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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.
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
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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The 2017 LFSC Wintrust Golf Outing is set for June 9th!
Stay tuned for details.
We are just a few tickets short of the quota needed to host The Last Gold!. This is a very inspirational story and we hope all of you will click the link an purchase tickets. The deadline for purchase is Sunday, July 3rd.
Warrior Wednesdays! - a new tradition. For the past few years all swimmers at LFSC attend Wednesday morning practices as Lake Bluff and test themselves in the pool followed by breakfast on deck. Don’t miss these they are sure to make you a little tougher and a lot faster!
July 4 – Lake Bluff 4th Of July Parade … this year marks our first appearance in the annual LB Parade. We hope to see everyone lined up and showing off their MIGHTY DUCKS TEAM SPIRIT!
July 11 – The Last Gold! … LFSC is hosting this World Premiere Movie screening at the Showplace 8 in Vernon Hills, 7:30pm. The Last Gold is the story of our 1976 women’s Olympic team and the challenges they faced in East German doping scandal at the Games.
July 14 – “Take your Mark to RIO” … cancelled
July 19 - Fun At The Beach … relaxing family fun at the North Shelter of Lake Bluff Beach, 4:00-9:00pm. More information will be available soon; for now, Save The Date and get ready for food, games and sand in your suit!
July 1st - Short Course Season Registration Opens … July 1st is our target date … stay tuned for more information.
Other upcoming competitions … it is very important to go to swim meets in order to test yourself and qualify for championship meets! Don’t miss out on the swim meet fun this summer. Check the Events tab on our website to find more information about any meet. Information is posted as quickly as possible … check regularly for updates.
July 8-10 – PX3 Summer Sizzler at the RecPlex. Same name, same place, different races! All swimmers in all squads should be entered in this meet. (Maybe next year they can be a bit more creative!?!) Entries are still being accepted, contact Coach Laurel to enter.
Championship Meets …
July 21-24 – Speedo Sectionals @ Brown Deer, WI
July 22-24 – ISI Regionals @ Niles North HS, Skokie
July 24-28 – ISI Age Group Championships @ Pleasant Prairie, WI
July 4-7 – USA Swimming Futures Championships @ Austin, TX
July 4-7 – ISI Senior Championships @ UIC
Important Contact Information
LFSC General Club Contact Info
Coach Maureen Sheehan
Coach Michael Lawrence
Coach Laurel Liberty
Coaches are generally available in the office 10:00-12:00pm Monday-Thursday. We make every effort to respond to messages within 48 hours, your patience is appreciated.
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.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org information about this meet and any future Lake Forest Swim Club events. Be sure to check the LFSC website regularly for updated information!
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.
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.
Some good advice for kids about developing a healthy perspective of themself.
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.