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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.
Congratulations to all the swimmers who participated in the Duck-a-thon last night, we had a great turn out.
Also, a big thank you to all the parents, grandparents and siblings who attended last night to cheer for and count laps for all the swimmers. We couldn’t have done it without you!
Swimmers gather your pledge money and bring it to your coaches by Monday February 27. Remember to choose one prize from the list and indicate your clothing size on the form if applicable. If you would like to make an online donation to the Duck-A-Thon click here!
Thanks again for making the Duck-a-thon a huge success.
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 the Mini Ducks Spring and Summer Sessions opens March 1st.
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.
Registration for Spring and Summer Sessions of the Mighty Ducks opens March 1st.
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
Watch, learn, try it in practice!
- late kick into a streamlined body position
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (847) 735-5372.
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.
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!
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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 email@example.com or Rick Mullin at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Monster Mash Meet Results
- Print Results (2016)
- Meet Landing Page (all information)
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!
- Windy City Open Meet Information (January 14-15, 2017)
- Windy City Open Meet Reservation Form (January 14-15, 2017)
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.
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.
ISI Open Water Championships
September 10, 2016
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 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.
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
Registration for the 2016-17 short course season is now open ...