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

Our new club calendar is pretty bare right now but we are filling it up as quickly as possible. Click the calendar icon to find the new Club Calendar.

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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 Ilinois Masters State Champs, April 10-12, co-hosted by LFSC and the Libertyville Masters at the RecPlex.

Your help running this meet is greatly appreciated . . . this is a great opportunity for swimmers needing Service Hours to volunteer.

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

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    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.


    2015 Long Course Meet and Event Schedule

    LFSC Long Course Meet and Event Schedule

    As the short course season comes to a championship pitch we are excited to announce our competition and event schedule for the long course season. Some dates are subject to change but we have been able to nail down just about every detail. Watch the website for updated info, dates or details.

    Good Luck through the remaining days of the season.

    April 10-12        Illinois Masters State Championship @ the RecPlex

    April 26              Short Course Meter Challenge and Family Fun Day @ LF College

    May  2-3             LFSC Daniel Jaekel Friendship Classic @ the RecPlex

    May 29-31          PX3 Invite @ the RecPlex

    June 6                LFSC Distance Duck Meet (age group intra-squad) @ LF College

    June 12              2nd Annual LFSC Golf Outing @ Deerpath Golf Course

    June 13-14         LFSC SwimFest @ the RecPlex

    June 18-21         Team Travel Meet to Georgia Tech @ Atlanta, GA

    June 26              Central Zone Open Water Champs @ the RecPlex

    July 10-12          PX3 Invite @ the RecPlex

    July 17-19          Illinois Regional Championships (site TBD)

    July 23-26          Illinois Age Group Championships @ the RecPlex

    July 30-Aug 2     Illinois Sr Championships @ University of Chicago

    July 31-Aug 2     Central Zone Championships @ Topeka, KS

    July 30-3 Aug     US Jr Nationals @ San Antonio, TX

    August 6-10       US Nationals @ San Antonio, TX



    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!


    Great Swimming At Our Championship Meets!

    This past weekend saw our team excel at 2 competitions, the Illinois Age Group Championships (Pleasant Prairie, WI) and the Speedo Sectional Championships (Iowa City, IA). Check out the results below . . .


    Speedo Sectionals

    Zeynep Kivanc -- 100 back, 59.26 (place 30); 200 back, 2:05.74 (21);200 IM, 2:08.23 (9); 400 IM, 4:36.60 (18). Z also qualified for the new Future Series Meets to be held this summer in August.

    Summer Hemesath -- 200 free, 1:57.40; 500 free, 5:14.67

    Lilly Hemesath -- 100 breast, 1:09.11; 200 breast, 2:35.56

    Kalla Sturonas -- 100 fly, 1:00.40

    Robin Bender -- 100 fly, 1:01.42


    Illinois Age Group Championships

    Jack Curtin -- 50 free, 29.20 (13); 100 breast, 1:24.18 (17);100 free, 1:05.79; 50 breast, 39.59; 200 free, 2:21.57 (18)

    Nathan Gates -- 200 fly, 2:08.82 (19); 500 free, 5:03.27 (FS)

    Catherine Holecek -- 100 fly, 1:00.83; 200 fly, 2:13.48 (15)

    Bora Hopali -- 100 IM, 1:02.91 (14); 200 free, 2:01.03 (20); 100 fly, 59.57 (5); 100 free, 54.40 (9); 50 fly, 27.30 (8); 50 free, 25.24 (11)

    Saige Joseph -- 50 back, 35.28

    Mary Grace King -- 100 fly, 1:00.80 (7); 200 IM, 2:30.09 (4); 100 back, 1:07.01, (2); 100 free, 1:03.50 (8); 200 free, 2:18.07 (7); 50 back, 31.51 (2)

    Colin Kingsley -- 200 free, 1:57.35 (8); 100 fly, 1:05.01; 500 free, 5:11.01 (4); 100 free, 55.46 (13)

    Lauren Kingsley -- 200 free, 2:32.82

    Saylor Szymanski -- 200 free, 2:27.34

    11/12 4x100 Free Relay -- 3:55.00 (11) Colin Kingsley, Bora Hopali, George Bentley, Thomas Dupont

    11/12 4x100 Medley Relay -- 4:28.12 (20) Thomas Dupont, Colin Kingsley, Bora Hopali, George Bentley

    10&un 4x50 Free Relay -- 2:01.64 (7) Mary Grace King, Saige Joseph,  Lauren Kingsley, Saylor Szymanski

    10&un 4x50 Medley Relay -- 2:15.12 (5) Mary Grace King, Lauren Kingsley, Saige Joseph, Saylor Szymanski

    Stay tuned for details and results from the NCSA Jr National Meet in Orlando. Dylan Boyd will be representing the Ducks in the final championship meet of the season. Go 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!



    Racing In May? Sure, No Worries.

    Daniel Jaekel Friendship Classic

    May 2-3, 2015



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

    The 37th Annual Daniel Jaekel Friendship Classic, one of the longest continuously operating meets in in the Midwest, moves north to the Midwests' premiere competition facility. Our meet is open to all USA Swimming members and will use the Wisconsin Reservation System for meet entries.

    Contact us at information about future Lake Forest Swim Club events.  Be sure to check the LFSC website regularly for updated information!


    LFSC Spring Membership Drive


    If you love swimming and are eager to try your luck racing it's time to sign up for one of our upcoming New Swimmer Evaluations. Just click here to sign up for an Evaluation with Coach Laurel Liberty!

    Grab your suit, cap and goggles and head to the pool this summer with LFSC.

    March 9  6:15pm   *   March 18  5:30pm   *  March 19  5:30pm

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

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


    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.


    Home For The Holidays


    On Sundays We Swim With Olympians!

    Yeah, we do!

    What a great day with Olympic Gold Medalist Conor Dwyer dropping to pass on tips drills to teammates.

    "It brings back a lot of memories to be back at my home club," Conor reminisced. "I swam a lot of laps in those lanes.

    "At least fifty percent of what got me to the 2012 Olympics happened at the Lake Forest Swim Club with Coach Mo, Michael and Laurel.

    "It's good to see the tradition of hard work and dedication still going strong. Take pride wearing that Duck on the side of your cap."

    More to follow! You can send pictures and thought about the day to Coach Michael. Check out our Facebook page for more pictures (you will be prompted to login to your Facebook account).


    A World Famous Duck Goes Around The World

    Hey, Ducks, Coach Michael here!

    Actually I'm about 7,000 miles away in Dubai which is in the United Arab Emirates. I will be here for a few days teaching coaches from this part of the world how to be better coaches.


    It takes a long time to get here and sleeping on a plane is not easy. I adjust pretty well to travel and take lots of naps so I can get on local time quicker. I always try to make do things to make things like home so the first thing I did? Order pizza! It was pretty good, check out the picture . . . and notice it's add your own tomato sauce (Heinz ketchup!).

    This morning I woke up and went exploring after breakfast. My hotel is in a kinda crazy area, vacant lots then a skyscraper. There's a 3 lane each direction highway out front with a 25 meter median between. It's a bit windy and the sand blows pretty steadily. There is a grocery store next door and I got LOTS of water. It's about 90 during the day and 75 at night. My driver said I'm lucky to be here during the cold season!

    I walked to a BIG shopping mall-- Sahara Centre-- and wandered around. I got there before they opened but was able to go for about a 3mile exercise walk, just like in States. It was 5-6 stories and about 2 football fields long, 1 field wide. It had a full amusement park on the 3rd level! Crazy shopping and the biggest food court I've ever seen.

    Tonight I went for a swim in the rooftop pool which was pretty fun but closed at 10pm. twenty laps . . . yep, perfect stroke.

    Then at 10:40 the fire alarm went off! They called and told me to stay in my room wait til they called again. Yikes!!! The alarm was piercing and my ears are still ringing.

    Keep up the good work in practice and I'll bring you more news and pictures soon.


    How To Reach Your Goals . . . 

    Coach Mo likes to say "You eat an elephant one bite at a time" when talking about going for your goals. Well one little girl got it right . . . and tried to eat a WHALE! And here's what happened . . .

    ~~ Melinda Mae, by Shel Silverstein


    Eadie Wetzel is an LFSC alum in need of our prayers

    Cards and notes are welcome! Whit and Casey (sons) request messages to Eadie be upbeat, full of love and good wishes. Please honor their wishes by refraining from writing expressions of sadness or sorrow.

    Send your mail to:

    Eadie Wetzel Davis
    c/o Casey Hansen
    377 Rector Place, Apt 18D
    New York, NY 10280

    On behalf of Eadie Wetzel Davis and her family, thank you for sharing her story and for keeping her in your thoughts and prayers.

    More on Eadie here



    World Champs Bling!

     Congratulations Coach Laurel on your performances at the World Championships!

    10th place in the 200 fly
    5th place on the 400 free

    We are so very proud of you and what you teach our swimmers.


    Understanding Talent and Development

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