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    2 New Distance Ducks!

    LFSC Distance Duck Meet

    2 June 2018


    The 75th edition of the Distance Duck Meet was another great event. Ben Longeway (19:32.39) and Sidd Ojha (18:40.25) are the newest members of the Distance Duck club! There are now 131 Distance Ducks, 65 girls and 66 boys, in LFSC history.

    Anna Korczak (3:06 time drop) and Connor Boyle (1:28 time drop) are winners of the Big Drop Award for greatest time improvement in the 1500. Our entire team was very impressive with 100% Best Time performances in the 1500!

    MaryGrace King notched the 2nd fastest time for 13/14 girls in the history of meet (18:10.87) behind Lisa Hamming's performance (17:48.16) from 1999. Ben recorded the 21st fastest time for 11/12 boys while Sidd is now 13th on the 13/14 boys list.

    We had 6 first-timers in the 400 free, all posting awesome times. Congratulations to Sarah Stembal, Abigail Houlihan, Brooklyn Williams,Selma Zitouni, E.B. Poska and Clare Vaughn.

    Thank You to all of our timers, Congratulations to all of our swimmers ... the next Distance Duck Meet is December 2018.


    Illinois Swimming "Distance Duck" Results

    Illinois Swimming launched a Virtual Distance Challenge from December 2017 - January 2018. The simple description is that it is a version of the LFSC Distacne Duck Meet which we have been running since 1980.

    In the ISI program teams submit performance results for the 1650 free, 1000 free, 400 IM from any racing format they choose-- intra-squad meet, sanctioned competition, for example.

    Three LFSC swimmers topped their age class in the 1650 free. Congratuations to MaryGrace King, Ben Longeway and Cassidy Meyer! Illinois Swimming will send a special t-shirt recognizing this achievement sometime soon.

    Great swimming from everyone ... let's get ready for next year!


    Distance Duck Meet Results

    LFSC Distance Duck Meet



    The final heats of the Distance Duck Meet are (finally!) concluded and we have some fantastic results to report. A total of 42 swimmers tested themselves and showed how Tuff Ducks get it done.

    Our First Timer 1500 Club this meet included Filip Jezewski, Aliah Levinson, Katie Borgerding, Amanda Chang and Anna Korczak. Next June we will see another strong group of swimmers in the 1500 with Riley Crouch, Noah Karr, Nate Steele, Chloe York, Brendan Burke, Katelyn Heytdorn, Molly Meier and Jacquie Wilson all cracking the 7:00 standard in the 400 free.

    "The Big Drop Award" for the meet go to:

    • Cassidy Meyer -- 1500, 2:33 time drop
    • Kevin Williams -- 1500, 1:53 time drop
    • Gabriel Bialek -- 400, :39 time drop
    • Riley Crouch -- 400, :56 time drop

    Congratulations, pick your prize in practice from Coach Laurel or Coach Michael. Current records for the Distance Duck Meet, now in it's 36th consecutive year are:

    After 72 Distance Duck meets ( ! ) meets it's still fun to watch how our swimmers progress through their age group career. The meet has always been a great test of individual progress and this year's meet showed once again tremendous progress from everyone who participated.

    The next Distance Duck Meet is set for Wednesday, June 6th ... see you there.


    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.


    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!


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

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    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.


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    <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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    Distance Duck Meet Results

    LFSC Distance Duck Meet - June 6, 2015

    It's been a little hectic here lately but we wouldn't want to forget to recognize all of our Distance Duck Meet competitors. We had a great turnout for the meet and nearly 100% Best Times for the meet.

    Congratulations to Nathan Gates and Bora Hopali, our newest Distance Ducks! Welcome to the Club.

     Awards . . .

    Distance Duck     Nathan Gates, 17:55.98     Bora Hopali, 19:46.58

    Big Drop 1500     Nathan Gates, 2:41            Saige Joseph, 2:17

    Big Drop 400       Jessica Gitzinger, 1:30       Ben Longeway, :32

    Mark the calendar for December 2015 and the next Distance Duck Meet.


    Coach Mo established the Distance Duck Meet in 1981 as a test of toughness and to help age group swimmers understand that new events were not really all that scary. For 34 years we have continued the challenge and tradition of the meet every December and June. Almost every age group swimmer has participated, starting with the 400 free and progressing to the 1500.

    The Distance Duck Meet originally had only 2 events, the 400 and 1500 free, and was restricted to 12 & under swimmers. Over time we have added the 200 free for Mighty Ducks and expanded entry to all non-High Schoolers. Awards however, have never changed: there are only three.

    The first and most important award is the Pride and Satisfaction of competing in a new event or achieving a new personal best time. Our second award is The BIG Drop award, given to two swimmers in each event (Boy, Girl) who post the greatest time improvement. And the most prestigious award is the Distance Duck award.

    The Distance Duck award is presented to any swimmer who completes the 1500 in under 20 minutes. This is a tough challenge, rewarded with a special t-shirt that can only be earned in the meet. No one, not even a Coach Mo, has ever received the Distance Duck T-shirt without besting the required time standard. The t-shirt and logo were designed by one of the very first Distance Ducks, Paul Luhmann,  in 1981 and has never changed.


    Current Distance Duck Records