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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.

LFSC is proud to have the support of Wintrust Financial, the Lake Forest Bank and Trust Company and Rummel Associates Insurance 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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    Daniel Jaekel Friendship Classic, Update -- Psyche Sheet, Timing

    Daniel Jaekel Friendship Classic

    April 30 - May 1, 2016


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


    The 38th Annual Daniel Jaekel Friendship Classic kicks off the Road To Omaha for area teams. Teams competeing this year include Academy Bullets, LFSC, McHenry Marlins, Barrington Swim Club, Elmbrook Swim Club, Glenview Titans, Vernon Hills, Rockford Marlins, Express and Flying Fish.

    • Warm-up Information
      • Sat     Session 1 --  8:00am (LFSC warm-up,    7:40am)
      •  Sat     Session 2 --  1:15pm (LFSC warm-up,    1:00pm)
      • Sun    Session 3 --  8:00am (LFSC warm-up,    7:40am)  
      • Sun    Session 4 -- 12:30pm (LFSC warm-up, 12:00pm)
      • Session 2 & 4 warm-up times are a non-binding estimate, 60 min warmup period is scheduled.

    Contact us at  lfscentries@sbcglobal.net information about this meet and any future Lake Forest Swim Club events.  Be sure to check the LFSC website regularly for updated information!



    Swimmer Of The Meet -- Short Course Meter Challenge

    Short Course Meter Challenge

    Swimmer of the Meet

    Congratulations to all of our swimmers who competed in the Short Course meter Challenge. It's great fun to see how much our swimmers improve from the previous season and this meet was no exception.

    In addition to the Swimmer of the  Meet award, clap your hands for the following new Meet Records:

    Colin Kingsley (11/12 Boys) -- 50 Free, 28.52; 50 Fly, 33.47; 100 IM, 1:12.95

    Selin Sonmez (13/14 Girls) -- 100 Breast, 1:24.03

    Zeynep Kivanc (Sr Women) -- 100 Breast, 1:25.27; 100 Back, 1:11.49; 100 IM, 1:16.45

    Be sure to visit the USA Swimming website and review your updated IMX/IMR score. The 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 Daniel Jaekel Friendship Classic at the RecPlex, April 30-May 1 ... stay tuned for results!

    Senior Sqaud --  

    Bronze Squad --  Colin Kingsley and Selin Sonmez

    Green Squad --   Cassidy Meyer and Connor Boyle

    Yellow Squad -- Lara Holecek and Clayton Reich



    Save The Date!

    Save The Date!


    Grab your clubs and a friend then click here to sign up for an afternoon of great fun in the sun!


    Registration For Mini Ducks Sessions 2, 3, and 4 Now Open

    Session 1 of the Mini Ducks, our advanced swim lesson program is now closed. Registration for future sessions remains open until we reach maximum class size. After maximum class size is reached we will maintain a waiting list.

    We strongly advise advance registration for Sessions 2, 3, and 4.

    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.

    All Mini Ducks must be water safe and able to use a kickboard (provided).

    Register for The Mini Ducks

    Session 2 -- May 3 - 26, 5:30 - 6:10pm @ Lake Forest College

    Session 3 -- May 31 - 6/23, 5:00 - 5:40pm @ Lake Forest College

    Session 4 -- June 28 - July 21, 5:00 - 5:40pm @ Lake Forest College

    Contact Coach Laurel Liberty

    Visit the Mini Ducks Landing Page for detailed information and to register online.


    What's Up Ducks???

    What's Up Ducks???



    Don’t forget to register for the Long Course season. You must choose the “Online Registration” link on our website and follow the prompts to make your swimmer current for this season. Swimmers must be registered in order to practice and enter swim meets.

    Contact Coach Laurel if you need help, (847) 735-5372

    April 4 & 5 First day of practice and New Swimmer Evaluations!  Be sure to start the season off right and get ready for great things this summer at the first day of practice. LFSC families that know other potential team mates are always encouraged to bring them to an eval or pass along our information. Our greatest resource in helping the club grow is the words of praise from parents when talking to friends about swimming. Don’t forget, we have a membership rebate policy if your referral joins the team.

    April 6 & 7 – Kiddles Team Equipment Days , 5:00-7:30pm. Make sure you have all the equipment you need to have a great practice. Kiddles in downtown Lake Forest will be onsite and carry all the swim goodies you will need.

    *****April 6 –Mandatory LFSC Parent Meeting , 5:30-6:30pm, in the Tiernan Room at LFC. This meeting will cover the basics of the club operations and other info you need to know help your child make progress. It is a great way to hear from your child’s coach and get to know other LFSC parents.

    1st Wednesday of every month –Age Group Challenge Meets!!!  For all Green, Yellow and Mighty Ducks swimmers. These meets are a good way to help your swimmer get your feet wet in competition.  Make sure to look for them on the practice schedule.  (May & June)

    April 5 – Greensboro Travel meet deposits due!   Swimmers ages 13 and older are eligible to travel with LFSC to Greensboro this summer for our travel meet. More information can be found on our website. Deposits are due April 5th .  

    April 24 …. LFSC Short course meter challenge & Family Fun Day Our intra-squad meet is a great way to dust off those racing skills. The Family Fun Day follows the meet with awards recognition for our Senior swimmers and games for all!

    April 30-May 1 – Daniel Jaekel Friendship Classic . The first of two swim meets we host during the long course season. This is a great meet to kick off the year for your swimmers and we will need all of our parent volunteers to help make this a big success. Please check out the “job sign up” section for this meet and sign up for a job.

    Warrior Wednesdays! ... a quickly growing tradition. For the past few years all swimmers at LFSC attend Wednesday morning practices as Lake Bluff and test themselves in the pool followed by breakfast on deck. Don’t miss these they are sure to make you a little tougher and a lot faster!

    June 10 –LFSC 3rd Annual Golf Outing …. Mark your calendars for this great event. Doesn’t matter if you know your way around 18 holes or if you just want to have fun, grab 4 friends and join us for this great LFSC event.

    June 11-12SwimFest ….. This is the second meet that we host during the summer. It is looking to be a fast event as we head into Olympic Trails this summer. Make sure to sign up and be a part of this meet. We will also need our awesome parent volunteers on hand to help out!

    June 22 – Team Photo Put on your green jersey or a green LFSC t-shirt and join us for our semi-annual team photo. Order forms will be available at practice closer to the event.


    Make sure to follow all club activities and schedules on

     our website, wwwswimlfsc.org. To download and print this information click here.



    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 1:00-5:00pm Monday-Thursday. We make every effort to respond to messages within 48 hours, your patience is appreciated.


    Registration For Mini and Mighty Ducks Is Open

    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.

    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.

    All Mini Ducks must be water safe and able to use a kickboard (provided).

    Register for The Mini Ducks

    Session 1 -- April 5 - 28, 5:30 - 6:10pm @ Lake Forest College

    Session 2 -- May 3 - 26, 5:30 - 6:10pm @ Lake Forest College

    Session 3 -- May 31 - 6/23, 5:00 - 5:40pm @ Lake Forest College

    Session 4 -- June 28 - July 21, 5:00 - 5:40pm @ Lake Forest College

    Contact Coach Laurel Liberty

    Visit the Mini Ducks Landing Page for detailed information and to register online.


    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, demonstrating 25 meters of freestyle and backstroke, comfort in a group learning environment, basic water safety and use a kickboard.

    Register for the Mighty Ducks

    Session 1 -- April 4 - May 27, 5:30 - 6:15pm @ Lake Forest College

    Session 2 -- June 1 - July 18, 5:45 - 6:30pm @ Lake Forest College

    Leading the Mighty Ducks this season in their swim adventures is Master coach, Michael Lawrence. Michael has coached every level of swimmer at LFSC over the years and it is a treat to have him working with our pre-competitive group. What a treat for your swimmer!


    Contact Coach Laurel Liberty

    Visit the Mighty Ducks Landing Page for detailed information and to register online.

    90 Seconds Of Awesome!




    2016 Team Travel Meet for 13 & Older Swimmers

    Lake Forest Swim Club Team Travel Trip

    61ST Annual Eastern Invitational

    Greensboro, NC

    June 23-27, 2016


    Meet Landing Page, Forms and Other Instructions

    *** $250.00 Airline Deposit Due: April 5, 2016 (FIRM DEADLINE FROM AIRLINE)

    *** Total Cost: $725.00 (All checks payable to LFSC)

    *** $475.00 Remainder Due: May 1, 2016


    Team Trip Eligibility All 13 and over swimmers who attend a minimum of 4 practices a week are eligible for this trip. Keep in mind that this is a minimum practice number and that 13-Over swimmers require an intense daily training commitment for progress.

    Note: Swimmers who participated in a HS spring sport need to begin meeting the attendance requirement as soon as their other sport season is completed.


    Please confirm your attendance on the meet page in Team Unify and print the permission form. Permission form and the initial deposits are Due APRIL 5, 2016. In the event of a last minute swimmer cancellation, fees will be refunded to the extent that the hotel/LFSC can accommodate.


    Grab The Blocks And Go For Broke!


     LFSC SwimFest 2016

      June 11-12, 2016


    • Meet Landing Page

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

    The 2016 SwimFest promises to be another exciting event as swimmers from throughout the Mid-West hit the water intent on achieving an Olympic Trials cut. The RecPlex is the areas premier competition venue, evidenced by the 17 Trials cuts achieved at the 2016 Spring Speedo Sectionals.

    Whether you are vying for a lane in Omaha or qualifying for your LSC Championships, this is the place to be on June 11-12. Contact us at lfscentries@sbcglobal.net with questions or if you need further assistance.



    New Swimmer Evaluations

    LFSC heads into the summer proud to be the Number 1 local swim team! Our swimmers were the top area team at the Regional, Senior and Age Group Championships and we are looking for a few new swimmers with the passion, drive and determination to continue that success. New swimmer evaluations start this week.


    2016 Spring Sectional Championships

     Speedo Sectionals

    10 - 13 March 2016

    RecPlex Aqua Arena, 9900 Terwall Terrace, Pleasant Prairie, WI   53158

    Congratulations to the 153 teams and 752 swimmers that competed in the 2016 Spring Sectional Meet in Pleasant Prairie. Special congratulations to Meet Record breakers Grace Ariola (WAVES) in the 100 back (1:01.50) and 200 back (2:12.72), and Ruby Martin (IFLY) in the 400 IM (4:49.39).

    Swimmers from 13 states came to Pleasant Prairie looking to qualify for the US Olympic Trials and 17 swimmers hit pay dirt! On the Omaha!!!

    Team Scores -- Bloomington/Normal WAVES 1040.5 pts, Iowa Flyers 878.5, Barrington 642

    Women Team Scores -- WAVES 755, IFLY 394, BSC 372

    Men Team Scores -- IFLY 484.5, Phoenix Swimming 380, Glenview Titan Aquatic 365

    Women High Point -- Ruby Martin (IFLY) 134, Maggie Emary (BSC) 117, Kaitlynn Wheeler (Springfield YMCA) 116

    Men High Point -- Joseph Turk (Phoenix) 119, Nicholas Saulnier (IFLY) 105, Andrew Rodriguez (Ripon) 95

    Post meet questions ... please contact Coach Laurel Liberty.


    18.23 To Win By A Body Length? No Way!


    We're Getting Ready For The Championship Season ... Are You?


    Here's An Interesting Start Drill from Olympic Champion Ranomi Kromowidjojo




    Save The Date . . . 10 June 2016

    Join the fun in 2016!

    Join us in 2016 . . . Save The Date . . . 10 June 2016 at Deerpath Golf Club!

    News clipping from Forest&Bluff, September 2015



    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