure to check the LFSC website regularly for updated information!


    Swimmer Of The Meet -- LFSC Windy City Open


    LFSC Windy City Open

    Forest Bootery Swimmer of the Meet

    Congratulations to all of our swimmers who competed in the LFSC Windy City Open. We had many outstanding perfromances over the weekend, highlighted by new Meet Records from Audrey Zimmerman (50 breast, 39.51; 50 fly, 33.66) and Mary Grace King (100 back, 1:07.27; 100 IM, 1:08.98; 500 free, 5:39.01; 100 fly, 1:08.26; 50 free, 27.85).

    We are very pleased and excited to announce that Forest Bootery is the new sponsor of our Swimmer of the Meet program. The newly re-designed bag tag features new colors and graphics, and includes a coupon for 10% off your purchase at Forest Bootery stores in downtown Lake Forest and Libertyville.

    When you need shoes ...

    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 Mundelein Invite (27-29 January) at the RecPlex, ... stay tuned for results!

    Senior Sqaud --  Samantha Michals

    Bronze Squad --  Anna Gates and Aidan Das

    Green Squad --  Leyla Reininger and Thomas Holecek

    Yellow Squad --  Elizabeth Bichkoff and Brendan Burke


    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.


    What's Up Ducks? -- Jan 1

    What’s Up DUCKS???


    Make sure to follow all club activities and schedules on our website, www.swimlfsc.org, or email to lfsc@sbcglobal.net

    Don’t forget to check the website regularly for new or updated information. Information for the new season -- pool schedules and meet information, for example-- is sometimes slow to get to us and we post it as it comes in.

    To print this information click here.

    Here’s some important information you need now …

    Jan 2Be sure to check the practice schedule!!! we are still on our Winter Break practice schedule this week with all practices at Lake Forest College. Dryland sessions are scheduled for Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.

    We return to our regular schedule with practices at Lake Forest Academy on Jan 9th. LFA has their 2 home meets scheduled for Jan 10th and Jan 13th; there will be no practices at LFA on those days.

    Be sure to check the practice schedule regularly for any changes.

    Jan 14-15LFSC Windy City Open …  our first competition of 2017 will be our own Windy City Open hosted at the RecPlex. All parents are needed in Meet Operations to ensure a quality competition. Please login to your LFSC account from the LFSC website, select EVENTS then select Windy City Open. Select JOB SIGN-UP and make your volunteer support commitment.

    Watch the LFSC website for new, updated, and additional information about the meet!

    All Day, Every DayTeam Registration and New Swimmer Evaluations  we only have a few families who have been slow to register. Click here to get a registration tutorial doc. Contact us with any questions or any problems.

    New Swimmer Evaluations can be scheduled by contacting Coach Laurel coachlaurel@sbcglobal.net. At this time we have more roster space for reasonably experienced age group and senior swimmers than novices.

    Don’t forget … we have a new member referral program that offers account credit when your friend joins the team.

    Our competition schedule is complete and posted online. Most of the information has still not been received from the meet host and will be posted as we receive it. Don’t miss out on the swim meet fun this season! Check the Events tab on our website to find more information about any meet.

    Jan 4 – Age Group Challenge Meet #4 … the next Age Group Challenge Meet is this week on Wednesday, at Lake Forest College. All swimmers in the Mighty Ducks, Yellow Squad and Green Squad should plan to attend. We will start the new year with freestyle and breaststroke events for all swimmers.

    Jan 14-15LFSC Windy City Open …  our first competition of 2017 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.

    Login to your LFSC account to enter or check your event list. This meet is recommended for swimmers in the Senior, Bronze, Green and Yellow Squads, and experienced Mighty Ducks. Watch the LFSC website for new, updated, and additional information about the meet!

    Jan 27-29MMSC Winter Invite at the RecPlexthe entry deadline for this meet is Wednesday, Jan 4th. Login to your LFSC account to enter or check your event list. This meet is recommended for swimmers in the Senior, Bronze, Green and Yellow Squads, and experienced Mighty Ducks.

    Feb 3-5PX3 Winter Invite at the RecPlexthe entry deadline for this meet is Wednesday, Jan 4th. Login to your LFSC account to enter or check your event list. This meet is recommended for swimmers in the Senior, Bronze, Green and Yellow Squads, and experienced Mighty Ducks.

    Feb 3-5 – Schroeder A+ Meet … we head out on the highway to the A+ Meet, always a top level regional competition. Entries have been submitted; Login to your LFSC account to check your event list.

    Swim meet questions? Send a note to coachlaurel@sbcglobal.net

    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.


    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


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    New Season Registration Is Open ... Sign Up Today!

    Registration for the 2016-17 short course season is now open ...

    click here to get a tutorial doc.


    On to Rio!

    LFSC proudly congratulates every member of the 2016 USA Olympic Team............. especially


    Click the picture for information and articles about Conor and Coach Laurel



    First Timers Were Great and A New Record

    LFSC Distance Duck Meet

    Congratulations to all of our swimmers on their efforts and success at the Distance Duck Meet. We had 6 first-timers in the 1500, 100% Best Times in the 400 and 89% Best Times in the 1500.

    Meet Landing Page

    Live Results Online

    Colin Kingsley broke his own Distance Duck record in the 1500 with a time of 17:40.90. That time is also under his Illinois State Record but is an un-official record as the meet was not a sanctioned event.

    Big Drop Awards (greatest time drop) go to Isabella Piatek and Colin Kingsley in the 1500, Cassidy Meyer and Clayton Reich in the 400. Be sure to pick up your award in practice.

    First Timer 1500 recognition goes out to Connor Boyle, Abby Reich, Dylan Walsh, Ben Longeway, Win Thuente and Katie Meier. And ... Audrey Zimmerman, Aliah Levinson and Cassidy Meyer each posted times in the 400 that make them eligible for the 1500 free next December!

    Congratulations to all!