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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.

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 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


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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

     Lake Forest Swim Club . . . the home of Champion Swimmers!

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    Order a Mesh Bag from www.agonswim.com.

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

    The 2017 LFSC Wintrust Golf Outing is set for June 9th!

    Stay tuned for details.

    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.


    What's Up Ducks? -- Sept 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

    School is back in session, ugh … and a new season is on the blocks, YAY! We had a very busy championship season with outstanding results and we can’t wait to start.

    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.

    Click Here to download and print a copy of this information

    Here’s some important information you need now …

    Today! -- Short Course Season Registration the first thing to do to get ready for the new season is get registered. Click here to get a tutorial doc. It’s important that every swimmer re-register right away so we know how many roster slots are available. We have a pretty big tryout list and we want to make sure we don’t overcrowd our squads. Contact us with any questions or any problems.

    Aug 24, Sept 1 & 6 LFSC New Swimmer Evaluations Our annual membership drive is underway and the first step to becoming a Duck is to come to an evaluation. Everyone knows another swimmer so send a friend to one of our evaluation sessions. Click here to get more information about the evaluations.

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

    Sept 1 First Day of the Championship Season!  That’s right, day one practice marks the first day of our preparation for another great season. Where will you take your swimming this year? Check the Club Calendar for the practice schedule … and don’t forget to register prior to Day 1.

    Sept 7Team Equipment Day with Kiddle’s  Team suits, warm-ups, parkas, caps, goggles and more will be available during practice tonight. Check with your squad coach to learn what you need for practice. Click here to learn a little more about swimming equipment we use.

    Our competition schedule is just about complete and is posted online. Most of the information has 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.

     Sept 10 – Illinois Open Water State Championships … at the RecPlex in Pleasant Prairie. Download the promo flyer here è2016OWSTATE-promo flier.pdf

    Oct 9Pentathlon …  swimmers in the Senior, Bronze, Green. Yellow Squads and experienced Mighty Ducks should plan to participate in this intra-squad meet at the college. All four strokes and an individual medley gets your season off to a great start.

    Oct 29-30LFSC Monster Mashspooky music, costumes and a little swimming to officially start the season. Recommended for swimmers in the Senior, Bronze, Green. Yellow Squads and experienced Mighty Ducks.

    Nov 18-20Barrington Invitegreat racing before we Gobble, Gobble, Gobble! Recommended for swimmers in the Senior, Bronze, Green, and Yellow Squads.

    Dec 2-4 – Badger Aquatic Club Invite … another Team Travel Meet to UW-Madison. It’s always a fun meet with great results and a Team Dinner. This meet requires advance reservations ($40/swimmer) so be sure to watch for the details and sign up right away.

    Dec 17 – 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?

     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 10:00-12:00pm Monday-Thursday. We make every effort to respond to messages within 48 hours, your patience is appreciated.


    New Swimmer Evaluations


    Click image above to download and print a flyer


    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


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



    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!


    How To Be A Champion! Like Conor Dwyer!




    Distance Duck Results . . . New LFSC and State Records!

    Extra! Extra!

    Read All About it!

    New LFSC and Illinois Records Set at the Distance Duck Meet!


    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.


    <p><span class="full-image-block ssNonEditable"><img src="/storage/laneline%20graphic.gif?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1316744050555" alt="" /></span></p>
    <h2 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 120%;"><span class="full-image-float-left ssNonEditable"><img src="/storage/c-1-meet-stuff/Distance Duck logo.JPG?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1323654430808" alt="" width="149" height="167" /></span>LFSC Distance Duck Meet</span></h2>
    <h2 style="text-align: center;">December 20, 2014</h2>
    <p><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="/duck/" target="_blank">Meet Landing Page</a></strong></p>
    <p><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://www.swimlfsc.info/2013N/" target="_blank">Live Results</a> <em><span style="font-size: 80%;">June 2014</span></em></strong></p>
    <p><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://www.sports-tek.com/TMOnline/index.asp?theTeam=LakeForestSwimClubIL&amp;REMOTE=T" target="_blank">Entry List</a></strong><em><strong><a href="http://www.sports-tek.com/TMOnline/index.asp?theTeam=LakeForestSwimClubIL&amp;REMOTE=T" target="_blank"><br /></a></strong></em></p>
    <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>The Distance Duck Meet is an intra-squad meet held at L</strong><strong>ake Forest College</strong><em>. </em><strong>Be sure to check the LFSC website regularly for updated information!</strong><strong> </strong></p>
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    Another Duck On Fire At The Duel In The Pool!

    Former LFSC Duck Matt Grevers sets a new World Record in the 100 back!


    US Open Record for Conor Dwyer!

    Congratulations to former LFSC swimmer Conor Dwyer! US Open Record in the 200 free!


    The Importance Of Underwater Work On Turns

    Wow! 15 meters on every turn and the start...........fast result.



    My First Meet, First Best Time


    Ten Great Reasons to Support Lake Forest Swim Club

    A chill is in the air, the leaves are falling, and the Ducks have moved indoors to chase their dreams. Our 2015 Annual Fund Campaign is also underway and we are asking you to support those dreams by renewing your support of the Lake Forest Swim Club.

    To date LFSC Families and Alumni have contributed $2750 to support and enrich the LFSC experience for future generations. Please download a Donor Form and show your support today!


    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.

    Download A Donor Form

    Donate Today

    Congratulations To Coach Laurel! OLYMPIC TEAM!!!


    Coach Laurel has just been named to the 2016 USA Olympic Team as Head Manager of the Open Water Team.

    She was also the the Head Manager for the Open Water World Championship Team in 2015 (Kazan, Russia) and 2014 (Shanghai, China), Assistant Manager for the 2012 World Championship Team (Istanbul, Turkey), and Assistant Manager for the 2010 Jr Pan Pacific Games Team (Honolulu).

    This is a very big honor for Coach Laurel and our club. More news to follow as it comes in.

    USA Swimming press release


    Coaches Do a The Mash, Too! 



    Ghosts and Goblins Are Doin' The Mash


    Understanding Talent and Development

    A great clip from my friends in Scotland.

    ~~ Coach Michael

    Some good advice for kids about developing a healthy perspective of themself.


    What To Talk About After The Meet

    Click To Get Some Great Sport Parenting Advice



    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.

     Coach Michael