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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 Schroeder A+ Meet in Brown Deer! Watch the website for meet details . . .

The next LFSC hosted meet is the Illinois Masters State Championships, April 10-12, 2015. The SignUp Genius button will be active soon . . . please volunteer today and help us run a great meet!


To see detail (location, start/finish times, etc) for any practice squad click the squad name in the calendar below. You can also print the schedule using the "Print" icon.

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    Membership in the Lake Forest Swim Club is open to young people of all ages and abilities. Click the links in the Navigation area (right) for more information about any LFSC program. To speak directly with a coach please call 847.735.5372 

      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.  

     

    Sign Up Now!

    Next up . . . the Illinois Masters State Championships, 10-12 April 2015. SignUp soon!

     

     

     

      

      Get ready for the Schroeder A+ Meet, 30 Jan - 1 Feb, in Brown Deer. Let's Race!!!

     

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

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    Saturday
    Jan312015

    Look What Rachel Stoehr Found . . . 

    hanging on the walls in Lawrence, Kansas.

    Wednesday
    Jan282015

    Schroeder A+ Meet Update #3 -- Heat Sheets and Warm-up

    Schroeder A+ Meet

    30 Jan - 1 Feb 2015

    Walter Schroeder Aquatic Center

    9240 N. Green Bay Rd, Brown Deer, WI   53209

    • Warm-up Information
      • Warm-up is generally crowded at this meet and lanes are not assigned. Optimum performance begins with a good warm-up. Be sure to arrive in plenty of time to check-in, change and report to the team area for warm-up.
      • Positive check-in is required as listed below:
        • Friday -- 500 and Sr 1000 free
        • Saturday -- Sr 500 free
        • Sunday -- Sr 1650 free
      • Fri       2:45pm     check the psyche sheet for these events
      • Sat      6:00am     13 & older age groups
      • Sat    11:30am     12 & younger age groups
      • Sat      4:30pm     FINALS
        • A final only (top 8)     9/10, 11/12 boys, Sr men
        • A, B final (top 16)      11/12 girls, 13/14
        • A, B, C final (top 24)  Sr women
      • Sun     7:30am     12 & younger age groups
      • Sun   11:20am     13 & older age groups
    • Psyche Sheet--->  Psyche sheets WILL NOT be sold at the meet

    Tuesday
    Jan272015

    Tee It Up!

    Monday
    Jan262015

    Swimmer Of The Meet -- Mundelein Winter Invite

    Mundelein Winter Invite

    Swimmer of the Meet

    Congratulations to all of our swimmers who competed in the Winter Invite. 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 Schroeder A+ Meet, 30-1 February, in Brown Deer, WI!

    Overall Team  --   Win Thuente and Terra Hemesath

    Senior Sqaud --   Janine Loveland

    Bronze Squad --  Nathan Gates and Isabella Lewin

    Green Squad --   Evan Engel and Holly Doyle

    Yellow Squad --  Connor Boyle and Abby Reich

     

    Meet Landing Page (all info)

    Friday
    Jan232015

    Arlington Last Chance Splash Update #1 -- General Info

     Arlington Alligators Last Chance Splash

    21-22 February, 2015

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

    This meet will be our final regular season competition prior to the Championship Season. The meet offers all swimmers an opportunity to achieve peak performance AND qualify for the Regional, Senior, or Age Group Championship Meets.

    This meet was originally scheduled as a one day event -- it has been expanded to a two day competition. If your plans to attend have changed you MUST notify Coach Laurel.

    Please check with your squad coach if you are unsure as to whether your should enter the meet. Be sure to check the LFSC website regularly for updated information!

    • Timing Assignments -- all teams are generally required to time one lane throughout the meet
    • LFSC Warm-up Information --   positive check-in required for each session
      • Sat/Sun AM session (13/14, Sr) -- 6:40am
      • Sat PM session (10&under, 11/12) -- 11:20am, Lane 8
    Thursday
    Jan222015

    PX3 February Challenge Update #1 -- General Info

     PX3 February Challenge Meet

    6-8 February 2015

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

     Be sure to check the LFSC website regularly for updated information!

    • Warm-up Information -- Check-in is required for the 500 free, 400 IM and 1000 free. This is a VERY large meet! Warm-up lanes and team seating areas ARE NOT assigned . . . to perform your best you need a good warmup . . . be on time!

    Fri pm session    4:00pm    (10&un 200 IM & 200 fr, 11/12 200 IM & 500 fr, Sr 400 IM & 1000 fr)

    Sat am session    7:10am    (8&un, 13/14 and Sr)

    Sat pm session    12:00pm  (10&un, 11/12)

    Sun am session    7:10am    (8&un, 13/14 and Sr)

    Sun pm session    12:30pm  (10&un, 11/12)

    • Officials -- click to volunteer at the meet
    Thursday
    Jan152015

    Holiday Treat, 2008

    In 2008 we celebrated 50 years of excellence with a special Teddy Bear sweater.

    Monday
    Jan122015

    Windy City Open Results

     

    Windy City Open

    January 10-11, 2015


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

    It was a chilly weekend but the swimming was We saw a total of sixteen new meet records and a very high number of championship meet qualifying times posted by teams from Illinois and Wisconsin.

    to all of our wonderful volunteers who made sure the meet ran smoothly. And a very special  to Meet Referee Bob Edwards and his outstanding officiating crew for their tireless work throughout the weekend.

    Below are results files in print and for Team Manager import; please contact us by Wednesday (noon) if you note a problem. A Meet Manager Backup will be posted on Thursday after any problems are handled and the file is sent to USA Swimming. All information about the meet can be found on our Meet Landing Page. 

    Finally, we hope to see everyone at a future LFSC competition at the RecPlex: the 2015 Illinois Masters State Championships (short course, 10-12 April), Daniel Jaekel Friendship Classic (long course, 2-3 May), LFSC SwimFest (long course, 13-14 July) and the Monster Mash (short course, 24-25 Oct).

    AND . . . Mark your calendar for 9-10 January 2016 for the Olympic Year edition of the Windy City Open!

     

    Good Luck and let's all finish 2015 with some awesome racing!

    Friday
    Jan022015

    You Did It!

     

    Our 2015 Annual Fund campaign has been a tremendous success! We have met and surpassed our 2015 goal of $15,000 with donations totaling $15,125 on December 31st.

    Thank you to all of our members and alums for your generosity.

    Donations that have not hit our mailbox yet will be recorded and noted on the website as they come in. You can still make a donation (tax deductible in 2015) and push us even further past our goal!

    Printer friendly Donor Form

    Friday
    Jan022015

    Holiday Treat, 2010

    Coach Mo knows that LFSC swimmers love the Muscle Room and it showed in 2010.

    Thursday
    Jan012015

    Holiday Treat, 2013

    Team mascot in wood, foam trim and wire goggles. The year was on the back in 2013.

    Sunday
    Dec282014

    Holiday Treat, 2011

    This was a fun treat, great detail. One of Coach Mo's best.

    Friday
    Dec262014

    Holiday Treat, 2012

    It was an Olympic year with an Olympic treat celebrating our Olympic team member alums Conor Dwyer and Matt Grevers.

    (To our Alums and Friends: send us pictures of your ornaments . . . we'd love to see them.)

    Wednesday
    Dec242014

    Coach Mo's Holiday Treat, 2014

    One of the enduring and endearing traditions at LFSC is Coach Mo's Holiday Treat. Every year since 1980, Coach Mo has crafted a special treat for our swimmers. This year's treat is the unique fish pictured above. Watch the website over the holidays to see a few Holiday Treats from the past.

    Thursday
    Dec182014

    Home For The Holidays

    Wednesday
    Dec172014

    Important Member Information

    Coach Michael trying to implement the new system.

    Over the holiday period we are making a transition to Team Unify, an administrative platform that integrates many current functions such as invoiving, registration and volunteer sign up. Our goal is to be operational with invoicing and online account payment on January 1st.

    Each current family/account will receive an email with login and account setup instructions. It is very important that your account be reviewed and setup prior to January 1st. On January 1st an invoice will be generated for each account and you will be able to pay any outstanding balance using a credit card or direct payment from your bank. You can also continue to mail checks to the office if you prefer.

    The setup instructions are being sent via email to the primary email listed with your existing account. If you do not receive this note by Friday, December 19, check you spam/junk folder. If you still cannot  find the note it likely means we have a bad or old email address; send a note to Coach Laurel if you need to update your email address.

    We anticipate some transition pains bringing everything online and ask for a lot of patience!

    Monday
    Dec152014

    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).

    Saturday
    Dec062014

    Gettin' Help From Our Coaches

    Coach Mo, Coach Michael and Coach Laurel cheer Saige Joseph on to a new Best Time at the Lake Central Winter Invite.

     

    Tuesday
    Nov112014

    Fix Your Backstroke With These Tips

    Saturday
    Nov082014

    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.