LFSC Members Info

Click the Family Login button below to login to your established family account.

Click the Online Registration button to register for the team using our online registration process.

Our new online club calendar is filled up and ready for viewing. Click the calendar icon to find the new Club Calendar. At the top of the calendar you will see a drop-down box labeled "Pick a Calendar:"; simply click and select the practice squad you are looking for.

For a printer friendly copy click the icon in the upper right of each calendar page.

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LFSC Fundraising, Sponsorships and Advertising


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, and L3 Capital/Market Square for our annual Golf Outing and other swimmer recognition programs.

The LFSC Mini Ducks program is currently seeking a sponsor. If you or your business would like to sponsor the Mini Ducks please contact Coach Michael Lawrence.

LFSC team apparel and equipment is available at Kiddles Sporting Goods in Lake Forest.

For information about sponsoring one of our events or programs, or to advertise in one of our club communications please contact Coach Michael Lawrence.

Calendar and Events

Next up . . . the Daniel Jaekel Friendship Classic, May 2-3, hosted by LFSC at the RecPlex.

Your help running this meet is greatly appreciated . . . please sign up today.

The SignUp Genius button is active, please volunteer today and help us run a great meet!

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    Duck A Thon $$$ Due

    Please submit any outstanding donations for the Duck A Thon by Friday, 22 May. Don't forget to include your prize request form also.


    The LFSC Wintrust Golf Outing Is On The Tee


    It's shaping up to be another great event! Our 2nd Annual LFSC Wintrust Golf Outing is set for Friday, June 12th, at Deerpath Golf Course in Lake Forest. Festivities start at 1:00pm with a 19th Hole Reception immediately following.

    We are very excited to announce two major "upgrades" from our inaugural event. A 60 minute “Happy Hour Golf Clinic” is set for 4:30pm at the clubhouse. This is the perfect way for our non-golfing friends to enjoy a short lesson, appetizers and beverages prior to the 19th Hole Reception.

    And for those on the course . . . our Hole In One contest is sponsored by Knauz Motors! That's right, a perfect tee shot puts you in a new car! Now that's a return on investment.

    So mark your calendar, hit the online registration link and warmup those clubs, we can't wait to see you on the course.

    Sponsorship opportunities are still available for individuals and businesses including Presenting Sponsors, Contest Sponsors, Hole Sponsors, and Family & Friends Sponsors are still available. Contact Coach Mo for more information about sponsorship opportunities.


    Achieving Your Dream, It's Not Going To Be Pretty


    Daniel Jaekel Friendship Classic Final Results and Docs

    Daniel Jaekel Friendship Classic


    Another big to every team, coach, official and volunteer who made the meet such a success.

    Final results and other files as submitted to Wisconsin Swimming for upload into SWIMS can be found using the links below. Mark your calendar for our upcoming competitions at the RecPlex in 2015 and 2016: LFSC SwimFest 13-14 June, Monster Mash 24-25 October, Windy City Open 9-10 January 2016.

    Reach us at to inquire about LFSC or any of our upcoming events.


    Swimmer Of The Meet -- Daniel Jaekel Friendship Classic

    Daniel Jaekel Friendship Classic

    Swimmer of the Meet

    Congratulations to all of our swimmers who competed in the Daniel Jaekel Classic. It was another great LFSC team effort with many new outstanding performances!

    Be sure to visit the USA Swimming website and review your updated IMX/IMR score. The Age Group 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  PX3 Invite, 29-31 May, at the RecPlex!

    Overall Team  --   Dylan Walsh and Abby Reich

    Senior Sqaud --   Wyatt Foss and Elyse Jacobs

    Bronze Squad --  Thomas Dupont and Holly Doyle

    Green Squad --   Saige Joseph and Ben Longeway

    Yellow Squad --  Cassidy Meyer and Connor Boyle

     Meet Landing Page (all info)


    Congratulations Graduating HS Seniors

    Congratulations to Caroline Good (New Trier HS, Merchant Marine Academy), Summer Hemesath (Vernon Hills HS, Butler University) and Kalla Sturonas (Libertyville HS, Wooster College).


    Coach Laurel, National Champ!


    Congratulations are in order to Coach Laurel, new Masters National Champ in the 1000 freestyle. The pic above was taken in the 100 fly, a race she placed 4th in. Coach Laurel will be in San Antonio through the weekend racing in the Nationals. Go, Coach!


    Save The Date For Fun On The Links!



    Don't miss out on the fun . . . Save The Date!


    Online Registration        Sponsorship        Press Release


    Five Things Fast Swimmers Understand

    Here are 5 of the things that fast swimmers and swammers understand:

    1. The power of routine.
    2. The need for purpose.
    3. The need for patience.
    4. The formula for success is simple. (But not easy.)
    5. The necessity of failure.

    Read the complete article here.


    Coach Laurel Heads Back To The World Championships!

    Congratulations to Coach Laurel, named today to the USA Swimming World Championship Team as Manager of the Open Water team.

    The World Championships will be held in Kazan, Russia, in late July. This is Coach Laurel's third World Championship appointment and second Open Water assignment. The team heads to Bled, Slovenia, for a training camp prior to the competition in Kazan.

    Pretty exciting! Congratulations and Good Luck, Coach Laurel!


    Practice, Practice, RACE!!!


    2015 Long Course

    Meet Schedule

    Entering meets can be a confusing process, especially when you are new to the team. The simple and most important piece of information is this: meets are entered as much as 6-8 weeks in advance of the meet. This requires a lot of pre-planning and an organized approach to entering each meet.

    After the season meet schedule is determined and posted to our website, each swimmer authorizes the coaches to enter them in a meet by "committing" to the meet. To commit to a meet simply login to your family Account and click the Events tab. The process is fairly intuitive, just follow the links and selection choices for each meet.

    Important Notes:

    • To change your commitment prior to the posted Entry deadline login and edit from the Events tab.
    • To change your commitment after the posted Entry deadline please use the Meet Schedule Change Form ($10 change fee applies).
    • Wisconsin meets (except LFSC hosted events) require a $40 reservation fee from each swimmer prior to entering the meet.


    2015 Long Course Meets

    Illinois Masters State Meet

    April 10-12, 2015, Pleasant Prairie RecPlex. LFSC has once again partnered with the Libertyville masters (Coach Laurel's team) to host the Masters State Championships. Not ready to Take Your Mark? . . . volunteer to help using the SignUp Genius button on the homepage.

    Age Group Challenge Meets

    LFSC intrasquad meets for swimmers in the Mighty Ducks and Yellow Squads. Held the first Wednesday of each month during regular practice time.

    Short Course Meter Challenge

    April 26, 2015, Lake Forest College, Intra-squad. Our traditional season first splash followed by Family Fun Day and Sr Recognition.

    Daniel Jaekel Friendship Classic

    May, 2015, Pleasant Prairie RecPlex

    PX-3 Sunshine Invite

    May 29-31, 2015, Pleasant Prairie RecPlex

    LFSC Distance Duck Meet

    June 6, 2015, Lake Forest College, Intra-squad

    LFSC SwimFest

    June 13-14, 2015, Pleasant Prairie RecPlex

    Georgia Tech Sizzlin' Invite

    June 18-21, 2015, Georgia Tech University, Atlanta, GA

    Central Zone Open Water Championships

    June 26, 2015, Pleasant Prairie, WI

    PX-3 Invite

    July 10-12, 2015, Pleasant Prairie RecPlex

    Championship Meets

    All swimmers qualifying for championship meets are expected to participate and will be automatically entered. Swimmers qualifying for more than one championship meet will work with their squad coach to determine their schedule. Information about championship meets will be posted and/or distributed as it is available.

    Illinois Regional Championships

    July 17-19, 2015, Mundelein

    Illinois Age Group (JO) Championships

    July 23-26, 2015, Pleasant Prairie, WI

    Illinois Sr Championships

    July 30-Aug 2, 2015, University of Chicago

    Central Zone Championships

    July 31-Aug 2, 2015, Topeka, KS

    US Jr National Championships

    July 30-Aug 3, 2015, San Antonio, TX

    US National Championships

    Aug 6-10, 2015, San Antonio, TX


    BIG Fun With The Mini Ducks

    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 to be water safe and 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.


      Register for The Mini Ducks

    Session 1 -- April 7 - 30, 5:30 - 6:10pm @ Lake Forest College

    Session 2 -- May 5 - 28, 5:30 - 6:10pm @ Lake Forest College

    Session 3 -- June 2 - 25, 5:00 - 5:40pm @ Lake Forest College

    Session 4 -- June 30 - July 23, 5:00 - 5:40pm @ Lake Forest College

      Contact Coach Laurel Liberty

    Visit the Mini Ducks Landing Page for detailed information.


    It's Time To Be A Mighty Duck!

    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 safety 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 -- April 6 - May 29, 5:30 - 6:15pm @ Lake Forest College

    Session 2 -- June 1 - July 23, 5:45 - 6:30pm @ Lake Forest College

      Contact Coach Laurel Liberty

    Visit the Mighty Ducks Landing Page for detailed information.


    Online Registration For The Long Course Season Is Open


    Online registration for the 2015 Long Course season is now open. Just click the button (top right  ) to join the fun. Grab your suit, cap and goggles and head to the pool this summer with LFSC.


    New to the team? Sign up for an Evaluation with Coach Laurel Liberty! today.


    All New Swimmer Evaluations are held at Lake Forest College, times/dates below.

    April 6   5:30pm   *   April 7   5:30pm


    Duck Power! New State Record Holder!

    Congratulations to our new Illinois State Record holder, Zeynep Kivanc.

    Competing in short course meters format at the Turkish Nationals in December, Z set the following new 15/16 age group records:

              100 back   1:04.46

              200 back   2:16.45

              200 IM      2:20.89

    Congratulations, Z!



    Fast Start In Orlando

    Dylan Boyd got off to a great start at the NCSA Jr Championships in Orlando. Swimming in an early heat of the 500 free Dylan blasted to a new Best Time of 4:37.89. In his first post-season competition Dylan showed textbook splitting, out in 53.0/home in 53.9.

    The meet continues through Saturday with Dylan set to race the 200 free, 50/100/200 fly.

    Keep it up, Dylan!


    Here's A Cure For The Summertime Blues!

    LFSC SwimFest 2015

      June 13-14, 2014

     Lakeview RecPlex, 9900 Terwall Terrace, Pleasant Prairie, WI   53158


    Join us for a weekend of great swimming at the Midwest's premier competition venue. Our unique fast-paced meet format encourages spectator involvement and fast swimming.

    We had a great field in 2014 with swimmers from California, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin competing in the meet. Join us for a weekend of FAST FAST FAST swimming and be sure to check the LFSC website regularly for updated information!



    Announcing . . . LFSC Long Course Team Travel Meet!

     Southern Crest Sizzlin Summer Invite

    19-21 June 2015

    Georgia Tech University, Atlanta, GA

    Get ready for a special trip to Atlanta for the Southern Crest Sizzlin Summer Invite! The meet will be held at Georgia Tech University, site of the 1996 Olympic Games.

    Click this link for more information and to make your deposit. The information flyer and required permission form are available here.

    Please check with your squad coach if you are unsure as to whether your should enter the meet.


    Look What Rachel Stoehr Found . . . 

    hanging on the walls in Lawrence, Kansas.


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