LFSC Members Info

LFSC Fundraising, Sponsorships and Advertising

LFSC Annual Duck-A-Thon

February 16th at Lake Forest College

Please help us reach our goal!

 

Donate

The Lake Forest Swim Club is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. All donations are deductible under current IRS regulations.

Please Support Our Sponsors

  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

 

Order a Mesh Bag from www.agonswim.com.

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

 LFSC General Info Mailing List

 LFSC Meet Mailing List

 

Contact Us

"Like" LFSC on Facebook!

You can find us on Twitter, too!

This form does not yet contain any fields.
    Powered by Squarespace
    Website Buttons By

    ButtonGenerator.com

    ButtonGenerator.com


    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!


    Follow SwimLFSC on Twitter 

    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.


    Monday
    Feb202017

    Swimmer Of The Meet -- Alligator Last Chance meet

     

    Alligator Last Chance meet

    Forest Bootery Swimmer of the Meet

    Congratulations to all of our swimmers who competed in the Alligator Aquatics Last Chance Meet. 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 --  Isabella Lewin and Lukas Vla

    Bronze Squad --  Anna gates and Evan Engel

    Green Squad --  Amanda Chang and Jack Canty

    Yellow Squad --  Amanda Martuszewski and Gabriel Papanos

    When you need shoes ...


    Friday
    Feb172017

    Another Great Day At The Duck-A-Thon!

    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.

    Sunday
    Feb122017

    Mini Ducks Spring and Summer Registration Opens March 1st

    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.

    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 -- Apr 4 - Apr 27, 5:30-6:10pm @ Lake Forest College

    Session 2 -- May 5 - May 25, 5:30-6:10pm @ Lake Forest College

    Session 3 -- May 30 - June 22, 5:30-6:10pm @ Lake Forest College

    NOTE: Session 3 class time starting June 13 thru June 22 is 5:00-5:40pm  @ Lake Forest College

    Session 4 -- June 27 - July 20, 5:00- 5:40pm @ Lake Forest College

      Contact Coach Laurel Liberty

     Registration for the Mini Ducks Spring and Summer Sessions opens March 1st.

     

    Thursday
    Feb092017

    Mighty Ducks Spring and Summer Registration 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.

    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 with a LFSC coach (usually Coach Laurel), and be able to complete the following abilities:

     

     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 -- Apr 3 - May 26, 5:30-6:15pm @ Lake Forest College

    Session 2 -- May 31 - July 20, 5:30-6:15pm @ Lake Forest College

    NOTE: Session 3 class times and dates change June 12 - July 20 due to LF College campus activities, 5:45-6:30pm

      Contact Coach Laurel Liberty

    Registration for Spring and Summer Sessions of the Mighty Ducks opens March 1st.

     

    Wednesday
    Feb012017

    What's Up Ducks? -- Feb 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 …

     Feb 1Be sure to check the practice schedule!!! with the Championship Season here our practice schedule can get pretty crazy. It is very important that all LFSC families check the Club Calendar regularly for any changes. We try to limit last minute changes but that is not always possible, on-campus activities always take precedence over our schedule. Pay special attention to practice schedules surrounding competitions!

    Find the Club Calendar here.

    Feb 15Long Course Season Registration Opens … we plan to open registration for the new season (Opening Day, April 3rd) on Feb 15th. Currently we are finalizing our practice schedule and meet schedule for the season. Our practice schedule will not change much from previous years but we have to wait for all of our facility partners to finalize things on their side. The meet schedule only has a few tweaks remaining, stay tuned for more information.

    Click here to get a registration tutorial doc. Contact us with any questions or any problems.

    LFSC Coach News Coach Mo is finishing up certification with the National Strength and Conditioning Association, bringing State-Of-The Art has training to our dryland program at all levels. Coach Michael has been re-appointed as Chair of the USA Swimming International Relations Committee. And topping the news … Coach Laurel has been appointed Manager of the 2017 World University Games team, headed to Chinese Taipei in August.

    New Swimmer Evaluations New Swimmer Evaluations can be scheduled by contacting Coach Laurel using this link. 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.

    Feb 1 – LFSC Age Group Challenge Cancelled LFA has had many home competitions recently and we have had to cancel quite a few practices. Rather than cancel another practice day for the Green and Yellow Squads we are cancelling the February Age Group Challenge Meet. All practice squads will practice on their regular schedule.

    Find the Club Calendar here.

    Feb 3-5PX3 Winter Invite at the RecPlexall swimmers who have not qualified for the Schroeder A+ Meet should be entered in this meet. Login to your LFSC account to check your event list and to find meet details.

    Feb 3-5 – Schroeder A+ Meet … we head out on the highway this weekend to the A+ Meet, always a top level regional competition. Login to your LFSC account to check your event list and to find meet details.

    Feb 18-19Arlington Last Chance Meet …  this is the final qualifying opportunity for the Regional Championships and the final regular season competition. All swimmers (except Mighty Ducks and Mini-Ducks) who have not qualified for a Championship Meet should plan to attend this meet.

    Feb - MarChampionship Meet Seasondetails about Championship Meets are coming together and will be available soon. All swimmers need to review their event schedule with a coach ASAP. Championship meets have very strict entry rules and a mistake is not easy, and sometimes impossible, to fix. Watch the website for details.

     

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

    Important Contact Information

    LFSC Gen 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
    Jan302017

    2:06.67 ... New World Record in 200 Breast ... Video

    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
    • late kick into a streamlined body position
    Watch, learn, try it in practice!

    Monday
    Jan162017

    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.

    Saturday
    Dec172016

    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.

    Sunday
    Dec112016

    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!

    PS...........your webmaster can't figure out how to rotate the pic      :-(

    Thursday
    Nov172016

    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.

     

     

    Donate

     

    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.
    Saturday
    Nov122016

    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 .

    Tuesday
    Oct252016

    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.

    Monday
    Oct102016

    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.

    Wednesday
    Sep072016

    Open Water State Championships Results

     

    ISI Open Water Championships

    September 10, 2016

     Pictureshow!

    Results!

    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!

    Wednesday
    Aug312016

    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.

     

    Tuesday
    Aug302016

    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.

    Thursday
    Aug252016

    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

    Monday
    Aug152016

    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

    Tuesday
    Aug092016

    Boom! πŸ’£ So Proud!!! πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ…πŸŠπŸΌ

     

    Tuesday
    Jul262016

    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.